The holidays are a perfect time to get lost in someone else’s life… especially if your relatives are around.Here are five of the best books we read this fall, rounded up twitter-style (that’s fewer than 140 characters in each description, yo):
♥ How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr (pictured). Jill lost her dad; Mandy never had anyone who loved her. When they’re forced together by fate, they might just be able to rescue each other.
♥ Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. Two loving dads, hot musician boyfriend, the streets of San Francisco–Lola has it all. (Except the guy who broke her heart.)
♥ You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis. Part mystery, part love story, part tale of forgiveness and coming-of-age, this one sparkles with sights and sounds of NYC.
♥ Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King. Lucky Linderman has been bullied for years, but he’s figuring out how to take a stand.
♥ Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. Two plotlines — in Arkansas and Africa — merge seamlessly in this odd, appealing debut novel about a slow summer when a brother goes missing.
These are totally worth the balance of any bookstore gift cards you get. And if you have a favorite book you’ve read in 2011, review it on Figment for the chance to win a Kindle Touch loaded with 10 great books!