Feature and Follow #5: A Blast from the Past

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!


Recommend some of your favorite back-list books – books that are at least a few years old (I’m thinking 5-10 years old rather than classics)


  1. The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris (2001-2013)
  2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (1997-2007)
  3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (2006)
  4. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown (2003)
  5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (2009)
Honorable mention (Books that I want to read, but haven't yet)
  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2005)
  2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (2006)
  3. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (2002)

Happy Friday, everyone! I have a ton of giveaways, so stop by my Giveaway page while you're here and enter to win some fab stuff!

56 comments:

  1. Gotta love Harry Potter. (And The Book Thief is AMAZING!!!) Great list! Happy Friday! :D Old follower here.
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    1. I've heard so many good things about The Book Thief! I have to read it soon! Thanks for stopping by, Liesel!

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  2. I loved Harry Potter, Sookie Stackhouse and DaVinci Code. Great list! Old follower via Bloglovin'
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    1. I'm surprised I haven't seen HP more with this FF! Thanks for stopping by, Andrea!

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  3. Hopping through. I loved Water for Elephants. The movie was good but not nearly as good as the book.
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    1. I've yet to watch the movie. I'm trying to hold off until I get around to reading the book! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday!

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  4. What is this Southern Vampire Series?! I am going to check that out purely on the basis of the title. Because it sounds awesome. And I can back you up on Water for Elephants and The Book Thief. And obviously Harry Potter should really be on every list haha

    Old follower! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. It is so good! It's definitely a rollercoaster of a series, but I adore it. They based the True Blood show on HBO on it, but it does the book absolutely no justice.

      Once I get finished with this round of ARCs, The Book Thief is going to be one of my first reads!

      Thanks for stopping by, Elizabeth!

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  5. Great Picks! :)
    I have not heard about Southern Vampire Series but have read the rest.. :)
    New GFC follower..

    My FF

    -Nikita @ Njkinny's World of Books

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    1. SVM is a really good read if you're not exhausted by vampires already! I recommend it, for sure.

      Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  6. I really like the Southern Vampire Series too, and of course Harry Potter :) Nice picks!

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    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. I adore SVM! Honestly, I adore anything that Charlaine Harris writes. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Thanks for dropping by my post :D New GFC follower.

    I love your list. Haven't read any of your honourable mentions either but they are all on my TBR too!

    My FF

    Witless Fool @ Obsessive Compulsive Reader

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    1. I was honestly surprised whenever I realized that some of those books are that old and I haven't gotten around to reading them yet! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  8. I've read The Help and Water for Elephants and The Book Thief is sitting on my shelf. Thanks for stopping by earlier.
    Old follower :)

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    1. The Book Thief is one that I want to read soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I didn't even think of including Harry Potter, but it's a great choice. Also i've read the Southern Vampire Mysteries and they are also a great choice. Don't think the tv show is exactly the same, cause it's not!

    New bloglovin' follower

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

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    1. I know! I absolutely loathe True Blood. It totally went against everything I loved in the SVM books. Thanks for following and stopping by!

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  10. I love that you call it The Southern Vampire Mysteries! That's how I always called it too! At some point they changed it too the Sookie Stackhouse Series, not as much fun I think!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yes!! Preach! It will always be The Southern Vampire Mysteries to me! Not Sookie Stackhouse, not True Blood. SVM! I put my ranty pants on this morning. :) Thanks for stopping by, Jess!

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  11. Great list :) I've read and loved a few of these too.
    New follower via bloglovin
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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by and following. Happy Friday!

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  12. I hope you read Water for Elephants soon. It was SO good and one of those books that I couldn't put down. I hope you love it!

    New Bloglovin' and Twitter follower. Great blog, I'll be back!

    Jessica @ Tales Between the Pages

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    1. I've heard that about it! I can't wait to read it and follow up with the movie!

      Thanks for following and stopping by!

