It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey with a children's version at Teach Mentor Texts.
Beta by Rachel Cohn for her author event. This went a very different direction than I thought it would. A lot more action and geopolitical consequences than I had assumed from the first few chapters. I have some reservations (mostly about the slow start), but all-in-all, I can't wait to see where it goes (and I really have to stop reading books with cliffhanger endings when the sequel doesn't come out for months and months). *I read an ARC provided by the publisher.*
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan for their author event. This was not nearly as lighthearted as I thought it would be. Instead of the back-and-forth romp across the city of Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, it ended up being a fairly rich exploration on the nature of relationships and how they change and grow over time. It's still a quick read, but not quite full of laughs.
Every Day by David Levithan for that same author event. This one had been on my reading list even before I knew he was coming to town. It didn't disappoint. This is a fascinating concept with some really moving scenes. The main plot will keep you guessing and pining right along with the main character, but just as compelling are the vignettes of minor characters that really round out A's bizarre world. *I read a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.*
For once I stopped at exactly the right spot, so I'm not in the middle of a book as I make this post. Next up is either Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan for that oft-mentioned author event (if it comes in the mail today) or Intentions by Deborah Heiligman for her author visit.
What are you reading?