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Road Trip Wednesday #35: June's Best Book

Welcome to our 35th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a "Blog Carnival," where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link in the comments - or, since this week's topic is a short one, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic:
What's the best book you read in June?

Kirsten: "Sometimes all it takes is a sentence to know you've got something special in front of you..."

Kaitlin: "I loved--LOVED--that she kept with the awesomeness of the genre while also carving out her own little spot..."

Amanda: "Beautifully written and a cool concept that I was a bit surprised to see work..."

Kate: In which Sherman Alexie replaces some hotties as Kate's backup boyfriend.

Road Trip Song of the Week:
''Cruel Summer'' by Bananarama

Bonus Fun!!
Are you a RTW participant? You can now declare your awesomeness by showing off the new graffiti-inspired RTW icon on your blog! Check it out in the sidebar.

Next week's topic: What would your ideal writing desk look like? Right down to the perfect pen or laptop.
Kirsten Hubbard

Kirsten is the author of Like Mandarin, Wanderlove, and the middle grade novel Watch the Sky.

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  1. I was so inspired/wowed/stunned/in love after reading my pick that I ordered three more copies and sent them out to three of my Aussie buddies

    Oh - and pumped to see I picked the same book as Kirsten :)

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher! Also, I posted my June reading list over on my blog if anyone cares to take a gander :)

  3. Best YA book for June? I re-read ECLIPSE and did a youtube video of my critique. It includes ideas like "What I hope the movie will include" and "What I suspect the movie will leave out".

    I do all my blog posts a week ahead, so my YA Highway linking post won't be visible until next week. But like Karla Nellenbach, I also posted my June reading list and added a link to that.

  4. Yay! This is my very first Road Trip Wednesday (that I'm participating in, rather than just reading).

    and BONUS: Mac'n Cheese recipe

  5. Woot! My first RTW contribution!!

    I'm a YA junkie, and yet this month's fave book wound up being the one adult title that snuck onto my kindle. Go figure... LOL

  6. Here's my choice:

  7. Here's mine.
    I'm a very, very late bloomer on LB. Forgive me. Especially you, Kate.
    The best new-ish novel I read in June was not YA. I threw that one in for kicks as well.

  8. I actually had so many to choose from this time (love summer)!

  9. So many books. My pile will never dwindle down.

    Here's mine:

  10. Great month for this: good books are EVERYWHERE!

  11. I loved two very awesome books this june!

  12. Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly. I just finished it and loved it.

  13. We're excited see what else to add to our "to be read" piles. Here is mine and Pam's comments:

  14. Mine was a perfect beach read:

  15. I was indecisive this months so I gave you all options:

  16. I'm not sure I get what's going on here. Are you all talking about the same book? Or different ones? Maybe I'm just thick.

  17. Matthew-- Everyone posts about a topic and leaves the link here. Favorite book is just this week's topic.

  18. My favorite book... I think it's a tie between The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong and Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. Both had excellent writing and fantastic plots. I might like The Reckoning better though, I've had more time to reflect on it since I finished it around the start of the month. :3

  19. Mine is two books, both by Simmone Howell, and there's a mini-story about why I feel a little like a stalker, haha.

  20. Can't wait to read all these books!

    Check out my favorite this month here.

  21. Joining in RTW for the first time. Best book in June, without a doubt, was THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. :)

  22. I would love to post a link about reading Looking For Alaska, but I've been so busy this month that I haven't gotten to finish it yet, and being the OCD perfectionist that I am, I can't write a proper blog post about such an amazing book until I'm finished reading it.

    Beware... it will come!

  23. Tie between "Paranormalcy" by Kiersten White and "Matched" by Ally Condie. Both were awesome!!

  24. Shel Silverstein autobiography. Total. Creative. Genius. and an amazing person. It's up, go check it out.

  25. The best book I read in June was "What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell. It isn't a YA book, but it was really good.

    I'm actually having a contest on my blog right now. You can win a free book just for recomending a book. So you should tell me the best book you read in june at

  26. Continuing the trend of "very first RTW entries"! My favorite happens to be a reread of Isabel Allende's first novel...oh, to be soooo good the first time out of the gates like she was. Sigh.


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Item Reviewed: Road Trip Wednesday #35: June's Best Book Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kirsten Hubbard