Saturday, February 7, 2015

Book of the Month - February 2015

Love is in the air!

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OK so I'm not THAT opposed to love. I just think it's over done. Especially when 12 year olds are like, "Baby I love you so much!" Guys. You're 12. But good job using the term "baby" correctly.

Alright, enough of my cynicism. Let's get on to something that I DO love: books!

This month I've got two book recommendations for you, just because I know February is the time of year when two different kinds of people emerge with opposing views of love.

For those of you who are hopeless romantics, your book of the month is Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen.

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I honestly have not read this book since my senior year of high school (I graduated in '13), but I remember reading the book and falling in love with the characters, the setting, and Dessen herself (not to sound creepy or anything). This book is adorable and not full of [too many] romantic cliches. See the description below:

It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live.
A job in a clothes boutique introduces Auden to the world of girls: their talk, their friendship, their crushes. She missed out on all that, too busy being the perfect daughter to her demanding mother. Then she meets Eli, an intriguing loner and a fellow insomniac who becomes her guide to the nocturnal world of the town. Together they embark on parallel quests: for Auden, to experience the carefree teenage life she’s been denied; for Eli, to come to terms with the guilt he feels for the death of a friend.
In her signature pitch-perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.

It's an adorable book and I highly recommend it.

For those of you who are romantic cynics, I'm going to recommend Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong.

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This is the book that I read last month; you can read my review here. Even though it wasn't the greatest thing I've ever read, I believe its horrific content can help combat all of the lovey-dovey stuff that's floating around this month. DISCLAIMER: There is a bit of romance in it, but not enough to make you sick.

Of course, whether you're a hopeless romantic or not, you can read whichever book you choose. Let me know which one you're going to read (or if you're going to read both) and then, when you're finished, let me know what you think!

Happy reading!


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