Friday, November 04, 2011

Future Friday #11: Past/Present/Future Reading

To countdown the release of The Future of Us (November 21st!), Carolyn Mackler and I will give away one autographed Advance Reader’s Copy every week. Along with the autographed copy (signed by both of us), we’ll toss in another goodie that's book-related.

For our eleventh giveaway, the bonus item is a bookface t-shirt, as seen in the video below. The winner will get to choose the t-shirt size, so you can win it for yourself or use it as a gift. And I suppose if you really want the actual t-shirt that I'm wearing in the video (filmed last summer in the humid heat of New Orleans), that can be arranged. But...ewwww!

We'll randomly select one person who comments on this Future Friday post to receive both prizes. There’s no need to leave your email address, but do check back on Saturday to see if you’ve won.

This week's contest has three parts.

PAST: In Future Friday #3, we asked you to name your favorite book that was published in 1996 (it had to be a book you've read). Now, we want to know which book published in 1996 you want to read, but haven't. To help you along, here's a fairly good list of titles.

PRESENT: Tell us a book you're currently reading, or the last book you've read.

FUTURE: Let us know which book you're most excited about reading that hasn't been released yet, but will be released in 17 days, and was co-written by a woman in New York and a man in California.

Here are our answers:

PAST - Religious secrets and historical fiction? I have no idea why I haven't already read POPE JOAN by Donna Woolfolk Cross.
PRESENT - I was never into role-playing games, but have always been fascinated by them...and the people who play them. FANTASY FREAKS AND GAMING GEEKS by Ethan Gilsdorf explores both.
FUTURE - I've already pre-ordered my e-book of THE FUTURE OF US, but I can't wait to buy a hardcopy the day it comes out, too!!!

PAST - I never read THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks, and was just recently thinking that I should.
PRESENT - I just finished an advance copy of REVIVED by Cat Patrick and really liked it.
FUTURE - I am most looking forward to seeing THE FUTURE OF US hit the bookstores!!!


Javid Suleymanli said...

LOL I'm just surprised Carolyn Mackler hasn't read The Notebook yet. Actually a few hours ago I finished it and can't wait to write a review :D

PAST: I really would like to read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.
PRESENT: I'm currently reading Thirteen Reasons Why. (Really, I'm not kidding)
FUTURE: And I think you know what I want to read. Otherwise I wouldn't be here :D

Claire Dawn said...

PAST: Ya-ya sisterhood.
PRESENT: Um, reading Wizard of Oz right now, last book I read was a galley of Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennet.
FUTURE: I've been looking forward to Jay writing anythin since Th1rteen. I'd have bought a shoppin list if he wrote it.

Kenneth C. Francisco said...

PAST: PUSH by Sapphire intrigues me very much, hard to find in bookstores but i'll never stop looking.
PRESENT: Currently reading TRASH by Andy Mulligan. So far so good...
FUTURE: OF COURSE! THE FUTURE OF US by to AMAZING authors; Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. pre ordered it on Amazon but still joining this contest from the very start hoping to win! I've been so excited since i finished 13 REASON WHY (another awesome book :D)

Erica said...

PAST: I really want to read Lilly's Plastic Purple Purse. Yes, I know it is for little kids, but I teach 1st grade, so it works!
PRESENT: I am reading Two for the Dough, which happened to come out in 1996
FUTURE: I am really excited about The Future of Us and Neil Shusterman's sequel to Unwind that is coming out sometime next year.

Nakoya said...

A book published in 1996 that I want to read is A Game of Thrones. I just bought a copy and I'm excited to start reading it soon.
I just finished reading Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse.
And of course, I can't wait to read The Future of Us.

Amy said...

Past: I've never read Angela's Ashes
by Frank McCourt. My friend read it in highschool and still holds it in very high regards. Maybe I'll try that some time.

Present: Currently I am reading 2 books. Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist and The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

Future: Well There are so many books I can't wait to read and not enough time in a day to read them all. But of course the most anticipated one right now is Future of Us! :)

Miss Bookiverse said...

PAST: A Game of Thrones

PRESENT: The Pledge

FUTURE: The Future Of Us

Jennifer said...

Past: I would like to read The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir.

Present: I am reading Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner. It's pretty good so far.

Future: I also am looking forward to The Future of Us. I seriously loved your first book and I cannot wait for my stepdaughter and myself to be able to talk about this book as well.

Michelle Strebel said...

PAST- I have read a couple of her books but have not got around to this one; That Summer by Sarah Dessen

PRESENT- I am currently reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I cannot put this book down, it has drawn me in since Page 1.

