Thursday, January 15


So, it’s all about reading this week at the Café, and—full confession alert—I haven’t done much in the way of pleasure reading in the last . . .oh, year or so. . .

Now that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy the books that I’ve read—because I have—immensely in fact. It’s more that most of them have been of the non-fiction, researchy, type, which is not quite the same as curling up with a really good story you can’t wait to sink into.

Though I was lucky enough to get an early read of Courtney Summers’s debut novel, CRACKED UP TO BE, which was so completely awesome you must go out and buy it immediately!! Seriously. My blurb did not do it justice. And, if I can ever get UNTITLED IMMORTALS BOOK #3 (catchy title, huh?!) finished, then I could finally dive into Amanda Ashby’s ZOMBIE QUEEN OF NEWBERRY HIGH that is taunting me from the top of my TBR pile, and that I can tell just from looking must also be purchased immediately!!

So while, I’d love to compile a list of all the books I’ve loved and read in ’08, as my TBR piles (yes, they are plural now!), attest, I’m just not the woman for the job.

But maybe YOU are. In which case, if you read a lot of books, and you're a teen, then you should head on over to TeensRead.com and cast your vote for the CBC’s Best Books of 2008, Teen Choice Book Award contest. The list of nominated titles is long and illustrious, and I’m happy to say that CRUEL SUMMER is on it!!

So make sure to visit sometime before Jan 31, and vote for your top five favorites. All you have to do to get started is click HERE.

Happy Voting Everyone!!
Alyson

Enter an enchanting new world where true love never dies . . .
THE IMMORTALS, an exciting new series, in stores 02.03.09
EVERMORE- 5 Star Gold Award TeensReadToo, 4 STARS Romantic Times, TOP CHOICE AWARD-Flamingnet
BLUE MOON- 08.04.09
& three more titles in 2010
www.alysonnoel.com



10 comments:

TruBlu93 said...

I voted!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

I wish I was a teen so that: 1) I could vote for you; 2) misc other reasons. Ah, well. Best of luck, Alyson!

Alyson Noel said...

Waving to TruBlu!!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Lauren- Ah, that's so sweet to think that you'd go through all that angst, all over again, just so you could vote for me!! Luckily, I will not hold you to it!!

Amanda Ashby said...

Woot on Cruel Summer being up for the CBC best book award - I think I read it in about two days because it was such a great book, not to mention SERIOUSLY funny!!!!

As for Zombie, eeek, not sure if it's the best thing to break a reading dry spell with but if nothing else it's got a pretty cover!!!!!

Alyson Noel said...

Amanda- Are you kidding?? I can't wait to read it!

Sara Hantz said...

WTG on being up for the award. Take no notice of Amanda... Zombie is the perfect book to break your dry reading spell!!!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Sara- Yes, I knew she couldn't be trusted! I will ignore everything she says, from here on out!

Melissa Walker said...

WHY have I not read an Alyson Noel book yet? I own two, and will be adding more to the collection soon. I cannot wait to read them, but I'm glad to hear you understand the reading restrictions we face.

Alyson Noel said...

Hey Melissa- Your books are taunting me from the TBR stack too!! Back when I was a flight attendant I read 3-4 books a week, and read 5 papers a day--and now . . .
:-(