Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Club!!

Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

I have another lovely Book Clubber guest hosting this week!  There's a lot going on in the BUB household lately, so I haven't been able to keep up on my reading.  I promise to fill you in next week!

Michelle is an avid reader and a huge fellow country music fan!  Make sure you check out her blog.

Hello lovelies! I'm Michelle and you may or may not know me from my blog, a little bit of this and that! I can't say that I've been an active blogger over the last few months but I can say that I've been a readaholic! I was honored when Heather asks me to guest post for Book Club Friday and am excited to be here sharing some of my favorite reads of 2013!

If you like books if the new adult contemporary genre, then you might enjoy . . .

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis: Would you rather know a truth that makes you feel hopeless, or keep believing the lies?

Beloved and bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with the spellbinding story of two young people with devastating pasts who embark on a passionate, intriguing journey to discover the lessons of life, love, trust—and above all, the healing power that only truth can bring.

Sky, a senior in high school, meets Dean Holder, a guy with a promiscuous reputation that rivals her own. From their very first encounter, he terrifies and captivates her. Something about him sparks memories of her deeply troubled past, a time she’s tried so hard to bury. Though Sky is determined to stay far away from him, his unwavering pursuit and enigmatic smile break down her defenses and the intensity of the bond between them grows. But the mysterious Holder has been keeping secrets of his own, and once they are revealed, Sky is changed forever and her ability to trust may be a casualty of the truth.

Only by courageously facing the stark revelations can Sky and Holder hope to heal their emotional scars and find a way to live and love without boundaries. Hopeless is a novel that will leave you breathless, entranced, and remembering your own first love.

**The sequel, Losing Hope, is expected to be released this summer!

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Synopsis:  Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish.

Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever?

**The sequel, The Edge of Always, is expected to be released this fall!

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Synopsis:   Can you love someone too much?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

**If you've read Beautiful Disaster, I highly recommend this book!  Travis's POV does not disappoint! I enjoyed it more than BD!  

Unbroken by Melody Grace

Synopsis:  "Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane. Emerson Ray was my hurricane…"

Juliet McKenzie was an innocent eighteen-year old when she spent the summer in Cedar Cove—and fell head over heels in love with Emerson. Complicated, intense Emerson, the local bad boy. His blue eyes hid dark secrets, and just one touch could set Juliet ablaze. Their love was demanding and all-consuming, but when summer ended, tragedy tore them apart. Juliet swore she’d never go back, and she’s kept that promise… Until now.

Four years later, Juliet’s done her best to rebuild the wreckage of her shattered life. She’s got a great boyfriend, and a steady job planned after she graduates. Returning to Cedar Cove to pack up her family’s beach house to prepare it for sale, Juliet is determined that nothing will stand in the way of her future. But one look from Emerson, and all her old desire comes flooding back. He let her go once, but this time, he’s not giving up without a fight. And Emerson fights dirty.

A heartbreaking history. An unstoppable passion. Torn between her past and future, Juliet struggles to separate love from desire. But will they find a way to overcome their tragic secrets—together? And after so much damage has been done, can a love remain unbroken?

Plastic Hearts by Lisa DeJong

My life has always been safe. I like it that way. I grew up in a fake society where plastic hearts rule. If our hearts are made of plastic, they can never be broken. My parents have expectations and I do everything I can to meet them, even if it means giving up on my own dreams. 

Now, all I want is to be free to make my own choices.

Dane Wright is everything I have been warned to stay away from. We met one night while I was with my perfect, parent-approved boyfriend and I haven’t stopped thinking about him. I don’t want to like him. I am doing everything I can to ignore his pull, but my heart seems to want what it cannot have, what it has never had.

Can he measure up? He may think I am too good for him, but maybe he is too good for me.

**The sequel, Glass Hearts, is expected to be released this summer!

If you like books in the chick-lit/romance genre, then you might enjoy . . .

On the Island by Tracey Garves-Graves

Synopsis:  Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.
T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.

Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan’s summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.

At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
**The sequel, Uncharted, is expected to be released this summer! 

** On the Island may or may not be my favorite book!  It is one of the best books I've read in a long time!  I hope you'll check it out! 

These are just a few of my favorites from 2013!  I've read a bunch more and always enjoy talking about books I read and getting new book recommendations!  Be sure to leave comments for me below or look for me on good reads!  {You can also click this link to be directed to my profile:}

Special thanks to Heather for having me on her blog today! :)

Happy Reading! 


What are you currently reading??


applesandglue said...

Great great choices! Hopeless was a bit different than I expected it to be, but so good. I'm reading Walking Disaster right now, tho I wish I had both books in hard copy form so I could compare them - I keep forgetting what happened in Beautiful Disaster and they're both on my kindle.

tara said...

i've read half of these and they were great! adding the rest to my to-read list!

Night Owler said...

Hey there. Were these actual paper backs or ebooks. I need to get me a book list and start reading. I was doing so good a year ago until I started school and now I'm done with school as of Saturday by receiving my diploma. Go me right. But I will definitely look into those books.

Meghan said...

These all sound like great books! I will have to check them out! Thanks Michelle!

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