Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hopsy Turvy

It's time for the weekly book blogger hops again! A great opportunity to meet new bloggers and say hi to old favorites.

Check out the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy For Books

Here's the question of the week: Who is your favorite new-to-you author so far this year?

I'm Alison. My blog is now 8 weeks old! It'll be two months next week.

Many of the books I've read this year have been by new-to-me authors. I've read YA lit for years, but it's only recently that I've delved so deeply into the genre. To authors that immediately come to mind are Lauren Oliver (Before I Fall), Leah Cypess (Mistwood) and Kimberly Pauley (Sucks To Be Me, Still Sucks To Be Me)

And also check out Parajunkee's Follow My Book Blog Friday


  1. Ah, 21Pages mentioned Lauren Oliver too. Now I have to go get Before I Fall ASAP. Good choice.

  2. Hey Allison! Thanks for hopping by my place =D

    I love that idea! I'll do a post with tips for new bloggers soon =D

    have a wonderful weekend!

  3. AHHH I have been wanting to read Before I fall since I won a bookmarker about that book.

    Thanks for stopping by

    Julie Kagawa is great. You mentioned some great authors too. I saw your bio and I used to own ALL the baby sitters club books when I was like in 3rd grade. lol


  4. I've been seeing a lot of Lauren Oliver on this post. I really need to read Before I Fall soon.

    I'm already a follower, but I just dropped in to say hey!

  5. Just hopping by to say hi and thanks for stopping by my blog. I need to read Before I Fall soon! I keep hearing great things about it and I don't know why I haven't gotten to it yet!

  6. Hey!

    Stopping by through The Hop.

    I hear that lauren Oliver's book is really good! i have it on me but have yet to read it! I have to do that!

    I'm a follower :)

    If you have the time stop by my blog:

    Nice to meet you!

  7. To answer your question, that would have to be Gena Showalter, when I read the Nymph King, and I just fell in love with this author! I just stopped by for the hop and I hope that you are having a fun filled week so far!!

    Feel free to stop by my place Addicted To Romance

    Happy Reading!

  8. I'm just hopping by to say hi. I'll have to check out Lauren Oliver. This is the second blog I've seen her mentioned on. Thanks for the tip. Happy weekend!

  9. Thank you for the recommendations. Happy almost weekend. Come see who my new favorite authors are.

  10. read before I fall and loved it.already following you and wishing you a great weekend

  11. I have been wanting to read Mistwood for a long time, I will move it up on the TBR List! :D

  12. Hey Allison, just stopping by on the hop and follow. I'm already a follower. Have a great weekend. Happy Reading!!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  13. Thanks for hopping by my blog! I'm now following you too :) I've heard great things about Before I Fall from so many bloggers!

  14. Hey Alison,

    We have an award for you here:

  15. I need to read Lauren Oliver. :-) And thanks for the heads up on Prophecy of the Sisters--everyone I know adores it, and I like hearing a more balanced take.


  16. Great choices!

    And great blog, I'm now following! :)


  17. Thanks from stopping by my blog! I already follow. Jellicoe Road gets much, much better I promise!

  18. Hi!!! --Just hopping by ;) New follower from the blog hop!!!!
    Happy Friday!!!!!


  19. Hopping by - Lauren Oliver is an excellent choice - I loved Before I fall. I haven't read the other two but they are on my list.

    Have a great weekend.

  20. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I haven't read any of those authors so I may have to check out the books by them. Have a great weekend!

  21. Found you through the HOP!! Great Blog!! I have Before I Fall on my TBR list - I've heard nothing but good things about it. Look forward to your reviews!!

  22. You may have been blogging for only 8 weeks but you seem like you're a pro!

    Pls stop by my blog to pickup a Versatile Blogger Award. I really enjoy reading your blog.

    Cheers, Bonnie

  23. Hey following you from the hop! Take a second to check out our page and our most current author spotlight with PC Cast!

  24. I loved Mistwood and I have Lauren Oliver's books on their way!!

  25. And the HOP is ON... I started hopping with Friday night wrestling. Now I have moved on to UGLY Betty repeats.

    Greetings from Tresa via the HOP!

  26. Stopping by from the hop. Have a great weekend!

  27. before I fall has been on my list of books I need to read for a while. It sounds like such a great book!

    Have a great weekend!

  28. Hey! I'm just hopping by and I also gave you an award over at my blog!

    I gave you the Versatile Blogger award! :-)

    Happy reading!

  29. Welcome to the world of book blogging! I've been hearing lots of good things about Lauren Oliver & I am REALLY excited for Leah Cypess's Mistwood! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    I'm stopping by via the Hop & will definitely be coming back! Hope you're having a lovely week!

    The Bookish Type

  30. Hello, I'm blog hopping all late but better late than never, right? I love finding new YA blogs to read through. I haven't read any of the authors that you mentioned in this post but I'm curious enough to want to. So thanks for the heads up.

    I'm a new follower so I'll be back for more! Happy reading and keep up the good work.


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