Saturday, December 3, 2011
Me on A Call for 2011's Underrated Books
The main reason behind this post is there are a bunch of books that I've read this year that I think a bunch of people should read. Books like Amplified or Imaginary Girls or Ripple or Lola and the Boy Next Door or Shatter Me or Daughter of Smoke & Bone or Legend or The Space Between or Blood Magic or Sweet Venom. They haven't necessarily gotten lots of publicity or lots of reviews or lots of book-gushing. I was at Chapters on Friday, where a huge wall of bookshelves is filled with YA books (which is awesome) and there was one copy of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and one paperback of Anna and the French Kiss (a book that I honestly didn't see in a Chapters until 2 or 3 months after the release date and had to order online after Christmas so it was technically a 2011 read for me; oh, Canada, sometimes you don't get mid-list books on the shelves on the release date and it makes me sad).
I want you, wonderful blog readers, to think of your favourite one or two or three books of 2011 (meaning published in 2011 and December of 2010) that you think deserves way more publicity and readers and book-gushing and write a few sentences on that book's awesomeness. Then, you e-mail it to me at leroberts.26(at)gmail[dot]com, along with your name and blog/Twitter username/Tumblr/way for people to find you online, and I will post yours and everyone else's blurb in an Underrated Books of 2011 post on December 29th.
Just in time for the new year. :)