Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday

Well, lovelies, it's Road Trip Wednesday again over on the YA Highway! This week's topic is:


What's the best book you read in May?


That's easy. If I Stay by Gayle Foreman, hands down. My recommendation for that is HERE.

The blurb: "In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...
A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands."


Basically - I said it is one of the best books I've ever read. It is something I will read over and over and never get tired of.

I can't wait to see everyone's choices...my TBR list is about to explode, I just know it! So, tell me, what's the best book YOU read in May?

11 comments:

Susan said...

Hmmm... Best book in May... Well, I started Graceling, but got too bored by the midpoint to even finish it (I know -- c'est horrible). Which means I only read one other fiction book in May: Bitter Seeds by Ian Tregillis. It was tres fantastic, though not young adult nor the best book I've ever read...

Where has my reading time gone? I'll try to do better for June. ;)

On a random side note, Po (the guy's name from Graceling) means "butt" in German, so...every single freakin' time I read his name, it was like seeing the name "Butt"...so that may have also detracted from my enjoyment. :)

Holly Dodson said...

Susan, that is hysterical. Po means butt. lol Yeah, I probably wouldn't have been able to read it either if I'd been reading "Butt" the whole time.

I really don't understand the need for strange names in novels. The one I'm reading now is full of unpronounceable names. It drives me a little crazy.

This would be why my MC is Mandy. Doesn't get much easier to say...and nobody will be seeing "Butt" when they read her name. :P

Kaitlin Ward said...

Ooh I keep wanting to read this book!

btw I thought Po was a strange name too. Enjoyed Graceling, though, but I am a fan of high fantasy.

Pam Harris said...

Thanks for reminding me how much I wanted to read this book. :)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

I read really slowly so I only get through one or two books a month!

But I can tell you a coupld of my most favourite books ever, The Robber Bride, by Margaret Atwood, and The White Masai, by Corinne Hoffman.

Sarah Enni said...

Oh, this was my favorite book last month! SO GOOD.
My fav is here: http://wp.me/pUnjt-9L

The whole "weird names in books" thing is a problem in my book -- might have some odd names. But they are names specific to the places the characters are from, so there's a reason.. but might double-check to be sure I am not giving them some profane name in another language (hello, Suri Cruise)!

Holly Dodson said...

Sarah- weird names with a meaning are totally different than weird names just for the sake of weird names. lol But, yes, making sure they aren't anything profane in another language would be beneficial. haha ;)

Kate Hart said...

I'm with you on the "against weird names" team. And also the IF I STAY team-- that's the one I picked too! :)

Nomes said...

Yeah, I don't understand how Po managed to stay as his name all the way to the printing press? haha.

Anyway, I adore if I Stay too. Definitely one of my favourites :)

Sandy Shin said...

I have heard so many good things about this, and will definitely have to read it soon. :)

Michelle Schusterman said...

Second time I've seen this rec today! It's a sign...must get this book...