Friday, January 28, 2011

Forgotten Friday (1)

Forgotten Friday is something new here at bookmarked! After researching other memes, I discovered there really weren't any that featured the books we've always wanted to read but keep forgetting about. This is an idea I've had floating around for a while because I am notorious for wanting to read old releases and getting side tracked by the new books constantly coming out.

This week's featured book is . . .

The Giver
first published March 1993

I am actually embarrassed to tell you I've never read this book. I mean, who hasn't read it? I swear I feel like I'm the only one. My school only had recommended reading lists, never required, so although this title was included, I never got around to it. After reading and reviewing Matched and comparing my review to others', I kept seeing it being compared to The Giver. I had no idea, which made me bump Lois Lowry's Newberry award-winning novel a little higher on my list. I vow to read this book before the end of the year. What book are you ashamed to have skipped?

If you'd like to join the fun and share your Forgotten Friday post, please include your name and link below!


  1. The Giver is sooooo good! It's a definite must-read. :]

  2. Oh, me too! It's like the 'best' dystopian story ever written according to any people. And I haven't read it too!

  3. The Giver should never be forgotten, it absolutely blew my mind when I read it as a kid! I still remember it now, it was so powerful, Lois Lowry is brilliant. :D I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

  4. What a great idea! I have been thinking about doing a similar post so I will make sure to link up!!

  5. I read this at the same time my daughter did and fell in love with this book. It was probably the first dystopian story I'd ever read( and didn't even know it). It stayed with me for a very long time, humm, need to see if I've still got a copy as it would make a nice quick read some Sunday when I'm looking for something to devour.

  6. I'm embarrassed to say I've never read this one either. It seems like it was required reading for every other grade 7 english class except my own.

  7. This was a summer reading in 8th grade. I still love it! One of my favorite books.


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