Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's Either a Miracle or a Sign of the Apocalypse - Maybe Both...

My sister and I are very different.

One of the things we're so different on is reading. I love it, she doesn't.

As far as I know the only books that she has read all the way through are the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series. So, when I can home tonight and discovered she was reading a REAL, GROWNUP BOOK! I plotzed.

My goal is to find more books she might like. I'm trying to encourage the trend, see?

So. She's reading her way through Nicholas Sparks' books. She really, really loves them. The sweet, sappy, tragic, make you cry for three hours kind of stuff as you keep reading.

Which is not my cup of tea. Pretty much, for me, if there's no blood or mystery or death, I don't care. *shrug* There are exceptions, of course. Namely funny books like Bridget Jones or the Shopaholic series. But for the most part....blood is necessary. Anyway.

Do any of you have any suggestions for my sister?


  1. Well if she liked Harry Potter and Twilight I would suggest "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater.

    Romance I'm not so good with, I don't like them LOL. Although" Diary of a Mad Bride" is a really cute book.

    And I book I recommend for you is "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore. AMAZING. This girl has the grace of fighting. One of the best fantasy books I have read yet. "Fire" is also fantastic.

  2. Yeah, that's not my style either, so I'm not sure. Probably the closest thing I can think of would be Francesca Lia Block's books. Have you read any of them? I know I cried for the last 20 pages or so of Wasteland, and for a few of the stories in The Rose and the Beast. Most of her stories are romantic in a much sadder way than Nicholas Sparks, imo. Of course, I've never been able to make myself finish a book of his or even a movie based on one of his books, so maybe I'm missing something.

  3. LK & Sanil,

    Thanks. I'll check those out and see. Her books aren't my style either, which is why I have no idea what might work!

  4. I've only read "The Notebook" and "A Walk to Remember". Sanil Atarah Rivka: you might be my new best friend. You're only the second person I've seen/met/whatever who knows who Francesca Lia Block is. "Girl Goddess #9" should be mando reading for all teen girls. : ) And "Weetzie Bat". Hey, Amber, trying getting her to read one of those. "Wasteland" is really good.


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