Best Book of August

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

Today's topic: What's the best book you read in August?

With Real World Cape Cod at the start of the month, I expected to read more books than I did because who doesn't love reading while baking on the sand? Alas, it was also Camp NaNoWriMo, so my reading suffered a bit. This month I only read six books.

Six is impressive anyway.
Thanks. What's awesome is that I had a good run of reading material. Wanna see what I read? Of course you do.

So many plots...
Out of the six, Kody Keplinger's sophomore novel, SHUT OUT* was the best by far.

Blurb from Goodreads:  
Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part, Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention.

Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: she and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming.

What I Liked About It: The modern bent on Lysistrata was executed perfectly. On a geeky note, Lysistrata is one of my favorite Greek plays. The characters were three-dimensional and believable. Oh, and Cash.

What You Should Know: About three weeks later and I'm still thinking about everything regarding the book: the characters, the plot, the subplots. This was a much stronger book than The DUFF. So if you liked The DUFF, definitely pick up SHUT OUT.

Have you read any good books this month?

* I was lucky enough to win an ARC from Jennifer Hoffine last month. 
_______ hit of the day: Gravestone Hill by Lunatic Soul