A List of Five Business-y Things

Was this picture supposed to go in my last post?

(1) P.O. BOX

I've had several requests, and now I have one! Here it is:

Stephanie Perkins
P.O. Box 1771
Asheville, NC 28802

I'll add this information to my website soon-ish. (Lots to do, lots to do.)


I've also received a handful of questions regarding signed bookplates. My designer and I are looking into it, and we should have something ready next year. My guess is that they'll be available in February. I'll let you know how to get one when they've been printed!

And if you're an author who's had bookplates made, do you have a recommendation for a printer? Do you have a link to a picture of what your bookplates look like? Any help you could give me would be hugely appreciated.


I have a reading and signing this Saturday, December 11th at Literary Bookpost in Salisbury, North Carolina at 12:00 (noon). This will be my last signing for a while. If you live in the area and you missed my last one, I'd love to see you there!


There are a few YA books this year that I loved, that I never found the time to talk about. Here they are, in case you're holiday shopping and need some ideas!

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway — supernatural that reads like contemporary, funnyfunnyfunny, totally unique, great gift for a sister

The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories by Holly Black — amaaaaazing short stories, dark fantasy

Matched by Ally Condie — dystopian, unexpectedly poetic, lives up to the buzz

Beastly by Alex Flinn — modern fairy tale retelling, super-fun, about to be a movie

Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern — humorous and romantic novel about depression, for reals

Freefall by Mindi Scott — contemporary, awesome pick for guys or reluctant readers, will make you crave gummy bears

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford — contemporary, wonderful and sad and weird Baltimore, great voice

My favorite novel this year was Elizabeth Hand's breathtaking Illyria. You can read my thoughts on it at the end of this post to see if it's something you'd like, too. There's also a new, in-depth interview with the author here.

Round-up of more YA books that I LOVED that I've already blogged about:

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
The View from the Top by Hillary Frank
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

If you're going to pre-order one book this season, make it Where She Went by Gayle Forman. It's the monstrously brilliant follow-up to If I Stay. Fans will NOT be disappointed.

And the book that isn't available for pre-order yet, but I wish it were is Daughter of Smoke and Bone (tentatively titled) by Laini Taylor. The first in a new fantasy trilogy, it will be released in Fall 2011. It's a masterpiece. I do not use that word lightly. Seriously, keep your eyes peeled for this one.


I hope to get these up soon, but I have an icky feeling that it might not be as soon as I wish. Revising Lola and the Boy Next Door is my top priority this month, and Lola is being very, very naughty. As always. Which means that I'm moving slowly, which means that everything else in my life is on hold until the situation changes. Which means . . . WHO KNOWS WHAT THAT MEANS BECAUSE LOLA IS TRYING TO DESTROY ME.

Not that I'm still being all drama queen-y about it or anything.

Of course not. And I would never shamelessly post another picture of Adam Brody to demonstrate my feelings:

If he also hasn't showered in two days, we could be twins.

I hope you're having a fabulous week filled with lots of hot showers and good books. If you have a minute, let me know what your favorite reads were this year in my comments!


  1. I will not be at your next signing, but my copy of your book will be! :)
    I wish I could be there with it, but something is always better than nothing!

  2. I love that this post--A List of Five Business-y Things--begins with a picture of Adam Brody.

    Very Business-y.

    Also, ILLYRIA? Gorgeous.

    Also also, is it wrong that I'm okay with LOLA being mean/naughty when I know it'll be as amazing as ANNA?

    Random musings. Best best best of luck with LOLA.

  3. After your previous post and this one, I now have a clearer picture of what you were probably envisioning when you were writing about Etienne. Dark, messy, curly, perfect hair? I think so... :)

  4. I can't believe I still don't have a copy of your book yet!! But it's all good. I get paid today and then I can buy it! I've been waiting all year!

    And then of course there are those others books you've told me to read that I must get my hands on.

  5. I am so behind in reading...so much to read...

  6. I'm totally not copying you pick, but I agree that Illyria was absolutely stunning. I love it so much. :O

    Haha, I've also loved Stolen by Lucy Christopher, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, and Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly. All very, very, amazingly great.

