Friday, August 19, 2011

Blog Tour: Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey

Today I am happy to say that Mary Lindsey the author of Shattered Souls will be joining us here. I am so excited to be a part of this book tour and I hope you guys will be sure to check out her debut novel.
 I've mentioned it a few times and can't wait to get hands on it.

This is the final post for the first week of the Teen Book Scene’s Shattered Souls Blog Tour. Thanks, Megan, for hosting me today.

Today’s topic is my favorite subject: books. I’ve been asked to list some of my favorites, which is much harder than I expected. I’m excluding some of the best books in the world because this has to be blog post of reasonable length. I’ve decided to just make do with some I’ve read over and over and over, and will certainly read again—comfort books, if you will. (I’m leaving out recent YA releases and ancient and classical literature. There’s no way I could limit it to ten if those were included).

In no certain order, here are ten of my favorite novels or series:

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: Any and all of them are spectacular.

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones: Wow. Just, wow. What an imagination and flair for writing. The Hayao Miyazaki move based on the book is equally fine.

The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss: Fantasy at its absolute best. I can’t wait for the third!

The Shining by Stephen King: My first horror book crush.

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech: Laughed, cried. Love that book.

Dune by Frank Herbert: My Sci-Fi favorite. Sigh.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: No explanation needed, probably.

The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice: “Interview” rocked my world when I read it in high school. I still love this series—the first two, especially.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough: Such rich descriptions of a place and time unfamiliar to me. Drew me in completely. I first read it as a teen and have re-read it at least a dozen times. 

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield: A brilliantly written, spooky, intense story.

There are so many great books out there, but if you haven’t given these a try, and the genre and description fits your tastes, check them out!

Thanks, Megan, for inviting me to A Trail of Books Left Behind.

Thanks for stopping by Mary!

And be sure to check out the schedule for upcoming stops on the tour:

Mary's Website:

Shattered Souls at Penguin


1 comment:

  1. Totally agree with those choices of favorite books! I also read Interview for the first time in high school. I borrowed it on a class trip to a Nets game and couldn't tell you a thing about the bus ride or game, but do remember finally breaking away from the book hours later with a massive headache because I'd been so emotional involved in the book, it physically hurt to leave it.

    Now THAT'S what reading should be like!




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