Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blogger Spotlight: Bethany's Desert Island Books

Welcome to our blogger spotlight week!!! We have some new bloggers that have joined us recently and are wanting all of you to get to know them better! Plus, we've been asked several times for recommendations on what people should be reading! Therefore, new bloggers + recommendation requests = Blogger Spotlight: Desert Island! (dun, dun, dun)
If you want to join in on the fun-- blog your top 5 YA books (and feel free to add 5 adult if you want). Then comment with your link or just list your DIB in the comments!

Howdy, all! I’m Bethany, an honorary sister here! I went to college at Baylor University in Texas (with my fabulous co-bloggers Brittany and Marylee) where I studied Theatre and Professional Writing. Now, I live in New York City and work in publishing, which gives me an excuse to read all the time! When I’m not reading, I like to go to the theatre, guzzle coffee, heckle tourists and look for cheap adventures around the city. I also like thunderstorms, wildlife, Frasier and being crafty (as in making crafts…not scheming. Although I do that sometimes, too). But enough about me! On to the important stuff!

I don’t know about everyone else, but I think picking desert island books is HARD! I’m constantly changing my mind, so my list is more like what I’d bring to the island THIS week!

YA picks:
Harry Potter Series. Obviously. (In order: 6, 7, 3, 4, 1, 2, 5)

The Hunger Games Series. Come on. You can’t go to a DESERT ISLAND without these books. Survival tips, ahoy!
The Book Thief.
Ella Enchanted. Pay no attention to that abomination of a movie. This book started my obsession with YA Lit when I was 9 years old. I was seriously annoyed when Prince Char didn’t make it into the Crush Tourney.

Anne of Green Gables. I’m not sure if this list is supposed to have classic YA lit, but Anne takes the cake!

Runners Up:
Hourglass by Myra McEntire, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Other Current Picks:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Persuasion by Jane Austen The Awakening by Kate Chopin A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Runners Up:
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss

If you want more where this came from, please go check out the Goddesses of Rhyme's DIB post over at Fictitious Delicious.