Every month I am going to list a specific book that I am going to read that month. At the end of the month, I will post my review of it. The books will be listed in the sidebar of Reading for Refuge so you will know what book is up for the month, and also what books I'll be reading soon. Then, if you decided to read it with me that month, you can leave a comment or email me what you thought of the book.
Also, if you have any recommendations of something I should read for one of the months' picks, leave a comment and let me know. I have books already picked, but that doesn't mean I won't change them if you have a better idea!
This could end up being totally lame. I don't know. I thought it might be a fun idea. I'll try it through the rest of the year, and if it bombs, I'll come up with some new and exciting, totally genius idea for 2012. :)
Until then, the first book I have picked will be our September read:
Abandon by Meg Cabot
Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid.
Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away... especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.
But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.
I am seriously, ridiculously, flippin' excited to read this. If you've even glanced at my blog this year, you know that my very favorite theme of 2011 has been mythology. I don't think anyone can come close to comparing to Aimee Carter's retelling of the "Persephone story" in The Goddess Test (my current favorite read of the entire year), but this book sounded so good that I couldn't pass it up. I've never read any of Meg Cabot's stuff, so I am really looking forward to it. I hope you all get a chance to read this in September so you can share your thoughts on it at the end of the month.