Wednesday, March 3, 2010

a haul of a different sort


Last night I was pondering over this blog, thinking about how I have had it for ages but never really have gotten into posting on a regular basis. I actually quite like writing, so this blog is a nice little 10 mins out of my day. I think it should be a regular thing :) This posting is about books, so if you aren't into that sort of thing feel free to skip over this one!

While I was visiting home I made a quick stop at the bookstore, picking up 3 books. The first is part of a series I have been reading for awhile, the House of Night. I got Untamed, the 4th book. The House of Night is like a mixture of vampire saga with Harry Potter - it's about these vampire's who go to a school together, but they possess witch qualities too. It's a unique mix, and interesting even though it's completely a tween series - reading level of about 8th grade. I recommend it though if you are into that type of story.


The second book is The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. I have read two of his other books, The DaVinci Code, and Angels and Demons. The DaVinci code was FANTASTIC! If you haven't read it I strongly recommend it. Even if you have seen the movie, and didn't particularly enjoy it, I would still try out the book. I have found that movies rarely match the strength of the book, so I never judge a book by its movie counterpart.

Angels and Demons wasn't that great. I read it years ago, so I don't really remember it but it didn't grab me the way I like a book to. If I remember correctly, Angels and Demons was a prequel to The DaVinci Code, and The Lost Symbol is a Sequel. It was number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List for 6 weeks, and stayed near the top. I'm excited to read this one.


The last book I picked up was one I had never heard about - it's called Need, by Carrie Jones. The sales clerk at the bookstore recommended this one to me as I was checking out, so I figured I would give it a try. I don't know much about it, but I'll let you guys know if it is any good.

If you guys have any books you would like to recommend I am all ears! Leave a comment if you would like :)


- Elle Fowler

75 comments on "a haul of a different sort"

Arlin on March 3, 2010 at 2:17 PM said...

I love reading but it's hard picking a good book... thank for your opinion and your options.

Monica on March 3, 2010 at 2:21 PM said...

Hey Elle!

You have to try these! they are my all time favorite!!

1. Something Borrowed
2. Something Blue

Both by Emily Giffin

They are quick reads and are soooooooooooo good!!! let me know what you think of them. Everyone that's read them, has loved them!

She also has one out called Baby Proof which I haven't read but heard it's just as good as the other two. Love Love Love these books!!

Hoep you get a chance to read them!

Xoxo,
Monica

Citysparx on March 3, 2010 at 2:26 PM said...

Love the House of Night books, even though they're clearly aimed at tweens. You should definitely read all of them, they get better as they go along x

Kimberly said...

I think you will love Need. I have read it as well as many of the other books you have listed here and have talked about previously on youtube or twitter! I too love the fun easy reading of the tween books as well as adult level books (I'm 34) Can't wait to hear what you think of both The Lost Symbol (I loved it, one of the best of his books) and Need!
xoxo

♥ Makeup Kitten ♥ on March 3, 2010 at 2:43 PM said...

I love Dan Brown's books!

I really recommend getting the slightly more expensive illustrated versions. They have pictures of every painting, sculpture, building etc. mentioned by Dan Brown in them and it makes it a lot easier to understand ALL of what he is talking about, every single reference :)

Hope you enjoy The Lost Symbol!

x

Hope on March 3, 2010 at 2:52 PM said...

I really want to read the Da Vinci Code. I saw the movie, but I didn't particularly enjoy it! Thanks for the recommendation, I am going to pick up the book!

http://cupcakesofsilk.blogspot.com/

Bookalicious Ramblings on March 3, 2010 at 3:10 PM said...