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  13. Charlaine Harris' books are on my list too! Great choices. New GFC Follower :)
    This Girl Reads Alot F&F

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    1. I simply adore Charlaine Harris! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  14. You have an adorable blog! l also love Harry Potter. I think I may do a re-read of that series sometimes soon. I'm a new follower with Bloglovin'!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree
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    1. Awh. Thank you! I got the trunk box set of HP for Christmas, so I'm planning on doing a reread soon! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  15. I am embarrassed to admit that I have never read The DaVinci Code despite my love of Historical Mysteries. He's one the most popular authors in the genre. I think I resist him cause he's too mainstream. Pathetic, I know!

    Great list! Happy FF, Old follower!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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    1. Not even pathetic! I get that way, too. But if you can ever overcome your aversion, it's a great read! Thanks for stopping by, Cassi!

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  16. I have read a couple of the Sookie Stackhouse books but not finished the series (just haven't had time)

    Stormi
    http://www.booksmoviesreviewsohmy.com/feature-and-follow-friday-17/

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    1. I'm biased towards The Southern Vampire Mysteries, so I'm going to say drop everything and finish them now. Hah. Really though, you should finish them when you have time. They are so good! Thanks for dropping by!

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  17. DaVinci Code, The Help, Water for Elephants, I could have added those to my list too. Great books! Here’s my FF .

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  18. The Book Thief is an amazing book, definitely worth reading.
    Water for Elephants and The Help are both great books as well, I forget that they have been around longer than just a few years.

    Amanda @ Amanda's Nose in a Book
    http://amandasnoseinabook.wordpress.com/2014/03/07/feature-follow-friday/

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    1. I've been told to bring tissues whenever I read The Book Thief, but I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. I stayed away from Eat, Pray, Love because of the pray part. LOL. I know I should check it out.

    I can't believe I forgot about The DaVinci Code. And Angels & Demons!

    Great post, and grats on all of your new followers! :)

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    1. Hah! My guy gave me the side-eye when I brought it home because of pray in the title! But I do recommend it!

      Thanks, lovely!

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  20. Great list. I've enjoyed all on your backlist too that you've read. I do recommend Water for Elephants. I thought it was pretty good. Did you see the movie? Thanks for stopping by, following you back.

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    1. I haven't watched the movie yet! I try to hold off on watching a book to movie until I've read the book. But I'll definitely be watching it as soon as I finish the book! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  21. Gosh, Middlesex, had forgotten all about that one. I can definitely recommend it,one of those reads which will stay with you for a while.I'm a new follower :)
    My FF post is here

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    1. I've always heard that it's one of those epic reads. I'll probably save it for summer whenever things slow down and I can get lost in it! Thanks for stopping by and following!

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  22. The audiobook of Water for Elephants was AMAZING. They used two voice actors. I loved the novel.

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    1. I need to start picking up audiobooks! I'll have to look for Water for Elephants! Thanks, Terri!

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  23. FAB choices! You must read The Book Thief and Water For Elephants as they are both great!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Book Shelf

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    1. I'm definitely going to soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. OMG! How about I totally forgot that I ever read The Da Vinci Code!!! That's how long it's been! Geez...my brain cells lol! I'd have to agree with you on Water for Elephants. If I could of kept my list going on and on, it would of been on my list.
    Check out my FF Book Hangovers Blabs Books
    New follower via bloglovin and GFC xoxo ♥

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    1. Hah! I felt that exact same way after I started reading what others picked for their FF! It's like my brain totally forgot all the great books.

      Thanks for stopping by and following, doll!

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  25. I remember starting the Harry Potter series but I never finished them.

    Old follower via GFC.

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    ~Karina @  Watcha Reading

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    1. You never finished Harry Potter?! Oh my goodness. I'd love to read your thoughts if you ever finish. Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Great choices! The Book Thief is on my short list TBR as well

    Jessi @ The Book Cove

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    1. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Lots of great books on your list! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an old follower :)
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog

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