Monday, October 3, 2011

A poll

So karma hooked me up real nice this weekend with a sweet $20 to Amazon.  All that avarice I displayed on the blog last week did me right.

I'm considering the following Kindle purchases.  Let me know your thoughts, if any.  (Particularly if your thoughts are, "Eh, that was good ... but more of a library read, doncha know.")

Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins
Grounding Quinn, Stephanie Campbell
Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor
Shut Out, Kody Keplinger
Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher
A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan
The Lonely Polygamist, Brady Udall
If I Stay, Gayle Forman

Any others I should be considering?


  1. I have been thinking of getting a kindle, but I am not sure if I could give up books. I need the feel, the texture and the smell(Yes, books have a certain smell) Scrolling down would not hold the same excitement for me as turning the page.

  2. I haven't read it yet (though I bought it last week), but I heard Daughters of Smoke and Bone is really great from three different trusted sources.

  3. I vote Daughter of Smoke and Bone or Lola and the Boy Next Door. Both are awesome. If I Stay and 13 Reasons Why are equally awesome, but they're available in paperback for less dough than the Kindle editions.

  4. Oooh, good call Rachel! I can't believe I missed that.

  5. I cast my vote for Daughter of Smoke and Bone along with Lola and the Boy Next Door as well. Everything I've heard about both books: two thumbs up.

  6. I vote for Daughter of Smoke & Bone.

  7. My vote's also for Daughter of Smoke & Bone. I've heard it's epic. Then tell us if it's worth all the good things that have been said :)

  8. Lola. Or, visit my recent blog post for a ton more recs. :)


  9. I would add The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer to the list. :) But if we're voting on the list, I vote for If I Stay, only because I haven't yet read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone (but I've heard it's amazing). Also, if you're into the dystopian craze I suggest Wither.

  10. I've heard good things about if I stay and Lola and the boy next door, but I haven't really seen the others, so that's my vote!

  11. The Lonely Polygamist is easily one of the best books I read last year, if not ever. It's equal parts tender, frightening, and beautiful. And you'll feel a nostalgic pull re: old, fundamental Mormonism and Utah scenery / history...

  12. All that for $20? Wow! You're a good spender.