TGIF: Books for the Ride

I am headed out to Arizona (my former home) for the weekend to enjoy a little whole lotta sunshine and visit with some of my most favorite people on the planet.  This will probably involve great food, too much wine, lots of laughter, and some time in the out-of-doors (I miss the mountains and the desert!).  Hopefully I can squeeze in some reading time when I am on the airplane.  That is, if I don’t fall asleep from the Dramamine.

So here is what I am taking with me:

From goodreads.com

Divergent by Veronica Roth

I started this a couple of days ago and so far I am falling hard for this book.  Oh dystopias I love you so.

Also I learned after I checked it out that it’s on the Lone Star List.  I am beginning to think I need to challenge myself to read all of those books.  What do you think?  Have you read others on the list and loved them?  Would anyone want to do a group challenge on this?  Texan or not, if you are a YA fan, it might be fun!

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

I know this is probably the least loved of Green’s books, but it was actually on the shelves at my library and that is sort of hard to come by when it comes to John Green books.  I live in the youth-filled burbs where all the popular and new YA has a long hold list.

It’s not a particularly long flight (and I fear that I really will crash out due to the Dramamine) so I think these two books will more than suffice.  What will you be reading this weekend?

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2 thoughts on “TGIF: Books for the Ride

  1. Oh, sunshine sounds so lovely! It’s supposed to still be summer in Australia and yet today was as cold and miserable as you’d imagine London to be – not impressed!
    I haven’t read ‘An Abundance of Katherines’ but I finished reading Green’s ‘Looking for Alaska’ last night and had mixed feelings about his writing…If you’re interested, I reviewed it:
    http://freepagenumbers.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/looking-for-alaska-what-did-i-find/
    Happy reading and lap up that sunshine!

    • I also read “Looking for Alaska” recently and liked it enough to try another Green book! I like his characters and his writing is witty, so it keeps me entertained at least.

      And I fully intend to soak up the sun! It hasn’t been a terrible winter here, but I have spent too much time in my office, not enjoying the mild days we’ve had!

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