The Book That Got Away

Update: This contest is now closed.

2012 doth approach, Figs, and you’ve likely seen all sorts of “Best Books of 2011” lists flying around the web. It’s Top 10 THIS and the Top 10 THAT, and honestly, you’re kind of tired of it, because all these lists are just reminding you that you didn’t get a chance to read “THIS” or “THAT.”

Never fear, Figs! As usual, Figment is here to save the day. In the comments section below, tell us one book that “got away” this year; something that you really, really wanted to read, but couldn’t. And then, like the magnanimous gift givers we are, we’ll randomly pick one of you to receive the book you’ve chosen. You have from now until 11:59:59 PM on December 31, 2011 to comment, so don’t wait! Tell us now.

Need help deciding which book you’re just dying to win? Check out the list of Top Ten Young Adult Books of 2011 we put together for Huffington Post High School. Yes, we know, it’s another list, but we made it, so, I mean, obviously…

Congratulations to Bridger, the randomly selected winner!

205 thoughts on “The Book That Got Away

  1. My friends have been passing around “Inheritance” from the Eragon series, and it has just recently been taken back by the owner… for good! I never got a chance to read it, so that’s my book that got away. πŸ™
    (Oh, and did I comment in the right place?)

  2. For me, the book I never got the chance to read (through not knowing about it, and then forgetfulness, and then… you get the idea), was Divergent by Veronica Roth, which actually happened to be on the Top Ten Young Adult Books of 2011 list.

    • actually I take that back- 2 books got away. Divergent by Veronica Roth, and the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

  3. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY FOR FIGMENT GIVING PEOPLE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!

    I know which book I want.

    SCORPIO RACES. I think you know who wrote that… ;D

    ~Fawkes

  4. I have been wanting to read Forever, it seems like, forever! I read Maggie Stiefvater’s first two books and found them enthralling. Happy New Year!!

  5. Earlier this year I read Matched, by Ally Condie, and I have been dying to read Crossed, the sequel, ever since it came out. πŸ™‚

  6. It’s like you guys know exactly what we’ve been going through! Although I missed a lot of books I wanted to read this year, the one I regretted not reading the most is ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern. I keep hearing about how great it is, how much everyone loved it, and how it got a big optioning price… AND it’s a nanowrimo novel. I look at it longingly on Amazon every once in a while, then regret never picking up a copy.

  7. Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles or The Break Up Bible by Melissa Kantor. They both look fantastic but i have been so busy with my school work I haven’t had time recently to check out the books.

  8. Amazing opportunity! πŸ˜€
    The book that got away is most definitely “Legend by Marie Lu”.

    I found her deviantart page ages before the book came out and absolutely loved her art, and ended up finding out about Legend through her DA journal. I’ve been waiting for it to come out ever since! Can’t wait to read it πŸ˜€ But then again, I’m broke, haha.

  9. I tried to grab my hands on a copy of Everfound, by Neal Shusterman, this year, but I can never seem to find one wherever I look. -.- I’ve read the entire Skinjacker series and I would just DIE to get one. πŸ˜›

  10. I never had time to read “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. I had first heard of it when I was in England. My cousin recommended it. She had borrowed the book from her friend and I read the first two chapters. When I arrived back it the States I just never had time to get it. I would love to be able to read it now!!

  11. I really REALLY wanted to read Fracture. It just looked so good and I tried to get it a few times but my library never had it -.-

  12. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
    I am obsessed with Victorian era life and feel that I would fall in love with this book. It promises a dark side and centers around a girl near my age, I can totally relate!

  13. The book that past me by this year was definitely “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. It’s one of those books that follows me everywhere; I saw it first when I cut through the bookstore on my break at work. I picked it up, enticed by the cover, but didn’t have the money for it at the time. I found it again while I was on vacation in LA, but I was running late for my flight (which I barely got on in time) and didn’t have room for anything extra at any rate. It just looks so whimsical; I really want to read it, but I keep forgetting about it until I’m at home, at a loss for something to read, and nowhere near a book store.

  14. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    (EVERYONE I came across told me this book was fantastic… Literally… Everyone.)

  15. I would really, really, really *repeats some more* like “The Throne of Fire” by Rick Riordan. πŸ˜€ And if I were to receive it… Well, that would be wonderful, to say the least!

  16. I have been dieing to read that new Eragon book!! I started reading that series when I was like, eight! So, I want to see how it ends!!!

