Book Matchmaking

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?

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