February 3, 2010

Wanting to Read Wednesday Feb 3

Robbie over at Boy With Books started this meme, and it fits my Wednesday needs better. Each week we share a book in our TBR pile that we just haven't gotten to yet, but we really want to read it or a book that's already out that we really look forward to reading.

The book I want to read this week is:

The Knife of Never Letting Go
 by Patrick Ness

From Goodreads:
Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him -- something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

This was one of the first books I found after I started blogging.  I honestly don't know if I would've heard about it if I hadn't joined the blogging community.  From what I've heard it's fantastic.  Why haven't I read it yet?  I don't know, but it's time to push it to the top of the pile.  And I've got to remember that as soon as I read it I'll need the sequel The Ask and the Answer PLUS the 3rd book Monsters of Men (thankfully  not due out until May)!


  1. This book is incredible. Hope you get to read it soon. I can't wait for Monsters of Men. Great pick.

  2. This book was SOOOO good. I really recommend you pick it up. But just be prepared to have the sequel handy - it's got a killer cliff-hanger.

  3. O
    I have had this one on my TBR list for awhile!

  4. I keep seeing it at the library but haven't gotten around to getting it. I don't think its my cup of tea :)

  5. I LOVED this book. I checked it out probably three times before starting it, then I called it the Book of Never Letting Go because I could not put it down. I have recommended it to several people and some have loved it, others have not, but they have all given it a try!