  17. The Lost Stories, by John Flanagan. Either that or The Outcasts, the first of the Brotherband Chronicles, also by John Flanagan. Thank you SOOO much!

  18. i wanted to read Ruthless, Book 10 from the Pretty Little Liars series but apparently i have read too many ‘trashy’ novels these past few months, so i have to put that on hold…

  19. I really REALLY wanted to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs but never got the chance…I’d love it if I won(:

  20. Because of AP U.S. history and basketball, several books have escaped me this year. My friends keep raving about The Night Circus, but I just haven’t been able to get my hands on it. It sounds marvelous, and I would love to settle down with it over some hot cocoa after a game.

  21. I would like to read “Catching Jordan” by Miranda Kinnealy. How many YA Books have you read about a girl who plays quarterback on her high school football team?

  22. And So It Goes
    Kurt Vonnegut: A Life
    by Charles J. Shields

    I love Kurt Vonnegut, but I barely have time to read books I already own. Bah, I’ll get to the leaning tower of books eventually, and just place this one nicely on top.

  23. Dragon Dawn by Carole Wilkinson but, it didn’t come out this year.
    So I will go with The Fire by james Patterson.

    (I would prefer Dragon Dawn though.)

  24. I had really wanted to read The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. If you’re looking for a book on that list, though, then it would be The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.

  25. Have you ever wanted a book that you could never have? If you had a chance to take it,would you? Well here is my chance and I’m am going for it. The book I long for is The Iron Knight which came out October 25, 2011. I would appreciate it if I got this book because it’s my type of book and I really want it.

  26. Stay by Deb Caletti is most definitely my “book that got away”! The bookstore in my city hasn’t carried it for months, and the one time they got them in, it was sold out the next week when I went to buy it! I will get this work of brilliance, one way or another! I’m so excited to read it; I feel like I’ve been waiting forever πŸ™‚

  27. I really wanted to read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
    I’m dying to read this story, but never found it anywhere and I
    WOULD LOVE TO GET THIS BOOK!:)

  28. I wanted to read “Where She Went” by Gayle Forman so badly!!! I adored “If I Stay” and I never got a chance to read the second book!!! Happy New Year everyone. :):):)

  29. does it have to be a book on the book list? does it have to be a book published in 2011? if not, The Hunger Games. Please tell me otherwise.:)

  30. It makes me so sad that I haven’t read any of the books on the list! My mom won’t let me buy hard backs because they are almost $20, so I have to try to find these at the library, but I’ve had no luck. If I had to choose one that I would want to read the most, it would be How to Save a Life. It looks really good and it was always one of the books that caught my eye at Barnes & Noble.

  31. The Scorpio Races! I never got around to reading that, and I keep hearing stuff about Maggie Stiefvater, so I want to read her books.

  32. This past year I have been reading so much, but alas, I have not had enough time to read all of them so for this wonderful contest I would love to receive “Slice of Cherry” by Dia Reeves if it’s possible πŸ™‚

  33. I’ve failed to read so very much this year, but the novel that grabs at my attention is “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs. It’s synopsis is absolutely intriguing.

  34. A book I never got a chance to pick up this year was “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater. I’d heard great things about it, and I wanted to give it a try. I was hesitant, because of the whole ‘wear wolf’ the story, and I’m not much of one for paranormal romances, but I’ve gotten enough good reviews to want to read it! But I’ve had so many school assigned readings this year…I just never got to get it! I’d really appreciate a copy…pretty please?

  35. I’ve heard so much about the Hunger Games but I didn’t have a chance to get to read it. I saw the trailer for the movie but I wanted to read the real book first before I saw the movie. I’ve noticed that words can be richer and more powerful than films and I’m just dying to read it!

  36. I REALLY want to read “Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls Series #3)” by Maggie Stiefvater. Money has been tight though so I haven’t been able to buy it.

  37. This is great! There was one book I wanted for Christmas that I didn’t get, so . . . “The Name of the Star,” by Maureen Johnson.

  38. I’m not sure if it is to late to enter because I’m probably in a diffent time zone but here it is: One book that got away this year is “The Girl in the Steel Corset” by Kady Cross.

  39. The book that got away…. What an interesting thought. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand is the book I’ve been trying to read throughout the entire year. Yet I couldn’t quiet get my hands on a copy of it. All my friends who’ve read it, swears it’s amazing.

