Thursday, August 20, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Recent Best

What’s the best book you’ve read recently?

This week's is a pretty easy question. July's reading wasn't so great, but I read two fantastic books in June.

The first was The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips. This wasn't really a fast-mover of a book, but by the end I dearly loved the characters as if I knew them. I was sad, when I finished this book, to have to leave them. Phillips did such a beautiful job of giving each of her characters a unique voice and setting the stage for them to really come alive.

The other was The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. For a long time I'd heard people rave about Dessen, but despite adding many of her titles to my wish list, hadn't managed to read a one. At long last, I opened up The Truth About Forever, and that was it - I was in love, too. I related so much to Macy, the main character, and Dessen has a real knack for getting at your emotions. This is one of the only books to ever make me cry several times in the reading of it, and I like it.


  1. I haven't heard of either of these. I'd better be careful or my wish list is going to expand. Again.

  2. I recently discovered Sarah Dessen and have loved what I've read thus far.

  3. Sarah Dessen is on my reading radar!

    It was hard for me to pick just one favorite, so I did a top five :) Here's my BTT.

  4. Love Sarah Dessen! I haven't read her in a while - I really enjoyed Keeping the Moon and This Lullaby!


  5. I also thought The Well and the Mine was excellent. I recommended it to a friend for her bookclub - fingers crossed that they like it, too!

  6. Susan - Yeah, aren't questions like this dangerous for the old wish list?

    Bermuda - They are! ;-)

    Nise' - I can't wait to dig into the rest of her work, but I've got to dig through some of the rest of this TBR mountain first. *sigh*

    Susan - It is too hard to pick just one, isn't it?

    Sharry - I'll definitely have to get ahold of those two!

    Tara - I gave it to my aunt who's always looking for a good book. I think she liked it - hope your friend's book club likes it too! If you ask me, there's nothing not to like... =)