Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Follow - March 7

Friday Follow is a blog hop that was started by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  Each week a different question is posted by our hosts and we will answer!  This is a great opportunity for bloggers to network and interact. 
This week’s question –

Recommend some of your favorite back-list books – books that are at least a few years old (I’m thinking 5-10 years old rather than classics)

So what if my memory is poor??

OK, here goes - 

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
The Hate List - Jennifer Brown
Fallen - Lauren Oliver
Interview with a Vampire - Anne Rice
Pet Sematary - Stephen King
Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
(and probably Scarlett - Alexandra Ripley)
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Concubine's Children - Denise Chong

Ok, so I know it seems weird but before I started getting re-introduced into YA titles, I majored in East Asian studies and was interested in the lives of Asian women...and then got interested in horror fiction.  Diversity is good, right?

- Christinabean

p.s. I am willing to bet that if Curlypow put her list up, there would be at least 2-3 Fairytale retelling titles...perhaps even Ella Enchanted.... ;)

Ok, I just had to accept Christinabean's challenge.  Some of my favourite backlist titles are:

Spindle's End - Robin McKinley
Briar Rose - Jane Yolen
Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine (yes, Christinabean was correct with this one)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Schafer
The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
The Axis trilogy - Sarah Douglass
Austenland - Shannon Hale (she does great retellings as well)
The House at Riverton - Kate Morton
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation - Lauren Willig

I could keep going, but those are the first ones that spring to mind.  What a great question this week!

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  1. LOVED Gone with the Wind and Memoirs of a Geisha.

    Old follower. :)

    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

  2. I thought about putting something by King on my list, but it's been so long since I've read them. The Dark Half was one of my favorites. And I DID put Geisha on the list. Loved Gone With the Wind (it's getting time for a re-read) but Scarlet, not so much. Never heard of the Concubine one. I'll have to check it out. Thanks! Here’s my FF .

  3. Under normal circumstances I would've put Interview With A Vampire straight onto my list but I decided to choose books that weren't part of a big series of books but it's one of my favourite books EVER!

    Not familiar with some of the other titles so I will have to look them up!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

  4. I read quite a few of those- yeah :) Gone with the wind, The Thornbirds, Memoirs of a Geisha. The one which stuck in my mind most was Memoirs of a Geisha I suppose. Not knowing anything about that culture, it was an eye-opener, and a very entertaining one. I'm a new follower :)
    My FF post is here

  5. I'm embarrassed to say I haven't read any of the books that you guys have picked! I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing!
    New GFC follower :)

    My FF

    Witless Fool @ Obsessive Compulsive Reader