Wednesday, July 27, 2011

RTW: best book of the month

On Road Trip Wednesday the bloggers and readers of YA Highway each answer a prompt on their blogs. Visit them all to see everyone's take on the question. 

The books I read this month are:
Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

The Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

A Wind at the Door by Madeline L’Engle

Phoenix Rising (Beta) by Alicia Gregoire

No System At All (Beta) by Erinn Manack

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

For me, I think it's a tie between Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and The Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

I realize these are both very different books, but each really transported me and kept me thinking. 

But I enjoyed all the books I read this month, and I'd recommend any of them.

What is the best book YOU read this month?

Visit the Highway to see everyone else's responses.


  1. you had such an eclectic month! i have read (and loved) ender's game, but your other fave is still on my wishlist :)

  2. Paper Towns! /broken record I had Looking for Alaska reserved, but I'm gonna be so busy next month I had to cancel it. Sadface.

  3. Ender's Game was fantastic. I'm trying to get Hubby to read it. As Wrinkle in Time is one of my faves, I'd love to hear what you thought about that.

  4. Hmm. I loved Paranormalcy by Kiersten White and The Defector by Daniel Silva. (Actually, I haven't finished The Defector yet. But who doesn't love Gabriel Allon?)

  5. I haven't read any of these! My husband recently read A WRINKLE IN TIME (not sure why...) so I'm thinking I'll have to pick it up soon too. Ender's Game also looks fantastic. Thanks for the recs!

  6. Nomes- I got the Guernsey book at our library sale- I had no idea what it was about, but it's LOVELY-- all told via a series of letters and notes, which is clever but not annoying.

    Sophia- it's totally cool to be a broken record about John Greene. We all are. I read LFA first and then PT-- both are excellent. I love his friend-banter, for lack of a better term.

    Ender's Game is such a hubby book. I hope he reads it! I did love Wrinkle in Time, too. It was downright trippy (also A Wind at the Door). It's an amazing example of thinking outside the box.

  7. Connie- I hear good things about Paranormalcy-- sounds cool!

    Funny Katy- I hadn't read any of yours. :0) Ender's Game is a really cool book about military strategy- your husband may like it.

  8. This makes me want to read A Wrinkle in Time again. I haven't read it for ages, so I think it's time for a refresher. I also loved Ender's Game, which I'm begging my husband to read. He refuses despite my assurance that it's a total boy book.

    Oh, and thanks for the link on how to hyperlink in comments. Very helpful for next time!

  9. Can I just say that I LOVE that you included CP books on your list. I read one of my CPS back in June and I loved it.

    I need to read Ender's Game.

    Thanks for all the good recommendations!

  10. It's been so long since I read anything by L'Engle--I should reread some of her books! Thanks for the recs.

  11. I need to reread A Wrinkle In Time too-- one of my absolute faves as a kid.

  12. I didn't expect to love the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society--it was a book club pick--but I really enjoyed it. I'm always so awestruck when authors can make such a compelling story out of letters.

  13. Loved Wrinkle In Time...such a classic.

  14. Thanks Tracey- I always say others do it and thought, HOW DOES THAT WORK?????
    Pls tell your husband Ender's Game is a total boy book. My hubs loved it (Though my husband also read Jellicoe Road at my insistence, and mysteriously left to cry in the bathroom when he got to the end). We're a bunch of criers around her.

    I totally think of them as books Alison.

    Rebecca and Kate- I missed L'Engle the first time around (don't know how), but she really is a beautiful writer.

    Exactly Crystal- My mom raved so much I had to read it.

    Right, Jennifer? Everybody LOVES that book!

  15. Woo hoo for beta reading!! I'm hoping to read Alicia's WIP next month. :)

  16. You did A LOT of reading in July :) I BETA read, too and am hoping to get some more betaing in there. But I didn't read nearly as much as you did. Stop by the blog tomorrow to see me talk about the one book I did read, though :)

  17. Ohh, I reread Wrinkle this month too! LOVE that story. :)

  18. I have been wanting to read The Geurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, but you're the first person I've known who has read it. I will definitely have to read it now!

  19. Yay Pam and Quita- I feel I get as much as I give when I Beta. it's great!

    Michelle- how cool! Those stories are great, huh?

    Jess- it was amazing- about Nazis overtaking the island of Guernsey in WW2. Really well done.

  20. I can't believe I've never read Ender's Game. Everyone tells me about this book. This is a good list, R.
    I'm currently working on BOY TOY. But my TBR pile is massive.


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