Google+ Reading Teen: Second Hand Saturday 4-6-2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Second Hand Saturday 4-6-2013

 
 
Welcome to Second Hand Saturday!
In an attempt to clear our bookshelves, and pass on great used books to our stalkers followers, we 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 Question:
 
I just did a post called Six Books Everyone Loved, Except Me, where I bared my soul to you about books that I felt like I should've loved....but just didn't.  What's a book that you felt like everyone else on the planet loved, but you just didn't understand the fascination.


Just comment below to be entered!






And this week's winner is...

Lyn Merkat



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)


 
Adult and Non-Fiction
  




AUDIOBOOKS  


45 comments:

  1. I'm totally with you on Nightshade- I really hated it. I'm also confused by people's love of Renegade and the Chemical Garden trilogy.

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  2. I haven't run into that problem yet. We did read a book for book group a couple of months ago that I couldn't get past the first two chapters. They were stories of pioneer women. The way the author wrote reminded me of reading essays we wrote in middle school.

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  4. Matched by ally Condie. I didn't think it was that great...and I think some people feel the same as me from what I've seen of the reviews on Goodreads. I just feel like it's very dull and not much goes on in the novel to drive the plot or the characters.

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  5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I could not get into Hush, Hush and the ending could not come any faster. Every time Patch evaded giving an actual answer to Nora about what was going on, I wanted to scream at her for not doing more to get the truth out of him. I sort of get how some people might be interested in it, but it didn't make the cut for me.

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  6. The TWILIGHT series would top my books in that category. Not for me.

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  7. I would actually have to say The Girl of Fire and Thorns. After I finished it I thought it was okay, but I didn't love it like everyone else seemed to.

    It wasn't until I read The Crown of Embers that I truly love the series. *shrugs*

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  8. Oh my goodness. It's Shatter Me and Under the Never Sky for me. Almost everyone I know is positively in love with these series. I gave both just 2 stars and I felt like someone screwed up my copy and I was reading a completely different book. I thought about continuing the series but probably not, honestly.

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  9. The Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Everybody I know adored it and I just cannot stand it. The whole story fell flat and don't get me started about the annoying characters

    Ps. I'm international, so I don't know if I can enter or not!

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  10. The Vampire Academy series, I didn't' like it- not one bit.

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  11. With me, the main ones would be Vampire Academy, Mara Dyer ,and Sweet Evil.
    I just can't see why people like those books!

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  12. The Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I don't know I really tried to give it a chance since everyone said how awesome it is but I just didn't get the awesome factor that everyone talked about.
    I'm currently reading A Corner Of White and its like pulling your hair out. I can't stand it. It's confusing and I really don't want to finish it but I'm one of those people who can't leave a book unfinished.

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  13. Laurent Kate's Fallen books and David Leviathan's Every Day. Everyone was crazy about them, but I couldn't stand them.

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  14. I am not a big fan of the House of Night series. I know people who love it, but sadly I am not one of them. I agree with you about Shiver too!

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  15. I'm right with you with on not getting the love for the Shiver series. I just couldn't finish book 1. My students however, love them.

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  16. The first one that came to mind is a classic -- Little Women. I finally read the book a few years ago and was bored to tears. It seemed to drag on and on with the everyday life of the girls, and had no strong plot or climax. This is one (and possibly the ONLY) book I've read where I felt the movie was better than the book. ;)

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  17. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Parts of it were good but others dragged. I just didn't get the hype.
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  18. Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Everyone was screaming at me to read the book read the book read the book, and I loved Divergent so I read Insurgent. And while it wasn't awful it wasn't like everyone made it out to be. It seemed bland, I guess.

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  19. The Tiger Curse series. I really tried to get into it, but just was unable to really enjoy. To be honest, I didn't even finish the first book, just because I wasn't interested. I gave it a few tries, but in the end, just put it down.

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  20. For me it's the House of Night series. I just don't get people's fascination with it. I really tried but gave up after the third book because it all seemed a little, well, boring and foreseeable. And I'm not a big fan of the writing either.

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  21. I read a book by Jaci Burton that I really didn't like which shocked some of my book club friends who really love her work. I just didn't connect with the characters

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  23. Everyone seems to be really liking Mind Games by Kiersten White but I never really connected with it. I just didn't really like any of the characters.

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  24. Bethany Griffin's Masque of the Read Death, it bored me to death... =(

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  25. I would have to say Harry Potter. Tore923@aol.com

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  26. Nick and Norah's infinite playlist...

