Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Question to My Fellow Book Pushers

you need to read this

As someone who is just getting into contemporary (You know the books that don’t have all the wonderful paranormal stuff), YA and Adult, I have been looking for some good recommendations. This got me thinking about books I want people to read.

Sometimes I just want to know what a persons reaction is going to be. For instance I would love for my husband and my BFF to read:

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)

Um…I really want to know what my husband thinks of this, only for review purposes of course. I just haven't read any male reviews of this yetWinking smile

I also want my mom and my older sister to read:

On the Island

I think they would both like it, if I could just get them to pick it up.

I could go on and on with other books, but I want to hear from you.
What books are you trying to push on people right now?
And do you know any great contemporary's I should try?


  1. Lately I seem to be pushing the Books By The Bay mysteries by Ellery Adams. Another mystery series I always love to recommend because of the quirky characters and hilarious story are the Meg Langslow mysteries by Donna Andrews.

  2. I'm always trying to get people to read The Book Thief! It's so good :)

    1. My BFF, Kelly, who commented below. Has totally pushed The Book Thief on me:)

  3. I love Donna Andrews! I will have to try Ellery Adams.

  4. I LOVEDDDDD Fifty Shades. The entire trilogy is wonderful. It was way different from what I'm used to reading, and I refuse to acknowledge the fact that it was Twilight fan-fic when I read it ( can't). I LOVED Christian and Ana & how they evolved throughout the series. Have you read the others yet??

    On the Island looks like a good beach read. I'll have to keep that in mind for my beach week this year!

    Thanks for pushing these books :-D

    <3 Em

    1. Yes, I have read the series:) I really liked it!!!

  5. I try and push any book, really. I don't know too many readers so it's nice to get any of my friends to read anything. Great post :)

  6. Great question, Rebecca!

    I would always push (and do push, whenever anyone gives me an opening) the four books that have touched me the most. The good news is, I don't recommend them all to the same person... I try to guess which one would touch them most at the moment. Those books for me are Dune by Frank Herbert (only the original, please), Ender's Game byt Orson Scott Card, The Sundering duology (I know, I know, I cheat because that's two books... but there's an omnibus edition! And it really won't make sense otherwise) by Jacqueline Carey and Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta.

    The sad thing is that no one ever listens. The best I've managed to push so far is Game of Thrones... and I think that was more media pressure than me! lol

  7. I'm more of a "pushee" hahaha or the one who gets pushed to read books rather than the pusher. :) I hope I'll get to read these books too! Yay!

  8. I know exactly what you mean, although a lot of the time I am curious if a friend or family member would have a better experience with books that I have gotten hooked up in the negative details of.
    Contemporaries are hard for me. I do enjoy them, although they are far and few between and I stay away from certain sub genres for the most part. Like contemporary romance. I have read and loved a few of them, but they are usually too cliche and predictable. I have not read Fifty Shades of Grey, but there is no doubt that I will.

  9. Oh dear, you shouldn't have asked for YA contemporary recommendations. ;)

    The DUFF, Lola and the Boy Next Door, anything by Jacklyn Moriarty, Just One Wish, The Sweet, Terrible Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It.

    That's a start anyway.


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