Sunday, May 25, 2008


Who else is excited about MotherReader's 48-Hour Book Challenge? *raises hand*

I've been plotting my reading pile for weeks now, determined to have on hand a variety of books from which to choose. The colorful pile is currently teetering on my kitchen table and I can't wait to dig in. But there are always room for more...

So here's my question for you: What books have you read lately that were utterly un-put-down-able? Long or short, they were so engrossing that you couldn't help but read them in one or two sittings because you just didn't want to stop.

Books that fell into that category for me include Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor, Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial by Jen Bryant (it's a novel in verse, is that cheating for the challenge?), Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen, Good Enough by Paula Yoo, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman.

What are yours? What books should I add to my pile for the 48HBC??


Anonymous said...

Abby, could I suggest "Outcasts Of Skagaray" by Andrew Clarke. It is a fantasy adventure, written out of concern for the unwanted and abandoned children of the world. It is not grim and pessimistic, though it deals with real life problems. For a free preview, go to and see the sample chapters. Your opinion would be valued.I think you might like it!

Anonymous said...

You've probably already read Life As We Knew It and The Dead and the Gone, but they were both very unputdownable for me. (Great word, by the way :) ) Also, Right Behind You by Gail Giles

Susan Kusel said...

You've probably already read Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (and its two sequels)... but if not, I highly recommend them. I couldn't put any of those books down.

Jennie said...

I was going to say Good Enough by Paula Yoo, but I see you already know how unputdownable it is!

Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headly
She's So Money by Cherry Cheva
The Specialists: Model Spy Shannon Greenland

Anything by Elizabeth Scott.

And that's just this month! Going further back:
Anything by Shannon Hale, Kiki Strike by Kirsten Miller and the Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison.