It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, is a bookish meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through a World of Books, where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It’s a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. So hop on over to Journey and join in...and leave a comment here so I can check out what you are reading.
Books I Read Last Week:
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Goodreads Page)
I absolutely loved Graceling! I had heard amazing things about this series, and I wasn't disappointed. The characters were remarkably developed and had some amazing personalities. I loved the interaction, the action, the romance, and the mystery of this book! I've got Fire on hold at the library...but it might be a while, I think I'm like 20th in line or something. I fully recommend this book, and hopefully you'll love it as much as I did. :)
- Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Goodreads Page)
This book was fresh, funny, and I really liked it. Sophie's an awesome character, with insecurities that you can't help loving her for. The premise for this book was pretty fun too, a boarding school for delinquent prodigium (witches, fairies, werewolves/shifters, etc.), and it was definitely as fun and hilarious as I imagined it would be. :)
- Priscilla the Great by Sybil Nelson
This book made me realize how much I missed reading middle grade books. I used to read books like Abby Hayes, and I have most of the books, but I kind of stopped after a while...this books totally makes me want to start them all again. It was action-packed, sweet, and hilarious...I must admit I kind of missed fart and booger jokes. :P
- Empty by Suzanne Weyn (Goodreads Page)
I loved the premise for this book. Society runs out of fuel...duh dun dun...and I thought it was an okay read, but I wasn't a big fan of one of the narrators and it kind of kept me from liking the book too much. There were three narrators, Gwen, Tom and Niki, they're all go to the same school, and this story kind of just follows them. Niki was the one I didn't like, but I absolutely loved Gwen, and I liked Tom too...just not Niki :P I also was expecting this book to be more of a worldwide thing, and instead it focused on the US, so that kind of disappointed me. It's definitely a story that makes you think though.
- Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz (Goodreads Page)
Oh how I love the Blue Blood series! Bloody Valentine had three short stories in it. I only thought it was going to be one, so I was pleasantly surprised. :D I loved the stories, one was about Oliver, one was about Allegra van Alen (Schulyer's mom), and the last was about Schulyer and Jack. The short stories were awesome, and I felt like I was reading some secret knowledge about the series, kind of like when I read the Keys to the Depository book from this series. :)
- The DUFF by Kody Keplinger (Goodreads Page)
I won the DUFF from Reading Teen's Secondhand Saturday, and I devoured it! I absolutely loved the DUFF! I absolutely loved Wesley, I can definitely see why everyone else loves him so much now. haha And Bianca was extremely easy to relate to. I'm not cynical and pessimistic like she is, or at least not nearly as much, but I could still easily relate to her doubts, her pain, and her past. We've all gone through hard times before, and I'm sure we've all felt like the DUFF. Her story was incredibly inspiring, in fact, I think this book was a better self-help story than the one that her mother wrote in the book. ;)
- Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Goodreads Page)
I've been so excited to read this one. I wanted to wait until I had time to enjoy it, but I couldn't wait, so I think I'll read this when I have time off from Great Expectations. ;)
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Goodreads Page)
I have to read a big chunk of this one for class on Wednesday, so I'll probably be reading this nonstop for the next couple of days. I actually like it so far, so it shouldn't be too bad. :)
And what are you reading???
Any awesome books that you'd love to share???
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