  40. I really wished I had a chance to read How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr during my winter break but my teachers had to just give me homework and having the whole family over the holidays didn’t help either. But I have to admit that it was a lot of fun and I don’t regret a minute of it.

  41. I sometimes leave series unfinished because either a) I read the first book or two in the series and the last one or next one has yet to come out, or b) I find a cool new book and then I burn through three or four series. Then I realize, oh hey! I forgot to read the next book in that series! And then sometimes I can’t even remember what I was reading because I’ve read so many in between. I would have to say that “Forever” in the “Shiver” series by Maggie Steifvater would be the one that got away. I read the other book in the summer of 2010ish. Then the third hadn’t come out yet so I waited around and in the meantime read like 20 other books. I saw it at the bookstore the other day and I was like OH YEAH! But I have a book I’m already reading and then another lined up after that. But I would really love to read the “maybe” final chapter in the lives of Grace and Sam and see what happens. I really liked the first two book, I think I read them in a span of like a week or so. So that is my wish for this New Years! Happy New Year’s to everyone at fig! πŸ™‚

  42. I really wanted to read Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. Oh, and I haven’t read the Hunger Games so also the first book of those. But Alibrandi is my first choice. Happy new year everybody!

  43. For a while now, I’ve really wanted to read Once Dead, Twice Shy. I read a short story by the author that was like an introduction to the book, and it made me really curious. Not only did it sound really interesting (a girl gets killed on prom night, then gets brought back to life? How does that not get your attention?), but the character list is heavy with reapers, both good and bad, with made it perfect more my ‘must read’ list, since they’re my second favorite cryptozoological existance. So, make me happy, and give me the reapers, please?

  44. “Inheritance,” the final installment in the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini that began with Eragon, was the book that “got away” from me this year. Between college and homework, I’ve had little time for any pleasure reading at all! I have all of the other books and just need this one so that in the summer (when I have some free time) I can re-read the entire series and finally finish it. I have been waiting so long for the last book and I am so excited that it finally came out, but unfortunately, I have had no time to read it–or even acquire it! The whole series was fantastic, so I’m looking forward to reading the last installment.

  45. Well, I had really wanted to read The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. But my eyesight is really bad, so it takes a long time to read that sort of book especially, and I kept having to check it out from the library multiple times. Never made it past somewhere near the middle, unfortunately. The bits that I did manage to read were very good ^_^

    Ah, Figment-Gods, ye’re too nice to us users of your site, you really are, Mellyn Nin ^_^

  46. The Mark of the Golden Dragon: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea (Bloody Jack Adventures) by L.A Meyer

  47. The one book I’ve wanted to read since I heard it published was The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross. A friend of mine recommended her work, since I’m a big fan of Steampunk and can rarely find a good read about it.
    I have been so busy with my coursework and my extracurriculars that I haven’t even been able to, at least, reserve a copy from the library! Oy! …and now I’m without a good read for the holiday break. πŸ™

  48. I really wanted to read ‘Twisted’ by Sara Shepard. My library doesn’t have it, and neither did any stores around me. Now ‘Ruthless’ is out, which I did buy, and I can’t read it until I read ‘Twisted’. I love the Pretty Little Liars series, and hope I can win a copy of ‘Ruthless’!

  49. Sorry, I replied to the wrong post originally.

    The book that I really wanted more than anything this year was probably β€œRaising Unicorns” by Jessica S. Marquis. Really, who doesn’t want to learn how to start a unicorn farm? xD

  50. “Across the Universe” is my “Book That Got Away.” I put in a request for it at the library, and so it would be a serious challenge now to read it by the end of 2011, with every other bit of chaos going on that’s going on. I so desperately want to read it. It sounds intriguing, particularly because science fiction is not normally what I go for, but also because the ship’s dictator over the new planet’s successor, a boy about her age, as I understand it, is also awake. Things become even more twisted when the reader of the book jacket discovers that she wasn’t simply woken, but was to be murdered in her waking. As a result, the boy and she are off on an adventure that will surely bind their fates tighter together (and possibly spark a new love!) and that could thrust Amy into the very face of death. Amy left everything behind–her friends, her boyfriend, a future–to be with her family on the planet they’re travelling to on a ship called Godspeed, and so, the possibility of a romance with this as-yet-unnamed boy is definitely intriguing. Will she open her heart to him, or try to shut him out so that she won’t get hurt again? I’m so curious to find out! I can’t wait to read it!!!

