Here are some quick thoughts on some of the books I've read recently. All links will take you to Goodreads.
Speechless by Hannah Harrington: from library, read for 2012 Sophomore Challenge and 2012 Standalone Challenge. I went into this one with high hopes. I have not read a single negative review of this novel and if memory serves I really enjoyed Hannah's debut, Saving June. The cover is striking, also. There aren't many books I read that warrant a second glance from Best Girl, but she was intrigued by this one LOL Sadly, I really only liked this book, I didn't love it. There wasn't anything really wrong with it, I just felt that Chelsea wasn't a very likable person, and to me I didn't see her growth as a character. It wasn't a bad book, but to me it just wasn't as amazing as I'd hoped it would be. The fact that it took me three nights to get through it is very telling. Still, everyone else has loved it, so I'll file this one as "Not For Me." You should give it a try.
Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler: eGalley from NetGalley, read for 2012 Standalone: This one! This novel surprised me in a good way! I wasn't expecting too much from it but it was really a moving, touching novel. The premise (girl eats peanut butter sandwich, girl kisses boy, boy dies of anaphylactic shock) seems WAAAAY out there, but Gurtler totally makes it believable and real. Contemporary fans will enjoy this one.
Enjoy your reading!