Wednesday, September 26, 2012

RTW- Best book of September

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 Topic is: What was the best book you read in September?
The Princesses of Iowa

The best book I read this month was The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes.

Even though I have lived in Minnesota for 13 years I grew up in Iowa. I went to high school in Iowa, I went to college in Iowa.
Reading this book was a little like visiting home for me and I seriously had to keep myself from getting in my car and taking a road trip to Iowa.

I felt like some of the characters in the book could have been people I knew. 

It was more than just Iowa me who liked this book Writer me like this book too. The main character, Paige, ends up in a creative writing class. Watching Paige find her voice and become a writer is something writers can relate to.

What was your favorite book of September?


Stephsco said...

I'm so glad to hear you say this! I have this one on my To Read list after I saw the author at Printer's Row lit fest in Chicago this summer. It sounded like an edgy-ish contemporary I'd like.

Here's my pick for September:

Meredith said...

I've heard great things about this one! I'll definitely be putting it on my TBR list.

Valia Lind said...

The whole concept of "coming home" when reading a book is just too fun!! I'm glad to hear this book was that for you. I havent read it yet

Colin Smith said...

It must be a good book to bring Iowa back to you so vividly. Excellent!

beck nicholas said...

This sounds great. i love books that bring a place to life. I might just have to go visit Iowa... by book...

Barbara Watson said...

Love the cover of this one!

Favorite so far in September...urgh...I can't choose.