Stuck for a Book?

by Zoë B on March 12, 2011

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Ever finish a book and then can’t decided on what to read next? I certainly do, even when there is a huge pile of books sitting next to me, I don’t seem to be in the mood for any of them…

Well, I have your solution.

Whenever I need a fresh book to start on, I check out the other book blogs. This really helps me get some sort of idea of what I want to read next, even the exact book. So, to help you I have put together a post full of books my book blogging friends recommend to you.

Remember, if you ever need a new book to read, just check here and you might just find the book you are looking for!

Clover from Fluttering Butterflies recommends:

Wood Angel by Erin Bow.

Plain Kate lives in a time afraid of magic. She has a gift for carving ‘lucky’ wooden-charms. Known as Witch-Blade, her unusual gift attracts dangerous attention in a place where witches are burned. When her village falls on bad times, suspicion falls on Kate. Scared for her life, she seeks the help of a mysterious stranger. In exchange for her shadow, the stranger will assist her, but Kate becomes part of a terrifying plan, darker than she ever dreamed.

Read Clover’s review by clicking here.

Buy the Book by clicking here.

Kirsty from The Overflowing Library highly recommends:

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepety.

One night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia. An unimaginable and harrowing journey has begun. Lina doesn’t know if she’ll ever see her father or her friends again. But she refuses to give up hope. Lina hopes for her family. For her country. For her future. For love – first love, with the boy she barely knows but knows she does not want to lose . . .

Will hope keep Lina alive?

Set in 1941, Between Shades of Gray is an extraordinary and haunting story based on first-hand family accounts and memories from survivors.

Check out Kirsty’s blog by clicking here.

If you want to pre-order the book, click here.

Emma from ASAMUM BOOKTOPIA recommends:

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

(The eagerly-awaited sequel to Gayle Forman’s international best seller, ‘If I stay’)

If you had a second chance at first love . . . would you take it?

It’s been three years since Adam’s love saved Mia after the accident that annihilated life as she knew it . . . and three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future—and each other.

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, powerful prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

Read Emma’s review on here blog by clicking here.

Sound interesting? Buy the book here.

Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf recommends her fave book:

Sequins Stars and Spotlights by Sophia Bennett

Four girls have four dreams. Crow is on the way to becoming an international fashion designer. Jenny’s been discovered by a Broadway composer. Edie still wants to go to Harvard. Nonie … isn’t really sure, but knows it’s something fashion-related and wonderful. They’re growing up and on the brink of glittering careers. So why are their lives so complicated? Why does success demand sacrifices, and which ones are they willing to make? In this, the final book of the Threads trilogy, Nonie discovers that life is just beginning. The girls have choices to make. Who will wait for fame? Who will emerge an outright star? Who will fall in love? And who will turn her back on all her dreams? This time the answers are in New York. It’s a long way for Nonie to travel, especially with only one teeny-weeny wheelie bag. But for the sake of her friendships, Nonie will do whatever it takes.

Click here to read Amber’s blog.

If you’re interested buy the book here.

Kelsey from The Book Scout is loving:

Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott

Abby accepted that she can’t measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.

Until the accident.

Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby’s life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it’s nothing compared to living without her.

She’s got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she’d never seen.

Abby is about to find out that truth isn’t always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could…

Check out Kelsey’s blog here.

To pre-order the book click here. (Out may)

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There you have it, Five brill books recommended by Five brill Book Bloggers. Thanks guys!

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  • Perfect post!! Really cool idea. Thanks for including me 🙂

    Amber x

  • – Amber!
    You’re welcome!
    Thank YOU for getting involved 🙂
    Zoë x

  • These look great! I need to visit book blogs when I run out of ideas.
    Nice to meet you!

  • Hi, this is a really good idea. I thought I was being a bit original with my blog. I’ve just been writing about books that I’ve read and others Id recommend if you liked them too. (Haven’t explained that very well!) I haven’t read any of the above books so may well check them out soon. If you have any advice for me, I’d appreciate tips from another book blogger, cheers x

  • Hello, thank you very much for the comment!
    Loving your blog 🙂 It’s nice to be a little different sometimes.
    Get yourself on twitter, there is a whole community of bloggers and they’re all rather lovely and accepting!
    Zoë x

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