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What are your favorite books? Recommend and discuss them here! 

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List your top 5, 10, 15 book choices.
What is your all-time favorite book?
Favorite character?
Which book do you want to live in?
What's the most memorable book from your childhood?
Comment on other writers' favorites.
Write a book review.
Have fun!

Today is a momentous occasion, I am going to Books A Million. I have $13.72 and my nana will probably give me a certain amount of money to spend as well. I'll probably end up taking two or more hours to choose a book.
Has any one else read Strange the Dreamer?
Ok I just have to ask if anyone else has noticed how similar The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall is to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. SPOILERS AHEAD! My Dad has said this a lot, and there sate some pretty obvious similarities; four sisters meet a lonely boy, Rosalind is pretty similar to Meg, Sky is Jo, etc. But I recently realized that the similarities go much farther!
Jeffrey/Laurie wants to date Sky/Jo, but they wouldn’t be good for each other. Jeffrey/Laurie then ends up with Batty/Amy, and Sky/Jo marries a foreign student/profesor!!! I don’t know if this was obvious for other people, but I was amazed and needed to tell everyone I possibly could. :)
2 days ago
Huh that’s pretty interesting! I never noticed that before!
2 days ago
I just went to the Broadway musical of Little Women yesterday, it was really good even though I've never read Little Women!
1 day ago
The new book for March is so so good!! I hope y’all have been reading the other books for the month, but if you haven’t, this is the time to start! Check it out on the home page of YWP!!!
I just finished Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin, has anyone else read it?
How about Raina Telgemier? Anyone else love her graphic novels?
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02/21/2020 - 11:05pm
02/22/2020 - 10:58am
What’s your favorite?
02/22/2020 - 1:45pm
Definitely Sisters, I’ve read it so many times.
02/22/2020 - 4:54pm
that's my favorite one too!
02/22/2020 - 5:58pm
I’ve always just loved the way the book goes back and forth between Raina’s memories and the present, and then they connect at the end.
2 days ago
We need to organize a "The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler" type situation but in Barnes and Noble.
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I’m in :)
02/19/2020 - 7:34am
Me, too!
02/19/2020 - 4:18pm
I’m totally down!
02/20/2020 - 9:07pm
That sounds fun! I have missed out on so much here... oops..?
02/21/2020 - 9:44am
allright! who's bringing the food?
02/21/2020 - 8:47pm
we can just go to one that has a Starbucks cafe
02/21/2020 - 9:46pm
oh, yah know, good point. breakfast for dinner.
1 day ago
I love going to Barnes and Noble and picking out a brand new book with one of the many gift cards people give me when they don't know what else to give and cracking it open and smelling the new book scent
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This kind of the description of my life.
02/16/2020 - 4:14pm
Our nearest Barnes and Noble has two floors and a Starbucks, I want to live there.
02/16/2020 - 8:46pm
Is that the one in Burlington? Cause I will live there with you ;)
02/17/2020 - 7:17am
Yep, that's the one! Anyone is welcome to come live there with me. ;D
02/17/2020 - 7:54am
That sounds amazing. Can we all just spend a night there? ;)
02/17/2020 - 6:03pm
yes please, i love that building. so much!
02/17/2020 - 6:28pm
All right, sleepover at Barnes and Noble! ;)
02/18/2020 - 8:19am
02/19/2020 - 4:18pm
It will be like Night at the Bookstore
02/21/2020 - 11:06pm
I love unearthing old books I haven’t read in a while and then re-reading them and falling in love all over again.
yeah! that's the best!
02/17/2020 - 6:28pm
Yes yes yes. I'm going through a phase where I can't find anything new to read, so I'm just re-reading all of my old favorites. I love nostalgia.
02/18/2020 - 7:01pm
Name the character from a favorite book and let's see who recognizes the novel and names their favorite character.
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Salamanca known as "Sal"
02/17/2020 - 6:30pm
And Inkpaw, I TOLD YOU they existed!
02/19/2020 - 7:45am
The moment when you REALLY want to read SOMETHING but you have no earthly clue WHAT and you just STAND THERE in front of your bookshelf in utter DESPAIR, pondering every SINGLE book until you fall slowly into insanity.
I relate times infinity. This happens to me ... come to think of it every day
02/12/2020 - 7:06am
I just have a question - why is this book club page in the “read” section of the menu now instead of “write”?
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No earthly clue
02/10/2020 - 9:06pm
I think YWP admin moved it. I mean it kinda makes sense cause like books and reading
02/11/2020 - 3:32pm
yeah, that makes the most sense
02/12/2020 - 12:27pm
Honestly, I liked it better in “write” because it was with tiny writes and it is a lot like tiny writes.
02/13/2020 - 8:06pm
Me too
02/16/2020 - 8:47pm
I just read Divergent, and it was pretty good! Are the next two books as good?
I would recommend them! They aren’t as good as the first I think but still worth it.
02/08/2020 - 4:59pm
Yes, I would definitely recommend them as well!
02/10/2020 - 10:07am
Note To Self - reading before bed is a dangerous game to play
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muhahaha... yes it is.
02/05/2020 - 9:42am
you start a book and you know you shouldn't then its so hard to put it down
02/05/2020 - 6:50pm
yup. thats how it goes, and then it's two am, and you look at the clock, and down at the book and back at the clock, and realize "crap! i only have five more hours of darkness!"