Ooh, how awesome that you decided to do a blog post, I love it! I think you once had us vote in one of your videos on whether you should do a book related vlog? I think you totally should! :D
Books for me are like what make up means to you sooo I might have a recommendation or two, hehe!
Firstly, I would definitely recommend Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, the latest YA hit which just came out! It's really an amazing book which makes you think and really stays with you, I think everyone should read it!
I also reeeeeally enjoyed The Luxe series - it's like historical Gossip Girl, lol, but great reads!
A Match Made in High School was also reeeeally good and most of all hilarious!
Have you read any books by Sarah Dessen? She's an amazing writer and I've already read Along for the Ride and Just Listen - both were great and absolutely lovely!
Oooh and I definitely recommend Wish by Alexandra Bullen (beauuuutiful cover!) or Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway - the latter was amaaaazing!
That's just the stuff I've read and you might find interesting!
If you're more into vampires and such, then I know the VAMPIRE ACADEMY is really popular and HUSH, HUSH and FALLEN, those books are huge!
Ooh, I could go on foreeeeever, but this should be enough for now!
I'm so glad you decided to do a book post and I hope you'll do a book vlog soon too, that'd be great!
Happy reading!!! :)

Bookalicious Ramblings on March 3, 2010 at 3:13 PM said...

ps: Oh and Monica mentioned Emily Giffin - I haven't read the Something Borrowed/Blue books, but I've read Baby Proof and Love the One You're With by her and they were both great! They're chick lit though so it really depends which genre is your favourite! :)
As for Dan Brown - I've read all his books bar the new one and I don't think I will as my boyfriend (who's a fan of his) was really disappointed by it. Hope you enjoy it though, let us know how you liked it!

Oh and it would be totally AMAZING if you started posting reviews, ha!

Ivett on March 3, 2010 at 3:26 PM said...

I'm not sure whether you're up to trying out something different, but if you are then I would recommend the following:
1-The life of Pi by Yann Martel
2-The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
3-East of Eden by John Steinbeck
These are just 3 of my favourite reads. I love books! :)

snookerddle on March 3, 2010 at 3:39 PM said...

I love reading too! I'm currently reading Gone with the Wind. So far I like it but I'm not that far into it. A website that was recommended is http://www.goodreads.com It allows you to peruse books, rate the ones you've read and get recommendations from your friends. Very fun.

meg on March 3, 2010 at 4:03 PM said...

I absolutely love The New York Regional Mormon SIngles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker. She's a hilarious writer and I'm not Mormon or anything but I still totally loved it and found it hilarious. It's just about her search for love in her 20's and for finding her niche in life.

I also have loved Dear John and The Last Song. Not sure if you have read those or not cause I know you and Blair vlogged about the movies, but I thought the books were really good.

meangirl on March 3, 2010 at 4:38 PM said...

See I really like angels and demons but hated the da vinci code. Have you read the true blood books? I'm reading them at the minute and enjoying them, I managed to get the first 8 books for £8.99 on the book people website, I don't know if America have an equivilent. Also Artemis Fowl is an amazing teen book, but seriously it is awesome, check it out.

kitti_fire on March 3, 2010 at 4:43 PM said...

Fully recommending:
1. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke (tween)
2. 13 Little Blue Envelopes
3. Coraline (kids)
4. I'd tell you i Love you, but Then I'd have to Kill you, by Ally Carter.
5. cross my heart and hope to spy, vy Ally Carter
6. Dont judge a girl by her Cover, Ally Carter (AMAZING)
7. Avalon High
8. All-American teenager?
9. Crown Duel/Court Duel (fantasy)
10. A Little Princess (kids)
11. Little Women

check them out im SUPER picky about books, and i loved these.

Kitti

cleung341 on March 3, 2010 at 4:46 PM said...

If you're into vampire-ish kind of books, I recommend Laurell K Hamilton's Anita or Merry series. They're more adult-ish.

Jessibean on March 3, 2010 at 5:08 PM said...

I really recommend 'the uglies' and the other three books in the series (the Uglies is the first one). I LOVED it, it is honestly my favorite series ever - better than twilight even.

I've read need - it was alright, but it wasn't great.

emma:) on March 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM said...

I like to read. I love all books by Ellen Hopkins.

Edie on March 3, 2010 at 5:28 PM said...

Yay! Love book posts.

You might have already read these but I HIGHLY recommend The Sookie Stackhouse Series.

Thinking I might start the House of Night series too. I have the first book and its been sitting on my bedside table but I always pick up the next Sookie book instead because I just know I will enjoy reading it.

Crystal Wong on March 3, 2010 at 5:28 PM said...

I am currently reading Angels & Demons!

My few suggestions are all by Malcolm Gladwell, which I am pretty sure you have heard of.
1. The Tipping Point
2. Blink
3. The Outliers

Really great books. And I love the whole Confession of a Shopaholic series. And The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.

