February Reads!

Best read in February!  YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday!

This isn’t a tough answer:  THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.  But I already reviewed the crap out of TFIOS, complete with crazy spoilers, and I don’t really have much else to say about it–other than, it was as good as everyone says it is.  Which is a rare feat.

Because I hate to keep recommending the same books over and over, I want to note a couple more books that I read and LOVED this month!  SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi was probably my second favorite YA read.  I really enjoyed the unique, lyrical style of writing, and you really get a sense that Juliette is kind of crazy-pants.  I can’t wait for the sequel, when we will surely get a more nuanced portrait of Warner, who I suspect is a lot more deeply layered than he appears in this first book.

Also, in the non-YA world, I read MR. FUNNY PANTS by Michael Showalter, and it had me cracking up the entire time.  Granted, I’ve always been a huge fan of Showalter’s comedic endeavors, but I enjoyed getting more insight into his life.  I have a thing for biographies, because I love seeing behind-the-scenes in peoples’ real lives.  Perhaps that makes me a bit voyeuristic, but I’m OK with that.

What were your favorite reads in February?

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18 comments

  1. Angelica R. Jackson says:

    I do want to read Shatter Me; it’s in my TBR pile, but I’m not going to be reading as much in the next few months while I slog through the rest of the first draft of Crow’s Rest. I’ll get to it though!

  2. Susan says:

    “…it was as good as everyone says it is. Which is a rare feat.” Haha so true.

    All of these books sound like worthwhile reads–I just need to find time for it all… :0

    • Crystal says:

      It is HILARIOUS, but also really interesting. Some of the sketches he writes about his younger life have made me love him even more. Spoiler: He was super awkward.

    • Crystal says:

      I agree that it’s interesting to see what makes people tick–even if the phrasing of this reminds me of Sylar from the show Heroes… I don’t like to see how people tick in the same way that he does, lol.

    • Crystal says:

      Wow, I just looked THE TIGER’S WIFE up on Goodreads and it sounds like it would be really detailed and amazing. I will definitely add that to my TBR pile, thanks!

    • Crystal says:

      I’d heard good things about SHATTER ME prior to reading too, but it was better than I anticipated, really. Mafi uses language in really poetic, unexpected ways. It’s definitely unique in that respect.

  3. Kris Atkins says:

    I wish Juliette had stayed a bit more crazy by the end of the book. That was my favorite thing about her. But yes, SHATTER ME was quite good. I’d kill for Tahereh Mafi’s talent.

    • Crystal says:

      Clearly, Warner’s sociopathic tendencies have rubbed off on you… 😉 I would probably only maim for her talent–break bones or something…

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