Homeland by Cory Doctorow: If you read nothing else this month, read this book. Or, it's predecessor, Little Brother. Cory is an amazing writer and he has the knack of creating conflicted characters who are truly, deep-down good even when they are terrified. Seriously-- this is one of my favorite series. EVER.
The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando: I fell in love with Tara's writing when I got an ARC of The Dreamland Social Club right around the time that Tempest Rising was hitting the shelves. When I saw her second book on the shelves the other day, I picked it up with a huge squee of delight-- and ran home to read it as fast as I could. The story of a kick-ass senior scavenger hunt, it's a lot of fun and yet very reflective as well.
The Farm by Emily McKay: Have to put this on here because it's SUCH A GOOD BOOK. Yes, Emily is a dear friend of mine and yes I would pimp her book even if I didn't like it, but honestly, this book is amazing. Interesting, well-written, with some great edge-of-your-seat thrills. And Carter. OMG, Carter. Enough said.
Hope these books help get you over the whole middle of the week doldrums. Happy Wednesday!