Recommendation Roundup

Recommendation Roundup: March 2014

Hey all! Looking for a badass read? We've got 'em spades this month! 

And if I may be so bold, I must point out that The Coldest Girl in Coldtown was probably my favorite book I read this last month, and if you can get your hands on the audiobook, do it! It's creepy but not scary and just so smart and creative--which is saying a lot for a novel about vampires. And, the audiobook narrator hits the vibe of the story so perfectly. 

Onward to the books!

Sarah Recommends

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Audio)
Amazon | Goodreads

Bad Houses by Sara Ryan & Carla Speed McNeil
Amazon | Goodreads

Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting
Amazon | Goodreads

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Amazon | Goodreads

 

Get Happy by Mary Amato
Amazon | Goodreads

 

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Amazon | Goodreads

 

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Review | Amazon | Goodreads

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe
Amazon | Goodreads

 

 

Sandra Recommends

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Review | Amazon | Goodreads

 

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
Amazon | Goodreads

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
Amazon | Goodreads

 

The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich 
Amazon | Goodreads

 

 

Laura Recommends

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (Audio)
Amazon | Goodreads

The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson (Audio)
Amazon | Goodreads

 

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
ReviewAmazon | Goodreads

The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford
Review | Amazon | Goodreads

 

 

Did you read anything fabulous recently? Drop a note in the comments!

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Recommendation Roundup: February 2014

Hi y'all! It's time for another recommendation roundup--the list of books we've read and enjoyed over the last month.

Is it still winter where you live? It is here and I just want to hide in bed with a book until spring comes. If you're feeling the same way, we hope you find something good in this list to tide you over until the weather is warm and the sun is shining. I went on a Sarra Manning binge and have no regrets--I highly recommend you consider doing the same. 

Sarah Recommends

Laugh by Mary Ann Rivers (May 2014) Amazon | Goodreads  

Laugh by Mary Ann Rivers (May 2014)
Amazon | Goodreads

 

#scandal by Sarah Ockler (June 2014) Amazon | Goodreads

#scandal by Sarah Ockler (June 2014)
Amazon | Goodreads

The Shattering by Karen Healey Amazon | Goodreads

The Shattering by Karen Healey
Amazon | Goodreads

Adorkable by Sarra Manning Amazon | Goodreads

Adorkable by Sarra Manning
Amazon | Goodreads

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning Amazon | Goodreads

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
Amazon | Goodreads

It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning Review | Amazon | Goodreads

It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning
Review | Amazon | Goodreads

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen Amazon | Goodreads

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
Amazon | Goodreads

Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax #2) by Ann Aguirre Amazon | Goodreads

Wanderlust (Sirantha Jax #2) by Ann Aguirre
Amazon | Goodreads

 

Laura Recommends

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Amazon | Goodreads

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Amazon | Goodreads

The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner Amazon | Goodreads

The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Amazon | Goodreads

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner Amazon | Goodreads

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
Amazon | Goodreads

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Amazon | Goodreads

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Amazon | Goodreads

The Treatment by Suzanne Young (April 2014) Amazon | Goodreads

The Treatment by Suzanne Young (April 2014)
Amazon | Goodreads

The Shattering by Karen Healey Amazon | Goodreads

The Shattering by Karen Healey
Amazon | Goodreads

The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder (July 2014)  Amazon | Goodreads  

The Bridge from Me to You by Lisa Schroeder (July 2014) 
Amazon | Goodreads

 

 

Sandra Recommends

New & Selected Poems by Mary Oliver (Vol. 1) Amazon | Goodreads

New & Selected Poems by Mary Oliver (Vol. 1)
Amazon | Goodreads

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes Amazon | Goodreads

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
Amazon | Goodreads

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich Amazon | Goodreads  

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
Amazon | Goodreads

 

Defy the Dark edited by Saundra Mitchell Amazon | Goodreads  

Defy the Dark edited by Saundra Mitchell
Amazon | Goodreads

 

Read anything you can't stop raving about? Let us know in the comments!

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Recommendation Roundup: Dec. 2013 & Jan. 2014

Recommendation Roundup: Dec. 2013 & Jan. 2014

I combined December and January's recommendation posts due to our year-end List of Awesome compilation. We have a ton of very mixed books to recommend this time--I think the only one we all read was Jennifer Lynn Barnes' super-fun thriller The Naturals, which our book club read in January. 

I had a particularly good run of books over the last couple months, including that I got to read a super-early copy of Lisa Schroeder's lovely new novel, The Bridge from Me to You, which was special to me for a number of reasons (disclosure: including this), but particularly because it reminded me so much of growing up in small town Oregon. 

I was also excited to discover Maureen McGowan's action-packed post-apocalyptic thriller series (Deviants and Compliance), which is a whole lot of fun--especially on audio. And, if you're looking for a charming adult novel about the suckitude of adulting, I have to point you to You Had Me at Hello--it was a bestseller in the U.K. for a reason, let me tell you. 

AND! One one final note, I was thrilled to read another super-early copy of a much-anticipated book, Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, which I adored. If you like Zevin's novels, you'll love this one, trust me.

Obviously, Sandra discovered the awesomeness of Sarah Addison Allen this month--hooray for another convert! And I peer-pressured Laura into reading more Liza Palmer, as one does...

Onward to the recommendations!

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The Official 2013 Clear Eyes, Full Shelves List of Awesome

The Official 2013 Clear Eyes, Full Shelves List of Awesome

Each year, we here at Clear Eyes, Full Shelves put together a list of books that stood out to us over the last twelve months as particularly full of awesome. Last year's list had a whopping 24 titles.

Let's see if 2013 can match up, shall we?

The One Sarah Recommends to Anyone & Everyone:
Nowhere But Home by Liza Palmer

The red light blinks. Welcoming me home. What’s the exact opposite of blaze of glory? I look around my dusty Subaru, cut-off jeans, and think: me. This. This is what the exact opposite of a blaze of glory looks like.”

 

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