I really want to get LA Candy, Sweet Little Lies, and Skinny Bitch. Have you read any of those?

Athlette on March 3, 2010 at 5:37 PM said...

I like your book reviews!

Elena on March 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM said...

It's so great that you writed about books, it's really hard to find a good book by yourself. I hope that you will post more on this topic because i really love to read books and it's really very hard for me to find a good one.

Anonymous said...

:) Have you read The Time Traveler's Wife? It is my fav. Wally Lamb is also a very awesome author. She's Come Undone" and "I Know This Much Is True" are amazing.

Allie on March 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM said...

I second Time Traveler's Wife, also the Shopaholic Series, Devil Wears Prada, Schooled and I also read some non-fiction. Right now, Kelly Cutrone's book, and Ivanka Trump's book. I could go seriously go on. And for me, I have a Kindle so I no longer carry 3 books at a time. It might help lighten your purse.

alliepe on March 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM said...

I second Time Traveler's Wife, also the Shopaholic Series, Devil Wears Prada, Schooled and I also read some non-fiction. Right now, Kelly Cutrone's book, and Ivanka Trump's book. I could go seriously go on. And for me, I have a Kindle so I no longer carry 3 books at a time. It might help lighten your purse.

Melissa on March 3, 2010 at 6:41 PM said...

you should definitely read "the five people you meet in heaven"..it's an awesome book. one of my favourites. another good one is eat pray love by elizabeth gilbert. :) :) do more of these book blog posts! i'm always on the look out for new books too =)

Chava said...

Two good books that you might like.

Fairest, by Gail Carson Levine. It kind of reminds me of The Other Boleyn Girl, but less racy.

Devil in the White City is kind of like The DaVinci Code, but it's kind of creepy.

I liked both of these a lot, and I love your blog!

Thanks.

Lucelle on March 3, 2010 at 7:02 PM said...

Try Snowflower and the Secret fan by Lisa See. IT IS SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL, it's about china a long long time ago and the status women had those days, it also tells alot about footbinding.... i really recommend it elle!

Anonymous said...

Elle, you have to, have to, HAVE TO read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It the BEST book in the whole wide world. I have read it 5 times since I first read it last July. It's sci-fi and AMAZING! It's not just me either. Everyone I've met who has read it has also loved it. You have to at LEAST look it up on the internet. And they're going to make it into a movie. In 2011. (I know you <3 Twilight so this may sway you: Stephenie Myer said the Hunger Games is "Amazing!")

Jacqueline Wilson also has some really, really good books that I think are SO GOOD even though they're aimed at tweens. So good! The author is British so she uses British words which I think makes it even cooler :P

And I really like "Dear Canada" books. They're written like the diaries of 11-12-13 year old girls (Again - aimed at tweens :) in significant times in history. (Halifax Explosion, the Spanish Flu epidemic, Railway buildings, everything!) They have Dear America too which might be more interesting. I like them because they're easy to read but you can learn about history :)

trinabanona on March 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM said...

I loved all 4 of Dan Brown's books, especially Da Vinci Code and Digital Fortess(which you should totally read). I haven't heard the best reviews about The Lost Symbol, but I'm going to read it when it comes out in paperback version(hardcovers are too bulky for college classes + work every day). "Et us know what you thought!!

Diya on March 3, 2010 at 8:12 PM said...

Hey Elle

I have read the book Need, and it's not that great. It's alright but the end could have been so much better. I wont spoil anything for you but you might be disappointed by the end of the book. Make sure to tell us what you think of the book after your done.

Diya C

twitter.com/diyachaudhry

diyac1987.blogspot.com

-shayna. on March 3, 2010 at 8:17 PM said...

A book i recommend HIGHLY is called Comeback by Claire and Mia Fontaine. It's is veryyyyy good. I honestly don't even wanna finish it ! I just want it to last forever. Haha. Enjoy your books !

-Shayna from The After Effects.

http://www.theafter-effects.blogspot.com/

Lacey said...

My aunt, who often purchases things for me as if I'm still a freshman in high school, gave me a couple of books in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. They're definitely written for a younger audience (high school level), but the two I read (Vampire Academy and Frostbite) were surprisingly interesting. They're not literary masterpieces, but we all need a light read now and then!

