Wednesday, September 1, 2010

RTW : Best Book I've Read This August

Road Trip Highway is a weekly blog carnival organised by YA Highway.

This week's topic: What's the best book you've read this month?

I'm gonna be cheating. I can't say one. August's been more or less a good month and some of the books I've read this month have become my favourites ever.

Here's the top three in no particular order:

Dreaming of Amelia (by Jaclyn Moriarty): Ghosts, secrets and Jaclyn Moriarty.Need I say more? You can read my review here (if you want more, ie.).
 



The Sky Always Hears Me And The Hills Don't Mind(by Kirstin Cronn-Mills) : Morgan's sharp, funny voice is a clear winner. Plus the Central Nebraska setting. To know more, again, read my review. 



And this is the one, I haven't reviewed yet, but ohmynchgdgcshiuchcdgcjiduweGOD The Sky Is Everywhere (by Jandy Nelson) is so damn stunning. 
The writing is what wins here, hands down. Love triangles have been done to death, but it's the way it's been done that wins here. A picture of grief, mingled with the song of Lennie's poems and the delight of love..I WANT TO EAT THIS NOVEL.
It's funny.
It's sad.
And it's oh-so-gorgeous, it's left me *speechless*
Jandy Nelson's writing rings out with the passion and beauty of music. Wow.


Special Mention: I'm cheating here again since I haven't finished it yet (I'm damn slow with ebooks. The fact that I'm sticking to it speaks tons), but Angela Morrison's just released Unbroken Connection is beautiful, lyrical and gah, I'm just gonna go finish it now.


 Back to you, have you read any of the above books? What's been your fave August read?

17 comments:

Sarah Enni said...

We both fell in love with THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE this month! It's the kind of book I know I'll be reading over and over and over.

Haven't read THE SKY ALWAYS HEARS ME... yet but it's way up on the TBR list!

Ellen said...

OMG more books to add to to-read list. I will drown in books at this rate :) At least I'll die happy!

KO said...

I have a stack of Jaclyn Moriarty books on my TBR pile thanks to Nomes. Will add these others, too. thanks for sharing

Bee said...

Sarah ~ I have yet to meet someone who hasn't liked, rather loved, the book.

Ellen ~ You and me will both die happy drowning in books :D

KO ~ You. Must. Read. Her. ASAP.

Marquita Hockaday said...

I strongly feel the need to go and buy The Sky is Everywhere now- I mean, when you want to eat it that means it's damn good!

Abby said...

Stardust, by Neil Gaiman. A reread.

Kaitlin Ward said...

I am feeling worse and worse about having not read The Sky Is Everywhere yet!

Katy Upperman said...

I've been wanting to read The Sky is Everywhere for weeks! My local bookstore is continuously out of stock. Time to break down and order from Amazon, I suppose, because I've heard nothing by lovely things about it.

Nomes said...

three of my favourite books! yay! I wouldnt be able to choose between them either...

xx

Caitlin said...

I cannot WAIT to read the Sky is Everywhere - it's getting rave reviews left right and centre, so I'm getting excited! Great choice of books, and their covers are so pretty!

Lee Bross said...

Okay, I MUST find The Sky is Everywhere, because that book is...well...everywhere today! :)

Angie said...

Weird, I've read 3 of your 4 books this month too. We must be getting recommendations from the same people or something - is Nomes around here somewhere? I loved all three of them - probably The Sky more so than the others. Looking forward to your review!

Jess said...

I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I'm seriously in love with the cover of The Sky Always Hears. I'll be checking that one out for sure!

Thanks for the recommendations!

Jennie Bailey said...

Love love LOVED The Sky Always Hears Me. Thanks for the recommendation! I've been reading a ton of middle grade lately, I don't know why. The Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott - I've read the first four books in two weeks. Also, Hooked by Les Edgerton, but that is a book about writing fantastic beginnings. Loved it! It's really been a big help.

I need to stop reading your blog. I've got to add The Sky is Everywhere to my TBR list now. I come over and leave with a ton more books to read. I can hardly wait for that one now! I need more time in a day so I can write, read, write, read...oh, and that little thing I call my real job needs to fit in there somewhere as well. HA!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Came from {here}

Your blog looks amazing, if that's any consolation. I'm a new follower. I loved The Sky is Everywhere (and I'd offer to give my *new* copy away if I had a US copy-- I have the UK one) The others are on my TBR list, so yeah. Hopefully sometime in the future I can receive a copy of them somehow.

Girlinbetween said...

MORE BOOKS TO ADD!!!!!!!!

Karla Calalang said...

Awesome books! I need to add all of these to my TBR list! :D

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