Wednesday, September 29, 2010

RTW -- Best Book of September

I didn't have the best month reading-wise this time, but I'm...going to cheat. Again. I'm sorry. But I just can't choose which one of these two books was better.

Looking for Alaska by John Green
This book is still stuck in my head. I haven't stopped thinking about Alaska. She was so infuriating and intriguing and all around awesome... The writing and voice were incredible (as usual) and it's a plot that sticks with you long after you've turned the final page.

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
I'm not going to lie. I put off getting this book for awhile because it didn't really sound interesting to me and I don't go for the more plain (in my eyes) covers very often. But it was Markus Zusak (THE BOOK THIEF is one of my favorite books. Of all time.) and I saw it in the library so I just decided to grab it. Did. Not. Disappoint. Absolutely beautiful writing and voice. I'm still confused over the plot, but it's a good confused. I feel like that's the way it should be. That I have to puzzle out the rest of the mysteries on my own and learn from them.


Nomes said...

i put off i am the messenger too for some reason. i always do that...

anyway, i love both these books so i can see why it would be hard to choose!

Amie Kaufman said...

I love that feeling of good confusion -- where you're not sure what just happened, but you're completely okay with that, content to go away and keep pondering. I Am The Messenger just jumped up my TBR list, thanks!