RTW: Best Book of June 2012


Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors and followers post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on their blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This week's topic: What was the best book you read in June? 
  
I think I've missed the last few of these best book roundups, so I'd be tempted to post a bunch of titles. But I'll show some restraint and post one in each category.

First up, is middle grade, with a title that's not releasing until October:


I got a sneak peek at Behind the Bookcase for my birthday, and it was one of the best presents yet! This is exactly the kind of book I would have liked as a kid: secret passages (emphasis on the secrets), a mysterious cat, and spooky details. Enter to win your own ARC here through July 3.

And for young adult, I have to go with:


Lots of reveals in this one, so I don't want to say too much about it. In fact, picking it as a best book is enough, and I'll leave it at that!

And lastly, an adult title:


This latest title in the Parasol Protectorate series came out in March, but I didn't get around to reading it until May. I was a little wary that the series would start to go downhill (like so many have *coughSookiecough*) but I think that this title is one of the best-plotted for the series yet. Lots of fun dialogue and situations, and a great story arc.


So those are my picks this time around--what about you? Feel free to put a link to your post in the comments if you played along with Road Trip Wednesday. Don't forget to go to the YA Highway post and read all the answers!

14 comments:

writingwithcats said...

Nice! I've been wanting to read Carriger's books. I think I'll have to tackle them in July!

I read Insurgent in May (May 1st, when it came out, actually, at like 2am when it downloaded to my nook. I have problems sometimes). I didn't like it as much as Divergent but the more I reread it, the more I understand the choices Roth made and like it more and more.

Here's my pick:

http://writingwithcats.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/best-book-of-june/

Xan said...

Behind the Bookcase looks awesome. Reminds me of Coraline a little. Great post!

Colin Smith said...

By the look of it, I would probably have enjoyed BEHIND THE BOOKCASE when I was a kid too!

Here's my choice.

Jaime Morrow said...

For some time now, I've been meaning to get to Gail Carriger's books. They sound fascinating! Good to hear that the series doesn't go downhill either. :)

Crystal said...

I've never heard of that last series... looks really interesting! Thanks :)

Rachael said...

Insurgent was my best book for May. Loved it! I've heard of Gail Carriger's books but never picked them up because I'm really picky about my adult fiction. I might have to check them out!

My choice for June

Elodie said...

INSURGENT was amazing! I loved it :D I´ll have to look into the other books you mention!

Emily said...

I love Insurgent! :)

Samantha said...

INSURGENT is an amazing book! I may have picked it up the other day to look something up, and ended up completely re-reading it!

beck nicholas said...

I still haven't read Insurgent and it was supposed to be my reward book. Want the actual book so need to make it to the shops sometime. Love the look of Behind the Bookcase. Creepy and cool looking.

Laurie Dennison said...

The cover for Behind the Bookcase is great! I will but that on my TBR list for sure. And like everyone else, I loved Insurgent, too!

KO: The Insect Collector said...

Ooh, I agree about insurgent. The other two look excellent!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Thanks for all the great comments! I'll make the rounds to return the favor over the next few days--my Texas nieces are in town, squee! And believe me, with a nearly-12 and a 13-year-old, lots of squee-ing going on! I'm more like an honorary big sister than a middle-aged aunt, because my own inner child is stuck at about their age.

Stephanie Allen said...

I didn't do anything for the two days I was reading Insurgent, except stop reading to go to work. (Silly real world.) LOVED IT.

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