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It’s hard to believe it is already week five of the 2016 Hub Reading Challenge, but it’s true! Has everyone been catching up on the great books that are eligible this year? I know for me this year’s Challenge is giving me an opportunity to revisit a bunch of favorites. Since I rarely reread books, it has been great to look back on books that I have enjoyed.
This week, my reread of choice is Cinder by Marissa Meyer, which appears on this year’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Top Ten list. For me, this book has a bit of everything – it is a fairytale retelling with a disabled protagonist, robots, royalty, and an epic plot. Really, it is like it was written just for me. But, this doesn’t mean that other readers won’t love it! I can say from experience that this is a great option for book clubs because it offers so many avenues for discussion and because every reader seems to focus on different elements of the story. If you fall in love with the writing and the characters, there are three other books and several shorter works that Meyer has written in the same universe, though you may want to wait until after the end of the Challenge to delve into the rest of the series. Have you read Cinder, either for the Challenge or previously? Share your thoughts about it and any of the other books in the Lunar Chronicles series in the comments!
Even if you haven’t read Cinder, be sure to let us know what books you have been reading this week in the comments below, on Twitter or Instagram, or at the 2016 Hub Challenge Goodreads group. And, when you’ve completed the Challenge, be sure to complete this form to let us know that you’re all done!
– Carli Spina, currently reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.