Book Blogger Hop + Follow Friday (1)

11:40 PM

Hmmm... I've seen these memes around and I've decided that I want to join in the fun too!

**Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee.**




**Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books.** 

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question is: Who is your favourite new-to-you author so far this year?

This a really tough question for me because I just hate having to choose a particular favourite... so I may have to cheat a little bit and say some of my favourites instead.

So, in no particular order, here are some of my new fave authors which I've narrowed it down to:

1) Gayle Forman- I finally read her novel, If I Stay, and she had me crying within the first twenty pages. Her writing is so beautiful and she had me thinking about the meaning of life. Pretty deep stuff if I do say so myself.

2) Julie Kagawa- If I was unsure about joining in on the faerie bandwagon before, her debut novel The Iron King convinced me that faerie books can be awesome to read. Sure, I've read a few other faerie books before, but none of them captivated me as much as hers did.

3) Rachel Hawkins- Her debut novel, Hex Hall, was a fun refresher from the otherwise more heavy paranormal-genre YA books available today. It was cute and fun, plus I loved seeing it center on a teenage witch. 

4) Susin Nielsen- I don't normally read novels with the main character as young as in the seventh grade, but the Canadian author had me laughing just at the title of her latest novel, Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom. It was light, fresh, and absolutely hilarious to read! 

Well, that's it. I'm off to do some blog hopping! *hops away*

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29 comments

  1. Hopping by and now your newest follower! Great picks - Rachel Hawkins was one of mine as well!

    Danya
    http://atapestryofwords.blogspot.com

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  2. Hello, found you at the hop. Just stopped by for a look see.
    I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new. This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 8.
    I have a contest going on at http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/2010/06/first-contest-100-followers-birthday.html
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  3. Hullo from the hop!

    I've had If I Stay for months and for some reason still haven't started it. I need to get on that!

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Kagawa is awesome!

    Dropping in from the hop and FF! Hope you enjoy your weekend with some reading!

    Best,
    Missie
    The Unread Reader

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  5. I love Julie Kagawa too! And I've heard great things about Gayle Forman...must read her soon!

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  6. Hi! I'm stopping by from the follow...

    ~Tasha
    http://confessionsofabookaholic1.blogspot.com/

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  7. Those all sound like great reads.

    Stopping in from the hop!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by The Crazy Bookworm! Already a happy follower! Have an awesome weekend.

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  9. Hiya..I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow. Have a great weekend

    http://amomentwithmystee.blogspot.com/2010/07/follow-friday.html

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  10. I am now your follower.
    I just started my own blog. Please stop by if you can. Thank you

    Misha
    http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hi! I'm hopping by for Follow Friday! Great blog - I'm following you.

    Hop on by to Paromantasy I'll see you there :-)

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  12. Hi there!

    I'm hopping by from the Book Hop!

    Lovely Blog you have! I love your header and the name of your blog!

    I have yet to read The Iron King >.< I need to!

    I'm a new follower!

    Happy Reading!

    -Mevurah

    http://theheartofdreams.blogspot.com

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  13. I am hopping in for the blog hop. I'm a follower, too!

    I liked Hex Hall, too, and every other author you mentioned is either in my TBR or on my wishlist :)

    If you have time, drop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

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  14. Hi, just blog hopping by! Happy Friday!

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  15. Hi!!! --Just hopping by ;) New follower from the blog hop!!!!
    Happy Friday!!!!!


    nymfaux
    http://nymfaux.blogspot.com/

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  16. New follower. Hopping through to wish you a wonderful weekend!

    Missy @ Missy's Reads & Reviews

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  17. Found you on follow friday and I'm one of your newest followers :)
    I have to completely agree with Julie Kagawa (I put her down as my favorite) and with Rachel Hawkins. Hex Hall was a pretty great book.

    http://mustlovelabradors.blogspot.com

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  18. Hey =)

    I'm stopping by from the Book Blog Hop

    and I'm a new Follower!

    Have a wonderful weekend & Happy Reading!

    Larissa
    Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

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  19. Just hopping by to say "hi" and hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

    Feel free to come and visit me atAddicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

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  20. I came by from FF and became a follower. I hope you have a great weekend.
    http://2readornot2read-loves2read.blogspot.com

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  21. Thanks for stopping by! I love Julie Kagawa, though I haven't read the rest of them (but they're on my TBR list)!

    Have a great weekend!

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  22. Hi there,

    Just hopping by!

    Take care and have a great Friday,

    Greenabsinthia
    www.greenabsinthiabookblog.com

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  23. Hello,

    I'm hopping on through. I love your first post! Those bookshelves are FULL!!

    I'm a new follower. So many of those books are similar to my own. :)

    Twisted

    aworldofpersonality.blogspot.com

    literarydaydreams.blogspot.com

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  24. I also really enjoyed Julie Kagawa's book. It was the first Faerie book I have read an I loved it. You have a really cool blog here and I like the header.

    Have a Great Weekend!
    Jenni
    http://mortalsbookclub.blogspot.com/

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  25. Stopping by from the hop. Hope you had a great weekend!
    talesandtreats.blogspot.com

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  26. Hoppin by through the blog hop! Nice blog!
    I'm a new follower.

    -Elena
    elenasbookcafe.blogspot.com

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  27. That's it ... I'm reading Hex Hall next. Your the fourth person to love it.

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  28. I somehow forget to say this before (my bad!), but thank you everyone for making my first week participating in the blog hop a success! ^_^

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