Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Road Trip Wednesday

Jump on the YAHighway with me, lovelies. It's Road Trip Wednesday! This week's topic:

What's the best book you read in August?

Wait. What did I read in August? *rummages through blog* Oh, yeah, Mockingjay -- that is coming tomorrow. For now, let's suffice it to say: unfreakingbelieveable.

A very close second would be 13 Reasons Why. That was such a good book.

The Sky is Everywhere. It was an excellent book.  I just finished it last night. Not only had I heard wonderful things about this novel, but the rating on Goodreads is practically through the roof. I didn't think twice when I downloaded it on my nook, skipped the cover copy, and dove right in.

It just hit really close to home. It hasn't even been a year since my own brother died unexpectedly. Reading her emotions was like looking in a mirror. Well, except the whole need to kiss every boy she sees part -- that was not something I experienced.

Anyway, I couldn't read much of this book at a time. Every time I closed it I would just cry and cry and cry because I miss my own brother so much and I understand exactly what she was going through.

It was excellent -- the story was heartfelt and honest, and everyone should read it.


Erinn said...

I'm so sorry The Sky is Everywhere was a personally painful book to read. I"ve heard nothing but amazing things about 13 reason why.

Ellen said...

:( Wow, I'm sorry... sounds like a really powerful read...

KO said...

Oh NO Holly-- that must have been incredibly difficult.

My heart goes out to you.

Pam Harris said...

Wow, The Sky is Everywhere is literally everywhere. I have to read this book like, yesterday. And I still have to read Catching Fire first, but I'm on chapter 4 now. :)

Amanda Hannah said...

So sorry you had to go through something so devastating :(

The Sky is Everywhere truly was heartwrenching and beautiful at the same time.

Alicia Gregoire said...

From everything I've read about The Sky is Everywhere, it sounds heartwrenching. And I'm sorry about your loss and how much this book hit home.

Kaitlin Ward said...

Sorry about your horrible loss :(
It definitely sounds like The Sky Is Everywhere is super amazing.

Jess said...

Thank you for the warning. I was going to get this at the library next time I go, but I lost a brother, too. It didn't even occur to me that it might be hard to read because of that.

**Virtual hug** You're a brave woman.