Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June Reads

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question for you to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you leave your link in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's question: What's the best book you read in June?


According to Goodreads, I finished 6 books this month, which is amazing given how I'm in revision hell. Out of these 6, two stand out as the best: Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life by Steve Almond and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

Rock N Roll Will Save Your Life
What I Liked About It: I'm kinda a Steve Almond fangirl. He has a great sense of humor and his writing workshops are fun. This book contains the same nonfic writing style he has in the other books of his I've read and he starts off with a story about a Springsteen. And has a chapter about Dave Grohl.

The Golden Compass
What I Liked About It: It was a fast read with some memorable characters. I was so glad that I had the other two books already in the "to read" pile so I could continue on.

What's the best thing you read this month?


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Last.fm hit of the day: Spin Moon Magic by The Dreamside

6 comments:

  1. The Golden Compass is one of my all-time faves. It's amazing.

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  2. Anyone hinting at salvation coming through Rock N Roll sounds like the book for me!

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  3. I still haven't read the golden compass! But must get to that soon!

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  4. The Golden Compass was great...one of my top-all-times :)

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  5. I really enjoyed The Golden Compass, but The Subtle Knife isn't doing it for me. Did anyone else experience that the beginning dragged?

    @Blue Lipstick - I loved the Steve Almond book, but the one problem for me was that his definition of rock and roll and my definition don't 100% match up. He does have an awesome chapter about how we can learn about story telling through song.

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  6. I loved the GC, and actually my fave book of the month was a book PP wrote in the 80s (Ruby in the Smoke). He's extremely talented. I don't remember if the subtle knife dragged for me.. I remember only that by the end I was satisfied.

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