Today is Road Trip Wednesday 🙂 RTW is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.
This week’s topic: What was the best book you read in March?
This month, I’ve read less books than in the previous ones. I’ve been immersing myself in revising, beta-reading and Stephen King’s ON WRITING…but luckily, all the ones I’ve read brought me a little something something…
WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard : more on this story on Friday (keeping the suspense for Tracey’s YA Book club)
AMY AND ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan Matson: I really really enjoyed this novel. The setting was great and made me think of my upcoming honeymoon so definitely a winner for this month! I thought both characters were well developed and I got lost in their story. And there are definitely a lot of swoon-worthy moments…and those which squeezed my heart. Always a plus! I am definitely adding SECOND CHANCE SUMMER to my TBR list. Thanks again Jaime for pointing this book out to me!
GETTING OVER GARRETT DELANEY by Abby McDonald: A cute one and I liked the premises of the story. I also think the author did very well at portraying the different relationships. I enjoyed the developing and rekindling of friendships.
RIPPLE by Mandy Hubbart: I’ve been meaning to read more mermaid books and this one had a different twist to it. While I wish I could have been immersed more in the curse itself, I still wanted to know what would happen to Lexi 😀
INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows: Honestly, I was unsure about this book before started it. I was afraid I’d be disappointed. I’m glad I wasn’t. It took me a few pages to really get into it and once I was, there was no turning back for me. Plus, the swoony moments involved a piano and gosh how I missed mine while reading those lines!
TRAFFICKED by Kim Purcell: Difficult. Heart-wrenching. Some reviewers mentioned that they thought Hannah was too naive and I don’t think she was. Of course, she knew the dangers but she was going for what she thought to be a better life, for her grandmother. I felt for her. I cringe and I wanted to scream at some of the things happening during the book.
So, tell me what was your favorite book(s) of the month?
12 thoughts on “Best Books of the Month…”
Wow! This is a slow month for you?! I loved On Writing…very helpful. And I plan to add some of your YA to my wish list.
So many books! I wish I had time to read this much. I agree with INCARNATE for sure! Have you read CINDER? That was the other one on my list for this month.
I have TRAFFICKED and INCARNATE on my TBR list. Not sure when I’ll get to them, but I definitely will get to them after this recommendation 😀
I bought AMY & ROGER at the Border’s liquidation sale, and I really loved it, too! Road trip books are so much fun, but Matson’s style was kind of literary, which felt refreshing after reading so many frou-frou books.
Even though it’s not a novel, I would have easily made ON WRITING my pick of the month if I had read it for the first time this month. But that’s just me! 🙂 WANDERLOVE is on my TBR list. If it’s half as good as LIKE MANDARIN, it will probably drive me to despair over my relatively inadequate writing. 🙂
I’ve been hearing great things about Trafficked… Glad to hear you enjoyed it. And I’m looking forward to your Wanderlove post… I kind of loved that book!
Wanderlove was my pick, but like you it’s mostly shhhh until Friday. 😉 I really liked Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. I’m a fan of road trip novels in general, but I thought the romance in this was adorable.
Grr…Wordpress is making me comment as my WordPress blog instead of by filling in my details. Sorry!
I also loved On Writing! This month I’m reading Cassandra Clare’s series The Mortal Instruments and it’s an enjoyable read, too. If you’re interested in winning an Easter Basket Full of YA Books, check out my blog this week~CHEERS
INCARNATE was a beautiful story, and I’m already looking forward to the sequel–whenever it comes out. I definitely have to add RIPPLE to my tbr list. By the way, I have Warded you the Versatile Blogger Award! Details are on my blog :).
THe first three books you mentioned are currently on my night table. How funny! Glad you liked them; can’t wait to jump in. ALso, I enjoyed ON WRITING. I liked the writing parts moreso than the autobiography parts, but overall it was interesting.
Wow…I didn’t read that many books this month. Did a lot of beta reading which is always fun 🙂
Unfortunately the few books I read weren’t all that great…but I did just finish Kelley Armstrong’s The Summoning (#1 in the Darkest Powers Series). and I enjoyed it.