So this week, I'm answering three questions that SEEM simple and easy to answer, but they are so not.
Question one: What are the best three books you've read this year?
Okay, this question would almost be easier if it were what one book. So, my three best. Eeeeeek. It's hard to choose between...five books (or technically seven, but I'm a cheater.) I'll try to narrow it down.
1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I read this in May (or June?) and was dying by the time Catching Fire (which totally counts as the same book) came out at the start of September. It is just. so. good.
2) The Shifter by Janice Hardy. I expected to like this book, but I didn't expect to adore it as much as I did. It is awesome. The world building, the characters, the plot, it was all great.
3) Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I think Kirsten makes everyone she knows read this book--and with good reason! It's amazing, and so very beautiful.
(I also really really loved The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan and Evernight and its sequel, Stargazer, by Claudia Gray...there, I cheated. And there are tons of other books too that could almost make this list, but I won't cheat THAT much.)
Question Two: If you could meet one author living or dead, who would it be?
Well, there are tons of living authors I'd love to meet, but I'd like to be optimistic and say I could still meet them one day! So...I think I'd like to pick someone whose writing is so well known now, but who probably never realized they'd be so very everlasting (because even if you're cocky, how could you ever guess?) Shakespeare comes to mind, but he'd probably be boring to talk to. I kind of think Mark Twain might actually be an interesting person. I think I would go with him.
Question Three: What book are you most looking forward to in 2010?
This one is hard too. It splits three ways (I KNOW the question says one. I can't do it. So in order of when in 2010 they'll be released...)
1) Hourglass by Claudia Gray--the third book of her Evernight series. Since I couldn't put down the first two, I've been looking forward to this next one for MONTHS.
2) The third Hunger Games book, because how could I possibly not be looking forward to it?! I will probably be dying for it by the time the thing comes out.
3) The Duff by Kody Keplinger. Because it's awesome and I can't wait to read it in its shiny, published version.
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