Road Trip Wednesday: Best Book of January

{Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway‘s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered.

This week’s question: What was the best book you read in January?}

First of all, I can’t believe that January is gone, let alone have a “best of” for it. I’ve been so tunnel-vision-y with My Plan to finish this draft of WIP2 (which is still not done, ahem) on top of the everyday fires I had to put out responsibilities that I had to take care of for the paythebills job (main reason why WIP2’s current draft isn’t done yet), that even though I wanted to read so. Many. Awesome. Books. I just couldn’t.* I had to do the Grown Up Thing and Prioritize. *pout*

So, despite acquiring a bunch of books, most of which were sponsored by my friends and family via birthday presents (THANK YOU ALL!), I only really read three books: Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake; Pandemonium, by Lauren Oliver; and The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green. (If you KNEW how quickly I devoured books you would be shocked, SHOCKED by this paltry number!)

I know this is a cop-out answer, but considering I prioritized my life to read these books, I would say ALL THREE were truly awesome. Plus, since they were distinctively different genres/styles, they all fed different Book Cravings that I’d been jonesing for.

If I must, MUST choose one, I would HAVE to choose The Fault in Our Stars, since that book is so life-changing AMAZING. (The fact that I’m choosing to spend my meager pennies to buy another copy to giveaway would ALSO be a great indicator to how much I loved it, I would imagine!)

I will eventually come to the point where I can read more science fiction and fantasy, the genre of my heart, but I am waiting till this draft is winging its way to my crit partners before I indulge. (See how Grown Up I am? See??)

So, what was the best book YOU read in January?

[*Waiting in the wings for me to finish WIP2 are Under the Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi, Legend, by Marie Lu, 77th Shadow Street by Dean Koontz, Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, and 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I. So. Can’t. Wait!]

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7 thoughts on “Road Trip Wednesday: Best Book of January

  1. cmlb78 says:

    I had a birthday in late December and am many books richer. For a while I just sat and stared at them all, then picked up The Night Circus. It was very different from anything else I read; not quite a page turner but seductively addictive.

    Now I look forward to The Fault In Our Stars!

  2. Crystal Schubert says:

    Boo to grown up responsibilities–they’re lame. So are pay-the-bills jobs. Let’s all live off of stories and rainbows! 🙂 I think that’s totally plausible.

    Anyway, I haven’t read any of these, but you can bet TFIOS is on my TBR list. It’s been so hyped by, like, everyone. I am so intrigued. Hope it lives up to all of the build-up.

  3. Catherine Johnson says:

    They sound really good reads! I was blown away this month by Hilary Wagner’s The White Assassin. Fabulous read!

  4. Jaime says:

    You have some really great reads here! I’m tempted to read ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, but I’m not sure if it’s my thing. Might have to just throw caution to the wind 🙂

  5. Lucy says:

    Wow, you read some incredible books in January, Liza! I’m dying to read Pandemonium, and I loved the other two books you read.
    I’ll have to agree with you and say TFiOS was my favorite book of the month also, though I was really happy with the other books I read in January too.

    Hope February is a fabulous month for you!

  6. Melissa Sarno says:

    Good luck with your WIP Liza! You know my thoughts on The Fault In Our Stars 🙂 I finished Book One of 1Q84 (I’m taking breaks through this massive tome to read many other books) I’m curious to hear your thoughts when you get to it 🙂

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