Getting to Know You BLOG HOP + Giveaway

Posted November 15, 2014 / Personal / Information / Etc. / 40 Comments

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The lovely ladies over at Cuddlebuggery got a beautiful new look for their blog, came back from hiatus, and started up the GETTING TO KNOW YOU Blog Hop! This blog hop is specifically to get to know bloggers and help build a strong community.

“This blog hop is to let people know a little about yourself and who you are and to get your name out there! Post ideas include other hobbies you enjoy, favorite movies or music, why you decided to start blogging/writing or anything else you feel comfortable sharing. And since this is a bookish community, please share a book or series that’s special to you.”

This post is one of three that I’ll be having over the course of the Blog Hop! I don’t post too much personal information, and since my blog is fairly new, maybe some of you would like a chance to get to know me better. Here’s my schedule of the posts and what info they’ll be featuring:

  • 11/15 – Getting to Know You: Introduction and Special Book Series
  • 11/20 – Getting to Know You: Why I Blog and Other Hobbies
  • 11/27 – Getting to Know You: Favorite Movies and Music

gtk special seriesPretty Little Liars (Pretty Little Liars, #1)I’ve talked before about how the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard is incredibly special to me. I read a lot of books in middle school and early high school, but very few hooked me quite like PLL did. Remember, this was LONG before there was a TV show. Each time one of the books would come out, I’d run to the store and buy it. This was when very few of my friends read books for pleasure. Luckily I never felt like I was looked at funny for enjoying books; I never had to hide it to avoid being called a nerd.

This series is still one I anxiously await for the new books to come out. The final book in the series is coming in December, and it truly feels like the end of an era. During my reading dark ages of college, this series was the ONE series that I continued with. I would still get the book within the first day or two of its release… and then immediately finish it within another couple of days.

The Pretty Little Liars series enabled me to read during a time when I had no friends to discuss books with. It helped me continue reading even when I had no time or energy to do so. I now watch the show religiously (even though it doesn’t match up with the books) and follow Sara Shepard’s new releases like a crazy person.

giveawayYou can win one of the books from the following list. These are some of my favorite books that I read between July and October. They can be in Kindle format or physical copies if you prefer! (Click the Rafflecopter button at the bottom on the post)

  • Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
  • The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard
  • Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke
  • Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
  • Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
  • Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini
  • Just Like Fate by Kat Patrick and Suzanne Young
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  • Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
  • Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • All Our Yesterdays by Crisin Terrill
  • The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • Aspen by Rebekah Crane
  • Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner
  • Shadowlands by Kate Brian
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

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40 responses to “Getting to Know You BLOG HOP + Giveaway

  1. If you liked Eleanor & Park, then I would recommend one of Rainbow Rowell’s other books, Attachments. It’s unique in it’s setting and premise, and of course Rainbow Rowell totally makes it work!

  2. Great post and I enjoy reading the other “getting to know you” posts! From the looks of it you have fabulous taste in books. That list above is pretty much either books I’ve read or want to read. Also, I read your bio and I’m also a huge fan of Friends! I’m not sure you love it more than I do though. Maybe we can love it equally? 😉 Looking forward to getting to know you!

  3. I really enjoy all of Rainbow Rowell’s other books, as well as Stephanie Perkins’ other books. For an author not included on the list, I would also say that you should try On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. Really, ALL of her books are amazing, but Jellicoe Road is my favorite.

  4. I really enjoy all of Rainbow Rowell’s and Stephanie Perkins’ other books, so you should give them a try. For an author not already on your list, you should try Melina Marchetta. All of her books are great, but On the Jellicoe Road is the best.

  5. I am so bad with the contemp genre BUT, if you enjoyed Trial by Fire by Josephine angelini then you should read her Starcrossed series (Starcrossed,Dreamless,Goddess). It has to do with Greek mythology and IS FABULOUS!!!!

  6. Nice to meet you! I’ve loved many of the books on your list and added a few to my to-read list from here. I adore Rainbow Rowell, Kelsey Macke, and Sarah Ockler! I’m going to suggest my own book, Love and Other Unknown Variables, since you seem to like contemporary YA lit. It was published by Entangled Teen in October of this year.

  7. Have you read We Were Liars?? It reminds me of Pretty Little Liars the TV show (I’ve not read the books). But we actually get answers in this book. I loved it. I read it over the summer for fun and am so glad I did! Your blog post totally makes me realize I need to get on reading the PLL books though!

    • I loved the PLL books, they were a huge part of keeping me reading even when I had no time throughout the college years. Yeah I read We Were Liars but I wasn’t a fan of it 🙁 I think the audio version kind of ruined it for me, too

  8. Makaela

    I love the show! I’m 26, so I didn’t think I would enjoy it. But, my little sister made me watch it and I got sucked in. I definitely want to read the books next year. It will be a great binge-read series! Can’t wait for spoilers coming in December… 🙁

    • Definitely a great binge read! I wish I could have done that. I probably will again someday. It gets really difficult to remember what happened in the last book because they’re all so crazy! Luckily Shepard releases them 2x a year though, so there’s only a 6 month wait between books. I can’t handle the fact that it’s finally ending though! 🙁

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