    As for your news, SQUEEEE to all of it! Can't wait for the extras and bookplates, and I hope Lola isn't too much trouble for you. :D

  7. Miranda — I'm sorry you won't be, but that's exciting I'll still get to sign your book! Thank you!

    Corey — I am nothing if not professional. Thank you for the wishes of luck! They are needed. :)

    Steph Su — HA! It's a nice coincidence.

    KairiGokuJr — Hurrah, thank you! I sincerely hope that you enjoy it!

    Daisy — ME, TOO.

    Maggie — Yay!! Another Illyria fan! Harmonic Feedback is sitting on my table. I've heard nothing but great things.

  8. Okay, I am NEVER going to catch up on my TBR list, but I am adding those of these I haven't read because obviously you have wonderful taste. :)

    Sorry Lola's still giving you trouble. Do you need me to give her the stern face for you because I WILL.

    And yes, most people don't think I'm capable of having a scary stern face, but ask my husband. He saw it first hand when I walked into our rehearsal dinner and found him bright orange from a mystic tan the day before our wedding. Oh yes, I can instill fear when pressed. :D

  9. Lola still throwing tantrums? You go, Stephanie! Show her who's boss! Oh, and keep the pretties coming, they brighten my day!

  10. I'm loving these Adam Brody picture, I think he should guest star on Chuck he and Zachary Levi (can I request photos of ZL) could be brothers :)

    Favourite reads this year were The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta (pre-order!), Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony, Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly, The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty and Plain Kate by Erin Bow

  11. I just finished WHERE SHE WENT a few days ago, and ... *satisfied sigh* Just. Loved. It. How did she manage to write such an unexpected and yet absolutely perfect follow-up book? Seriously, how??

    I was enthralled by STOLEN, too - by Lucy Christopher.

    And thanks for the booklove. xoxo


  12. Oh Seth Cohen I mean Adam Brody.

    Before I went to Europe I read The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg which I thought was adorable I loved the girl power & Beatles references. After Europe I was in a huge reading funk. I was so lucky to get Anna early because it was with out a doubt my favorite of the year & helped me get out of my reading funk! I just finished Matched & thought it was beautiful as well.

  13. ASH, by Malinda Lo
    Couldn't put it down. Had to order take out for the family for dinner. THAT good.

  14. Where She Went was SO AWESOME. Such a wonderful sequel. Excellent recommendations overall! (I've read AMJ, Beastly, WGWG, and Paranormalcy, too -- and I have many of the rest on my TBR! And am adding Illyria.)

    And that first pic of Adam Brody I DISTINCTLY remember ripping out of a magazine in high school because he looked so darn hot in it. He is a delight.

  15. Nooooooo!!! *wah* I looked up your next location of book-signing awesomesauceness and you will be over 200 miles away from where I am! Come to Raleigh pretty please? :D

    My friend is letting me borrow North of Beautiful, and I cannot WAIT to start reading it, it looks soooo good.



  16. Aw! My TBR pile is now growing again! Thanks for the recommendations.

    My favorite read this year has got to be:

    Nothing by Janne Teller. A danish YA novel and it's one of those books that stays with you for days. Dark. Disturbing. Really good.

    Oh, and this other book you might have heard of it? It's called Anna and the French Kiss. It's awesome. It makes me hungry.

  17. Anonymous5:34 PM GMT-5

    Yours! Loved it - kept me up way too late the day I bought because I just couldn't put it down.

    Also loved Plain Kate by Erin Bow, Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin, Grace by Elizabeth Scott.

  18. Dude, I don't want to go there but it needs to be said: It's time for the naughty stick.

    Books...Grafitti Moon by Cath Crowley is AMAZING. I'm almost done with The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon and the tension is amazing. I have this sick feeling in my stomach while reading it!!

    I finished Revolution. I really enjoyed it even though there were a few quirks with the plot that I didn't like.

  19. One was this sweet YA romance I just finished this morning. It's about this girl who has to go to Paris for her senior year. I've had a couple of serious disappointments this year in the completion of a couple of series I've been following, and your book was a pleasant change.

    Thank you.

  20. Things I know that I know: reading your blog makes me happy; I will never have time to read all of the books I want to read in this lifetime; also you are Awesome!! Have an amazing day, and don't let the Lola get you down! :D