Recommend A…(1)

21 May

Recommend A... meme

…Book With Three Words in the Title

Guys, I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was when Shanyn from Chick Loves Lit announced that she was starting this awesome meme. Quick background: When I first started my blog, I had been recognizing crazy, random similarities in lots of the books I was reading–main characters who run, books set in Italy–and I had an idea to make posts out of it. I still have my list, even though the posts never got off the ground. Things like books that take place in the wintertime, books about Arthurian legend, books involving weather. Shanyn’s AWESOME Recommend A… meme is finally giving me the chance to cater to my inner nerd for specificity and randomness!! AND I LOVE IT. So props to Shanyn, who is fab for starting this up. I’m looking forward to giving some attention to books that might have missed everyone’s radar for one reason or another. Woo hoo!

So, without further ado, here’s a few books that I loved with only three words in the title. I tried to avoid titles where one of the three words is “the,” but…I failed. Alas. 

Book cover for Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. This one just came out last week and I’ve already finished it and HOLY CRAP, it was AMAHLZING (please tell me I’m not the only person who watches Happy Endings)! It completely delivered on the promise of awesome that AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR made. Morgan Matson has been on my must-read author list since Amy & Roger–her effing DEBUT!–so all I can tell you is that you can expect more lovely, bittersweet, touching stuff from SECOND CHANCE SUMMER

Book cover for Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt

Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt. If you guys haven’t had the chance to read SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD yet, make plans to. Pretty please? It’s another one of those stories where you think you know what it’s going to be going in and then all of a sudden it’s wringing your heart out and you had NO IDEA IT WAS COMING. This one defied my expectations of cute romance by being MORE. Loved it. 

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter. MIDDLE GRADE, Book cover for The Humming Room by Ellen PotterHOLLA! Can’t have a list without some MG goodness on it! There’s actually quite a lot of MG with three-word titles, but I chose THE HUMMING ROOM because I don’t think enough people have gotten around to reading it yet. It’s a little under the radar, but SO worth the time. As a retelling of sorts of THE SECRET GARDEN, it’s got that same sort of lonely, subtle vibe, plus lively characters and a fantastic setting.  This one snuck up on me, guys, with how much I liked it.  

5 Responses to “Recommend A…(1)”

  1. Candice May 21, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Ooh! I like this idea for a meme! I’m always looking for books on certain, random subjects so this one may be a great one to keep up with!

  2. Shanyn (@shanynlee) May 21, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Yay! Someone else recommended Second Chance Summer and I, of course, totally agree. Another one I considered using was Sean Griswold’s Head, but figured I could use it on one of the other prompts :) Thanks for participating this week!!

  3. Brittany S May 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Oh this is a great idea for a meme! I like that it’s not limited to genres so you can get all kind of recommendations in there :)

  4. Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) May 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Oh I love this idea! I really want to read Second Chance Summer. Wish I could’ve fit it in for my contemporary month but GAH I’m already overslammed. It’s so pretty!

    I read somewhere on a post that Sean Griswold’s Head didn’t live up to the cover. Meaning, you expect one thing but what you get is actually much bigger. And now you say this, so maybe I should consider this book as well. I just do not like that cover, I won’t lie! So shallow of me, but I’m sometimes too honest. It could be considered a flaw. Alas.

    The Humming Room? Totally been on my radar forever. There are plans to get to it, just haven’t yet!

  5. Melissa May 24, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Second Chance Summer was my rec, too! :) And I love Sean Griswold’s Head. Both great writers!

    -Melissa
    http://haveimaginationwillwrite.blogspot.com/

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