Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Nice Problem to Have... But I Still Need Your Help

It's becoming a tradition for hubs and I to collect our spare change throughout the year in a milk bottle/carafe thing and come January (at least this year and last year it was January) we split up the coins at the local Coinstar machine.  Instead of taking straight cash (for which they charge like a 9% fee), you can get an eCertificate to places like iTunes, Amazon, GAP stores, etc...  Last year, I put all my money into iTunes, but this year I got smart and split it up and it was miraculous how it worked out--$25 to Amazon, $25 to iTunes!!  (Hubs couldn't find a place he wanted so he took straight cash of $55 and some odd cents which he will probably take to some outdoor store to buy a new Duck Decoy)
Not too bad for a year's collection in a milk bottle!! Who knew?!?!

So here's my problem: narrowing down my choices.  Obviously I am going to get books from Amazon because to this brain, that's all they sell ;)

Some of the titles I'm considering:
Nightshade: Book 1 Anna and the French Kiss Firelight Incarceron 
The Lost Saint: A Dark Divine Novel Unearthly (Unearthly - Trilogy) The Iron King (Harlequin Teen) Matched

The list really does go on and on.... because there are still so many books that have yet to be released--I'd just need patience for that!!  (plus I really should be looking out for my 2011 Reading Challenge we're going to host at bookrushed.com! But I'll do a post on that later this week ;)  Let's not even mention the STACK of books in my TBR pile here at home and the new stack of books I've won from blog contests (a post on that coming as well!).

So, what say you?  Any votes for which 3 books my list should be narrowed down to??  Feel free to throw some at me that aren't on the list--if you loved it, tell me.  

19 comments:

  1. 1- Nightshade
    2- The Iron King
    3- The lost saint (I have not read it yet but its my next purchase/wish list item.)

    Good luck choosing, these are all great books!

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  2. I have Firelight on my To Be Read pile (she's PART DRAGON! It has to be awesome, right?), and loooved Anna and the French Kiss. The rest I haven't read. The covers are all SO gorgeous - I don't envy you having to choose between them.

    This reminds me that I got an Amazon gift card for Christmas ... I may be joining you in these tough book-buying decisions soon!

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  3. I just finished reading Matched last night. I loved the writing and characters. I'm not even a usual YA or dystopian reader, and I still loved it. That's the best recommendation I can give. You lucky girl! Enjoy your mad money on Amazon.

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  4. TOP THREE MUST-HAVES IN ORDER

    1. FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
    2. Matched by Ally Condie
    3. Anna and The French Kiss

    Amazing reads!

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  5. This is not a helpful comment, I'm afraid, (unless you haven't read the Hunger Games, in which case buy that) but dang if YA doesn't have some beautiful covers!
    - Sophia

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  6. I'd choose Matched for sure. I liked the story a lot. I also just read the first half of Across the Universe which just released yesterday. Really well written.

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  7. Hmmm, may vote is:
    1-Iron King
    2-Matched
    3-The Lost Saint

    It's honestly a hard decision, I felt guilty picking only 3!!!

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  8. keep incarceron and anna and the french kiss for sure. I loved them both, especially incarceron

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  9. I've heard great things about Anna & the French Kiss. I read Incarceron. It's excellently written, but it was hard for me to get in to because I was so very, very confused for most of the book. I haven't read The Lost Saint yet, but I really like DD. Matched was good. Wait until after my contest to see if you win it before you buy it, though. :)

    But it looks like you can't go wrong with any of them. Great problem to have!!

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  10. Firelight and Matched!! It looks like such a dilemma though!

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  11. The only one I've read is MATCHED, and I really liked it. I've heard so many great things about ANNA that that's the one I'd pick if I were buying. :)

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  12. I have readed

    Matched
    The Lost Saint
    NightShade
    Firelight

    I would say
    Matched
    Firelight
    The Lost Saint in that order

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  13. I have to say that Anna and the French Kiss was absolutely fabulous. Cute! Flirty! French! Highly recommend that one.

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  14. I haven't read any of them but I won Matched in a contest so I am anxiously awaiting its arrival! :) I am totally with you on the Coinstar thing... I save all my change and take it there twice a year and always pick the Amazon certificate. YEAH BOOKS!

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  15. Wow, y'all are NOT making this any easier!! (although I am noticing which books are NOT being mentioned, so I will keep that in mind)

    And yes, Karen, I will wait until after your contest! Fingers crossed!!

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  16. I read the first chapter of Matched and LOVED it. That's my first choice :)

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  17. Firelight and Matched are sitting on my shelves waiting to be read this year so.. do that!

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  18. I can't see the list you posted ... which is weird, but judging from the comments before me, I would say Matched! But now I want to go read Firelight ...

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