Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday: Best Book of January


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

What was the best book you read in January?

I was lucky this past month...I read quite a few fantastic books! In fact, I'm already planning Bookanista posts about most of my January reads.


  


Awesome, right?

My favorite was definitely The Fault in Our Stars, but John Green is always my favorite and it's not really fair to the other books to compare them. That's like comparing...well, two things you can't really compare. (You can really tell I am a writer sometimes, huh? I'm such a master of figurative language.) Plus I already did my Bookanistas post about it, so I don't want to talk about it again. Sure, I can talk about John Green all day, but does anyone really want me to?

As for the rest of them, I liked them all so much! Wanderlove was a truly gorgeous book, and I can't wait to gush all about it. Statistical Probability was such a cute and fun romance. I really enjoyed all of these books.

I know that's such a cop-out answer, but seriously. I'm so happy I had such a fun reading month, and I don't feel like picking favorites. They all made me smile when I was done with them, and that's a win in my book.

What's the best book you read in January?

39 comments:

  1. You sound like me when I mention Neil Gaiman. I can go one forever about him.
    I read few nice ones too including Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie.

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    1. I just got my first Neil Gaiman books the other day. I can't wait to read his stuff!

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  2. Great choices! I have to read The Fault in Our Stars after seeing that it's such a top pick and after hearing about it on the latest Pottercast.

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  3. WANDERLOVE, WANDERLOVE, WANDERLOVE!

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  4. I have WANDERLOVE and STATISTICAL on me, now! I'm going to read them in February <3 And OMG YES TO JOHN GREEN. TFiOS was all that is awesome.

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    1. You'll love both of them. Such great books.

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  5. So jealous you read Wanderlove! Want, want want.

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    1. I got it off NetGalley, I think. Oh man, it was amazing. I loved it even more than I expected to.

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  6. I would actually be 100% willing to hear you talk about John Green all day, seriously. I loved TFIOS so much!

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  7. Why WOULDN'T you want to talk about John Green all day? I don't mind :-)

    With the obvious choice of The Fault in Our Stars as my favorite book, I think I'm picking Gimme a Call by Sarah Mylnowski. It was fun, light, and a perfect post TFIOS book

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    1. I would want to, I just think everyone else would get bored. ;-)

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  8. I added that book to my to-be read list. :)

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  9. TFIOS is on my TBR list... actually, it's in my daughter's bedroom right now. She loved it. :)

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    1. Oh, good. I'm glad she loved it. Hope you do too!

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  10. I had a really tough time this month too, choosing between all the great reads. What a terrible problem to have, right? :-)

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    1. I know, right? All of these excellent books! How can I choose? Terrible. ;-)

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  11. LOL I definitely picked TFiOS, but you're right, it doesn't exactly seem fair. WANDERLOVE is sooooo amazing, and I want to read THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY so bad! Glad you liked it!!

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    1. Yes, Statistical Probability was super adorable. I had such a good time reading it. :-)

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  12. It seems you had a WONDERFUL reading month :D I did too so I could not choose only one...

    I am afraid to put TFIOS on my list as according to the reviews I read: I WILL cry and I probably should not read it in the train but I will get to it as some point :-)

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    1. I read it mostly in public...I somehow willed myself not to cry. It IS possible.

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  13. I really liked Shatter Me. Reading Scorpio Races right now. So far so good :)

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    1. I've heard so many good things about The Scorpio Races. I really need to give it another try.

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  14. You have such good taste! I feel like I will love all of these when I finally get to read them all. They're pretty much all books I've been salivating over. If only I could own ALL THE BOOKS.

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    1. If you figure out a way to own ALL THE BOOKS, please let me know so I can share with you. ;-)

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  15. I want to read every single one of these books. :)

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  16. I will follow your lead and put The Fault in Our Stars aside, seeing as it's not really fair to measure the others against it.

    My favorite book in January was probably Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

    I haven't read any of the books on your list. Thanks for recommending them!

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    1. I got most of them from NetGalley...are you on there? You should get on that train!

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  17. Making you smile after is a great recommendation. Must get to TFIOS... seems everyone loves it!

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  18. I went ahead and picked TFiOS. It felt really unfair, but I must not tell lies =)

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    1. Hahahaha! Yes, I should write that on my hand right now. TFiOS will probably be my favorite book of the year.

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  19. What did you think of Ten Things We Did? I almost bought it because it was 99 cents on the Nook, but not too sure about it.

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    1. That's why I bought it, too! It was actually really cute. I love a good contemp, and it was fun and cute and tackled some heavy issues without getting all preachy, which I really liked.

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  20. My favorite book of January was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline- so much fun geekery and 80s stuff.

    Shelley Corriell is our February RWA speaker so I'm excited to hear that you read her upcoming book.

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