Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday: A Book A Week Giveaway 11/26/11

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Second Hand Saturday: A Book A Week Giveaway 11/26/11


Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!
In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, Amy, Kit, Abigaile, Austin and I have decided to hold weekly giveaways of some of the books on our bookshelves! Every Saturday, we will post the books available, and the following Saturday, we will announce the winner and our next challenge. The winner will get to choose a book from the list and we will ship it to that lucky person! Each week we will have a different challenge to complete.


This Week's Challenge
Name a series that you think could have been a stand alone book/OR a series you wish was just a stand alone book! example: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

And this weeks winner is...
Isamar Hernandez... results powered by Random.org ... Congratulations!

Email me at Readingteen1(at)gmail.com with your book choice.  Please put "winner" in the subject line.  You have one week to claim your prize!




Books Available:


Middle Grade


YA books + (ARC=Advanced Reading Copy)



51 comments:

  1. I think the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, those were funny at first but are now just predictable.

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  2. I think that the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning could have and should have been a stand alone, 5 books was too much and it just rambled on and on. It could have been about an 800 paged book.

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  3. A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. I'm not sure if it's a series, or if the next book is a companion novel (of which the distiction should be known), but regardless, I actually loved how the book ended, bittersweet as it was.

    I don't read many series, actually, so I can't give you a big list. I only have one book/series in mind.

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  4. While I'm sure ardent fans would passionately disagree - I'd have to say Twilight.

    As enjoyable and well written as the series was, I'm curious as to how a tighter, edgier stand alone might have read. To me, some of the emotional tug of war became repetitive, and the side plots involving the European and nomadic covens could have been sacrificed or shortened.

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  5. The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel
    Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
    Fallen by Lauren Kate

    They're just dragging the series on and on....

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  6. The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy by Kristin Cashore.

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  7. I think Forest of Hands and Teeth could have been only one.

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  8. The Wings series by Aprilynne Pike. It could have been just one reasonably thick book. that's all.

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  9. I felt that THE HUNGER GAMES could have been just a stand alone. The second & third books tended to be a lot of filling for me.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  10. I think that Delirium by Lauren Oliver could have been a stand alone novel. I actually thought that it was when I first read it. However, I am really glad that there is a sequel. :)

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  11. The Host by S. Meyer.

    While I was reading the book I thought that it is planned to be just one book.
    Then I realised there will be sequel, which I think isn't a good idea.

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  12. I think that Ally Condie's Matched series would have been better as a single stand alone novel.

    She hasn't really done the world building completely in Matched and left too many aspects of the world she was writing about unclear.

    I did enjoy Matched and she is a fabulous writer.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  13. I agree about Matched. I feel like it might have been better as maybe a slightly longer stand-alone so the world building was better fleshed out.

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  14. The first that comes to mind is one of my favorites: The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

    While on one hand I'm excited that she will be extending the book on the other hand I think it's sort of perfect the way it is.

    Great contest.

    Thank you :)

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  15. I think The Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick could of been a stand alone.

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  16. House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
    I really liked the first book, but books 2-5 are just repeats of the same. I haven't read the rest of the series yet, so maybe it gets more interesting, but I doubt it.

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  17. The Host by Stephenie Myer... she concluded the story already in the first book and I am not sure what more there is to add that would be good.

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  18. The Gifted series maybe?
    I think that Marilyn, the authors told us lots of think in one book (maybe it would be better if it was maybe bigger)
    and i think that 8 books , it's just a lot a lot!

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  19. Hush, hush should've been a stand alone. Crescendo was just irritating!

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  20. I agree with Matched and The HOst.
    amandarwest atgmaildotcom

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  21. I think The House of Night series by P.C. Cast. I mean nine books? They're losing readers.

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  22. I felt that way about the Sweep series. They are soooo good but after 7-8-9-15 books, it's get old.

