I have read a lot of YA fiction this past year and so have tried to choose a mixture of genre’s and styles for my summer reading.
I have a list of books, some of which will be read fairly quickly within a week or so and some may take the whole summer to get through.
I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing these books!
Bones are Forever I have been waiting for patiently for months. This and Code (Virals) by Kathy arrived at the same time and I was torn between which to read first. I have finished Code and am now ready for a bit of Temperance….
Invasion of the Normals by Tommy Donbavand is the next book in the Scream Street series which I am totally enjoying!
Darren Shan is an amazing author and I am addicted to this series. I am looking forward to starting Killers of the Dawn.
I am going to read The Woman in Black because I enjoyed the movie and some of our 6th formers have told me how much better the book is so I thought I’d give it a try.
I have just started reading The Wanderer by Sharon Creech. This got wonderful reviews and I loved Ruby Holler so thought I’d try another by her.
I just finished The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern over the Christmas holidays so I wanted to read another of hers straight away. Where Rainbows End sounded interesting so I chose this!
Whatever you are reading this month-enjoy!
This book started a little slowly but once I got into the story it was really good. I loved Billy’s character and i really like the references to the classic books in it. I like Chris Priestley’s style of writing and even though i am not a huge fan of historical fiction I liked the story and the way Frankenstein’s monster was portrayed. A very good children’s book and well worth a read.
Twelve Days of Christmas
I read this in a couple of days and really enjoyed it. It was a feel good Christmas story with lovely characters although it dragged a little towards the end and when the story concludes as you suspect it will it only lasts 2 pages. I also thought that she just slipped the adoptive thing in just so the story could reach the conclusion it did. But saying that, I did enjoy the story and it left me feeling very festive and looking forward to Christmas with the family.
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I recently started reading Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan. It is a really nice light-hearted read. I liked Issy’s character and Austin’s. I liked the fact that even though things kept going wrong for Issy, she always bounced back and did her best to make her life work. I liked the relationship she has with Austin and disliked Graeme intensly. I have read Where Have all the Boys gone before and enjoyed it but that was quite a while ago. I am looking forward to reading Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe hopefully before Christmas.
Read an excerpt from this book here : http://www.jennycolgan.com/meet-me-at-the-cupcake-cafe-an-excerpt/
I am currently reading this by the amazing Darren Shan. I have been addicted to this series for the last few months in between reading other titles I was desperately waiting for.
The Heartland series of books is a lovely series to read. Lauren Brooke creates a great setting and some very likeable characters. The books are about Amy Flemming and her family who live on a horse ranch. Her mother is a gifted and respected horse-healer and is training Amy to follow in her footsteps. I love how over the series of 21 books the characters develop and how Amy copes with healing sick and damaged horses while still trying to have a normal life with friends and school. I recently watched the TV programme based on the books and enjoyed that as well but I will always prefer the books.
Definitely a series to read if you like horses, animal stories, family stories or just want to read a good series of books.