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Monday, March 24, 2014

If There Was ONE BOOK...

by andye

Okay, I know most of you are probably going to give me one of these...


...but I was thinking the other day, as I tend to do sometimes, about how much I love loaning out my books to my friends.  When they ask for a suggestion, I'll basically grill them on the books they've read, which ones were their favorites, which ones they hated, etc.  Then I'll try to come up with the perfect book to lend them.

But then I was thinking, what's one book, that no matter what kind of genre you're into, you'd probably still like.  The book I would give to anyone, whatever their taste.

I mean, there's Harry Potter.  And as much as I just don't comprehend FOR THE LIFE OF ME, how you could possibly not love those books, there are some freaks people out there who just aren't into fantasy.


I'm just kidding, Hannah!  I love you!  Or I'm trying really hard to love you. =P

Ok, so apart from Harry Potter, what would I choose?  This is actually really hard.  Not because there are so many that I can't pick, but because there are so few!  A book that appeals to (almost) everyone?  Does this even exist?

So after much deliberation, I decided on...




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Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.  It's a dystopian, but it's totally different than most out there.  It has a fantasy "feel" without being too unbelievable, it has romance but it's not overwhelming to the story.  It's just the perfect mix of all the things that so many people love.

Now I'm not saying that everyone will love this book.  I mean, I don't know what joy they can find in living if they don't, but whatever.  What I'm saying is that it's a book I would recommend to anyone, no matter his/her taste.

So, what about you?  Which book would you recommend?


READ ON!

24 comments:

  1. I have had that book for ages and still haven't read it! I need to do that apparently know lol, from books I've read, I would say anything by Ransom Riggs and Divergent

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  2. Your drumroll gif.. LOL! I really liked Under the Never Sky. I haven't heard much about this book yet when I decided to read it. It was recently released and dystopian books doesn't have that much hype then as it does now. But this one surprised me because compared to other books of the same genre I read at the time.. it's different. In a good way. And I liked the romance. Great choice!

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  3. It depends on if they wanna read adult books or ya books. Ya I'd have to say the shatter me series, adult black dagger brotherhood. I'd also recommend the morganville vampires for ya.

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    1. I've always wanted to read the Black Dagger Brotherhood. I guess you're a big fan of paranormal!! :D

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  4. My go-to recommendation for almost anybody is kind of odd because it's not a YA novel, which is a lot of what I read. But I have never had a person I recommended it to not like it. Everyone has told me how much they loved it. That book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. It's set right after WWII, so it has a touch of historical fiction without being overwhelming. There's a bit of romance, but it's not the focus. It's laugh out loud funny at parts, but I also cried a few times, both from sadness and happiness. It's the perfect blend of things for me! And the only bad thing is that Shaffer passed away before the book was published, which means there will be no more :(

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    1. Ooooh, I have never heard about this!! Thanks!

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  5. Oh, OK. I see how it is! LMAO. I think I figured out my HP aversion. It's witches. I can't do witches.

    But I LOVE Veronica Rossi!

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    1. Hahahaha! I wondered if you'd actually read this!! You're so on top of things!! BUT HP ISN'T REALLY A WITCH BOOK!!!! It's so different!!! *wails*

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  6. Really Hannah, how an you help but love HP?! Andye, I guess that I would have to choose Jonh Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Okay, Okay.

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    1. Thank you Liza! At least someone has some sense!! And YES to John Green!! Every time I read "Okay? Okay." I want to cry.

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  7. Ha! It's only because I love you that I'm settling on ONE BOOK - That's THE SCORPIO RACES! It's a great adventure story/fantasy with a little bit of romance. I've read it many times, listened to the audio and recommend it to a lot of people.

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    1. Haha! Thanks for humoring me :D

      I definitely need to read this series. It's sitting right there on my shelf....staring at me!

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  8. I just LOVED Tiger Lily. Some people might disagree, but I thought it was well done and it pulled at my heart strings.

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    1. That's another one I've been meaning to read!

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  9. Nation, by Terry Pratchett. It's post apocalyptic, except not really; the 'apocalypse' was more or less confined to some South Pacific islands, and a different apocalypse in London is spoken about. It's a romance, but it's not insta love and it's not gratuitous, it feels very natural. It's about faith and science and the overlap, but never in your face; it's only when you think back you realise it. It's a fantastic adventure. And it's about people, and how fantastic and flawed and brilliant they are.

    Um. Seriously. Try it.

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    1. Oooh! I've only read one book by him and I did like it! I'll have to check this one out! :D

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  10. Wow this IS a really hard question!! I haven't read Under the Never Sky yet... but it is on my short list of books I want to read that are out of my comfort zone. I think I would rec Harry Potter... like you said. Because how can you NOT like those books? Like any age, any taste, those books are for everyone. I would also tell anyone to read Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzgerald... oh and anything by John Green. Ok that's WAY more than one.... sorry I tried :(

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    1. Hahaha, you SO cheated!! Loved Fangirl, and TFiOS. I need to check out the others.

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  11. I think I'd have to agree with the Guersey Literary and ......... I have recommended that book so many times to so many people and so far everyone has loved it. For a YA choice though, I'd have to go with Jonathan Maberry's Rot and Ruin - best book ever!

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    1. How have I not heard of this before?? I'm looking at the library now. And I haven't read Rot and Ruin either!!

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  12. I can't even come up with one book. Even if it's one book it ends up being "If they want Romance it's this... If they like YA it's this..." I don't know how to sum up that ONE book that I would give someone no matter what genre they like.
    I'm so stuck.

    I think in general one book I would tell anyone and everyone to read is Life of Pi. It's such an amazing book I couldn't see anyone reading it and not loving it or not learning something from it. I wouldn't even say no to the film because it was a good representation of the book (I think).
    But in the YA section I'm stuck between Paranormalcy, Graceling and Poison Study. In terms of series I see no problem with Paranormalcy and Poison Study because I think every book in their series was great. Graceling unfortunately seems to be the best book in the series, Fire was okay, Bitterblue was meh. But I love Graceling far too much to NOT recommend it.

    So there you have it. Even when you ask for one you don't just get one haha :)

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    1. I'm like that too, but that's what makes this book (UtNS) so good!!! :D And yeah, you're a cheater, but so is everyone else that commented! :P

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