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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. (9)

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!

Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby - Super cute and super fierce!  You can tell from the cover this book will be fun, and it really is!  When I finished I wished there was another book in the series because I didn't want to let these characters go!  Definitely reading more by Amanda Ashby as soon as possible!

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver - This was an amazing, heartbreaking, intense book.  It acted as an amazing bridge, leading us into the final journey of Requiem.  I thought Lena became even more of a heroine and a badass.  She was reborn in this book, but also found something she thought she lost forever.  There has been a lot of mixed reviews, but I think Lauren Oliver knocked it out of the park!

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!

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard - I am really eager to read this, especially with the blurb from Pat Conroy!  This feels like it will be so much more than another contemporary novel.  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.  Really looking forward to reading!

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 (for the 3rd week in a row...)!

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. See, now this is why I don't publish these kinds of posts. As soon as I put it out there that I'm going to read a book, events and my perverse brain conspire to keep it from happening. I've had Shadow and Bone on my TBR forever!


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