Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Honestly, I had no intention of reading this book. I don't know...I'm not super wild about historical fiction for some reason. Well, that's not true. I enjoy it when I read it. But I don't ever find myself seeking it out or feeling like I want to read it. So when I started hearing about this book, I just zoned out a little bit. I never actually considered it.
I'm incapable of making a decision, so any time I go to Borders with a coupon I ask Twitter what I should buy. One trip a Twitter buddy told me to get Revolution. So I finally decided to read the description and I realized it isn't 100% historical. It looks like it switches back and forth between the past and the present. So, since I loved A Northern Light (also historical...see, I don't hate it), and there's no point in asking Twitter for recommendations if I just ignore them, I picked it up. Since then I've been hearing nothing but raves about it.
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
I'll be honest. About 85% my decision to buy this book was because I love the girl on the cover's outfit. I know that's so ridiculous, because the cover has nothing to do with anything, but, hell, I just love that outfit. Okay, truthfully, I could kind of recreate it. I have a similar t-shirt, and my riding boots are grey, not black, but I could totally rock it.
So, yeah, the book. I really does sound good. And I want to read it. But I really love that cover.
Rich and Mad by William Nicholson
It's about love and sex and it's British. SOLD.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I already own this book, but I saw it at Borders in hardcover and I had to get it. I like paperbacks to read, but when it comes to books in my collection on my shelves, I really like hardcovers whenever I can get them. I rarely see hardcover copies of The Book Thief, so when I spotted one at my Borders I knew I had to scoop it up. It looks so pretty on my shelf! And now I have that brand new, unread paperback to give away as a gift or something.
Have you read any of these? What do you think about them? Did you get anything good recently?