This Week's Topic:
What was the best book you read in October?
Off the October TBR list:
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
First Draft in Thirty Days by Karen Wiesner
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff (currently reading)
I think you’ll agree I read some pretty awesome books this month: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (more on that Friday), Invincible Summer (only one that merited five Good Reads stars from me), Imaginary Girls... Yep. My October reading list rocked.
But the best book I read this month?
In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.
Beat out Chase, Chloe, even Karou, Yoda did. LOL funny, it is. Depicts perfectly that awkward stage called middle school, it does.
October is always a month where my life is not my own, I play fifty different roles to fifty hundred people, over-impose on babysitters, and don't sleep a whole lot. In a month where sometimes things get so crazytown, I literally struggle to breathe, this quirky wad of fun uplifted me, made me
And it's Yoda, people. I can STILL recite every Star Wars movie verbatim. Han Solo's Never Tell Me the Odds is my daily mantra. I buy Star Wars Legos for
So, how about YOU? What's your fave October read?