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road trip wednesday {1}> best book of the month

Road Trip Wednesday is a blog carnival hosted by the lovelies at YA Highway. There's a new topic each Wednesday and many awesome posts to visit.

This week's topic is the best book read in August. This month I've read quite a few good books, some great books and unfortunately even some rather ick ones. But mostly good ones. :)

I'm going to pretend the topic is plural and list the top three in no particular order>

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard//

                                                     It all begins with a stupid question: 
Are you a Global Vagabond? 
No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path. Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward. But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back. 

Such a wonderfully vibrant book. Love love love every single scene, line, word.

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides//

This beautiful and sad first novel, recently adapted for a major motion picture, tells of a band of teenage sleuths who piece together the story of a twenty-year-old family tragedy begun by the youngest daughter’s spectacular demise by self-defenestration, which inaugurates “the year of the suicides.”

Holy bananas. This one threw me for a fricking loop. Still thinking about it.

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley//

Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He's out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.

Just finished this one and I want to be Lucy, Ed, Leo, Jazz, Daisy and Dylan's best friend. Characters leapt off the page.

I recommend all of these to the skies, so go check out the awesome!

Happy Wednesday!

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