Book 16/30 - The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio by Terry Ryan
This book was pretty cute, it's a true story about a mom from the 50's who raised something like eight or nine kids? And she made ends meet by winning contests for short advertising jingles. It was a very fun read, I always like reading stories from different time periods because I try to pretend what life was like then.
Book 17/30 - Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella
I liked this one better than Shopaholic and Sister. It read more like a Shopaholic book to me. The only thing that really irks me about these books anymore is that Becky always seems to make progress in her shopping addiction at the end of each book, but by the next book, she's just as bad as before. I guess if she really got better, there wouldn't be any other books, so I shouldn't complain, really. They are fun. :)
Book 18/30 - Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Gah, I loved the crap out of this book. I recommend it to EVERYONE! By the same folks that wrote Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (which I still need to read, it's on my paperbackswap wishlist!). It's pretty depressing, but in that whole "nothing stays the same forever and everything changes" sort of way. I dug it. Best YA I've read since Paper Towns, I think.
Book 19/30 - Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno
Another good one. Megan lent me this. The writing style is really interesting, he is liberal with the "maybe"s, though I guess that adds to the character's voice. Makes him sound more teenagerish. He'll say something fairly insightful, then follow it up with, "maybe." As if to say, "I know I'm thinking something important here, but I don't trust myself to think important things, so I'm going to add this note of uncertainty." This one took place in the early 90's, and I was only six or so at the time, so I appreciated reading about teen life then.
I guess I don't have much else to say other than that! BORING POST FTW.