Read It: 5 Books On Our List

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!