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January 2, 2023

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Not Enough Bookshelves

I am in a book buying ban, on account of having Not Enough Bookshelves and an overflowing TBR pile.

If I wasn’t these are the books I’d be buying

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.
Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans. (from Goodreads)

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope.

At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her paper deadline. Then everything changes: In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.

Karen Healey introduces a savvy and spirited heroine with a strong, fresh voice. Full of deliciously creepy details, this adventure is a deftly crafted story of Māori mythology, romance, betrayal, and war. (from Goodreads)

  Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew–just in time for Amy’s senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she’s always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy’s mother’s old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she’s surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road–diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards–this is the story of one girl’s journey to find herself. (from Goodreads)

What books are on your to buy list?


  1. I loved Amy & Roger's Epic Detour and Guardian Of The Dead. Good choices of books to buy if you could. =]


  2. The first one is already on my list, now I think the other 2 will have to join them. My list is sooooo long!


  3. omg, I am next in line for WGWG at my library *salivates* I've never really had an interest in Guardian of the Dead, but after tha summary… maybe.

    And I've heard nothing but good thingsa bout Amy and Roger's Epic Detour! It looks like such a good book. Great choices!

    My to-buy list? uhm… *checks wishlist*: Monsters of Men, Hex Hall, and The Sky is Everywhere! 😀


  4. Katie – ooh jealous you've read them.

    Jemi – mine too. I just didn't want the post to be too long 🙂 More next week.

    Audrey – I've heard very good things about Guardian. A&R looks great I LOVE road trip stories. I'm excited because JG and DL are coming to my local bookstore in June, so I'll wait and hopefully get a signed WGWG.

    Hex Hall is fabulous I laughed and laughed and The Sky is Everywhere is just beautiful. I haven't heard of Monsters of Men *runs to Goodreads*


  5. Ahhhhhhh Will Grayson Will Grayson is amazing. I've read it twice since it came out. David Levithan is one of my favourite writers ever, same with John Green 🙂


  6. Lol I'm actually on a BBB myself. I never had a problem with buying books until I got a library card and started putting tons of books on hold like nobody's business. WG, WG and Guardian of the Dead are awesome! I'd love to read Detour, too. Maybe I'll borrow it from the library sometime. 😉


  7. I can let you borrow Guardian of the Dead sometime. I'll be up in the DC area for two weekends (last weekend in June for ALA, and 4th of July weekend). I also didn't know they were coming to DC! You need to keep me informed of these events!


  8. These are great choices. I'm actually reading Will Grayon, Will Grayson now – it's really good. I recommend it.
    I hope you get a chance to buy these 🙂


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