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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Past. Present. Future. (10)

There are a a lot of these "What're you reading?" features around, so I figured, hey why not start one too? Basically, here's where I highlight the books I've read, the books I'm reading, and the books I'm going to read. Fun, right? Please join in if you want!

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar - This is one of the funniest and most realistic contemporaries I've read in a while.  David Lubar has a great writing style, very easy to follow.  He also has a great voice; I can hear Scott speaking in my head.  Scott reminds me of a couple boys that were in my Honors classes in high school.  I think this is a very good read for reluctant readers, but especially boys!  Love it!
Immortal City by Scott Speer - Great book!  Engaging, fast, fun, the whole package!  I love the premise that Scott Speet developed, essentially replacing celebrities with Angels.  Both Jacks and Maddy are great characters, and for completely different reasons!  I can't wait to learn more backstory in the next book because I'm betting there'll be some doozies laying in wait.  I can't recommend this book enough!  Go and read it!!
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen - This is probablity the cutest and most vulnerable book I've read this year.  You'd think the combo wouldn't work well, but it really does!  On top of that Melissa Jensen has crafted a 19th-century American artist so well, that at first I thought he was a real guy.  I love the art, the French, and the food in this book.  Probably one of the best summer reads ever!

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard - Oh god is this novel intense.  Not in a bad way at all, but I definitely have to be in the mood to read it.  I'm really digging the new "literature" genre that is popping up in YA; it shows that style of book can and will be read by teens.  But on the flip side of that, it's a big issue to deal with and set in a time some students may not connect to.  However, the writing is gorgeous, and makes me salivate with the lush feeling in my mouth.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - Ooooh this book is on top of my 2012 debut list!  Sounds like an awesome mystery/supernatural story, it takes place in a kingdom similar to Russia!  I love Russia, so yay!  I want to know how this Shadow Fold came to be, how Alina uses her power, and who the heck is the Darkling (or maybe what...?)!  I'm really excited to dive in! I PROMISE I WILL EVENTUALLY READ THIS (going a month strong...)!

If any of you've read any of these books, let me know what you thought (but NO spoilers) down below in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Paper covers rock is on my shelf right now- I hope I'll have time to read it because it IS a really small read. This spine is only like one cm!
    I've been wanting to read Shadow and Bone for a while now, but haven't been able to snag a copy! Can't wait to see what you think!


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