  51. The book that got away from me was Diana Gabaldon’s “Scottish Prisoner”. It’s a part of the Lord Grey series that I have the first book of but not this one! πŸ™‚

  52. Is this how you leave a comment…? I hope so!
    Well, I really wanted to read Divergent by Veronica Roth, but I never got the chance… πŸ™

  53. This year I was dying to read Sarah Addison Allen’s newest book, The Peach Keeper. I love all of her novels, and I even asked for the book for Christmas. But, my mom forgot to buy it. I’d love to have it. I mean I’d really, really, really love to have it. πŸ™‚

  54. Awww, man, Figment- my “book that got away” was right at the top of your list! “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth. Dystopian literature is a favorite subgenre of mine, and I try to read as much of it as I can, even though I can never seem to finish whenever I try to write something dystopian. I’m really excited to see how Ms. Roth pulls it off- and the book has some great reviews, so I’m expecting AWESOMENESS. πŸ™‚

  55. I had started to read this book when it got lost
    yes, lost.
    I rode a bus and left it in my bag which as you can guess
    i left on the bus.
    I was so upset because this book literally got away from me and I tried to go to the library to check it out but they didn’t have it and then i tried to get an inter library loan but they said it was too new of a book. And the lady ripped the paper right in front of my face. Then they got it! but no i am on a waiting list to finish it. I’d do anything to get this book. It’s called 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
    Thank you so much if you chose me. it would be the best present ever.

  56. I really wanted to read Bossypants by Tina Fey, but I never got a chance to get my hands on a copy. I am a huge fan of Tina Fey, and I can’t wait to read her funny and witty autobiography.

  57. The book that got a way was The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor! It just kept slipping through my fingers this year!

    I think this is a great idea! Some one is going to have a very lucky New Year!

    Happy almost 2012!!!!!!!!!

  58. It’s not a book that came out this year but I would love to win a copy of Lost in Austen by Emma Campbell Webster. Whenever I don’t have any money, I find copies of it everywhere and whenever I do have money, I can’t find it anywhere!

  59. I am not just saying this because I love you, dear PUBLISHERS!! but I’ve been dying to read Dream School and my dad was going to get it for me for Christmas, but he never did. ‘Tis an everlasting knife in my side, it is.

  60. My one book that got away- Passing Strange (A Generation Dead Book) By Daniel Waters! I couldn’t find it anywhere!

  61. I would really enjoy a copy of Bossypants by Tina Fey- I am a huge fan of hers and never got a chance to get my hands on this informative and witty autobiography!(:

  62. 2010 was not a great reading year for me. I was doing all these essays and and applications and studying for AP this and AP that. I still ended up checking out a lot of books though. Not sure why but I feel weird unless I have a book on me. In fact, I have a stack of books in my closet that I haven’t read yet but bought basically because they were so new and shiny. So that’s how I ended up with the fist book of the “Escape From Furnace” series in my backpack for 4 straight weeks. I hadn’t even cracked it open one day before it was due. We had a free period that day where we had to read so I ended up starting it-and being distracted all day until 5th period because I was hooked. As soon as I could, I slipped away and checked out the next one (which I finished that day). Sadly, the next one wasn’t out yet(and it ended on such a cliffhanger so it was extra cruel). It still wasn’t out the next time I went to B+N and the time after THAT I was so sick on teenlit (brooding medium+sexy ghost? really?) that I went straight to the younger kids section without even remembering to look for it. I even tried to win it in a twittergame here once but no dice (curse you140 character limit!). Which sums up the reasons I was not able to read Death Sentence (Smith) this year. Anyone who can fix that problem for me will seriously have my love forever.

  63. I wanted to read Loki by Mick Vasich, but didn’t have enough money to get it. Unfortunately, it’s not at my library either XD

    Sorry if this is actually a second comment by me; I tried to post one earlier, but then my internet died so I dunno if it showed up or not.

  64. This year, I spent most of my time reading Harry Potter and therefore missed out on a book that is the sequel to Allie Condie’s book MATCHED. It is called CROSSED. Thanks for this little sort of contest thing. I like it.

  65. This book has escaped from my reading clutches…

    The Scorpio Races
    by Maggie Stiefvater

    I have tried to rescue it, but alas, I have failed. Help me!

