books we love february 2013

Books We Love February 2013


Books We Love February 2013

So, I started this series in March. Sue me – I mean us. We definitely have the right to go backwards in time and make sure you get caught up to date on the books we loved back in February AND January.

Books We Love

Glitches by Taylor HolmesGlitches by Taylor Holmes – Ok, so this one isn’t real.  We mean, it’s real, it just isn’t published.  Glitches is a book Taylor wrote (we) for NaNoWriMo this past year.  Its about a guy named Ben who discovers that he’d rather be dead than marry his fiance.  And oh by the way, he also discovers he can control the world with his mind.  He can pause time.  Pick things up.  Infuse his body with strength.  Become invisible.  He’s also discovering there are others who can do similar things, and they’d prefer him dead.  Will Ben find the love of his life all while surviving til tomorrow? Yell if you’d like to find out more, especially if you are a publisher!

perks of being a wallflowerThe Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – Its rare that we watch a movie first and then read the book.  I think we watched Hunger Games and then read the book, and then wished we hadn’t.  But Wallflower really exceeded my expectations.  “I walk around the school hallways and look at the people. I look at the teachers and wonder why they’re here. If they like their jobs. Or us. And I wonder how smart they were when they were fifteen. Not in a mean way. In a curious way. It’s like looking at all the students and wondering who’s had their heart broken that day, and how they are able to cope with having three quizzes and a book report due on top of that. Or wondering who did the heart breaking. And wondering why.”

The Lock ArtistThe Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton – “I was the Miracle Boy, once upon a time. Later on, the Milford Mute. The Golden Boy. The Young Ghost. The Kid. The Boxman. The Lock Artist. That was all me. But you can call me Mike.” Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it’s a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an eight-hundred pound safe … he can open them all.  This isn’t a Booker prize winner – but we enjoyed it all the same.

Books We Will Love

Silver Linings PlaybookThe Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick – We’ve avoided the movie to not dull the luster of the book.  Seems like the story has everything going for it.  The topics are intense.  And yet it seems like a great story that isn’t one big sap fest from beginning to end.  If you don’t know anything about the story, just check it out on amazon.  I’m avoiding learning too much about the story because it looks too good to spoil.  So if I’m wrong, call me up and let me know I got it wrong.  But all the right people on Good Reads are digging (if you aren’t on Good Reads, explain this to me how?) it right now, so that bodes well.
HarbingerThe Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn – Truth be told, we are already half way through the book but have been overcome by events.  But we have enjoyed it so far.  The writing is splotchy at best, but the story is very good.  Extremely insightful and deeply profound if you delve.  I am interested to see which way Cahn takes the book and where it goes from here.  Want to pick it up now but I’ve got three other books in my queue begging to be read already.  I’ve even started going to bed with a cup of coffee in order to stay awake and churn through all these books that are begging for attention.


And with that, we conclude February’s installment of “The Books We Love”.  Join us next month for April’s edition (don’t ask. Yes, I am doing them all out of order.  It’ll get sorted soon enough.  Breath into a bag or something until then.)