Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Top 5

It's time for another top 5 post. Where in the world did February go? Anyways, I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately. Which hasn't made a whole lot of sense to me, because I finish books thinking I loved them and then I sit down to write reviews and realize I didn't connect with them as much as I thought I had. So I thought for once choosing my top five from the month would be easy. And then I went back and looked at my list - and yeahhhh....this list was far from easy. I had to cut 3 books that I loved so much. But enough about my personal pains - here's the top five books I read in February (in no particular order) -

1. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
I was in emotional pain when I had to set this down and go to work. This book just blew me away. It was everything I'd ever want out of one night, or one boy. And Cath Crowley's writing style stunned me. This whole book was such a testament to art, humanity, and living in the moment. Read my review here

2. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
I've had this book on my shelf since July. Why it took me this long to read it, I haven't got a clue. Now that I've read it, I can say, I'm impressed with Moira Young. It blows my mind how it seems to draw on different stories and historical events, yet it still feels completely original. Read my review here

3. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
I fell in love with Born Wicked so quickly. Finn is now close to the top of my list of book boyfriends and I love the girl power in this book. It's a great start to a series that promises to become something even larger. Plus, it's one of those books that I threw after I finished. It got me going. Read my review here.

4. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
This book. Is. Amazing. I've always loved Robin Hood and this re-telling surpassed all expectations I had. Every aspect of this book was incredible - the writing, the pacing, the relationship dynamics, the characterizations, and the way that Gaughen puts women back into history. Awesome. Read it. Read my review here.

5. Starters by Lissa Price

I'm so impressed with this book. I'm still thinking about it. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, and I think that's because I couldn't fathom how the premise could be executed. But I started reading and never looked back. I was sucked in immediately. Price definitely pulled off writing about people renting other's bodies and still telling a fantastic story. Read my review here.

What were your top reads this month?

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Top 5

It's time for another top 5 post. Where in the world did February go? Anyways, I've been in a bit of a reading slump lately. Which hasn't made a whole lot of sense to me, because I finish books thinking I loved them and then I sit down to write reviews and realize I didn't connect with them as much as I thought I had. So I thought for once choosing my top five from the month would be easy. And then I went back and looked at my list - and yeahhhh....this list was far from easy. I had to cut 3 books that I loved so much. But enough about my personal pains - here's the top five books I read in February (in no particular order) -

1. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
I was in emotional pain when I had to set this down and go to work. This book just blew me away. It was everything I'd ever want out of one night, or one boy. And Cath Crowley's writing style stunned me. This whole book was such a testament to art, humanity, and living in the moment. Read my review here

2. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
I've had this book on my shelf since July. Why it took me this long to read it, I haven't got a clue. Now that I've read it, I can say, I'm impressed with Moira Young. It blows my mind how it seems to draw on different stories and historical events, yet it still feels completely original. Read my review here

3. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
I fell in love with Born Wicked so quickly. Finn is now close to the top of my list of book boyfriends and I love the girl power in this book. It's a great start to a series that promises to become something even larger. Plus, it's one of those books that I threw after I finished. It got me going. Read my review here.

4. Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
This book. Is. Amazing. I've always loved Robin Hood and this re-telling surpassed all expectations I had. Every aspect of this book was incredible - the writing, the pacing, the relationship dynamics, the characterizations, and the way that Gaughen puts women back into history. Awesome. Read it. Read my review here.

5. Starters by Lissa Price

I'm so impressed with this book. I'm still thinking about it. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did, and I think that's because I couldn't fathom how the premise could be executed. But I started reading and never looked back. I was sucked in immediately. Price definitely pulled off writing about people renting other's bodies and still telling a fantastic story. Read my review here.

What were your top reads this month?

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