FUTURE- I cannot wait for the realease of The Future Of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, which just so happens to be coming out on my birthday!

Jukath101 said...

PAST - It would have to be "The Sandman" by Neil Gaiman
PRESENT - Currently reading "Skinned" by Robin Wasserman (a really awesome book, by the way)
FUTURE - I'm so excited to read "The Future of Us" but another book I'm so wanting to read is "Forgotten" by Cat Patrick.

Amanda @Stuck In YA Books said...

Past: The Notebook
Present: Crossed by Ally Condie
Future: Above by Leah Bobet

baibre-babe said...

Past: This may sound weird for a 23 year old to say, but I want to read Frindle by Andrew Clements. I worked at an elementary school last semester and my fifth grader in the group was reading it. He told me about it so much that it made me really want to read it.

Present: Right now I'm reading an advance copy of Tempest by Julie Cross; as well as Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann (if I can find where it ran off too, Sorry Val).

Future: I am so excited about The Future of Us by you guys, Revive by Cat Patrick, Remembrance and Vengeance by Michelle Madow, and so many others.

Emily Anne said...

Past: Gods and Generals...I liked the Killer Angels, so I feel like I'd like that one too!

Present: currently reading I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Future: obviously The Future of Us! Can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

Past: I'd probably like to read Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk because I'm kind of curious about his writing style; I just keep hearing wonderful thing about his books.

Present: I just finished reading Between by Jessica Warman. Amazing book. Currently reading Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?, which I'm loving.

Future: The Future of Us (of course). Revived by Cat Patrick, In Too Deep by Amanda Grace, Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale... and many, many more

Ingrid said...

PAST: I haven't read "The Notebook" either, so I guess that would have to be it.

PRESENT: I'm currently reading "My sister lives on the mantlepiece", witten by Annabel Pitcher. Beautiful book.

FUTURE: Well, surprisingly I want to read "The Future of Us". Two awesome people, writing awesomly together can't become nything than.. awesome!

Amadis said...

PAST: Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice.
PRESENT: I'm reading "Le dernier Hiver" (the Last Winter) by Jean Luc Marcastel which is great by the way !
FUTURE: Actually, I will not be here every week since the beginning of this contest if I wasn't interessed by your future (and incredible I don't doubt of this) novel !
Please, please, please, choose me lol !

Anonymous said...

PAST: I've picked up The Lost Years of Merlin many times but never read it.

PRESENT: Storm Front by Jim Butcher. It's awesome.

FUTURE: Other than the Future of Us of course? Waiting to get my hands on Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Comes out on my birthday!

Laura (All of Everything) said...

Past: That Summer by Sarah Dessen because I love her books but haven't read that one yet!

Present: I'm reading Hallowed by Cynthia Hand and loving it!

Future: Hm I guess I'm looking forward to The Future of Us it sounds pretty interesting.. :P. It's one of my most anticipated!!

F. S. Poesy said...

PAST: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman because I'm actually just discovering Mr. Gaiman's work as I begin my journey back to being a regular reader and possibly a writer.

PRESENT: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling, by Maryrose_Wood. I'm finding myself drawn to middle grade books and always enjoy the classic English character types.

FUTURE: I'm very interested to see how The Future of Us works after hearing about the premise and the writing process.

Unknown said...

Past: Harvest by Tess Gerritsen. I really like The Bone Garden and would love to go back and read some of her early work.

Present: Recently read The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch.

Future: I've heard that Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler have a book out soon called The Future of Us. That would be cool, but you just can't believe these Facebook rumors all the time... I'll believe it when I see it!

Bethany Miller said...

PAST: Game of Thrones - everyone I know who is reading that series seems to be on an emotional roller coaster, so I figure I should hop on board.
PRESENT: Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn
FUTURE: All of the students in the Northwest High School book club and their school librarian (me) want to read The Future of Us.

Ruth said...

1996 is a special year for me. It was a year of firsts; I was married and gave birth to my first child. I love that your new novel is set in this year, a year which is so special and personal to me.

PAST: I would love to read Game of Thrones: Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. The series is now on HBO, but everyone knows the books are always better.

PRESENT: I read numerous books at once, and pick them up depending on my mood. So currently I have bookmarks in feed by M. T. Anderson, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, The Mosterumologist by Rick Yancy, and Different Seasons by Stephen King.

FUTURE: There is one book that is being released in just over two weeks, it is called The Future of Us, have you heard of it? If not you should check it out!

Love Between Pages said...

PAST: I really would like to read Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans.
PRESENTE: I'm currently reading Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.
FUTURE: Counting down the days until the release of The Future of Us.

Steph said...

