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Monday, September 12, 2011

MUSING MONDAYS {4} and ITS MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? {2}





MUSING MONDAYS is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading where MizB will ask a book/reading-related question, and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic









 What is the one (or maybe two) qualities a book must have for you to pass it along to your best friend as a “must-read”?
For me to even consider passing on a book to a friend as a "must read", it absolutely must resonate with me in some way. I need to connect with the book in some way, whether that be in the form of me connecting with a specific character, storyline, setting, ect. I need to be able to walk away from the book and think "Wow! I can't believe this book wasn't in my life sooner!"
And of course, the book must be well written. Meaning the characters and story must be well developed and dimensional.
 A few books that have met my criteria-and splendidly so- that I have actually passed on recently to friends are:
  • Cut by Patricia McCormick
  • Shine by Lauren Myracle
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • Burned by Ellen Hopkins
  • Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier      
What qualities must a book possess for you to be willing to pass it along as a "must read"?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading hosted by Book Journey, is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!






This Weekend I Read
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
My review should be up in a day or two.

This Week I Hope To Read/Finish
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

Suspense by Jason Letts

Peter: A Darkened Fairytale by William O'Brien

What have you read this past week? What are you planning on reading this week?





17 comments:

The1stdaughter said...

Oh! I've got Liesl & Po on my list for this week! I'll be interested to see what you thought of it.

Hope you have a fabulous reading week and if you get a second stop by to see what I've been reading at There's A Book! :)

Teddyree said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. All your books are new to me, that's something different lol.
Have a great week and happy reading :)

Quixotic Magpie said...

Peter A Darkened Fairytale looks really interesting! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great-looking books! I'm unfamiliar with them, but they grabbed my attention.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Anna said...

THE LOVELY BONESSS!!! I love that book so much.. I need to re-read it :)

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diannehartsock said...

The characters are the most important part of a story, to me.

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Amy said...

I agree. Being able to connect with the characters is very important to making a book a must read :)
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dollycas aka Lori said...

Laughing at Anna, she added the extra s's to the lovely BONES and my maiden name is Boness, made me take s second look!! lol

Love your reading choices!!
HAPPY READING!!

Kristin said...

I really need to read The Lovely Bones - I've seen snippets of the movie on tv and am always intrigued and everyone I know that's read it really liked it.

Stop by and see what I have going on this week at Always With a Book

pussreboots said...

Interesting selection. I look forward to your reviews.

Three-quarters of what I read this week was in the form of children's picture books. Please come see what they were.

Shelby said...

Those look good, i'll have to try them. I love the name of your blog:)

caite said...

so, how many books pass that "pass along" test?

Kristen - Seeing Night said...

I agree connection with a character is key, if you didnt like any of the characters...well that hurts the plot and pace of the story. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Yvonne said...

I agree with your Musing answer. Also, a great least of books! Enjoy!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
They all are new to me. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/

apaperbacklife said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Great post! It's the same with me too. I too feel that it should resonate with me in some way.

Tampa BookWorm said...

Thanks for stopping by! You have some interesting reads going on!