Another author I've enjoyed is Sarah Addison Allen. Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen were both good books from her, they're a little more adult, and she writes stories that seem to say "everyone has a little bit of magic." There are some supernatural elements to them, but I wouldn't call it witchcraft.

Generally when I have time away from grad school to read for fun, I try to keep one light read and one book that challenges me to think or is a classic that I missed (or am rereading) from high school or college lit. I browse Barnes & Noble's website and use their categories to build up a list of recommendations and such along these lines and choose the other "just for fun" books more or less by the cover. :)

Anonymous said...

If you like reading about vampires. You should check out blue bloods by melissa de la cruz. Nothing compares to it.

Anonymous said...

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult!
It is my all time favorite book.
It will open your eyes to how high school is for some people! i absolutely loved it. and hope you will read it! Its amazing! :)

Anonymous said...

the house of night series are good but there is a lot more sexual content in the later books to come, so i don't really think it's aimed towards tweens i think it's aimed towards teens. you might want to mention that in case your younger readers pick it up and their parents find it inappropriate.

Jessi on March 3, 2010 at 11:51 PM said...

I LOVE that you did a book blog! I read a lot as well... Have you read any Sophie Kinsella? She's wrote Shopaholic, which I wasn't too crazy about, but her other stories are awesome. I love Undomestic Goddess and Remember Me. Also, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series is a good quick tweeny read.

Ps- I read Twilight because of you! I'm not really a fan movie-wise, but I liked the story, and your vlogs gave me the extra push I needed to try the book. Kind of loved it, not gonna lie :)

melldot on March 3, 2010 at 11:57 PM said...

Laurel K. Hamilton is one of my favorite authors, and Janet Evanovitch is very entertaining as well.

Ashley on March 4, 2010 at 2:36 AM said...

i dont know if you've read the great and terrible beauty series, there are three in it. they're great!! i absolutely loved them, i read them in high school. the second one is called rebel angels and the third is called the sweet far thing. they are by libba bray. right now i'm reading the sookie stackhouse series by charlaine harris. the tv show true blood is based on this and i am in love with the books and the show! it's a vampire-y mystery series but its a lot more adult than the twilight and house of night books, which i loved! but as i'm getting older its harder for me to relate, so this series is great.

Gold Dusk on March 4, 2010 at 4:11 AM said...

I love reading, and I love reading book reviews and hearing about what other people think of books because it's just so hard walking into a bookstore and deciding what to buy. There are too many choices!

The DaVinci Code was such a good book, but I never got around to reading Angels and Demons. You'll have to report back on what the Lost Symbol is like.

I'm glad you're back to blogging more often, I find it's really relaxing somehow. I love your youtube videos as well!

xx

Glamour-Rosa on March 4, 2010 at 5:45 AM said...

Hello from Madrid, Spain, Elle!,
I strongly recommend you:

Can you keep a secret? (Sophie Kinsella)

The hunger games book I and II (the III part is not out yet)

These 3 books are the best, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed!!.

Kisses!

Elena on March 4, 2010 at 10:43 AM said...

Elle I wanted to advice you to read books written by Paulo Coelho. His books are amazing.

Emma on March 4, 2010 at 4:05 PM said...

oh! i love ally carter's books and the uglies series too. and i know you've read the twilight series, but i personally thought that the host was better than all of them!

Savannah on March 4, 2010 at 8:38 PM said...

The book Need is actually pretty good! The second one just came out but, I'm not sure about the title right now...

Anyway, judging by the other books you mentioned, I think you should defintly check out the new title, Beautiful Creatures. It's another one of those supernatural romance type books. It's really good if you're into that type of thing.
Also, I also reccomend any books by Sarah Dessen. Her books are very realistic and deal with things that I think are really inportant and that some authors are scared to talk about. She is actually the author of the books that inspired the movie 'How to Deal' with Mand Moore.
:)

la_chan on March 4, 2010 at 8:57 PM said...

I love Dan Brown books..although 'Angels and Demons' is actually my favorite book EVER! The Lost Symbol is good too, though. Have you read Dan Brown's other two books..Deception Point and Digital Fortress? They're both really good as well.

nichole on March 4, 2010 at 9:55 PM said...

