Blog Segment: Random Reads (1)

random reads
This is my first month participating in Random Reads and I couldn’t be more excited! =D
I was a bundle of nerves and excitement as I hit the generate button.
Here is what I got…
Number 57 = Jellico Road by Melina Marchetta, on my list since January 1, 2012
“What do you want from me?” he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.
Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But as the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn’t a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closest adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all.
In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her then and her sudden departure now, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does. If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she might just be able to change her future.
I’ve already looked it up, and my library has a copy available so I’ll be going to pick it up tomorrow!
Want to Participate in Random Reads?
  1. If you’re on Goodreads enable sorting to your to-read shelf (you should see numbers next to each book now).
  2. Go to and type in the Min as 1 and the Max as how many ever books are on your to-read shelf.
  3. Scroll down to the book matching the number picks.
  4. Link up your Random Reads over at
It’s that easy! =)

6 thoughts on “Blog Segment: Random Reads (1)

  1. I'm happy to hear that you liked it! I actually don't remember adding it to my TBR at all and probably wouldn't have ever gotten around to reading it if not for this so I'm excited!

  2. I didn't know about random reads–great idea. Also, thanks for pointing out Jellicoe Road to me. I know I put it on my Amazon wish list back when I wasn't on Goodreads–and it's buried somewhere in the middle of 500 plus things! 🙂 I'm putting it on my tbr list now!

  3. It's a very fun idea indeed! I'm really happy I decided to join in. Same thing happened to me, I don't even remember putting this on my list and it's just gotten buried since. Glad I could bring it to your attention though =)

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