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  27. Oh I have several books like this

    I would have to say The Cacther in The Rye. I read it in school I couldnt connect with the book I got what he was saying but I dont think the message is anything new or groundbreaking (even in the time it was written) and I think Holden is very annoying and I really dont like the book I do not get why its considered a great work of lit.

    Another book is of Mice and Men (I really dont like any of Steinbecks books) very little and weak plot and I dont like the characters
    dont get me started on East of Eden! (also by Steinbeck)

    I would also like to list Twilight (series) boring and the writting is horrible

    Animal Farm and 1984 (both by Orwell)

    Atlas Shrugged (very boring and long)

    Crime and Punishment (It is a Punishment to make anyone read this book, very tiny printing, dont like the plot or characters had to read it in high school (with a not so great teacher) and in college (with an awesome teacher!) (still loathe this book)

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  28. Wither by DeStefano. I just cannot bring myself to finish the series.

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  29. I could only stand about ten pages of Graceling by Kristin Cashore and I had to give up. I couldn't believe so many people loved it! Also Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver was so tedious for me!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  30. I had mixed feelings about the book Fracture by Megan Miranda..i am not sure if everyone liked the book or not... I heard there would be another book so i will give that one a shot to see if my feelings advance..

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  31. Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I've seen so many great reviews about this book but it's just ok in my opinion.

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  32. Everneath and The Forest of Hands and Teeth.

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  33. Shiver, beautiful creatures, defiance, a temptation of angels, the fallen series...

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  34. Forest of Hands and Teeth. I hated it, then like a year later I found out that a bunch of people loved it and I was in shock.

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  35. I really didn't like the Wicked Lovely books. I couldn't connect to the characters at all and the fact that there were TWO three-way relationships...just...no. :/

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  36. A lot of people get mad at me for saying this, but I was not a huge fan of The Hunger Games. Sure it was an okay trilogy, but I didn't see why it was so popular.
    Also there was Eragon, I didn't care for that one either...
    I don't know there are just certain books that don't sit well with me, sometimes there just isn't a reason, i just didn't like them.

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  37. I've had a few--Pure by Julianna Baggott (a DNF for me because I couldn't get into the creepy/weird plot), Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (I thought I'd love this because everyone else raved about it, but I HATED it for plot, writing and the horrible relationship it glorified), The Selection by Kiera Cass (so many things I didn't like about this book--flat characters, boring/unrealistic plot, bad writing overall), and The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines (this one I was surprised about because so many people adore her and her writing but I was appalled by how horrible the writing was--and the plot was just as bad!)

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  38. Yeah it would have to be Twilight. I read it to see what all the hoopla was about and I thought "well, that was o.k. but really kind of over kill about how great it was...."

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  39. There are a lot of classic novels, like Wuthering Heights, 1984, Catch 22 or Lord of Flies that I found barely readable for various reasons (too boring/weird/disgusting). Of the more recent, it's the House of Night series - I really liked about a half of the first book, but then it became just 'meh' and didn't improve much in later books. I've read the series until book 6, and will probably finish the series, because I like some of the characters enough to want to find out what happens to them, but it lacks something or maybe has too much of something for me to fall in love with these books.

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  40. For me, it would be Shatter Me.

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  41. Twilight series, Matched, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Hush Hush, Evermore, Forest of Hands and Teeth, Delirium, Looking for Alaska, Eragon... and I think that's about it.

    Someone in the comments mentioned they didn't like Graceling :O Seriously? My heart hurts just hearing that, I wonder if that's how people who loved the books in my list feel when I say I didn't like them :/

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  42. The biggest one for me is The Fault in Our Stars. Everyone hyperventilates over it and I just don't get it. I couldn't get behind the hyperarticulate teenagers and the metaphors and Augustus Waters. It was like watching an episode of Dawson's Creek on crack (also a show everyone loved but I couldn't see the appeal).

    Shannon N.

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  43. Surely is The perks of being a wallflower. I didn't like Charlie in the first time. In the second part of the book the things became better, but I still thonking Charlie is too childish for his age. Every character in this book seems to have suffered a sexuak trauma. And the author seem to get lost in middle of the storie.

    It's not a rubbish, I enjoyed some passages. But is not a very good book like everyone was saying.

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  44. For me it's Lola and the Boy next door, I just can't get into it!

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