Wednesday, February 01, 2012

RTW- Best book of January

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered.

This week's question
What was the best book you read in January?

For me the best book was Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

 Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)

I have to confess this book and series kind of surprised me.  I didn't think I was going to be interested in a book about wolves but this book sucked me.  Actually it wasn't the wolves that got me into this book, it was Mercy Falls being in Minnesota that sucked me in.  This series surprised me because I liked the second book even better than the first.  I like that Grace and Sam's story gets more complex in this book as Sam finds himself human but Grace finds herself feeling more like a wolf.  The addition of Cole and Isabelle's povs also sucked me in.

Other January books
My goal in January was to read some of the books I had on my Kindle.  I'm not sure if other people who own readers find themselves buying ebooks when they are at a lower price.  I do.  I decided I needed to read some of these books before I could buy some of the regularly priced ebooks on my list ($9.99)

A Scary Good Book by Anita Laydon Miller- Loved this great mystery.  Fans of Nancy Drew and other mystery books will love Hannah Stone and how her love of reading lands her in the middle of solving a mystery.

The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff- I really like Brooklyn Burning so when I saw this book on sale on amazon I bought it.  I liked the povs of the three characters and how they see this one event.  Even though the characters appear to be best friends they actually know very little about each others lives.

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski- I snagged this book for 99 cents from the Epic Reads, Epic Deals sale.  This book was fun and reminded me of when I had my first apartment with my best friend after college.

What was your favorite book of January?


Jaime Morrow said...

I have the first two books in the MERCY FALLS series, and have for a while, but I still haven't gotten to them. I'm a book accumulator and not all that quick to plough through them. Is there such a thing as being a book hoarder? If so, I might just have that problem. I need to get to these books sometime soon :-)

Gabrielle Prendergast said...

Yes! I was surprised by Shiver and Linger too! I have Forever on my Kobo reader right now and hope I can get to it soon.

Sarah Enni said...

I totally do that with my Kindle too! I've got about 10 books on there I need to get to, it's becoming something of an issue, LOL.

I've heard great things about 10 THINGS WE DID and I really want to read it! Thanks for reminding me!

Meredith said...

Aw, I love Linger! And that whole series, actually. It makes me want to visit Minnesota. :)

Crystal said...

I got TEN THINGS during that sale, too, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet! Soon. Soon.

For some reason, I just didn't get into SHIVER when I read it. There wasn't enough happening I guess.

Stephanie S. Kuehn said...

Ooh, I'll have to check out some of the books on your list. I loved Brooklyn, Burning too. So good!

Christina Rodriguez said...

That series is on my to-read list! I think I've got them bookmarked somewhere....

Barbara Watson said...

Ohhh! I've read some good ones (which I'll highlight on Middle Grade Mondays so I won't share them here. But...I haven't read any of these but plan to.

Alicia Gregoire said...

I haven't read the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy yet, but I did download Ten Things We Did for 99 cents too and can't wait to read it!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Love the title of that last one. And, I still need to read Shiver.

LTM said...

interesting! You know, I read SHIVER, and I was like. Meh. Okay. But I haven't been racing out to read this one. Or the next. But hmm... :D

Scary Good Book = my 9 yo's fave~

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