Friday Favorites

Katie from One Page At A Time is looking for New Adult recommendations. I recently read Easy, which I loved, but am still wary of this new genre. Looking forward to seeing which books people recommend.

Mary from The Book Swarm writes about why you would DNF a book. It is an interesting topic which I struggle with. I really always want to finish every book. Sometimes it might be better just to stop reading instead of forcing yourself to finish a book that just isn’t working for you. (I did recently write about a book that I could not get through, Ink by Anna Sun.)

What is this summers Gone Girl? The folks over at Omivoracious have a list of a few contenders. The Shinning Girls is on the top of my TBR stack but there are a few other choices here that you might want to add to your list.

Leila over at Bookshelves Of Doom posted an infographic from goodreads about why people stop reading a book. It is interesting to see reasons people give for putting a book down.

Are you obsessed with lists? I think the main reason I look forward to New Years is all of the end of the year best of lists. Real Simple magazine has a list of 50 Great Books That Will Change Your Life. I really have to love any list that includes Dr. Seuss.

Have you seen the trailer for The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black? I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

 

So that’s all the random things that caught my eye this week. Do you have anything interesting to share? Leave a link in the comments section.

 

Friday Favorites

I want to highlight articles and posts that caught my eye on books, publishing, and technology from the week.

 

The “New Adult” Category: Thoughts + Questions from Sarah at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves

Great topic and a really interesting take on the debate of whether this category is needed or just another way to market Young Adult books to adults.

 

YA Wednesday: 2012 National Book Award Finalist William Alexander And His “Goblin Secrets” from Jeff VanderMeer of Omnivoracious

Discusses Goblin Secrets and William Alexander’s shock at being a National Book Award Finalist.

 

Book Review: The Girl Of Fire And Thorns By Rae Carson from Amy of tripping over books

I love The Girl Of Fire And Thorns so much and this is a really great review of it.

 

ipad mini

Do you think this smaller ipad will see more readers using this as opposed the Nook and Kindle tablets? I think it will be interesting to see what the impact is on eBook readers.

 

Any bookish news that stood out for you this week?