Currently Listening To: Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
Currently Reading: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
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This Week’s Topic: What was the best book you read in June?
I read some pretty awesome books in June, but I managed to narrow it down to three:
I’m not normally too into horses, but I absolutely loved The Scorpio Races. While reading the book, I really came to care about Puck and Sean, and I really appreciated that their attraction was based on mutual respect, not on the whole OH EM GEE HE’S SO HOT AND I’M GONNA LOVE HIM FOREVERRRR thing.
I sort of wish I hadn’t read Shadow and Bone while doing my rewrite, because it was just that good. I loved the world building and all the magic stuff (I’m a huge geek for that sort of thing), and Alina’s transformation from a mouse into something more was pretty awesome to read.
I’ve actually still got about 30 pages of Before I Fall to read, which I promise to right after I post this. I was a little iffy on the whole reliving the same day over and over concept, but I had to read it because it’s by Lauren Oliver. It takes some darn good writing to make me genuinely care about a character I hated at the beginning of the story, but the transformations Sam goes through are so believable, and there are so many layers to her that are exposed as the story goes on.
All right, people of the internet. What is the best book you’ve read in June?