Friday, March 16, 2012

Follow Friday - The best & worst books (this month)

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.

Question: What is the best book you've read in the last month? What is the worst book you've read in the last month? 

The best book that I've read in the last month is actually 3 books...a series!  It's official folks, I absolutely LOVE the Ruby Oliver books. I've listened to all three on audiobook.  Today when the 3rd one ended I was completely disappointed because I wasn't ready to stop hanging out with Ruby.

I love all Ruby's neurotics about boys and navigating the treacherous world of girl friendships. She's smart, funny and PERFECT to listen to when driving.  The books are kinda fluffy, but kinda deep because the friendship issues addressed are really spot on.  Also I have to say I love Ruby's parents.  In YA parents are either absentee or the bad guys. But Ruby's, though a little crazy themselves, are so lovable and loving.

The worst book I read was The Uninvited, also on audiobook.  I actually did not finish it, only the 2nd DNF of my life.  It was offensive, creepy and had sibling lust (even if they didn't know they were siblings!) that I could just not handle any longer.  I fully plan to review this book soon.


_yay_ said...

Thanks for stopping by BookthatThing!
I'm returning the favor and am now following your blog. :-)
Even though your worst was a DNF I can't wait to read the review, even though I'm pretty sure this one isn't for me either.
Have not heard of your "best" pick author, but you know what?!?! I need to get onto this audiobook train. Seems like the perfect series to do that with.
Happy (belated) Friday!

veela-valoom said...


I'm a big advocate of audiobooks. I drive a lot for my job so it allows me to read twice as many books as I would otherwise. I just got back from a solo vacation where audiobooks really made the driving fly by.

Rabbit said...
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Rabbit said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I haven't used audiobooks much either but they sound like fun. Following back through email.

Rumana @ Relook the Book

Catie said...

Thanks for reminding me that I really need to get those Ruby Oliver books on audio. My library doesn't have them - they only have the kindle books. :(

I'm determined to listen to them though!

veela-valoom said...

Rumana! Thanks for following. If you ever drive a lot audiobooks become awesome.

Catie: You're welcome! The narrator switches partway through the series but both narrators are good and I actually didn't mind once I got used to the 2nd one. First time I've been able to deal with a narrator change so that says something about both of the narrators.

Stormi said...

Not read any other those and I think its a good thing on that last one, sounds horrible. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books) said...

I have not heard of either one of those books. :O I don't do audiobooks, but glad to hear you enjoyed them! As for the sibling thing in your DNF book, I find that interesting, even if it's repulsive. Unless it became too much for me, also, I would give it a shot with an open mind. :)

Leah Marie said...

I love that you do audiobooks! I'm a big fan. Dishes would never get done in my house with them.

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I followed ya back!

veela-valoom said...

Lucia: The book is really poorly written and plotted. The sibling thing was just the straw that broke the camel's back. It came up again and I was like NOPE NO MORE!!! But it wasn't the only reason I put the book down. It was just bad.

Leah Marie: I'm considering buying some audiobooks on my iPod for exercise and chores. I like it so much while driving I'm hoping it'll motivate me in other areas.

Unknown said...

I haven't read this one, but it sound great! I love audibooks and I'm always listening to one while I drive.

Thanks for stopping by!