May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA: Giveaways & Literature

I lied, sorry. I don't have the permission for a giveaway, SO SORRY.

But I guess I can just talk about literary fiction and which works have sort of changed my life.

  •  Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  • The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
  • The Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han
  • Night Road by Kristin Hannah
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett
  • Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  • Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
  • Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
  • The Lorien Legacies by James Patterson
  • Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
  • Graceling Realms by Kristin Cashore
  • Croak Trilogy by Gina Damico


  1. Leanne, what a great list of books! Lots of people got to read because of Harry Potter or Twilight - when you read books like that you want MORE! And it's good that they are series, so there IS more. :-)

    I loved The Help too and The Fault in our Stars. You know I'm in the Netherlands? Lots of the book takes place there, which was so nice.

    Don't worry about the giveaway - most of us secretly have too much to read anyway!

  2. I'm so grateful for having read those books! :) I hope I can visit the Netherlands sometime, maybe we can even meet up or something.

    Haha, that's probably quite true!

  3. Meg-A Bookish AffairThu May 30, 06:10:00 pm

    Ugh, so many of these books have been on my TBR list! Great picks!

  4. Kate -Too Read or Not Too ReadThu May 30, 06:21:00 pm

    I love the assortment of books you have listed! Harry Potter, Divergent, The Help are all great.

  5. I loved The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird. Thanks for sharing your list...and for visiting my blog. I loved Kristin Hannah's Night Road, too.

  6. I want to read Confessions of an Angry Girl! Great post!

  7. No problem! :D Thanks for coming back, haha.

  8. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it :)

  9. April @ My Shelf ConfessionsThu May 30, 08:32:00 pm

    John Green is on my READ THIS YEAR list! I really want to read Wintergirls - I loved Speak so much! I haven't read The Mortal Instruments yet either, but HP is of course AMAZINGTASTIC! :D

  10. Leanne, the Netherlands is quite small, so chances are that we could meet up indeed! I love meeting book bloggers!

  11. I'm pretty sure I've been there before when I was 2, so I literally cannot remember anything. :)

  12. It'll be great to meet up though!

  13. I think a lot of people can thank Twilight for introducing them to reading - I know it reinvigorated my love of it, and it introduced me to this glorious genre called YA! Haha

  14. He's a great author, so I hope you like his books! :) Wintergirls is a really emotionally strong book and I delivers a very meaningful message especially to teenage girls like me, I haven't read Speak yet though. The Mortal Instruments were pretty good but now they're just dragging on and on...

  15. For sure! It obviously isn't the greatest book anymore, but I'm grateful for having read it :)

  16. April @ My Shelf ConfessionsSat Jun 01, 05:49:00 pm

    I've heard that about TMI as well, that after the first three they start to drag on, that sucks! Speak is really emotionally strong to, so if you like Wintergirls for that reason I think you'll dig Speak a lot! :D

  17. TMI was absolutely freaking amazing for the first three books... and then yea, kind of just crashed.

    I really like emotionally strong books because I feel like they're more... useful?

  18. April @ My Shelf ConfessionsSat Jun 01, 07:34:00 pm

    Yeah, I know what you mean. I love the variety, but I really like a book that makes an impact, something lasting.


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