Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic:

What was the best book you read in September?

September wasn't a great month for new reading. Coughs and tummy bugs were rampant in our house. Sigh. 
Stress and illness lead to comfort reading. A few of my old faves were devoured. You know those great books you can pick up anywhere if a kid or dog loses your place and read on because you know it so well?
I first read my best September book when I was about ten I think. And have re-read many times. It's a joke with hubby cos the night we met we got chatting and I accidentally told him the ending. But then I figured it didn't matter cos I'd never see him again anyway.
He still teases me about how I ruined the book for him.
Enough rambling... (Really, is there ever enough? *grin*) The best book i read in September was
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.  
I love it because it's a comfort read. I love it because it makes me cry. Most of all I love it because in Ender I have one of the characters who I have as a reader supported most strongly. I wanted Ender to succeed completely.
What about you? What was your best September book? Do you turn to a comfort read when life gets messy?


  1. My best Sept read was Leah Ashton's debut Secrets and Speed Dating. NOT a reread but defintely a comfort one. IT's such a sweet and fun love story! I can't say I ever read books more than once. There are always too many new ones on the TBR pile :)

  2. I haven't read Ender's Game, but I love your reasoning for choosing it. I'll definitely be on the lookout for it. Thank you!

  3. I keep meaning to pick up Ender's Game--I need to just read it already! My comfort read is anything Austen, where everything is tense glances and romantic chemistry, and it's all tied up neatly with marriage proposals.

  4. Ooh wishing you a healthier household this month. I haven't read that one, but I know people love it!

  5. OMG I totally loved Ender's Game. I have to read it again. Soon.

  6. I loved Ender's Game, too. And I know what you mean about really wanting him to succeed. And that's saying something since he wasn't a completely likeable character--he annoyed me at times. But I still liked him and wanted him to win.

  7. Recently read this for the first time-- a fantastic book!

  8. I haven't read Ender's Game yet, but everyone keeps telling me to read it so I'll get around to it eventually!

  9. Rach - you have a point. I do have plenty of books waiting but I wanted an old fave.

    Katy and Crystal - Read it! Do!! Although it's not really a nice Austen neat tie-up.

    Thanks Stephanie, I hope so too.

    And great to see a few more fans. I wonder if I would love it as much if I read it for the first time as an adult. Not sure.

  10. Love Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead, although it's a very different book. Xenocide made me rage against the God in the Machine device that he used. Literally, I'm not kidding.

    And then I liked the parallel books from Bean's pov too, go figure.

  11. I finished Amy T. Matthew's End of the Night Girl. Just amazing.

    Ender's Game is one of those books I want to read but haven't had a chance yet.

  12. I finished Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay and Tina Fey's Bossypants. Both great books.

    I listened to part of Ender's Game as an audio book.

  13. Angelica - I didn't appreciate Speaker for the Dead until I was onler than that first time I read them all. It took me a bit to get into the Bean books because I felt disloyal to Ender...

    Eleni - READ IT! And EOTNG was my fave last month.

    Cynthia - I reckon the reader can make a big difference to an audio book. Only part? Was it ordinary?


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