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.