Saturday, August 21, 2010

Read, Remember, Recommend (for teens)

I've always been the kind of person who loved anything organizational (lists! I love lists!).  And I've always loved journals.  And of course, I have a reading problem.

So it fits that I'm loving Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight which combines those three loves in a reading journal for book lovers. (I'm not kidding.)

And since we've got so many great YA books coming out this fall (PERSONAL DEMONS by Lisa Desrochers out 9/14!), here's your chance to win a copy of your very own reading journal for book lovers, the YA style Read, Remember, Recommend for teens.

Perfect for teens who love to read and those who need a companion for school assignments or summer reading programs, Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens offers more than 2400 award-winning and notable reading suggestions in many genres, cross-referenced to help parents and teens chose the right books for them. This unique journal sold out its first print run, attracting readers with recommended lists for fiction, manga, historical fiction, romance, westerns, crime novels, and poetry, as well as nonfiction sections focusing on biography/ autobiography. College-bound readers will find a section to help guide their reading selections. The journal also provides room to record books read, jot down thoughts and ideas, and keep track of recommendations, books to read next, and works by favorite authors.

My favorite thing about the journal is how organized it is and the first section which has the Awards and Notables List so if I ever do wear down my TBR Pile, I'll be able to find good recommendations.  (And of course, this is a great resource for adding to that TBR pile...)


GIVEAWAY


For your chance to win a copy of Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens, leave a comment with your email address (so I can get in touch with you if you win) and what book you always recommend to people and why.  Enter by noon on Saturday 8/28!

I always recommend Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card because I devoured that series when my sister discovered it in middle school, and I plan on naming my first child after him.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved Francine Pascal's FEARLESS series (YA) b/c Gaia is such an amazing, strong character, even though she is an outcast. Plus I am all about character!

-Nia
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Emily White said...

I always recommend The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis (If I can manage to find someone who hasn't read them already). The books are classics and plain fun to read.

I LOVED Ender's Game. What a perfect ending! I never saw it coming.

Krista V. said...

I always recommend HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford. Beautiful, beautiful story.

And TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, if I stumble across someone looking for a classic. That scene at the very end, when Scout's standing on Boo's porch and seeing her world through his eyes, remains one of the finest moments in all of literature for me.

Thanks for the contest, Suzie.

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Emily White said...

Oops! Forgot me email address.

emilywhite_1112@yahoo.com

Veela-Valoom said...

Ender's Game has actually been my recommendation for the past few years. I never read it until after college and don't know how I went through so many years missing it. I feel like you don't even have to love sci-fi to love that book. It's somewhat transcendent.

More recently, Soulless by Gail Carriger has been a book I recommend (to women only) because it surprised me so much.

Veela-Valoom said...

And I too forgot my email address.

cassilee85 AT hotmail DOT com

Tiffany said...

I always recommend Gabriel and Shade's Children, both by the amazing Garth Nix.
Tiffany
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Jessie Oliveros said...

Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Ender's Game is a TBR since college. I've lots of other Orson Scott Cards, but not this one. Another reminder that I need to.

Maggie said...

I always suggest either Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, or The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Both are so lyrically told, and the premise just reaches out to me. And the characters in both of these books are charming and frustrating and completely wonderful. I'm just really in love with both of them.

Thanks so much for this contest!!

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FairyWhispers said...

I would usually recommend any books written by Meg Cabot,
because I feel that her books are funny , always interesting and affordable. :)

Books by Diana Wynne Jones are also recommended because I feel that her English 'power' is good, thus making it literally education worthy.(
not that others don't, just that this one seems to stand out ) :)

regards: maidenhealer@hotmail.com

Cheryl said...

I always recommend [i]Among the Hidden[/i] by Margaret Peterson-Haddix because she knows how to write chapters that force readers to keep turning the pages. I once recommended it to a colleague and his class held him hostage until he read the whole thing (in a single sitting).

cherylangst(at)gmail(dot)com

Hanna said...

I always recommend Leanna Renee Hieber's "Strangely Beautiful" saga (#1 - The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, #2 - The Darkly Luminous Fight For Persephone Parker, #2.5 - A Christmas Carroll (A Midwinter Fantasy), #3 - The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess, #4- TBA) because there's literally something for everyone in there. There's romance, greek mythology, horror, ghosts, suspense, action, Victorian England, humor - the list goes on and on. Plus, if you decide to go to an author signing of Leanna's she's super nice and makes people she's never met feel at home. :)
My email:
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Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Please count me in for Read, Remember, Recomment for Teens. My fourteen year old devours books, this would be a wonderful surprise for her....

sharonkmayhew at gmail dot com

Thanks, Suzie!

Sarah Enni said...

Lately I've been recommending The Hunger Games to everyone because it's so good, and so timely :)

I'm a total list-o-holic so this looks incredible!

imsarahenni (at) gmail (dot) com

Karla Nellenbach said...

Okay. I'm going to show my age here with WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS. It was the first book I ever picked up that didn't have ghosts or goblins that I absolutely loved :)

Now-a-days, I have to admit to suggesting books like IF I STAY, THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, and LOOKING FOR ALASKA...and of course HUNGER GAMES (so excited for tomorrow!)

lastword0524 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Meredith Barnes said...

I always recommend ENDER too...and Suzie, you KNOW that. So I'm hurt and dismayed.

But. Alternatively. BEAT THE REAPER is my current auto-recommendation. Because where else can you learn to make a knife from your own shin bone?! It also includes lessons on tolerance, love, and perseverance.

hannah said...

I always recommend MAUS. Because really. Everyone should read them.

You have my email address :P

Alicia Gregoire said...

For the last few years I've been suggesting The Gunslinger.

ragdoll29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Shelley Watters said...

If I know they're romance fans, I recommend the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. Otherwise, Chronicles of Narnia is one that I recommend.

But generally, it's whatever I'm reading right at the moment that is spectacular (for example, the HUNGER GAMES trilogy that I'm currently reading)

shelleykuklish (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisa Potts said...

Wow, that's a tough one. I'd have to say TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD would be numero uno. I think everyone should read it.

Thanks!
lisamarie112568(at)aol(dot)com

Jessica Lawlor said...

I always recommend anything Meg Cabot or Megan McCafferty's Jessica Darling series. Love them both!

jessicallawlor at gmail dot com

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