Saturday, January 17, 2015

Book Spotlight and a Giveaway! If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I have sooooo many books! I have a ton of print books and probably even more e-books. The Book Spotlight feature that I typically post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the books I have. There are a lot of different reasons that I might be letting some of my books go, the biggest one is that we recently moved and I discovered how many books I really do have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy them. 

The book that I am featuring this week is one that I read and loved. It starts so intensely and you just have to keep reading. I have not seen the movie but I hear it is great. The movie trailer is below in case you haven't seen it either. And Where She Went (If I Stay, Book 2) is on my TBR list. 

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!

If I Stay (If I Stay #1)

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Series: If I Stay #1
Paperback, and e-book, 217 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Speak

The critically acclaimed, bestselling novel from Gayle Forman, author of Where She Went, Just One Day, Just One Year, and the forthcoming I Was Here

On a day that started like any other, Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, admiring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, between a happy past and an unknowable future, Mia spends one critical day contemplating the only decision she has left. It is the most important decision she'll ever make.

Simultaneously tragic and hopeful, this is a romantic, riveting, and ultimately uplifting story about memory, music, living, dying, loving.

Movie Trailer

Doesn't that look so good? 

About the author

Gayle Forman

'My name is Gayle Forman and I love to write young-adult novels. Because I do. So thank you for reading them. Because without you, it’d just be me. And the voices in my head.'

Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Jane, Seventeen, Glamour, Elle, and The New York Times Magazine, to name just a few. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.  

Connect with Gayle

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  1. I read this book, I went on an emotional roller coaster with Mia and Adam. I laughed, I cried, and couldn't wait to turn the page. I am reading Where she went now, poor Adam I so hope it works out.

  2. I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I will.

  3. I have to read this. Just added it to my must read list.

  4. I haven't read If I Stay but have heard many recommendations from other people.

    I feel like it has some paranormal element, I suppose? Not sure since haven't read it but really want to to discover if it truly is that good.

    I am also aware about book two being titled 'Where She Went'.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Thanks for this intriguing and lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. If I Stay sounds great, i would like to read this book. Thank you

  7. It's been many, many years since I read this book. I would love to be able to read it again. I watched the movie, it had me crying like a baby, and I don't cry at movies. Thank you so very much.

  8. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I have been meaning to read this for a while! :D
    Mary G Loki

  9. Looks like an intriguing book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  10. I haven't read any of her books before, but this one sure sounds good. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  11. I loved the movie, but REALLY want to read the book! It is always better! Thank you for this cool giveaway!
    kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

  12. I loved the movie but I haven't read the book yet and I know its going to b awesome! Its been on my TBR shelf since forever so I can't wait to read it! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!!

  13. I have this movie but I am waiting to read the book first!! I am crossing my fingers on this one!! Thank you for the chance!

  14. I haven't seen the movie or read the book. I definitely would love to read the book first, then watch the movie. I enjoy books so much more when I can create my own picture of what is happening and not have the movie in my head. I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity.

  15. I watched the movie of this the other day and LOVED it! I've been dying to read the book since. I'm sure it's amazing!

  16. This sounds like an interesting story that I would enjoy reading.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  17. One of my students tried to give me a big spoiler on this one! I need to read it so that I can talk with him about it.

  18. I'm dying to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  19. I've been wanting to read this one, thanks for the chance!

  20. I borrowed this one from a friend and LOVED it :-)

  21. Loved the movie! I read parts of the book but never finshed reading it and had to give it back.

  22. I haven't read the book yet nor seen the movie but they both sound intriguing!


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