Past: I really want to read a View From Saturday by Kongisburg.

Present: Everyone Sees the Ants by King.

Future: Future of Us, of course!

Jessica said...

PAST: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is on my list, and it has been for a while. I should start that soon!

PRESENT: I'm reading The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore. Loving it so far! Rosemary has a really great writing style that is delectable and fun.

FUTURE: Um... The Future Of Us! Duh!

Jenni said...

past: the notebook
present: the best of me
future: can't wait for another one of your books! 13 reasons why was a life changer!

Kat Spradlin said...

1. Did love, do love, and will love 13 Reasons Why.
2. Past: So many good books from 1996, and I can only choose one? Impossible! Therefore, I choose two: A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments (because DFW was brilliant and I haven't read enough of his stuff) and Alias Grace (because Margaret Atwood is simply marvelous).
Present: I just finished Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and am now reading (in tiny snippets and stolen tidbits during the dictatorial oppression of dissertation research) Libba Bray's The Lady of the Rivers.
Future: Um, duh! (Also, I'm looking forward to Cassandra Clare's next Infernal Devices novel Dec 2011 and Insurgent by Veronica Roth next summer.)

Unknown said...

PAST: I would love to read The Regulators by Stephen King, as it's one of the few books I have yet to read by him.

PRESENT: I am currently reading Dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman.

FUTURE: I am very excited to read The Future of Us, but quite honestly I am even more excited about the upcoming addition to Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. What can I say, I love a good epic story:)

Livi said...

Past: I grew up on V.C. Andrew's Flowers in the Attic & Heaven, and I would love to read more of her work, so I'm gonna go with "Melody" by V.C. Andrews.
Present: I just bought "Before I Fall" by. Lauren Oliver. I bought it because I read what Jay said about it and after reading "Thirteen Reasons Why", I trust Mr. Asher.
Future: Of course I can't wait for "The Future of Us," but if I had to choose something else I'll go with "Talking Pictures" by. Ransom Riggs.

Sabrina Steyling said...

PAST: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd.

PRESENT: Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo.

FUTURE: The Future of Us, of course! :) (I really can't wait to read it!)

Yolande said...

PAST: I want to read Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. My sister & dad both read it and really liked it. Plus, it sounds really interesting!

PRESENT: I just finished Hate List by Jennifer Brown yesterday and I loved it sooooo much! Now I'm reading The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson! :)

FUTURE: I can't wait to read the Future of Us by you & Carolyn Mackler!! Also, I'm excited for Ruthless by Sara Shepard :)

Thanks so much!

candycane16 @ roadrunner . com

Sara (of the Page Sage) said...

1. PAST: I need to read Fight Club! It's one of those books I feel everyone has read but me. (P.S. Don't worry Ms. Mackler- I haven't read the Notebook yet either.)
2. PRESENT: I'm reading Reckless by Cornelia Funke. It's really great so far!
3. FUTURE: Um... this one's tricky... I can't really think of any. Just kidding! I'm so so excited for The Future of Us! :D

Bree Dayley said...

PAST: I keep trying to get through Stephen King's The Green Mile, but it doesn't take much to freak me out so...

PRESENT: I'm currently reading The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

FUTURE: Yeah, yeah, you know we're all dying to read your book or we wouldn't keep posting on this blog every Friday.

Lianne said...

PAST: I am excited to read Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

PRESENT: Currently, I'm working my way through the Bible.

FUTURE: Obviously, I can't wait to read Future of Us!

Kate said...

The book that was published in 1996 that I have never read but would like to finally get around to reading is the Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg. I have read many of her books and enjoyed them but for some reason I have yet to read this particular volume.I am currently reading Mastiff by Tamora Pierce she has remained one of my favorite authors even though I am now an adult and in theory too old for her works. I get to use my job as a librarian as an excuse to read these books without embarrassment. Of course the book I am most looking forwards to reading is the Future of Us.

Mary said...

PAST: I've been meaning to read Fight Club, along with the rest of Chuck Palahniuk's books, for ages.
PRESENT: I am currently reading Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
FUTURE: The Future of Us is genuinely one the most anticipated books I have ever waited for.

Uriah said...

PAST: The Long Patrol by Brian Jacques. The Pearls of Lutra was the last in the series I read when I was back in middle school. Those were the days.
PRESENT: Thirteen Reason Why by Jay Asher. Seriously, this was the last book I read.
FUTURE: If the present is any sign of the future, I'm thinking I'm going to be reading "The Future of Us" very soon.

Kirsten said...

PAST: Why haven't I read the Notebook, either? And because I didn't participate Week #3, can I just say how much I loved Andrew Clements' Frindle, also published in '96?

