On Saturday, I was in one of those amiable moods in which I wanted every book I touched. In keeping with library policy, I had to hold it to five, so this is what I brought home:
1. Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine. I polished this one off as soon as I got home. I read it because an old friend of mine read it for a YA literature class. I was curious when she said her classmates complained about the invented languages. I liked that part and the rest of it as well, but the friendship/budding romance between Prince Char and Ella got a little tiresome. There's a movie version as well. I should check it out. Yeah, maybe. Someday.
2. will grayson, will grayson - John Green and David Levithan. I really wanted Looking for Alaska, but it's John Green. I'll take what I can get!
3. I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive - Steve Earle. There's no way I could pass up a book with the title of a Hank Williams song for its title. Not to mention that the author is one of my all-time favorite badass country singer-songwriters.
4. Godric - Frederick Buechner. A novel based on the life of a 12th century holy man. It was nominated for a Pulitzer back in 1981, but I think that's the year it would have been up against A Confederacy of Dunces. Nobody puts Ignatius J. Reilly in a corner!
5. Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein. I've been watching a lot of book vlogs on YouTube lately, This Printz Honor book set during WWII is getting a lot of love from YA vloggers.
I can't decide which book to read next. They all look good.