I think I've mentioned before that I usually pick books to read based on their cover. I love book cover art. I told Jed the other day while shopping at Borders that I'd seen a new edition of Lord of the Flies with a great new cover design and it almost made me want to read it... if it just didn't have it's title there telling me that I already have read and HATED it.
While we were in St. Louis over the Fourth of July, we left the two older kids with my in-laws and Jed, Baby X and I hit Borders. This was one of our favorite dates before Jed and I had kids. And I found these two books that won me over with their cover art, titles, and back cover blurbs and reviews.
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
Read the blurb on the link above, but then it said this: "Optioned for film by Walt Disney." And I thought of the teen novels I've loved that have been made into movies lately.The Princess Diaries
How to Deal
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
I read this one already and enjoyed it. It's sort of like Harry Potter, if Harry Potter was about spies, not magic, and was an all girl's school in America. Mixed with any teenage girl book/movie dealing with girls and boys. Mixed with a teenage version of Alias.
Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
This one basically told me that if I liked The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Princess Diaries books, I would like this one as well. And I did, so we'll see.