Hi elle! My best friend just got me the first house of night book and I was skeptical at first, nothing can replace Edward right? lol but I'll give it a shot since you liked it lol. I would reccomend The Immortals series the firt one is called Evermore(just a hint it's not about vampires) and the Shopaholic series. That movie was cute but did nothing for the books! Love the blog Elle! I think you should try to be a beauty editor one day! Anyways happy reading! =)

Emilyanne on March 5, 2010 at 12:27 AM said...

I personally liked Angels and Demons more than the DaVinci Code, but either way I love Dan Brown! I'm in the middle of The Lost Symbol right now, and let me just tell you this new villain has got to be the worst! I'm only on Chp 55 so we'll see!

jenny on March 5, 2010 at 4:02 AM said...

check out VAMPIRE ACADEMY!

best. series. ever.

Jo F on March 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM said...

hi i like "evermore" its the first in a collection called The Mortals by Alyson noel she has a website i don't know how many there are in the series... any way it says on the back

"sixteen year old Ever bloom is the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her family. exiled to sunny California, Ever is hunted by her little sister and by the ability to see peoples auras, hear peoples thoughts and know their entire life story by touching them,
she wants to hide from the world, but when a stunningly handsome new guy arrives at school, she cant seem to keep away. falling in love with Damen is dangerous - hes not what he seems. but if Damen is her destiny, how can Ever walk away?


by the way her sister isn't haunting her she is just decided not to move on to heaven and stay with her sister


i love this book and cant wait to get the next one called "blue moon" where she has too chose between her true love or to let him die and bring her family back... theres more info on Alyson noel's website



i also love "hush hush" but i cant tell you much about that because I've only got one of those samples out of a mag but its well good ...

there both that kind of mythic "people" book you'll like then if u like twilight etc.

regards
Bu xx

Anonymous said...

The Dark Hunter Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Erica on March 5, 2010 at 9:30 PM said...

Check out Kim Harrison's Hollow Series, the first one is Dead Witch Walking...they're so good!

Alicia on March 6, 2010 at 4:06 PM said...

Elle, definitely read the book "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet... It is AAAMMAAZZZINGG. You will not regret it.

polkadotpeony on March 6, 2010 at 4:18 PM said...

You MUST, MUST, MUST read the Hunger Games, and Catching Fire (the sequel). They are AMAZING! Everyone on my Twilight fan sight are obsessed with the series. I think you would love them. They are in the teen section, but they are so amazing. I can't even describe them, just look them up and go out and get them because they are (again) AMAZING!

Thecitygirl86 said...

I would recommend you to read The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons,, After you finish that read Tatiana and Alexander and The summer garden. This trilogy is hands down the best love story I've ever read( you will never forget this story it will always haunt you) ;)

mirandajones803 on March 6, 2010 at 7:54 PM said...

You would LOVE The "Vampire Academy" series...I highly suggest it :)

hannah r0x yoUR soX! said...

WARNING: This is going to be LONG.
Oh this is just fantastic!
You have always given me great advice with makeup and hair, and I can finally give YOU knowledge of what I know in return...

I'm sure you've either read or heard of many of these titles already, but whatever. :)

1) The Hunger Games (How could this NOT be on this list?)

2) Vampire Academy (I was a bit iffy about this
series at first, but I can tell you I LOVE this series! Everything a book needs. Beats House of Night by a landslide.)

3) Airhead and Being Nikki

4) The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (Maybe it was you whose mentioned it before? Any who, I adore these books. Written for younger audiences, but fun nonetheless.)

5) Wake and Fade (Dark, scary, romantic, so beautiful.)

6) Confession of a Triple Shot Betty (Hilarious)

7) Hold Still (Beautifully written and just everything!)

8) Get Well Soon (On my top-ten list for sure.)

9) The Truth About Forever (One of my favorites... You'll see why)

10) Beautiful Creatures

I seriously hope you consider picking up at least one of these many titles... I more than just LOVE them. They mean a whole lot to me too. Books are something that links me to certain memories of my past. For example, when my grandma died, (Whom I loved so much) I always had Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty in my hand which always made me laugh. Get what I'm saying? They all remind me of something. Something sad sometimes, but something great.
Well, I hope you enjoy!

