Writing Song of the Day: “DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again” by Usher
I’ll admit it. I’m late to the whole Hunger Games craze. My cuz let me borrow her copy, and I have been converted to a full-blown fan (still don’t understand all the Peeta love yet, but I’m just now starting Catching Fire–maybe he’ll convert me, too). But while I’m eager to read both sequels, I can’t completely call HG my fave book that I read in August. So what could possibly take that honor? Check it out below:
That’s right. I am in LOVE with Ellen Hopkins. And this book? This book is intense with a capital: HOLY SH*T!
It’s so good to be back 🙂 First, I am soooo glad that I can now talk to Pam about how freaking fantabulous The Hunger Games series is. YES! I am starting to read Mockingjay now- I keep sneaking peeks during down time and am somewhere in the middle of chapter two. I wish I was done with that now because I know that would be my fave book of this month. Alas, I’m not so I have to decide between the plethora of books that I read this month….hmmm……
Okay, so if it’s not obvious I’m saying I didn’t read a lot this month. However, when Pam took Hunger Games, I gained The Forest of Hands of Teeth from her and OH MY LAWD! That book had me crying, scared, crying, confused, relieved, scared, happy, crying…did I say scared yet??? Pam has already highlighted this book as her fave of the month, so I’m gonna cheat a little and say my fave book of August is Jennifer Brown’s Hate List.
Technically, I’m still reading it in September (I have 20 pages left to read when I get home- don’t judge me this book is 406 pages long!) but I get the gist of it and WOW! Brown does a great job of making such a hard topic easy to relate to and intriguing. The book focuses on the girlfriend of a guy who brings a gun into his high school and takes revenge against the students who treated them wrong. It is told from Valerie’s (the girlfriend) POV and it is probably more powerful because of that.
What are you waiting for??? Read these books and jam to Usher. GO!