I was going through my notebook of books to read and noticed I had 30 Young Adult and Children’s Fiction in it. So, I plan to read them all by next summer — totally attainable, right? I think so, too.
Here they all are with mini synopses:
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter — This is a memoir of the author’s childhood growing up in foster homes and having to go through different facets of abuse
Reached by Ally Condie — I read the first two books in the trilogy, wasn’t completely enamored with them, but it’s hard for me to NOT finish series soo.. yeap
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver — Samantha is a high school girl who seems to have the perfect life: she’s pretty, smart, popular, has a great boyfriend until one day she dies. The next morning she finds that she is somehow still alive and gets to relive her last day over and over again within a week.
Liar by Justine Larbalestier — Micah is a compulsive liar. She has always been able to dupe her parents, friends, teachers alike until one day her boyfriend dies in mysterious circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up to her.
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan — It’s a book about a girl named LIly who leaves a notebook filled with challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf in hopes of attracting the right guy.
Feed by Mira Grant — Zzzombieees
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak — A guy finds himself in a rut and something about cards (as you can see, I’m starting to get lazy)
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah — A memoir of a young girl’s coming-of age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore — Kick ass girl who don’t need no man
It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini — About a boy and his battle with depression
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick — Two children secretly wish for better lives so they escape to New York to find what they are missing.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson — Lia and Cassie are two best friends who compete to see who can be the skinniest.
The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon — At the age of 14, Brent raced home from school, doused himself with gasoline, and set himself on fire. This is his memoir as he recounts that day and his many brushes with death.
I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga — What if the world’s worst serial killer was your dad?
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda — Looking over the synopsis, it looks like it’s a book about vampires and within their clan there is a human named Gene who still hunts with them, but then he falls in love.
Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson — The sequel to If You Come Softly. Read my review of that here.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell — Vikings.. and dragons?
Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck — A girl meets a tiger (somehow) and he tells her (somehow) he used to be a human and then they go off on a journey to change him back. I think.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein — Set in the backdrop of WWII, this is a story of two girls who are best friends and British spies.
Quadby C. G. Watson — Six students from six different cliques are trapped in the school store as a shooter runs rampant for revenge.
Splintered by A. G. Howard — A retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle — It’s set in an Amish community where the rule is that no one can come in, and no one can go out. A girl sees a wounded stranger and wants to let him in to heal him, but the elders are suspicious of who or what he may be.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson — Epics are those who were given extraordinary powers, but instead of using them for good, they have an insatiable desire to rule over mankind. David wants to find Steelheart, the Epic who killed his father and exact revenge.
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanahan — From a review I read a while back, there’s a scene where a bear licks nipples.
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury — An eerie tale set on Halloween night
The Girl in the Steel Corsetby Kady Cross — A steampunk novel
Touching Spirit Bearby Ben Mikaelson — A teenage boy named Cole gets sent to a remote Alaskan island as punishment for bashing in a kid’s head.
Lockdownby Alexander Gordon Smith — Set in a juvenile delinquent center where it’s hard for anyone to make it out alive…. literally.
Flotsam by Davis Weisner — A picture book that has to do with a lot of fish and the sea. Supposed to be full of beautiful illustrations.
Noggin by John Corley Whaley — Travis is 16 when he gets his head cut off. It’s then transferred and sewed onto another body and everyone around him has changed including his parents, friends, and girlfriend.
And zat is eet!
If any of you guys would be interested in doing a buddy reads with me on any of these books, let me know! :)
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme featured on The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new list is created for everyone to participate in.
This week’s list is Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From. I’m gonna tweak it a little bit because I don’t own many books (as much as I’d like to — no room!) so I’m going to go with Ten Authors That Show Up A Lot On My TBR:
Jeffrey Eugenides (he’s tied with a variety of other authors, though)
You're stranded in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Well, you've got Frank Sinatra with you (alive) as well. No oars, but you dig into your pocket and pull out a kazoo. How do you get back to shore? (You basically only have that kazoo and Frank).
Oh good. At least he’s alive. How creepy is it if he was dead?
I will play the kazoo while I make Frank Sinatra sing at the top of his lungs to attract ships or whatever. Don’t know how effective that will be but it will be entertaining for sure.
Could you explain the Unwind book (series?) a little more? It sounds interesting, but I'm still not sure what it's about.
Unwind seemed to get the most attention from that list (which almost 700 notes. WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE REBLOGGING THAT? I wrote that at 1am and mostly as a joke. I don’t understand) since it’s the least known. hmm…
Unwind is a sci-fi/dystopian book series where there had been a war after people fought over abortion and all those related issues. No one was happy with either side so the solution was that nobody could abort/terminate a pregnancy BUT from age 13-18, parents have the option to “unwind” the teen - sort of retroactive abortion - meaning the kids would get almost all (like 99% because nothing is wasted) of their body parts harvested and given to those who need and can afford it. Parents can do it because the teen is unuruly, or they can’t afford to feed another kid or whatever reason they want (See addition below). The logic behind unwinding is that no one technically dies, that they just live on as parts of a whole in the other person’s body - like they can still have some sort of consciousness or muscle memory or something like that.
also in unwind that they have this thing called “storking” where mothers (or parents) who can’t/don’t want to raise a child to thirteen leave their babies on other people’s doorsteps in hopes they’ll take the kid in. sometimes babies will get passed around several times. it’s very illegal and done in the dead of night, of course. i really liked that concept because it’s an interesting solution to the whole issue of people not wanting to raise a child to thirteen