Monday, June 29, 2009


It’s been almost a year since I’ve stepped inside an American bookstore. So we went to the mall the other day, I bolted (this is when jogging comes in handy) over there.

After I passed the mountain of Twilight books (can I just say WOW!?), I found the teen section.
Huge! It was probably twice the size as the previous year. I was surprised and intrigued. I heard bookstores were expanding their YA departments, but it was great to see it in person.

I bought a stack of books of course and I’m now happily reading. And speaking of reading, any good books you’d recommend I pick up while I’m here in the States?
Picture from Dreamstine


Kimbra Kasch said...

Oh, I loved Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Coraline.

But I also really like the Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse novels.

And, I really liked the entire Twilight series.

And. . . I could go on all night.

PJ Hoover said...

What did you buy????
I've read some good ones. The Chosen One. Life as we knew it. The Forest of Hands and Teeth.
Welcome back!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

elsewhere. brand new emily and evermore

Kelly Polark said...

I agree with Kim. I'm reading The Graveyard Book now. Recently finished the Twilight series, entertaining read. There are SO many good books to choose from!

Unknown said...

Yeah, what'd ya buy? :)

Have you read Megan whalen Turner's Theif books yet?

Also love Sarah Prineas's Theif books.

Hmmm...I sense a pattern!

Carrie Harris said...

Oh, The Forest of Hands and Teeth was awesome.

Rena Jones said...

It's funny how "new" things seem after being away for so long. I'm going to CA for the first time in 3 years next month, so I'm looking forward to that same experience.

As for books -- mine's a good one. LOL! But it might not be what you're looking for. Heehee!

C.R. Evers said...

It's interesting to hear an overseas perspective on the things we take for granted.

I've been on a Neal Shusterman kick lately. Anything by Neal is great.

Graceling by Kristen Cashore

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by Emily Lockhart.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

Those have been my favorite reads so far this year.

Have fun book shopping!

Ello - Ellen Oh said...

Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan!

Just finished it and it's fabulous!

Did you read Hunger Games yet? You know how much I love that book!!!

Moribito 1 and 2

There are so many!!!

Christina Farley said...

Oh these are all great ideas for books! I bought Evermore and Specials at the bookstore. But now I'm going to print this list out and go shopping soon!

Warren Baldwin said...

I linked here from ... can't remember which blog. I'm running blogs right now that concentrate on writing, which I am trying to do more of.

A good book? I read mostly history and theology. I'm reading several right now. One I just picked up - Surprised by Hope, by N.T. Wright, a British theologian. It is a book about heaven.

I am starting to look at historical novels and just picked up "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. It is a set in the 1850s and is based on a story from the Bible.

If you get a chance, please stop by Family Fountain.