Calling All Readers! Convince Me to Read…

Hello lovelies!

One thing to know about me that Hyped books.. scare me off. Make me nervous, give me the willies… take your pick. Usually when a book starts to make its rounds and gain a lot of discussion, I slowly back away. Or run, depends on my mood.

Yet. I feel like I MAY BE truly missing out. Let’s just say there are some that I have went back and read and kicked myself something fierce for not reading it sooner. SHAME. There will be conversations with some of my friends around the book and they’ve all read and loved. They are so passionate about it, and it gives me pause.

Why do you love this book so?!

In one hand, I’m all. Whelp, so many love it, there’s gotta be a dang reason, yeah? While the other part of me is all, “But. HYPE.

Not to mention, some a lot ALL of these Hyped books are pushed on me so hard. In any case, this where the idea of CONVINCE ME TO READ was born. And where YOU come in!

Here’s how it works

I give you 3-5 books that have had major hype and/or a lot of love over let’s say, the past 6 months – 1 year or so. You, pour your heart out and convince me why I NEED TO READ IT. Imagine I’m not a book-worm, (*snorts*) and I don’t read that much; you’re making it your personal goal to try to convince me that THIS IS THE BOOK I NEED IN MY LIFE.

Today.
Right now.

Put everything you got into it. You are the sole ambassador. This is the championship and your (favorite) book needs YOU.

Easy peasy right?

I will select the book on February 2nd. This will give me time to GET the book, read the book and discuss the book. I will notify the person of whose book I chose; either by email, twitter etc. I will read it. And discuss it on the blog and credit the person whose book pushing and words convinced me to read it. There may be a giveaway, too! THEN, come mid February, I will DO IT AGAIN!

Without further ado… z’BOOKS!

Don’t see your book! Don’t stress! Convince to me to read YOUR favorite. Just make sure to leave the title and author. I would hate to get them mixed up!

It’s your time to shine… and GO!

tonyalee

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21 thoughts on “Calling All Readers! Convince Me to Read…

  1. Jamie @ Books and Ladders

    I loved ADSOM. It had such a unique magic system and the different Londons were great. I also really liked the characters — especially Lila. There was also such a great build up of the conflict and not a huge focus on the romance, which made it an enjoyable read. However, I would recommend listening to it as an audiobook because then you get to hear all the different characters and it is much easier to distinguish who is who when listening rather than reading! If you end up reading, let me know! 🙂
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  2. Jessica Peters

    I loved Illuminae. It was the most unique book I have ever read. The storyline keeps you at the edge of your seat the entire time. I know my heart was beating pretty darn fast in quite a few scenes. The way it was told was so cool. There were pictures made out of code and really funny dialogue between characters chatting through IM’s. I still don’t know how the authors managed to come up with such an intricate plot. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves YA.

  3. Katheryn

    Oh my god you need to read Illuminae! It’s one if wild roller coaster of awesomeness. Sci-fi, i spaceships, crazy artificial intelligence computer systems, long distance love and fighting for survival… And so much more. I swear you won’t be let down. Granted, the format is different. But it’s fairly easy to get past it and the story sucks you right in and before you know it you’re turning the last page.

  4. April @ Between the Pages

    Both Orphan Queen and ACOTAR are AMAZING books. The Orphan Queen offers readers and amazing look into a world where Magic is banned and Kingdoms have fallen. All while you get a STRONG female main character who is fighting to regain her birthright, and trying not to fall in love with a Prince. There is also a vigilante who catches our MC’s eye and his background is a true mystery. It is definitely a MUST read. ACOTAR is a fabulous retelling of Beauty and the Beast in a different way. It also has a strong female MC and has twists and turns that you may not see coming. Both of these suck you right in and are totally worth the read.
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  5. sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books

    I’ve read and really loved ACOTAR and Illuminae. Illuminae is great if you are looking for something super unique. I ADORED ACOTAR. I read it before I even read her other series. I never expected to love it as much as I did but it was awesome.

  6. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    GAH I liked all of these that I read (which is 3 out of 4). There is no bad choice here, basically. That said, I am going to beg you to read Illuminae, and here is why:
    1. It is so unique, I guarantee you have never read another book like it.
    2. It is genius- from start to finish. You will feel things you can’t even believe, but the crazy part is, none of it is from “typical” storytelling methods.
    3. It’s intense. It may look big (because 599 pages is) BUT it’s all in atypical format so it’s really just the length of a regular book, and it flies by because you can’t NOT continue reading!
    4. Brad Pitt said so.
    5. The hype is legit.

    Good luck with the decision, though I don’t think you can lose either way 😀
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  7. Valerie

    THERE ARE TWO BOOKS HERE I REALLY WANT YOU TO READ. But seeing that Shannon already gave you reasons for Illuminae, I’ll give you GREAT reasons to read A Darker Shade of Magic.
    1. It’s about traveling to DIFFERENT LONDONS
    2. It features some great characters, LIKE KELL, AND LILA (who wants to be a pirate, like you cannot not like her).
    3. Magic is in some worlds, not in others, IT CREATES TENSION BETWEEN THE WORLDS. It makes this an intense, action paced read, and it is NEVER BORING.
    4. The sequel is coming soon, so you can read it right after you finish and you don’t have to wait!
    5. And the hype is also legit
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  8. Andi

    I read and loved ACOTAR and The Orphan Queen and because I’m awesome you should read what I say and I say to read those. 😉 You need no further convincing.

  9. Sarah J.

    I can only speak on ACoTaR and Illuminae, but I’ll try to be as honest as possible quickly in convincing you. ACoTaR is worth picking up because it’s beautifully told with deep scenes of imagery and while the plot can be a little slow it’s all exposition that leads up to a big bang. The story is fun to immerse yourself in and has a vibe that isn’t quite YA or NA and it’s not exactly a fairytale. It’s a great fae story! I gave it 5 stars! Illuminae is told in the epistolary format and can feel a little all over the place, but the satire that is introduced surrounding big world companies that feel the need to destroy for personal gain is prevalent and adds a flair to the story that I personally love. Plus the pictures are cool and fun to look at! I gave it 4.25 stars! Hope you decide to check them out!
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  10. Jennifer Lowe

    I have this same problem. As soon as it is a book that everyone says you “have” to read, I just can’t make myself do it.

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