Love, Hannah

P.s. Holy crap you're cool! :)

Kayla said...

haha wow :) I suggested that you do a video on your favorite books on youtube and then i look on here and ta da!

I've read the house of night series and just by hearing that you like them I have an immense amount of books to tell you that you might love.

1.) The Immortal Series. A girl mentioned them on here (the book about Ever)

2.) Vampire Academy books. Definitely amazing. And definitely in line with Twilight. Twilight, House of Night and the Vampire Academy books are great. Hard to decide which series are the best.

3.) A girl commented and she mentioned Sarah Dessen. She's absoltely amazingg. She's a North Carolina author and she's great. Personally I think her novels relate to girls anywhere from 16 and older. Just because of the experiences that normally takes a little bit of maturity and experience to fully understand. But anyway, her books are typically love stories. But they aren't your typical love story. All of her books have a twist on them, but a good twist. Most of the time. Her novel Lock and Key's twist was sad. But the novel was great nonetheless.

4.) SARAH DESSEN! [ I had to repeat her ;) ]

5.) Nicholas Sparks. All of his novels! ENOUGH SAID ;)

6.) The lovely Bones. Yes the movie just came out not long ago. I didn't watch it BUT I did read the book. The book wasn't the best novel, but of course it's a novel about a girl being raped and killed. But it's a touching book definitely. And definitely worth the read.

7.) The Last Lecture (another touching book). The Last Lecture is about a college professor who was diagnosed with cancer. He has three small kids and basically the novel is about his last lecture that he wants to give to his kids and his students. It's very sad and emotional. But defintely great!

8.) Just a couple more novels that I don't have much to say on except that they are good :)

If I stay
Kissed by an Angel
Wake, Fade, and Gone
The Hunger Games
There are alott more that I could tell you but basically the best thing to do is say "hey google tell me some great books" or "hey google tell me some great books that appeal to teens". Clearly, you are not a teen. But, hey if you like twilight and the house of night series other teen novels should appeal to you :)
Or, you could just look to barnes and noble. :)

Anonymous said...

I suggest, Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy. It's about this lady Geri who was told to have breast cancer and it's based on how she overcame the disease. The author worked for ABC if I remember correctly.

Laken Michelle said...

Jodi picoult!!.. she wrote "my sisters keeper"..which the movie was based off of...but the movie is way different and actually sucked compared to the book!.. also other great ones by her. "Change of Heart"..."the Pact"..."Handel with care" all really amazing! Her books are also very good to listen to! I always take one of her audio books on roadtrips!

chocmarshmellow94 said...

Hi Elle,
I am one bookworm!! lol
I've read 'Need' and tbh it isn't very good... :S
The Twilight Saga is still pretty much my favourite (obviously =P), but one that's on its way to the top of my list is 'Hush Hush' by Becca Fitzpatrick. I urge you to read that book if you have time, it's amazing!! ^-^ xx

Anonymous said...

OMG!! So last week the author of Need came to my school and she is really cool! Very funny too!! But anyways it clearly inspired me to read it and it was really good so you should read it!! Its a weird version of twilight (kind of but not really).

Kourtney on March 7, 2010 at 1:12 PM said...

I can't believe you didn't like Angels & Demons, but did like The Da Vinci Code. They're very similar sort of books.

Angels & Demons actually came first, Da Vinci and Lost Symbol are sequels to it.

But anyway, they're all great! Happy reading =]

Anonymous said...

NEED by Carrie Jones is AMAZING!!!! keep reading it... it gets WAY better the more u read it!

Anonymous said...

I just finished Need and I really liked it! The next book in the series is Captivate, just came out. I don't know if you like YA books all that much but I really enjoy them they're not just for teens anymore cuz i'm definitely not one and neither are my friends.
I second, third, fourth?, the vote for you to read The Hunger Games, it keeps you at the edge of your seat.
If you lean towards Paranormal I think you'd also like these -
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Beautiful Creatures (someone else mentioned it)
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Fallen by Lauren Kate (also mentioned before)
Hope you keep mentioning what you read you'll be combining my love for makeup and books. G.J.