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  23. I think Shiver could have stood alone very well. I really loved it, but when I tried to read the second book, I just couldn't get into it.
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  24. I loved Across the Universe by Beth Revis and, though I haven't read A Million Suns yet, I think it could have been just as perfect a stand-alone as a series! I think actually most points or ideas were explained in the ending but, Revis is the leader, so...

    juanma-98(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Juan Roca,
    Geeks & Books

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  25. I would say Wicked Lovely could have just been a stand-alone books. The more I read books, the more I am noticing that some books are better off stand-alone. As for Wicked Lovely, I didn't bother getting the second book because in my opinion, what else could possibly happen in the series? I'm sure some people would be quite upset at that, lol.

    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

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  26. I have two answers to that one: The Eternal Ones and Remember Me. I was actually surprised when I found out that The Eternal Ones was going to have a sequal. It easily could have been a stand alone. And I have the Remember Me omnibus and Remember Me was really good, but I think it should have stayed as a stand alone. The Return and The Last Story kinda made me face palm and say, "What the heck happened to you Shari?" (especially The Last Story)

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  27. I would say The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod are suitable to stand alone.

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  28. The Adoration of Jenna Fox...I wish there were just the one book.

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  29. I recently finished a book called Daughter of Dreams. It was an amazing book, but it was super long and involved. I think it would have great as a series.

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  30. These days, I kind of wish a lot of books that are series were actually standalones. Matched, The Host, Wither. I'm not saying I refuse to read the sequels or anything though.

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  31. I know peeps are gonna hate this but I think that the hunger games should have been a stand alone book. The first was the best and i had everything you need to know. The last tow dragged on a bit and some parts were just too far reaching.
    Sayomay
    tirnanog77@gmail.com

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  32. I thinks Inside Out by Maria V Snyder should have been the only book in that series. Maybe if there was going to end up being a third book I'd feel differently.

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  33. I would have to say The Sisterhood of the Traveling pants. I loved the first book, but I didn't care too much for the rest.

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  34. Quite a few books we didn't need more of...

    Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
    Siren by Tracia Rayburn
    Angel/Angel Burn by L.A Weatherly
    Evermore by Alyson Noel
    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
    Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
    Matched by Ally Condie
    Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

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  35. My choice would be Siren by Tracia Rayburn.

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  36. My first thought was Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. The first book left you hanging so you did want a sequel but then the next two books weren't as great. It would have been better if the first book tied up any loose ends and it was done.

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  37. Hmm, I am not sure. I was thinking The Hunger Games; since I hated Mockingjay, but I did love Catching Fire (A) Maybe Twilight. Since I loved the first book, and there was no love triangle in it. Hih :)
    Love, Carina

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  38. I think Evermore by Alyson Noel should have been a standalone. That series just kept getting worse and worse.

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  39. I would have to go with the hunger games. I know, I know. Everyone hates me now. But the second and third just weren't nearly as good.

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  40. i would go with the Seven trilogy series, i think that Graceling should have been alone

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  41. I would have to say that If I Stay could've been a standalone, Where She Went, while very good, didn't have to be written. Yep :)

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  42. Siren by Tricia Rayburn just because I didn't like the story at all so why have more books about it.

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  43. I would have liked My Name is Memory to be a stand alone. I actually didn't know it was the start of a series until I read it, and I wasn't happy. It didn't say anything about being a series :( Now I have to wait until who knows when to finish the story that could have been told in one book.

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  44. I think that the MG/YA series, The Clique by Lisi Harrison shouldn't be a series. It's so long and there are so many insignificant details that aren't important. It's annoying and I tried to keep up with them, but she wrote them faster than I could buy them.

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  45. The Luxe by Anna Godbersen, I got angrier with each new book that came out in that series - though I quite enjoyed the first book.

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  46. I think that the Fallen series by Lauren Kate would have been better as a stand alone book. Because everything is getting predictable now :/

    Thanks!

    Molly
    Reading is my cup of tea

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  47. I think that Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush Hush series could have been a stand alone, not much has really happened in the books after.

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  48. I think that the Study series by Maria V. Snyder could have been made a stand alone. I enjoyed the books, but wished it was just one whole story.

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  49. The Blood Coven series by Mari Mancusi. It was fun and light up till book 4. After that I felt it was being dragged.

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