Book Recommendation of the Week

Friday, October 15, 2010

This is a regular feature here on the blog where I will basically recommend ONE specific book that I have read, and loved. It could be something I recently just read, or a one from five years ago. Doesn't matter when; if I feel as if a lot of people might like it as much as I do, then I'll recommend it! This week.. I recommend..

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Genre: Young Adult - contemporary
When I Read It: 2010
What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all—looks, popularity, the perfect boyfriend. Friday, February 12th should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead, it’s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact, she re-lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she had ever imagined.

Initial impression: I
hoped it would be good, since everyone was raving about it, and when I started to read it, I thought, "Okay, I've read about this before." But as I continued to read, I realized there was so much more depth to it than I originally expected. Yes, the plot may sound like it's been done before, but this book definitely surprised me and blew me away. It was so much better than I could have ever expected, and may be one of my favorite books this 2010!

Why I Loved It: Basically, it's a great story, it's wonderfully written, and it has a strong and lasting message.

Why you might like it: For the same reasons why I did. Also, I recommended this book to my friends, cousins, and some relatives. So far, everyone loved it; including the "non-readers." Book bloggers rave about it as well, making it one of the most talked about books so far this year. That must mean something, right? ;)

My official review for this book can be found here.
My interview with the author, Lauren Oliver, can be found here.
And if you're one of the ones that fell in love with this book as well, watch out for the author's second book called Delirium coming 2011 of February (If I'm not mistaken)


  1. I enjoyed this one too. Yes, it reminded me of Groundhog Day but it's the first time I've seen that premise used in YA books, and it was great to see Sam's character development.

  2. I continue to hear great things about this book :)

  3. It's one of the best books I've ever read. Now I can't wait for Delirium!

  4. Hi Jillian. Thanks for telling me that this is a great one. Yeah, the story sounds compelling. And your review makes the book caught my interest. Bravo!!

    Hay, I tagged you. Come over to my blog.

  5. Great recommendation! This is a really good book. :)