November 7th, 2012

Get Real: Books and Read-a-likes

I know it’s been a couple days since the Get Real Panel, but I wanted to post the books I talk about and their read-a-likes

1. Kissing the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole
Marshall Cavendish, 2012
Themes: LGBTQ, Road Trip, Grief
Read-a-likes: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Matson, In Honor by Jessica Kirbi

2. Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt
Walkers Children, 2012
Themes: Cancer, Boy next door
Read-a-likes: Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Summer I Turned Pretty by Jennifer Hahn

3. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally, Sourcebooks, 2011
Themes: Girl Power, Football, Love triangle
Read-a-likes: Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey,  Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

4. The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
S&S, 2011
Themes: Verse, Switched at birth
Read-a-like: Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

5. Pushing the Limit by Katie McGarry
Harlequin Teen, 2012
Themes: Alt POV, death, mental illness
Read-a-likes: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

6. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, Penguin,2012
Themes: Boy next door, Big family, Tough decisions/right vs. wrong
Read-a-likes: LoLa and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

7. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill, Randomhouse, 2012
Themes: Breaking out of the shell, Class Trip, Love in unexpected places
Read-a-likes: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Site by Jennifer E. Smith, Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

8. Seth Baumgartner’s Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
HaperCollins, 2010
Themes: Male POV, Podcast, Questioning Love
Read-a-likes: The Loser’s Guide to Love and Life by A.E. Cannon, Storky by D.L. Garfinkle

9. Over You by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus, HaperCollins, 2012
Themes: Getting over broken hearts
Read-a-likes: Love, Inc by Yvonne Collins and Sandy Rideout, The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

10. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
Bloomsbury, 2012
Themes: Sailing/Family Vacation, Best friends boyfriend
Read-a-likes: Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott, Something Like Fate by Susan Colasanti

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