Ashlee said...

Hi Elle!! I you love the house of night series like I do the I highly recomend a seires. The first book is call Blue Blood. I've read all 4 books up till Now and the 5th comes out in the fall. The authors last name is de la Cruz I think. There very fun and totally keep you interested. I think you'd love them!! Ps-love your YouTube chanels!

Chantel on March 8, 2010 at 12:55 PM said...

Try the NightWorld series!!! Such good books! Same vampire type but with weres and witches and other supernaturals in it. SOO GOOD!

Kayles73 on March 8, 2010 at 4:18 PM said...

Hey Elle,

I read a book a while back that I'd never heard of before called Testing Kate by Whitney Gaskell. I stongly recommend it to you, I think you'd like it.

Hugs, Kayleigh xxxxxxxxxx

B*STAR on March 9, 2010 at 4:34 PM said...

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS! I only started reading this series because of the movie that came out recently, but I thought that since you are into the Twilight saga and the House of Night series (which is awesome!) you may take a liking to this. This is again around middle school asged reading level but still a good plot to the story. i hope u enjoy them!

Tianna said...

I would recommend any nicholas sparks book, I just got into reading his books a few months ago and I can't stop, he's amazing!!! My favorite so far is a tie between dear John and the last song. And I'm in the middle of reading The notebook right now and a walk to remember is next :)

Anonymous said...

The shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella! I've only read the first one which is called Secret dreamworld of a shopaholic (renamed confessions of a shopaholic for the film). The book is amazing, the film was not as good. Her other books are great too: Remember me, Undomestic Goddess & Twenties Girl.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I just got the second book in the Darke Accademy series in the mail!! :D It's called "Blood Ties" and so far it is great! I have been waiting for this one ever since I read the first one "Secret Lives". They are AWESOME, you should check them out! :D

Anonymous said...

HI Elle!
I agree with a lot of the other followers you should definitely read The Time Traveler's Wife and The Hunger Games. Also you should try The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. It is amazing. I also just finished reading the Immortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The 1st book in it is called City of Bones and it is really good too! They are so hard to put down!
-Erin

CBarrons said...

I don't know whether you've heard of the Fever serie by Karen Marie Moning. I figure if you love Twilight and you enjoy reading paranormal series (just watched your vid on Easter basket), you might like this serie. There's a lot of noise about it for people who like paranormal romance. 20th Century Fox even optioned for the right to make them into movies. And... the heroine is a bubbly blonde 22-year-old southern girl. (stuck in the middle of love interests from 2 hot men...LOL) I actually thought of you when i read the book the first time.

It's a series of five books. In reading order, the titles are
1. Darkfever
2. Bloodfever
3. Faefever
4. Dreamfever
5. Shadowfever (Not yet released)

Would love to hear your thoughts on them if you decide to read them.

Love all your videos!
Best wishes and Happy Reading!

Anonymous said...

ive read Need and its second book, Captivate about a month ago. Im a very slow reader and yet i finished them both in 4 days. IM IN lOVE WITH THEM im dyinggggg for the third to come out, im SURE u will likethem, im addicted. And im excited cuz i just started the House of Night series (:

Anonymous said...

ive read Need and its second book, Captivate about a month ago. Im a very slow reader and yet i finished them both in 4 days. IM IN lOVE WITH THEM im dyinggggg for the third to come out, im SURE u will likethem, im addicted. And im excited cuz i just started the House of Night series (:

Jocelyn said...

Omg.. you should really read Kissed by an Angel... it's an amazing book,, like it made me cry. It's not a like totally romance book. it has tons of mystery to it but its great. If you get the chance to read it you should. The back of the book says :

A love beyond life.....a danger beyond doubt. When her boyfriend Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her faith in Angels. But now she's discovered that hes her guardian angel-his presence so strong that she can fell the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows shes in terrible danger. Only Ivy's guardian angel can save her, now that his killer is after her. But if tristan rescues ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind FOREVER. Will saving ivy mean losing her just when hes finally reached her again ?

Blair Wanderwoodsen on May 9, 2010 at 2:02 AM said...

u shuld try reading meg cabot books...dey r awsum!!!
and stephen king if u wanna read horror..

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