Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday's Month In Retrospect

Monday's Month In Retrospect is a week late this time, as the first Monday of July was the 4th and I was otherwise occupied at that time.  But it's now that time of the month again to take a look back at the previous month and see what I considered the Best Ofs for what I read in June 2011. Remember, these are my best ofs on books I read last month, regardless of release date. 

Best Book I read last month:

Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
Release Date: Been out.
Why it was my favorite: I typically don't pick a contemporary like this for my favorite book, but this was just so well-written that I had to.  The main character was someone you absolutely hated, but then she ended up redeeming herself in the end.  It was remarkable.
Reviewed: Yes. See review here.

Best Heroine:
Ari from Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
Why she's my favorite:  Strong, resourceful.  A real fighter!  And her history was surprising and such a unique new aspect of Greek mythology.

Best Hero:
Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth
Why he's my favorite:  This guy was so quietly sexy that you just had to love him.

Best Villain:
Bridget from Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
What made them a great villain: An absolutely little monster girl.  But you have to like her.

Best Cover:


 
Why it's my favorite: This is a super cool cover.  I love the eye of fire hovering over the city.  It's just a neat element that kind of depicts divergence.

Come on and join me! Share your Best Ofs for June!

5 comments:

  1. Well my to-be-read list just grew. :)

    I focused in June on getting all of the Blue Blood series read (I had gotten them all collected finally), so I would have to say that was my favorite part. I reviewed them as a series at www.thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com.

    New follower. I love the blog. :)

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  2. Hi Shanan! I went and followed you too. I love your review format! Very neat.

    I have completedly finished Blue Bloods yet. I have the latest one left to do. But I've loved what I've read so far!

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  3. I still need to read Divergent. It keeps getting pushed back on my list of books.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. To answer your questions, I have so far only read the first book in the Lords of the Underwold series but I bought the entire series from Ebay so I am hoping that the rest of the series is as good as the first. Otherwise I will have a lot of unread books on my hands.
    I have only read Warrior Rising from P.C Casts Goddess series. I read it before we moved and the new base we live at now doesn't carry the series. I have however read all of the Partholon series. Sorry for the long comment but I wanted to respond to your questions :) Oh and to let you know that I am also a new follower of yours.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  4. Four....sigh. I completely agree with you on that one! Divergent was great!
    Found you on Book Blogs, and now I'm following!
    Courtney
    Fuzzy.Coffee.Books

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  5. Kristin, you definitely have to try her other Goddess books. They're great.

    Courtney, I love Four!! Sigh, sigh!!

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