Last week in my #bookstack, I had two titles: The Diviners, Libba Bray’s new novel, and Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I finished Dash & Lily on Wednesday last week and found it to be delightful. It’s one of those books that I may want to revisit during Christmas time, as that’s when it’s set. I didn’t finish The Diviners last week, so it’s making a repeat appearance in my #bookstack this week. By the time I finished the second chapter, I could hear the songs I want to write for this novel, which is always fun for me, even though I don’t really have time to write music. What I’m thinking right now is that I’ll start writing theme songs instead of full songs, which I think might be more manageable with my schedule.
Joining The Diviners in my stack this week is The Kill Order by James Dashner, which is a prequel to The Maze Runner Trilogy. The Kill Order explains what happened that led up to the Maze, and The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure. If you haven’t read The Maze Runner trilogy, it’s a good read. I wasn’t overly engaged in the first book — I couldn’t figure out the point of the maze itself, but in the context of the series the way the story made more sense. Also in my stack is Storm Runners: Eruption, by Roland Smith. I read the first one a few years ago and it reminded me of the movie Twister. This one has been in my TBR Box since the Scholastic Warehouse Sale last May, so I thought it might be time to get to it.
This Week on the (book) supplier:
This week your Book Talk Tuesday is Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, which I thought was like Dawson’s Creek meets You’ve Got Mail. And in honor of Banned Books Week, this week’s Feature Shelf is the “Books They Think You Shouldn’t Read” edition. I’m excited about this shelf because I picked five of my favorite challenged young adult novels. The blog post for that episode will have some of the conversation I’ve been having with other Adult Nerdfighters about what banned or challenged books we absolutely love.
That’s it for me today. If you have theme or book recommendations for a Feature Shelf, or you just want to talk books, hit me up here, on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ and all that info’s on the end screen and in the description below. Have a great reading week, and I’ll see you on Tuesday for Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares and on Thursday for the “Books They Think You Shouldn’t Read” edition of Feature Shelf. I am the (book) supplier wishing you happy reading. Don’t forget to be awesome.