Monday, May 12, 2014

Bout of Books 10.0 - Day no.1 Update and Mini Challenges

Number 573 Signed Up!

Books Read Today: Memoirs of A Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
Pages Read Today: 271 pages
Total Number of Books Read: 1
Total Number of Pages Read: 271

Mini Challenges: If You like X, Try Y
I love this because so many times I'm reading  a book and it resonates with another that I've loved!

If you like The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, try Sekret by Lindsay Smith.
The setting is very different, but both have a gifted group of teenagers working under their governments, solving mysteries and featuring awesome character interactions through an ensemble cast, and a great protagonist.

If you like Starcrossed the tv show, try Alienated by Melissa Landers.
I just finished Alienated the other day as part of a readalong, and I loved it. Both the tv show Starcrossed and this book have two teens from different worlds and their challenges. I actually prefer Alienated, but both are great!

If you like Percy Jackson, try Antigoddess by Kendare Blake.
This is another series with Greek mythology done in a fresh, unique way. Both are modern settings, and Antigoddess focuses on the goddess Athena (who is gritty, tough, and sarcastic) and co. as well as a mysterious mortal. It's an awesome start to a series that's continuing on with Mortal Gods!

If you like Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce, try Splintered by A.G. Howard.
Both of these stories are darker fairy tale retellings, and I love both of them. Sisters Red is a unique take on Little Red Riding Hood, and Splintered is Alice in Wonderland in a whole new light! Both are excellent retellings, and starts to series!

If you like Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, try The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
These books feature lyrical writing that's incredibly descriptive and captivating. The two in love face struggles and challenges in their worlds, and the storytelling feels like a beautiful tapestry seamlessly woven together. While Daughter is YA and Circus is adult, they both have this beautiful expression through their writing and characters.

If you like Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, try To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.
Another case of hilariously quirky, awkward, yet endearing protagonists and their lives. While Cath is off to college, Lara Jean's sister is and Lara is left at home. Both of these protagonists are thoughtful, and I laughed and reacted to both of these books. They are definitely two of my favorite contemporaries.

If you like Across the Universe by Beth Revis, try These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner.
These are two sci-fi books that I think anyone who likes one will enjoy the other. Both stories have to do with interplanetary space travel, and how some things go horribly awry onboard. They also have dual perspective from the main boy and girl in each of their respective stories, and it really helps you appreciate the entire story as well as the characters.

From the paper world,

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh I LOVED Fangirl, so I am very excited to hear that Jenny Han's new book is similar to that! YAY! Good reading yesterday, hope today was just as productive for you! =)


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