It is quite amazing how many YA books one can read when attempting to put off required summer reading.
I'm just saying.
I have read the following books in the past week, with accompanyine comments:
Rumors by Anna Godbersen (MUCh better than the Luxe, keep it up, Anna!)
Outside Beauty by Cynthia Kadohata (Very, very good, and kinda heartbreaking)
How I Live Now (not what I expected, but still amzing. But I guess that's what that gold seal on the cover means, huh?)
Violet by Design by Melissa Walker (sloooow...then FAST!)
Violet in Private by Melissa Walker (deep and shining, way to go MW!)
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Mariller (JM, I forgive you for the last two books in the Sevenwaters Trilogy. Truly. Now, please, someone send me a review copy of Cybele's Secret before I die! (Kidding!) (Well, sorta.) )
The Brothers Torres by Coert Voorhees (Wow! Good! I've got my eye on you, dude!)
Total Knockout: Tale of an Ex Class President by Taylor Morris (made me semi nostalgic for 8th grade. Very nice.)
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (This is a reread, but man, I heart you, Rachel and David. You guys get to hold the MADE OF AWESOMENESS position)
So, yeah, like 9 books in a week. And how many pages of Waiting for the Barbarians did I get through. Like, 20. And that's pushing it. Guess what I'm going to be doing Labor Day weekend!?
Anyways, I plan to further continue my clever (or not so clever, however you wanna look at it) procrastination by reading the following books this week:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (I actually just started reading this one, and I LIKE!)
Impossible by Nancy Werlin (besides making me want to start singing Impossible from the Rogers and Hammerstein Cinderella musical, this one looks EXTREMELY GOOD.........IMPOSSIBLE....for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage...IMPOSSIBLE!)
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky (the cover makes me giggle. Am I childish or what? My younger bropther saw it and was like, "HOLY COW, ARE YOU READING PORN? NO, WAIT, I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!" Aren't they just charming at that age?)
Paper Towns by John Green (My mom actually stole my copy of Looking for Alaska, so I've never read anything by him. But she said that it had just the right dash of sarcasm, irony, and nerdy humor to make me happy. I told her what would really make me happy was if she gave me my book back but, ah, well, such is life. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to it.)
Revealers by Amanda Marrone (She wrote Uninvited, which was supposedly really good, but I haven't read it. I think the cover of Revealers is a little hokey, but we'll see how it turns out.)
Ever by Gail Carson Levine (Lalala, I heart you, Gail.)
Sleepless by Terri Clark (reminds me of a combination of Wake by Lisa McMann and The Mediator by Meg Cabot. Can't wait!)
Death by Latte by Linda Gerber (the first one was great! Linda Gerber totally rocks!)
So there you have it. Maybe with a bit of luck, I can also finish Waiting for the Barbarians (yeah, right).
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Til next Tuesday!