Sunday, 17 July 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books.



This week I read:

 
Willow by Julia Hoban

Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow's parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy - one sensitive, soulful boy - discovers Willow's secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the "safe" world Willow has created for herself upside down.

Told in an extraordinary fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl's struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy's refusal to give up on her.




Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called "the touch." (Comes in handy when you're traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.)

Then her dad turns up dead - but still walking - and Dru knows she's next. Even worse, she's got two guys hungry for her affections, and they're not about to let the fiercely independent Dru go it alone. Will Dru discover just how special she really is before coming face-to-fang with whatever - or whoever - is hunting her?





Right now I am reading:
Flawless by Lara Chapman
Sarah Burke is just about perfect. She's got killer blue eyes, gorgeous blond hair, and impeccable grades. There's just one tiny-all right, enormous-flaw: her nose. But even that's not so bad. Sarah's got the best best friend and big goals for print journalism fame.

On the first day of senior year, Rock Conway walks into her journalism class and, well, rocks her world. Problem is, her best friend, Kristen, falls for him too. And when Rock and Kristen stand together, it's like Barbie and Ken come to life. So when Kristen begs Sarah to help her nab Rock, Sarah does the only thing a best friend can do-she agrees. For someone so smart, what was she thinking?

This hip retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac is filled with hilariously misguided matchmaking, sweet romance, and a gentle reminder that we should all embrace our flaws.


This week I hope to read:
Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent…and dead.

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

8 comments:

  1. I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your reading.
    My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-48.html

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  2. Enjoy your books. I can't wait to get these books reviewed. It was one of the best weeks of reading I've had in a long time. Please come see what I read.

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  3. Let's see . . . I'll be finishing:
    The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
    Wicked Little Town by Jorin Burr

    I'll be continuing:
    Sylvia Plath's Journals
    Finding Water by Julia Cameron

    I'll be starting:
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
    Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

    Of course, this all depends on how much writing I myself get done. I have a daily goal and I've decided not to do any pleasure reading until that goal is met.

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  4. Flawless sounds really interesting! Is this a stand alone read?

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  5. Willow sounds like an interesting read! I might look into it :)

    See what I have read too :)
    http://uniflamecreates.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-9.html

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  6. Interesting books. Enjoy your reading week.

    Carla
    http://librarymosaic.blogspot.com/2011/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_18.html

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  7. You have some great books there, I like the sound of Willow it sounds good. Hope you enjoy your books!

    What I'm Reading

    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

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  8. I have 'Willow' on my TBR list, I have heard great things about it. 'Flawless' sound good too.

    Hope you have a great reading week!

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