  66. Hi!

    I’ve been dying for the book, Where She Went by Gayle Forman. I wanted to give this book to my sister, but was unable to get my hands on it. If I Stay was her favorite book and i’m sure she will treasure this because she loves music. (Hence Julliard…)

  67. The book that got away from me is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. I read the description and I could tell it was the book for me. But, I couldn’t find it anywhere, including my school library and the small bookstore down the road. Help! Please and thanks.

  68. I didn’t get to read “Crossed” by Ally Condie, the second book in the Matched series. I would LOVELOVELOVE to win this! xD Good luck to everyone, though! And thanks Figment for making this contest!

  69. Hats of to you, Figment. This is an incredibly nice thing to do. As for the book I’d give anything to receive, I’d love Chime by Franny Billingsley. Happy New Year!

  70. Oh…oops…it said “Came out THIS year” XD Well…from those then…

    Witch Eyes, by Scott Tracey. It looks amazing! I’ve wanted to read it so badly, but can’t seem to locate it anywhere ^_^

  71. Oh, dear. All the books I should have read. So. Many. Books.
    I guess the book that tops the list is Shiver by Maggie Steifvater…. I never read it due to the long waiting list at the library, but I should have because I entered the seventeen contest where we win a phone call from her.

  72. I found about this book just most everybody else did – through the movie. I was holding off watching it so I could read the book first, too. I love the feeling of reading a book before you watch the movie. It’s like a little inside joke between you and the director – only you know what the director was trying to convey. But when I watched “The Help” with my family a couple days ago, I teared up more times than I’d like to admit. It was a truly beautiful story and I REALLY want to read the book to see how it compares.

  73. The Hunger Games!! All of my friends have read it and are dying to see the movie, but I haven’t been able to read it myself :(. I’ve been dying to!!

  74. Jean Auel’s – The Land of Painted Caves is the final book in the Earth’s Children series. I have been wanting to read it since it came out this summer. Finally more of the Story of Ayla and Jondalar. I love Auel’s descriptive writing style that brings her characters to life. A glimpse into the way people lived 25,000 years ago

  75. Oh my gosh, there are so many! But probably “Sweetly” by Jackson Pearce. I love her youtube channel and I kept meaning to read her books but I couldn’t find them at the library.

  76. I really wanted to read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I read an excerpt, and it kind of reminded me of The Prestige, which is one of my favorite movies.

  77. The book that got away this year was a beautiful one, I’m sure. Those pages smelled amazing, as do the pages of all truly good books.
    So, the title of my lost love is…
    Divergent by Veronica Roth.
    πŸ™‚

  78. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien! I’d just die if I ever got a chance to read it. I’ve heard nothing bit good things.

  79. The Daughter of Smoke and Bones by Laini Taylor. It just kept slipping from my grasp.

    This is a great way to kick off the New Year!

    HAPPY ALMOST 2012!! Woo…apocalypse…

  80. After reading the entries for the iheartdaily contest, I was drawn to the book “The Girl in the Steel Corset,” by Kady Cross. I loooove books set in different eras and this one looked so intensely interesting! I’ve never found a book that made me want to read it like this one did!

  81. I Am Number Four – The Lost Files: Six’s Legacy
    by Pittacus Lore
    I never got a chance to buy that:D
    Thanks Figment!

  82. I would love to read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. I know it’s crazy that I still haven’t read the series, but it always hardest to find the first book; I guess it’s just that good. Thanks for considering πŸ™‚

  83. I really really wanted to read Goliath by Scott Westerfeld! I loved Leviathan and Behemoth and I NEED to read the next one. i am so glad my cousin told me about Leviathan, and i got my hands on that, and now i have failed to get my hands on Goliath.It would be awesome to start off the new year with that book…
    now i need to stop writing this commment ‘cuz i got two parties to go to πŸ™‚
    Happy almost new year!!!!! <3

  84. After discovering a love for the Maximum Ride series, I have also discovered a sad fact: the only bookstore in town, a used bookstore, does not carry “MAX” by James Patterson. It is the next one in the series that I would very much like to read. Please. πŸ™‚

  85. Ohh theres so many.
    But I think I’ll pick the “Night circus”.The cover art is so pretty, comma and the book sounded extremly interesting.

