Website Wonders: Book Country: Discover New Fiction

10 Dec

Thank you for all the follows on my Twitter, messages, and e-mails. I love connecting more and more with fellow bloggers, writers, and readers.

So I thought I’d share a REAL website wonder today (rather than my own twitter, although I do have a twitter button now thanks to JackieP’s helpful suggestion.)

Since we’re all readers here, I thought I should give a website helping readers find new novels to read, whether it be YA or any other genre, so go here.

BookCountry.com has a virtual map of genres where you click whatever button that sounds pleasing to you, and you’re transported to a list of possible future reads (and the genre’s definition). After that, you can click, explore map, and choose subcategories which include: Funny, Fantastic, Sexy, Dark, Scary, Realistic, Innocent, & Light.

I think it’s a great place to start on the web when looking for new reads.

And I’m ALMOST on break now, so I’ve gotten two YA suggestions from Heather via Twitter.

Divergent or Matched??

Which one would you suggest I start with (as I unfortunately haven’t read either one.)

Let me know, and I’ll review it soon 😀

~SAT

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11 Responses to “Website Wonders: Book Country: Discover New Fiction”

  1. JackieP December 10, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Thanks for the mention! Also, my vote is for Divergent. Matched almost sounded like a rewrite of 1984, but maybe I’m wrong. I like the concept of Divergent. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. J.A. Ward December 10, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    This is a hard choice. I have not actually read Divergent but it is on the top of my list “to read” to start off 2013 and I have heard nothing but good things about the book. However, I have read Matched and instantly fell in love with it. The prose is very simple and straightforward but the way that poetry is tied in and the struggle Cassia faces to find her own self is so well-written. I would say you probably cannot go wrong with either suggestion but definitely read both at some point 🙂

  3. laurenbjorkman December 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Both are page turners for sure. Matched has more character development and relationships, which I liked. Divergent has a more fascinating world, imo.

  4. yhosby December 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I never heard of BookCountry.com; I’ll have to check it out. I’ll go with JackieP and say go with “Divergent”

    Keep smiling,
    Yawatta

  5. Takayta December 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Thanks for sharing BookCountry.com! It’s a cool website, and I now have some new books I want to read after browsing the maps. 😀
    I’ve read neither Divergent or Matched, but Divergent sounds more interesting to me, so I’d start with that one.

  6. Vishy December 13, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    Thanks for telling us about Book Country. I haven’t read ‘Divergent’ but I read ‘Matched’ last year and loved it. Allie Condie’s prose is so beautiful and each sentence has been sculpted carefully by the writer. I loved the story too. Hope you get to read it sometime. Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

  7. Katie's Korner Book Reviews and More December 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    I highly recommend Divergent! I read and reviewed it on my blog a few months ago and I also read the sequel, Insurgent. It’s a captivating world to read about. 🙂

  8. AvonleaWriter December 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    First of all, thank you so very much for following me! 😀
    I’d recommend Matched, but then, I haven’t read Divergent yet(it’s on my to read list). Matched was very interesting, and seemed fairly unique, though it did drag a bit.

  9. apunctuationmark December 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Also thanking you for following me!
    I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Divergent’, although I can’t put my finger on why, exactly. It drew me in, and ended in a way that has made me desperate to read the sequel! It started like standard YA dystopia, but, thankfully, ended up to be different from the deluge of other dystopia novels spawned by ‘The Hunger Games’s success. Unfortunately, I’ve only heard negative reviews of ‘Matched’.

  10. llipsspreadgossip December 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the website! I’ve never heard of it before, going to check it out now.

  11. Samuel Snoek-Brown January 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Interesting that Book Country is strictly market genres, so there’s no “literary” section on the map — and yet there are plenty of high quality literary works in the mix. McCarthy’s The Road under Dystopian, Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray under Horror, Dick’s The Man in the High Castle under Alternate History…. Fun site, and, used backward like reverse engineering, it’s a good way for literary writers to figure out what mass-market genre they might also fall under! Thanks for sharing this.

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