PRESENT: Ah, University life. Between textbooks for my four other classes, I just finished Toni Morrison's Beloved and I am now starting Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca for my English class. Melissa de la Cruz's Lost in Time has been waiting on my endtable since September 27.

FUTURE: THE FUTURE OF US! I've spent years checking the "A"'s in the YA section of my bookstore, just hoping for another book to appear beside 13 Reasons Why. Is it wrong to say that I'm also looking forward to Inheritance? I'll probably read The Future of Us first, though. :D

Kelly said...

PAST: SHAKESPEARE'S LANDLORD by Charlaine Harris because, first, the word Shakespeare attracted me, then I read what it is about and it sounds great!

PRESENT: Well, thanks to taking three Lit classes this year, plus personal reading, I'm reading EAST OF EDEN by John Steinbeck, TRAVELS WITH CHARLIE also by Steinbeck, ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Erich Maria Remarque, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE by William Shakespeare and SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE by Kurt Vonnegut.

FUTURE: Well, obviously, I'm looking forward to THE FUTURE OF US, but I am also looking forward to THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green.

Sabrina B. said...

Past: I've always wanted to read Fight Club but have always been a little hesitant too.
Present: Just finished re-reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan
Future: Could it be the Future of Us?

Jessica said...

Past: I haven't ever read Fight Club by Chuck Palahnuik but I did love the movie. I feel like I should know the book too.

Present: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I am listening to this one and Wil Wheaton is doing a great job with the narration.

Future: I can't wait for the Future of Us. It seems like everything I love to read about!

Ashley T. said...

PAST: Fight Club is on my list, but I still have not picked it up. I have been wanting to read it for ages.

PRESENT: I am reading Goliath by Scott Westerfeld, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (for my Lit class, but I am really liking it), and Fear of Dreaming by Jim Carroll (a collection of poetry that I read from almost every night).

FUTURE: Of course I'm looking forward to The Future of Us! The release date is on my calendar.

Sydnee said...

PAST: I loved "Falling Up" when I was younger!
PRESENT: I just finished John Green's "An Abundances of Katherines"(which was so funny and wonderful, by the way)
FUTURE: The Future of Us!

Susie P. said...

PAST: I never read Under the Tuscan Sun, but I've always wanted to - it is definitely one of my top 20 favorite movies. I've also always wanted to check out Chuck Palahniuk, and Fight Club might be a great introduction.
PRESENT: The Alchemist
FUTURE: The Future of Us, of course.

Anna13 said...

Past: I have always wanted to read A Game of Thrones(A Song of Ice and Fire). I have started it a few times but always get caught up in something else.
Present: I am near the end of The Shadow of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron!! It has been a beautiful tale that I have enjoyed so much and dont want it to end.
Future: I am soooooo excited for The Future of Us!! I have been wanting to read it since the first time I came across your blog about a month and a half ago! :)

Cielo said...

PAST: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
PRESENT: I'm currently reading 24 girls in 7 days by Alex Bradley, and the last book I read was Stitches by David Small.
FUTURE: I'm also looking forward to reading The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, especially since Thirteen Reasons Why was so awesome.

Erin McNaughton said...

Past: Fight Club
Present: Catching Fire, Enjoy Every Sandwich
Future: The Future of Us!

Sherry said...

I'm kind of surprised how many of the titles I recognize on the list of books pubbed in 1996. (and semi ashamed that I haven't read very many of them!)

PAST: I have no read, but definitely want to (eventually) A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

PRESENT: The last book I finished was The Name of The Star by Maureen Johnson. <---Good book!

FUTURE: Silly question! The Future of Us of course! I will definitely be getting the finished copy of this one! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie-Rebekah said...

PAST: The Night World: The Chosen by L.J.Smith. I read this for the first time two years ago, but it was first published in 1996! (Which happens to be the year I was born...)

PRESENT: For the irony of it all, I am currently reading The Night World: The Chosen, which is the book mentioned above.

FUTURE: I'm really looking forward to a book which is released the day before my birthday, written by the awesome Jay Asher and amazing Carolyn Mackler!

G. Donald Cribbs said...

I really love books, and I love writing them, too! Here are my desired reading selections:

Past: THE GREEN MILE by Stephen King

Present: THE RIVALS (ARC) by Daisy Whitney...a beautiful deconstruct of THE MOCKINGBIRDS, its predecessor.

Future: THE FUTURE OF US (of course!) :D That's why I'm here! :D

JT said...

Past: I'd like to take the time to read the Hogfather by Terry Pratchett which would then possibly reading to more in the Discworld series

Present: I just started re-reading the Night World series by L.J. Smith in hopes that the last book will someday be released.