02/06/2020 - 2:51pm
...and then you realize that you still have homework to do
02/10/2020 - 9:07pm
This is the honest truth.
02/13/2020 - 12:22pm
but wait, you realize tomorrow you have to wake up at 4:00 instead of your usual 6:00...
02/16/2020 - 7:35am
...and you end up getting 1 hour of sleep and end up running on caffeine and stress
02/16/2020 - 8:48pm
...and end up having a great day!...NOT
02/22/2020 - 10:08am
Top 5 Books/Series:
1. Harry Potter
2. Little Women
3. Love and Gelato
4. Alex & Eliza
5. Willow Falls Series
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Willow falls!! Yes!! That series is just so sweet and touching I love it so much. Also, little women and harry potter and also excellent choices.
01/31/2020 - 10:37pm
Oh my goodness! I LOVE Willow Falls!!! So good!
02/03/2020 - 9:59pm
Ok wow. I have to ask who your favorite characters are! I love Rory and Ray.
02/04/2020 - 7:51pm
Rory, Tara, and Conner are mine!
02/06/2020 - 10:50am
Yeah, Tara’s awesome too!
02/06/2020 - 4:03pm
I like Rory, but she was the main reason I was so terrified of getting contacts.
02/07/2020 - 5:18pm
Ha, actually me too.
02/08/2020 - 2:31pm
My Top 5 Series (in no particular order) :
The Lunar Chronicles Series
Keeper of the Lost Cities Series
Gallagher Girl Series
Graceling Realm Series
The School for Good and Evil Series
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I love the Keeper Of The Lost Cities series and have not been able to find anyone else who has read it! Who is your favorite character? I personally really like Biana and Edaline, and I LOVE Sandor and Grizel together.
01/31/2020 - 3:34pm
Personally, my favorite character is Keefe, I love his personality, but it's so hard to pick a favorite when they are all so amazing. And, agreed, not a lot of people have read this series (which they TOTALLY should! For those who don't know it's a fantasy book by Shannon Messenger). I convinced one of my friends to read it after I read the first few, and got her completely hooked. Haha, Sandor and Grizel are definitely the perfect match. Which book was your favorite? And do you have any similar books that you would recommend me to read?
01/31/2020 - 5:19pm
I am currently reading Nightfall. Have you read all of the books? Picking a favorite is so tough, but I loved Lodestar. I also love Keefe, he is awesome. Do you have a preference between him and Fitz for who Sophie should end up with? (I didn’t include Dex because I think they’re way better as friends). If you haven’t read it, the Divergent trilogy is pretty good so far from what Ive read of it. It’s a bit gorier than kotlc, but is in the same general genre, and I have two friends who’ve loved it.
01/31/2020 - 7:11pm
Cool! Yeah, I read all the books, and reread some of them :) I don't think I could pick a favorite book. I think that Sophie should definitely end up with Fitz, they are so cute together. I agree that Sophie and Dex could never end up together, but they do make good friends. I have not read Divergent, but I will put it on my list of books to read. Thanks for the recommendation!
02/01/2020 - 1:13pm
tHE LunAr cHrioniCals!! i remember that series . it. was. so. good.
02/03/2020 - 7:04pm
My problem with Keeper of the Lost Cities is having to re-read every single book when a new one comes out because I've forgotten the whole plot.
02/03/2020 - 10:01pm
Yes I totally agree!
02/04/2020 - 4:22pm
oh I just finished Graceling, it was really good!
02/16/2020 - 7:36am
I only started reading Keeper of the Lost Cities a few months ago, so I have not had the plot problem yet. My sister recently started reading them, though, and I find myself remembering things that I had totally forgot happened when she tells me what part she’s at.
02/16/2020 - 8:54am
my top five books:
1. The Hate U Give
2. On The Come Up
3. Divergent (1-3)
4.Hunger Games (1-3)
5. The War That Saved My Life
I LOVE The War That Saved My Life and it's sequel The War I Finally Won!
02/03/2020 - 6:37am
Those books are so cool
02/06/2020 - 10:51am
My top five books are:
1. The Hate U Give
2. On the Come Up
3. The Hunger Games (1-3)
4. I Will Always Write Back
5. The War That Saved My Life
I LOVE I will always write back! It’s so inspiring!
01/31/2020 - 3:32pm
All amazing books!!
01/31/2020 - 10:35pm
My top five book choices!
1.My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley
2. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
3. Love, and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
4. The divergent series (Not one book, but I couldn't choose just one) by Veronica Roth
5. Running Home by Katie Arnold
Love and Gelato is one of my favorite books too!!!! I haven’t yet found anyone else who likes it!
01/31/2020 - 3:33pm
Did anyone else grow up on the original fairy tales? The ones written by the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Anderson? I think those are where I got my appreciation for dark plotlines and gory details. I still get mad at Disney movies when Ariel doesn't die and Cinderella's step-sisters don't chop off their toes and Snow White doesn't get revenge on her step-mother by making her dance in red-hot iron shoes until she dies.
I also really like a lesser know Grimm's fairy tale called The Death of The Little Red Hen.
01/29/2020 - 9:54am
i love the grimm fairy tales, i used to read one to two stories every night before i fell asleep, they were my favorites! all the reality of death and cruelty, mixed with the fantastical magical aspects of things was so wonderful to me, i have never really liked happily ever afters. they just don't sit right with me, cause they aren't actually the end.
01/29/2020 - 11:03am
me too!
01/30/2020 - 6:26pm