Friday, July 6, 2012

Follow Friday (5)

This is a weekly theme hosted by Parajunkee's View & Alison Can Read.

Q: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don't like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.

Genre: I am not the biggest fan of contemporary. Of course I like Sarah Dessen and a few others but I never had one that I just absolutely loved and stood out from the others.

The book that changed that:
Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.

I could just go on and on and on about why I love this book, but I'm sure that most of you have already read this & Anna and the French Kiss (oh la la!). I picked this up because I was tired of feeling out of the loop with all the five-star reviews on goodreads. This book makes me want to read other contemporary novels, since my usual pick is dystopian or paranormal.


  1. I've actually been meaning to pick up Lola and the Boy Next Door, but haven't had a chance to yet. I think I'll bump it up on my to-read list. :)

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  2. Oh, great answer! I absolutely loved this book! Thanks for stopping by! My Follow

  3. I haven't read this one. Maybe I'll look into it.

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  4. Hopping through. It's really hard to go wrong with Stephanie Perkins. Have you read the Probability of Love at First Sight? I bet you'd like it.
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  5. I heard Stephanie Perkins was really good, going to have to check it out.

    New follower


  6. I mean how could you not love this book! All people who are iffy on contemp should read this or Anna & the French Kiss :)

    Old follower hopping through!

  7. I'm not too big a fan of contemporary either - so I can totally agree with this, and Anna was one of my favourite contemporary reads too! Definitely an awesome read!

    Old follower :)

    My FF this week

  8. Seen this book a lot! I am not a contemporary reader myself though. I need my paranormal or fantasy!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  9. I still haven't read Lola and the Boy Next Door, but I've heard great things about it.

    New GFC follower :)

    Here's my FF #2 if you want to know my answer to this week's question.

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Saw this around a lot, haven't read it.

  11. I LOVE Anna and The French Kiss! It has to be one of my favorite books :)

    Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  12. Oh my gosh this book looks so cute!

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  13. Great choice! I have always been sort of "iffy" about the contemporary I read! Old follower! Just stopping by!!


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