Must Read Monday #3

November 28, 2011 § 5 Comments

Fans of Fiction
I am excited to participate in this super fun and challenging meme hosted by Fans of Fiction!

The goal of the Must Read Monday is to find share your love of great books with others in the hopes that they’ll add a new title to their To Be Read list.

Your job is to create intrigue for other hoppers. What makes your book so swoon-worthy? What do you absolutely have to mention so they’ll read it?

On your post, you’ll make an acrostic puzzle (think of it as an overview/book blurb type of thing).
For specific ways to build your puzzle, click
here, but pretty much any style of acrostic is welcome.
When you leave comments on other posts, be sure to mention whether you’re adding that book to your TBR pile, and what part convinced you to do so.

It’s all about powers of persuasion, people:) You might have to think a little, but channel that inner-creative goddess (or god).

This week’s category: A book that made you laugh out loud.

Will #1 follows the rules
Invisibility is what he craves
Luckily, his lovable
Larger than life

Gay best friend, Tiny Cooper
Refuses to
Allow such a wasted
Stealing the spotlight, Tiny
Obsessively seeks love in
Neon lights

Will #2 has no use for rules
Ignominy is what he fears
Led by deception to a hard
Lesson learned

Gifts are sometimes not
Angst became
Once again, Tiny dreams in

This one was the hardest acrostics to write so far! I chose Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan because it certainly fit the category of a book that made me laugh out loud. This is a YA Contemporary book about two teenagers both named Will Grayson with very different lives who are both drawn to an over the top flamboyant character named Tiny Cooper who is writing a musical based on his life. This book also has the singular distinction of being one of the only books that has ever made me laugh out loud while simultaneously having tears streaming down my cheeks. This book was heartbreakingly poignant, hilariously funny, and had some of the most endearing characters I’ve ever read. If you have ever considered reading this, I urge you to do so!

Will Grayson, Will Grayson



§ 5 Responses to Must Read Monday #3

  • Awesome job, Donna! I keep seeing this book, but have yet to pick it up (now I will). Any book that can make you laugh and cry is a keeper. I love the line, "Angst became yesterday's song" and "Tiny Cooper refuses to allow such a wasted youth." Your acrostic has a beautiful flow and is a nice summary. Thanks for letting us know about this book. I'm always in the mood to add another contemporary to my list:)-Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

  • Aimee says:

    Well, for being so hard, you sure made it look good! I love that acrostic. Nicely done. I haven't read this book but you sure do make it sound like something I should read!

  • Jinky says:

    Very poetic! Beautifully done. This has been on my tbr for awhile ..I'll have to bump it up! Thanks.

  • Kristin says:

    You did an amazing job! I have never heard of the book before but off of what you just did, I will definitely be adding it to my list. It sounds like a great book.*Kristin* Book Sniffers Anonymous

  • Cayce says:

    Wow! Amazing! I loved this book and you're really good at this acrostic puzzle thing. Lol.

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