Monday, June 20, 2011

Blog Tour: Author Guest Post: The Royal Treatment by Lindsey Leavitt

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Lindsey Leavitt is here today! I'm so excited to host Lindsey as part of The Royal Treatment blog tour. See the full schedule for the tour here.

Read my review of The Royal Treatment and its prequel Princess for Hire.

Welcome to Lindsey!

Below are some of my favorite books, all of which I have recommended/bought for friends. I love being a book matchmaker, love sharing a book and having that reader fall in love. I am mindful, however, when I recommend something of the reader's POV and maturity (especially with some older YA). In another life, I would love to be a librarian, minus organization and administration. So really, I just want to stand in a bookstore and make people buy certain things. Book stalker, not stocker.

So, here we go...

Favorite Books: Classics

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Anything Jane Austen, but especially Sense and Sensibility

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite Books: YA

Hunger Games triology by Suzanne Collins

The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Audrey Wait! by Robin Benway

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Favorite Books: MG

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Have you read any of these? What did you think?


  1. Heh, I love (attempting) to be a book matchmaker as well! Great choices :)

  2. Going by the favourite books in the classics list, I definitely need to read Lindsey's books. She has great taste ;)

  3. I can't even put into words how much I loved The Hunger Games series, those books will be favorites of mine for a very long time:) And I adore Hex Hall and Demonglass as well, Rachel Hawkins has such a fun sense of humor and those books make me laugh! I should go back and read more of the classics, I read a ton of them in school but it was always a kind of chore since it was part of an assignment, I bet it would be more fun now:)

  4. Great post! I briefly met Lindsey at the Teen Book Con in Houston! She is such a great author! Love her classics picks!

  5. I'm glad to see that Hex Hall made your list because I'm not sure that book is getting as much buzz at it deserves. I loving that series.

    Awesome list. I picked up a few as recommendations. I love playing book matchmaker too so these are definitely some to keep in mind. Thanks!

  6. I'm almost ashamed to say that I have not yet read Slaughterhouse Five (although it IS on my I-must-read-before-I-die list!) My Not-So-Bebe-Girl turned me on to The Hunger Games series (BLEW through them, especially the first two!), and have a 22-year-old, 17-year-old, and 10-year-old who have all read the Harry Potter books (me along with them) - LOVE, even on re-reads! The Giver is a household favorite and I have The Mysterious Benedict Society on my wishlist! Great list of books!

  7. Hmm I would be really interested to see what she loves about Sense and Sensibility -- I know a lot of people don't find that one as intriguing as Austen's other works. Great lists -- I love ALL of those books!

  8. I love standing in book stores and recommending books to people although they may find me to be intrusive >.< some of them may even think I'm attempting to flirt, but I'm not! I just want to push books into people's hands!

  9. Excellent choices. There is nothing better than recommending the right book to a person!
    I loved Sean Griswold's Head but still need to read Lindsey's other series.
    Thanks for the reminder!


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