Thursday, January 12, 2012

On the Journey to 100 Books - 3

Well, I just gobbled down Bumped by Megan McCaffery in one day, yet it left me with an empty, sour stomach. It's a thought provoking novel but it "rilly" fell flat for me in every other aspect beyond the concept. You can read more of my thoughts on the novel below. I'm about 1/4 through Everlost by Neal Shusterman. This is my first ghosty YA novel, so I'm looking forward to it. It's pretty good so far.

Other books to read within the next few days:

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Firelight by Sophie Jordan

I have a goal to read 100 books this year and I'm getting a jump on it. I have three knocked out so far. What are you reading? Have you read any of these? If so, what were your thoughts? Got any recommendations on YA novels that totally gripped you? They don't have to be new.

~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs.


  1. Wow, so ambitious. I hope you make it! I, myself, don't read a lot of YA, but it seems I've missed on some really good books that way. I just have no clue where to find them in the library or on Kindle, and I've not been in a bookstore for months. When I was it was a Border's on it's way out of business and I didn't see a YA category in there anyway.

    1. Thanks. I think many bookstores lump YA into the kids section when really, they should all have a special YA lounge and offer free refreshments, since teens are their main buyers. One book you may like is The Book Thief. It's from the perspective of Death.

  2. Hope you make some headway with those novels. Sounds like you're off to a good start though.

  3. Thanks, Joy. I'm looking forward to findings some unforgettable gems this year.