Epic Recs, hosted by Amber @ Books of Amber and Judith @ Paper Riot, is a book club/recommendation program/reading challenge wherein you and your partner recommend a book (or more!) to each other every month. My partner is Lili @ Lili’s Reflections! In November, Lili recommended Angelfall, which was a dud for me, so with a do-over, she recommended I’ll Give You the Sun which I absolutely loved (of course. It’s Jandy Nelson, how could I not have loved it?) And Lili read Complicit, which she loved!
Basically, we’re trying to emotionally kill each other this December.
Lili’s Pick – The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I tried this once before but wasn’t in the mood. But this is Lili’s all-time favorite book and I’m really excited to have my feelings manhandled. I meant to read this a while ago, around the time the movie came out, but I just never had the time.
My Pick – Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I read this book over the summer and I CANNOT DEAL WITH IT. Still. Every time I think about it, it hurts. First half – confusion. Second half – pain. That’s it. There are two moods. I cannot wait to see what Lili thinks.
Have you read either of these titles? What did you think?