This week's question: What was the best book you read in January?
Easy. I read The Hunger Games. I know, how did I manage to wait this long before reading it? I'm really not sure to be honest. But I loved it. I read it in a matter of days and then devoured the rest of the series.
I have to say, out of the three books, the first was by far my favorite. The pacing was right on, the characters were rich, and there were twists and hooks on almost every page. Even though I read the full series in about two weeks, the first remains my favorite. The others felt a little stretched to me, like either the author didn't have as much time to write them as she wanted, or a two-book series got pushed into three. Even so, I loved the series.
The other books didn't seem to capture the same feeling the first book did, but I loved Katniss all the way through, faults and all. And in the end, I think that's why this book wins as my January read. I loved Katniss. I loved Rue. I loved Haymitch. I loved Peeta. I was hooked by the characters from the first chapter.
So what about you? Have you read The Hunger Games? What did you think? What was your favorite January read?