Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Road Trip Wednesday: Best Book of August


It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.
This week's question: 

What's the best book you read this month?

I haven't done a Book Love for it yet, but the best book I read in August, and quite possibly all year so far, was Lola and the Boy Next Door.
I loved Anna and the French Kiss more than I think I can really explain, so I was a little nervous with this one. What if it didn't live up to Anna? What if it suffers from Book 2 Syndrome and lets me down? What if it...isn't that good?

Well, my fears were entirely unfounded. And, I think I can actually say that I liked it better than Anna and the French Kiss
I know, I know. It seems totally crazy. But I think that Lola and I had a lot more in common and I think Cricket was a lot more my type than Etienne. I still love Anna and Etienne, of course. (And Anna and Etienne show up in this book! It's so fun!) But Lola and Cricket's story had me squeeing in ways I didn't even know I could squee. 

This book comes out on September 29th, and I highly recommend you just go ahead and pre-order it right now.* Anna fans, you won't be disappointed at all. Stephanie Perkins delivers big time with this one. And if any of you haven't read Anna and the French Kiss yet, you are missing out on one of the best YA contemporary romances you will ever read. Get on that! 

What's the best book you read in August?

*If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, be sure to go comment! I'm giving away a pre-order of Lola and the Boy Next Door!

20 comments:

  1. I WANT THIS SO BADLY. Why does everyone I know have ARCs and I don't??? *pouts*

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  2. Oh, I want to read LOLA so badly! I know I'll love it because I adored ANNA and I've only heard amazing things. I've already got my copy on preorder... can't wait for the end of September!

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  3. I managed to snack an ARC of this and LOVED IT TOO. Stephanie's books make me so happy. :)

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  4. I loved this book, and I think I liked it more than ANNA, too. So good, so good.

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  5. I know I'll love it, but I'm ashamed to say that I haven't even read Anna and the French Kiss yet. I think I'm saving it for a rainy day :)

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  6. I hear so much about Anna and the French Kiss, I'm going to have to read it! P.S. I gave you a blog award :)

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  7. I'm dying to read this one. And for some reason I thought it was coming out in December, so I'm happy it is much sooner!

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  8. Hi Jessica - I'm in your contemporary campaigning group and a new follower! Borders still has copies of Anna/French Kiss, so maybe I sneak over and grab one before it's too late...

    Oh, and I once saw Jason Segel in person. He's really tall!

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  9. The best book I read in August was 'Angel Burn' by L.A. Weatherly. That book was AMAZING!

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  10. I'm SO happy this book did not suffer the sophomore curse! I can't wait for my own copy to get here!!

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  11. I've not read either of these books but so many ladies talk about them that I'm getting more curious about them. I will have to investigate.

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  12. I am DYING to read this! The end of September cannot come fast enough.

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  13. I'm so glad Stephanie didn't hit the sophomore slump with this one. I'm really looking forward to it!

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  14. The end of September is going to be so great! I'm campaigning too, but I actually found you through YA Highway (go figure). Nice to meet you! :)

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  15. I'm so jealous that you've read this! I'll have to wait until it's released in another MONTH unless someone wants to share their ARC . . .

    And for anyone else on the fence, I am not usually a straight-up romance book lover, but I loved Anna and Etienne. Even if I wanted to smack them on occasion.

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  16. This book is on my to read list too! I'm glad to hear that it exceeded your expectations! ^_^

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  17. Oh. MY. GOSH!!! I am so jealous. I CANNOT wait till I get my hands on this book! And to hear you liked it better than Anna?! Hoo boy. This is a must buy for me. :)

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  18. I am so jealous you got to read Lola already!!!! I've got chocolate, I've got booze - what else do I need to have to bribe someone for an ARC around here? :)
    So glad to hear how much you liked it! I was a late reader to Anna (just read it back in June) - but I'm actually glad about that, because I get to enjoy Lola so soon afterwards!
    Totally can't wait for this one...

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  19. What?! It's better than Anna & the French Kiss? Now I'm really excited to pick this up. Best book in August for me was "Blood Red Road" by far. I think it's one of my all time favorites :DD

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  20. I did not realize you read this already! So jealous. I think I will definitely have to download it to the Nook.

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