First off, I will list ALL books I have read this year so far...
Uglies Series [Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras] - This to date is one of my favorite series'! I highly recommend them to everyone!! LOVED them!!
The Hunger Games [A favorite as well!! It is excellent!] The 2nd book in this trilogy, Catching Fire, comes out September 1st. I am very much looking forward to it!
Graceling [yet another Excellent book!!] The 2nd book in this series, Fire, comes out October 5th, and again, I can not wait!!
Wake & Fade - These books are great too... they are different than what I mostly read, but good all the same. I highly recommend them... the 3rd book [not sure of the title] comes out in February 2010.
Frozen Fire - I did like this book. It was very mysterious, and had me intrigued from the get go. I wasn't so sure about the ending, though. I do hope this author decides to make a sequel.
The Secret Circle Books - [LOVED them!!!] Definitely read these!!
The Vampire Diaries - I liked this series a lot... it did get pretty "out there" in the 3rd book, but I still like the series, and recommend them.
Tithe & Ironside - Loved these 2. There is a middle one between these 2, but I wouldn't read it. It was too dark for me.
House of Night Series - [Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted] - One of my favorites series'! I absolutely was hooked on this series within minutes. The books suck you in, and you don't want to put them down!! The 6th book, Tempted, will be released October 27th! [Looks likes October is going to be a big month!]
The Forest Of Hands & Feet - This book was quite excellent. Way different than what I was used to reading. I simply loved it. I cried some, smiled a lot and was on the edge of my seat through this entire book. I even found myself holding my breath through the many action scenes!
Need - This was yet another REALLY good one!! :) I highly recommend this one as well!! SUPER good, and it was a phobia learning experience too. ha ha. You'd have to read it to know what I mean.
Speak - This book was a little hard for me to get into at first, but I did end up really liking it a lot. After the book came out, a movie was made, and the main character is played by Kristen Stewart. :)
Deadly Little Secret - this one was really good as well, but watch out! This is no fantasy book... the story is something that could happen. But, I liked it very much.
The Mortal Instruments Series - [City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass]. This is one of my top favorite series'! I have recommended this series to everyone I have met that I know reads. If you don't read... you should still buy them! I think even the non-reader would love this series. Put it this way... I liked this series MORE than Twilight!
Skinned - This book is not about skinning animals or people or anything, so don't get the wrong idea. It's actually very futuristic. I liked it... the 2nd book in the series, Crashed, is due out this September.
Evernight & Stargazer - LOVED these!!!
Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange & Fragile Eternity - I loved the first 2, but am still undecided on the 3rd one. I am hoping she writes a 4th, because she sort of left a big cliff hanger.
Tantalize - This book surprised me. I wasn't sure how it was going to be, but I actually really like it.
Eternal - The cover of this book is very attractive. As far as the book... it was OK. Not horrible, but not great.
Evermore - I really liked this book. However... the first 50 pages reminded me a lot of Twilight. But I highly recommend it!
Bleed - I found this book very very interesting. I liked how it was written. Each character in the book got one chapter, but every character was somehow related. It's a good one.
The Friday Night Knitting Club - I REALLY liked this book! It's the only book listed here that isn't found in the teen fiction/young adult section. Highly recommend this one. That said, I still haven't read Knit 2 [the sequel book to this one]. I just haven't been able to get into it. Maybe one day. :)
OK, so those are the ones I have read thus far... there is more, of course. :) These below are my most recent reads...
Blue Moon - sequel to Evermore. This book was excellent!! I read it in ONE sitting! Bought it the day it came out [July 7th]. Sat down at 7:45pm to read it, and finished it at 2:30am! I could not put it down! The 3rd book in the series comes out in February, 2010.
The Alchemist & The Magician - These are good. Action packed and very interesting. Not my most favorite books, but I still recommend them. I am currently reading the 3rd one in the series, The Sorceress. The 4th book, The Necromancer, comes out this fall.
The Gemma Doyle series - [A Great & Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, & A Sweet Far Thing] One of my favorites series' I have recently read. I adore these books! Full of magic, proper ladies, corsets, and sooo much more!! These are a must read! I laughed out loud in parts, cringed in others, and in the last one of the series I cried for an hour when I finished it. Read it and you'll know why. This goes along with my "I would read again" list of books.
Night World - Book 1 - These books are great! They are all very long, but each have 3 stories in them! I enjoyed this one, and will be reading book 2 and 3 pretty soon. :) I just found out book 4 comes out next year.
I know this was SO long! Sorry you guys! It took me almost 2 hours to write it! LOL! Let me know if any of you reads these! I love to hear everyone's opinions!!
I have about 15 unread books awaiting me at this moment, so next month I should have another book recommendation installment for you.
I will be back tomorrow with a dressed up tank top I made for Zoe.