Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dusty Reads (1)

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Dusty Reads is a weekly post featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time.
This book is exclusively chosen by Giselle.

This is my first Dusty Reads post. I find that blogs often feature new and upcoming books, so we tend to forget about the great books that we planned to read back when, but never got around to. So this may help someone discover an older book that is just as good as all the ARCs everyone is dying to get a hold of. Here’s what I picked:

     Twenty Boy Summer
    Sarah Ockler

“Don’t worry, Anna. I’ll tell her, okay? Just let me think about the best way to do it.”
“Promise me? Promise you won’t say anything?”
“Don’t worry.” I laughed. “It’s our secret, right?”

According to Anna’s best friend, Frankie, twenty days in Zanzibar Bay is the perfect opportunity to have a summer fling, and if they meet one boy every day, there’s a pretty good chance Anna will find her first summer romance. Anna lightheartedly agrees to the game, but there’s something she hasn’t told Frankie–she’s already had her romance, and it was with Frankie’s older brother, Matt, just before his tragic death one year ago.

I’ve had this on my shelf for about a year. I thought it was a perfect choice for this week’s Dusty Reads since it’s a challenged book. It sounds like a very emotional but fun story. 

Have you read it? What did you think?

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21 Responses to “Dusty Reads (1)”

  1. Andrea

    I haven’t read this one, but I’ve been seeing it on some banned books posts. Hope you’re able to read & enjoy it soon. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Rebecca

    I haven’t read it, but I’ve heard it’s pretty good. It seems interesting! I should dust of some books on my shelf, I bet I have some interesting stuff there. 😉

  3. Natalia Belikov @ DazzlingReads

    I havent read this book but I so want to do it! It is a banned book and I have heard great things about it. Gosh! my to read pile is huge T__T…

    btwm I tried to write you before but I just couldn’t U have tried a few days before too but never could post T__T… I dunno why. I hope now it works!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog ^__^

    have a great week!

  4. Candace

    I’ve had this on my WL since it’s release, I’ve heard so many amazing things about it! Hopefully I can get it soon! And I hope you’re able to pick it up and read it real soon!

  5. Natalia Belikov @ DazzlingReads

    Hello Giselle =)

    On Sunday I tried many times to post in you IMM. But whenever I pressed *post Comment* nothing happened. I didnt get any page error whatsoever. But even when I used another broweser I still couldnt press Post Comment T__T… it might have been my computer. DUnno… sniff

  6. Cindy (Oodles of Books)

    It’s really good, and quite sad. I loved it and I hope you enjoyed it also! I like this feature, I think I will participate. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my IMM. I have read The Host and it is also one of my favorites! Enjoy TBS 🙂

  7. Giselle

    Thanks for all your comments! It seems to be a very well liked book I’ll have to read it very soon! I should stop buying more books than I can possibly read haha. But I don’t want to 🙁


  8. Kelly

    You should definitely put this at the top of your TBR stack, especially if you celebrate Banned Books Week, since it was banned. Twenty Boy Summer is amazing–one of my favorites. I’ve been meaning to re-read it for a while now, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  9. Tara

    I really want to read this one! I got a copy on my Nook when it was on sale for 2.99! Yay! I’ve been seeing a lot of it this week, since it’s banned books week!

  10. Sarah

    That’s so funny you picked this one because I just finished reading it today! 🙂 I thought it was really pretty good. It’s emotional at times, but not overly. I actually was surprised by how much I laughed out loud for this one. It was a fun book but at the same time a good look into overcoming the grief of losing someone close to you.

    I’d definitely recommend reading it! 🙂

    Great feature btw, love the idea!

    ♥ Sarah @ I’m Loving Books