Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly blogging meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anybody can play along. Just do the following:
Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page.Be careful not to include spoilers. You don't want to give the book away or ruin the book for others.Share author and title (and page number) so others can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser.
Today I'm reading Loving Emily by Anne Pfeffer. I was asked to review this one and as of right now I'm half-way through. I like it so far.
Here's the summary available on Goodreads:
Ryan Mills is torn with guilt over the death of his best friend, and it's all because of Emily Wintraub. If Ryan hadn't seen those incredible gray-blue eyes, hadn't pegged her as a Potentially Amazing Woman, he would never have gone looking for her at the party that night. He would never have left his wasted friend Michael alone, when Michael needed him and asked him to stay. And if Ryan hadn't left, Michael would never have driven off, totaled his car, and taken the cosmic rocket ride into death.
As far as Ryan's concerned, when you’ve done something terrible, you don’t deserve to be happy. He tries not to fall for Emily, but he can't help it. Before long, he is "completely, gonzo, out-of-control in love."
Ryan then learns that Michael died with a secret. Still grieving, he feels compelled to take on his friend's unfinished business. When Emily begins to question where his commitments really lie—with her or with Michael’s memory—Ryan is forced to examine his choices. What does he owe to Michael, to Emily, and to himself?
And here is my teaser:
"Get up. Go find someone else. But I can't think of who to ask.Maybe, if I behave like Michael is still alive, I can make it true." ~pg 78
(at least in my copy)
What about you guys? What are you currently reading? Feel free to leave your link to your Teaser Tuesday. I love reading your comments and seeing what you're reading.
~Top Ten Tuesday~
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate just head on over to their blog and sign up. Each week they will post a new top ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
Today's post is Top Ten Books I'd Hand to Someone Who Says They Don't Like to Read:
This list isn't in any particular order, but here are my ten.
1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling- I'm pretty sure this is going to be on most people's list.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzane Collins- Once again I'm pretty sure most will say this one.
3. Twilight by Stephanie Meyers- I'm killing myself for putting this one on her, but people love this book. And this book got a lot of my friends who weren't readers into reading. So it has to go on the list.
4. Divergent by Veronica Roth- Spectacular and amazing come to mind. Definitely one I'd recommend.
5. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi- One of those books that I just adored and think everybody should read.
6. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen- Sarah Dessen is iconic for teenage girls. If a girl doesn't like to read, hand her a Dessen.
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee- It's just one of those books that you have to read.
8. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton- Once again, it's just one of those books you have to read.
9. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini- A really powerful book that I think a lot of people would really like.
10. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak- This book is original, compelling, and presents WWII/Holocaust in a way that I think everybody should read.
And that's all for me. What top ten books did you recommend? Please feel free to leave your link in the comments. I love reading them. :)