July 21, 2014

I'm a Book Shover

There are some books I love so much that I think everyone should read.  These are the books I get super excited to see in stores and see my friends reading.  These are the books that I might just shove into your hands because, not only am I am book lover, but I'm a book shover.

This book is one I enjoyed so much.  I didn't see it at Barnes & Noble for a long time, so that made it hard to shove it at people but I will recommend it at any chance I get.
You must read Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman.

The next book I shove is...
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Why? It was so much fun and a great, dark twist on a classic story.

I've also been known to heavily promote Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg.

I also think everyone should read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
If I know a friend loves fairytales, futuristic settings, and/or sci-fi, this is definitely a series I will make them read.

Lately, anytime someone has asked for a recommendation, I will seriously ask, "Do you like contemporary stuff?  Do you like Taylor Swift and/or country music?  Do you like books with a heavy focus on friendship?" If the answer to any of those questions is yes, the person will find Open Road Summer by Emery Lord thrust in their face (possibly metaphorically, but still).

I've also been shoving Splintered by A.G. Howard a lot lately.  If you like dark twists on old favorites, this tale of Wonderland is meant for you.

So these are the books I'm currently shoving at people.  Are there any that you like to make sure every person on the planet has read?  Have you ever been on the receiving end of my book-shoving?


  1. Nope, never been on the receiving end. But I like insisting that people read His Fair Assassin and/or The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

  2. I definitely "shove" the book Cinder, and I've been wanting to read Prisoner of the Night and Fog, Dorothy Must Die, and Better Off Friends forever, but somehow I haven't been able to get my hands on them quite yet. Maybe I should add Open Road Summer and Splintered to my list!

  3. Loved Open Road Summer! I have Dorothy Must Die sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read it, hopefully soon!

  4. After months of hemming and hawing, I finally decided to read Cinder and OH MY GOSH it is amazing so far! I'm about three-fourths through it and eep, it's good. I also want to read Better Off Friends and Open Road Summer, but my library doesn't have Open Road Summer. :(

  5. I shove Tales of Goldstone Wood very hard at just about everyone I talk to about books. :D Except for one person, but she's told me already that she doesn't like fantasy, so I've kind of given up on her. I tend to shove the Lunar Chronicles quite a bit too, and I think Mistborn will be another book I shove at people. And, of course, if you haven't read LOTR or the Hobbit . . . you can guess where I'm going. :D

    I have been on the receiving end a bit. Not a lot. But somewhat.

    1. Ooh, the Tales of Goldstone Woods is a good series to shove. I've done a bit of shoving for that one.

  6. I am currently shoving Splintered and I have and always will shove any Shannon Hale books and the MDBC.

    ~D. Skye <3

  7. I really liked Cinder and Prisoner of Night and Fog! Splintered is on my TBR this week (I really, really hope I love it) and Open Road Summer should be arriving at my house sometime in the next couple weeks. Dorothy Must Die is very high on my to-buy list--I've been so excited for that one all year! The only book on your list that I'm a little "eh" on reading is Better Off Friends . . . I've just never been hugely interested in it for some reason.

    I've been on the receiving end of book shoving a lot (mostly on Twitter). I've ended up buying some books because of it. :D


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