Monday, 1 November 2010

Book of the Month [3]

Book of the Month is a monthly meme hosted by Giota at Just Another Book Blog.

October has been very up and down reading month for me with a long reading slump but also some of my favourite reads of the year so far. Normally I would post a 'shortlist' with a winner afterwards, but I'm not capable of that this time as there are three outstanding titles which deserve it, so here are my three books of the month.
Matched by Ally Condie [full review] // [Goodreads] - a spectacular new dystopia book coming November 30th (US) // December 2nd (UK). It's got some romance, a lot of fighting the system; it's beautifully written and perfectly paced.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand [mini review] // [Goodreads] - released Jan 4th 2011. This is a stunning debut featuring angels, part angels, and one of the hottest guys I've come across. It's beautifully written, smart, real, funny and basically just amazing. You should totally have this on preorder already!

Boy's Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman [Goodreads]- the odd one out from this group of three for many reasons. First off, it's a UK release, it's already out, it's not fantasy of any kind and it's got a male protagonist, not a girl. Like the other two though, it's a truly fantastic read. It had me in tears many times, happy and sad ones. Happy tears from me with a book is not common, major points there. It's a powerful story about a teen dad that I think every teen, and adults for that matter, of both genders should read. Full review coming later today (or possibly tomorrow morning).

So what's your Book of the Month?

1 comment:

Clover said...

My book of the month was The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. And I know it's only the start of the month, but already I think November's will be Delirium!

(I thought Matched was EXCELLENT and I cannot wait to read Boys Don't Cry!)