  86. Oh dear Book Channukah Harry, please give me Clockwork Prince.
    Mi madre already got me Peregrine’s Home, so I can ask for no more of her and this book is literally needed. It’s necessary for future life.
    Okay, that was an exaggeration, but pretty please?

  87. Definitely The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater…Yeah, I probably spelled her name wrong. The concept is just so intriguing, and the cover looks awesome.

  88. Hmmm…. so sad that Scott Westerfeld’s β€œExtras” isn’t at my disposal. I would frown, but my face would freeze up, and I will be banished to a sad faced eternity.

  89. Hmm… there were many that I wanted to read, but I will choose one… I think… I like… “After Obsession”. Thank you SO much, Figment, for this opportunity!

  90. I’ve been wanting to read Forever, it seems like, forever! I read Maggie Stiefvater’s first two books in The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series, and never had the chance to read the latest. Happy New Year!!

  91. I am Dying because I really want the 2.5 book in the Caster Chronicles called Dream Dark by Kami Garcia!!!!!!!!!!! Please choose me and Beautiful Chaos, book 3 would be my next choice if you cannot find book 2.5!

  92. Goliath by Scott Westerfeld. Loved the first two of the series (finished Behemoth in about 1-2 days) and I didn’t even know Goliath came out! So dying to read this one!

  93. I HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY DYING FOR THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO TRILOGY FOR ABOUT FOREVERR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLZZ!!! I BEG OF YOU!!!!

  94. I really wanted to read Divergen by Veronica Roth. Unfortunately I never got around to it. There were just so many amazing books this year.

    Thanks so much!

  95. Well, “Divergent” by Veronica Roth looks wonderful, but there was a book you guys had a contest for a little while back, “Isle of Night” by Veronica Wolf. I remember really wanting to enter that contest because (although I didn’t think so as much at the time), the book looked really good. But by the time I poured my heart and soul into writing an awesome story, the deadline had already passed πŸ™ Anyway, I’d love a copy of the book to just devour in a night, so if you guys choose me, I’d be delighted and thrilled!

  96. There are about a billion books recommended on figment that I wanted to read, but never got a chance to or I just forgot about them. One of which is The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross.

  97. i really want to read fracture but i havent been able to find it in any of the bookstores near my house and they dont have it in the library at school.

  98. I definitely wanted to read “Where she went” by Gayle Forman. I read the first book and it was absolutely amazing and well written, so I can only assume that the sequel would be as well πŸ™‚

  99. To someone whose favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Emma, a book written in the twenty-first century shouldn’t be so attractive. But unfortunately, after reading Anna and the French Kiss and hearing about *Lola and the Boy Next Door*, I couldn’t help a little bit of longing for this book. Great literature it is not, but still I have yearned for it.

    Judge me as you will. πŸ˜‰

  100. Thw book I really wanted to read was Jay’s Journal. I just really needed to read another book like Go Ask Alice because I found it so interesting and terrifying that I need to read more.

  101. Crossed!! By Ally Condie. I mean, do you know what it’s like to actually crave a book?? Ever since I read the first, I can’t even stop thinking about it. =D and like a million others):

  102. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini from the Inheritance Cycle.

    I’ve read and own the first three books, and waited anxiously for 3 years to read it, but…I still haven’t had the chance.

  103. Graceling by Kristin Cashore, when I noticed how amazing of a story it was I immediately wanted to read it….but sadly…no….never read it.

  104. I really really wanted to read What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, but never got a chance to pick it up at the bookstore. High school just kind of got in the way, sadly. She is one of my absolute favorite authors and I have been dying to read this ever since it came out!

  105. Beastly
    All my friends have read it, it has taken my interest.
    Theres only one copy in our school system and has been on hold since the school got it. Our book store just closed so I have no way to read it.

  106. The book “The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan. I read the first book and got really hooked.Now I’m in suspense and I don’t think I can wait another Christmas.

  107. “The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making”. I keep on asking the librarians, and they just give me weird looks and ask me to spell ‘circumnavigated’. COME ON, LIBRARIANS!!! Not one has gotten back to me! And the title is sooooooo intriguing. And The Pale King, by David Foster Wallace, because his writing is fabulous and LONG LIVE FOOTNOTES.

    Thank you.

    Fig out.

  108. Definitely Crossed by Ally Condie. I read Matched and was dying to read the next book, but never got around to it. πŸ™‚

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