Future: Though I just finished reading an advanced copy of "The Future of Us" I have my official copy already on order!

ArtFeedsAlyx said...

Past: i would like to read Smack by Melvin Burgess. i've actually seen the book on the shelves of many book stores & always make a mental note to read it but i never got around to it.

Present: I've read The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky for the third time recently & i'm re-reading If I Stay by Gayle Forman.

Future: I'm very much looking forward to The Future of Us. i have such high expectations for it & i know both of you will surpass those expectations!

Marthapao said...

Past: Tarnished Gold by VC Andrews. I was so into all her books but I don't remember what this one was about.
The one I'm probably going to read soon is the Night World series by LJ Smith.

Present: I am reading Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine at the moment and it's pretty enjoyable.

Future: Of course what I hope to read that has not come out yet is The Future of Us!! :D

Samantha Buck said...

PAST: I would also like to read The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I don't know why I haven't read it yet. I've read several other books that he has written.

PRESENT: The last book I read was What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen. I've read it several times already but its a great book!

FUTURE: The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. I have read Thirteen Reasons Why and several books by Carolyn Mackler and loved them all!

Amanda said...

PAST: I really want to read Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.
PRESENT: Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan and Kimi Ni Todoke Volume 8 by Karuho Shiina (doesn't this count as a book too :P)

Unknown said...

Past: I definitely have A Game of Thrones on my TBR list.
Present: I'm reading Every You, Every Me by David Levithan and it's really, really good so far. I love the strikeouts!
Future: I am so looking forward to this book called The Future of Us! One of my favorite authors, Jay Asher, and my best friends favorite author, Carolyn Mackler, are collaborating! It's so great!

Anonymous said...

PAST: I really want to read That Summer by Sarah Dessen. I love her books!

PRESENT: I'm reading Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick and it is SO AMAZING!!!!!!

FUTURE: I'm really excited for The Future of Us, of course! =) And I'm also really excited for the last book in the Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini, Inheritance!!!!! It comes out in four days!!!

Lindsey W

Anonymous said...

PAST: I really want to read That Summer by Sarah Dessen. I love her books!

PRESENT: I'm reading Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick and it is SO AMAZING!!!!!!

FUTURE: I'm really excited for The Future of Us, of course! =) And I'm also really excited for the last book in the Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini, Inheritance!!!!! It comes out in four days!!!

Lindsey W

nothanks said...

PAST: I would like to read The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. In fact, people would be surprised to learn that I haven't read a single novel by Sparks yet.

PRESENT: I'm currently reading A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle for the first time ever and loving it! :D

FUTURE: I can't predict the future, but surely I'll pick up my copy of The Future Of Us which is written by my two favorite authors.

David said...

PAST: I have seen the book "Angela's Ashes" all over the place and I've always wondered what it's about. But I've never really learned anything about it. It seems interesting. . . .
PRESENT: Right now I am reading the book "Delirium" by Lauren Oliver, because it was assigned by one of my classes. It's pretty good though.
FUTURE: I hope to read The Future of Us before the release date if I win this advance copy!

bobcatgrad said...

PAST: I've been wanting to read Angela's Ashes for a long time. It is sitting very patiently on my bookshelf, but somehow it never makes it to the top of the to be read pile.
PRESENT: Re-reading Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt for the 7th/8th grade book discussion we are having on Tuesday and slowly working my way through the Steve Jobs biography.
FUTURE: Can't wait to read The Future of Us! I have a copy ordered but would love to get a head start by winning an ARC.

Lisa said...

PAST: "The Notebook". I honestly don't know how I've never read it before.

PRESENT: Currently reading "Charmed Thirds" by Megan McCafferty

FUTURE: "The Future of Us", of course!

Unknown said...

PAST- Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
PRESENT- What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen.
FUTURE- Can't wait to read your The Future of Us. I attended MNSCBWI last year when Jay talked about this book then went home and had to read The Earth My Butt and Other Big Round Things and loved it.

Christian Nunez said...

PAST:I like Graphic Novels and one that I was recomended that I want but have yet read is "Preacher, Vol. 1: Gone to Texas" by Garth Ennis.

PRESENT:I have alot of books I have been trying to read "Let The Right One In/LET ME IN", "It's Kind of a Funny Story"," The Virgin Suicides" but I was last reading "The Walking Dead, Vol. 1" and still reading "Forgotten" by Cat Patrick .

FUTURE:"The Future Of Us", I've been waiting for it. Also the books I have on my list as well as "Batman: Year One" and more of "The Walking Dead".