It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m buying my friends all books for Christmas. I’m having way too much fun book-matchmaking!
A paranormal romance package for Jill: The Dark Divine (I just read an ARC and I ♥ this book), Hush Hush, and Shiver
For literary Austenophile Liz: Octavian Nothing, The Book Thief, and Soulless
For Laura, who works with at-risk city kids: Liar and Jumped (and Candor bc it’s one of my favorites of 2009)
For Alissa, who’s one of the most awesomely independent women I know: Graceling, Fire, and Beautiful Creatures
For my bestie Jenn who’s writing her thesis on YA dystopias: The Maze Runner, The Knife of Never Letting Go, & Pastworld
Also…my little sister loves books by Sarah Dessen and Elizabeth Scott. Contemporary, romantic. I veer more toward edgy and paranormal, so I’m having trouble coming up with stuff for her. Any suggestions on other YA authors she might like? I’m thinking maybe Sara Zarr or Maureen Johnson?
Oh, and you will note that some of the above books are on my own wishlist for my parents. Here’s what I’m hoping for under the tree:
The Summoning & The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
Far From You by Lisa Schroeder
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Ash by Malinda Lo
Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
Giving up the Ghost by Megan Crewe
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers (I read this from the library & it’s one of my favorites of 2009 so I need my own copy!)
What books are you giving as gifts this year? Or hoping to receive?