Reading: YA lit

I sat down to write this “What I’m Reading” post tonight and drew a blank. I was busier than I expected and the time I thought I’d spend reading on the plane was interrupted with a movie (Water for Elephants) on my way out of town and a feeling of plane sickness on my way back. I also picked up another mermaid to read along the way, Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs. (So funny!)

So in addition to finishing two of the books that I was planning to read last week (I’ve already started both) I have two other books I’d like to read soon. (Starting this week, preferably.)

XVI, by Julia Karr. When I first read the summary of this book, my first thought was, “No, that sounds disturbing.” But sometimes, those are stories that need to be read. I picked up a copy of this book when I visited Borders for the last time and plan on reading it soon.

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. After reading (and loving) Divergent by Veronica Roth, it was suggested by many that I read The Hunger Games trilogy. I have never been a fan of dystopias, so while The Hunger Games was on my list of books to read, it wasn’t up very high. After devouring Divergent, I’m wondering if my tastes have changed. So, The Hunger Games is up next!

What are you reading this week?

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Edna
    August 16, 2011 at 5:01 am

    I recommend Enclave by Ann Aguirre besides Hunger Games. I finished it a few days ago & loved it. I have a feeling you might enjoy it as well. The protagonist is really great (I like her as much as Tris) and it has a fascinating post-apocalyptic world.

    And in case you were wondering, this is @iednalyn from twitter. 🙂

  • Reply
    Crystal
    August 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you for your response! I have Enclave on my list of books to read! I looked for it when I was at Borders and purchased XVI but they didn't have it. Now I'm really excited to read it, considering how much we both liked Divergent and Tris.

    I'm still working on putting together that list of books for you! I promise! 🙂 Things have been hectic with my trip last week. Would you be interested in some mermaid book recommendations too?

  • Reply
    Edna
    August 17, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Oh, great! It definitely has a more harsh, unforgiving world but I think you'll like it. Right from the first page I was hooked. 🙂

    No worries! I'm in no hurry. I'm open to any YA recommendations, mermaids included. I've only heard L.K. Madigan and Tera Lynn Childs's mermaid books from blogs online but I never really took time to read the exact details of what they're about.

    Also I wanted to rec you just a few of my favorite bookish blogs since you were going to check out who I follow:

    http://www.foreveryoungadult.com/
    http://stiryourtea.blogspot.com/
    http://www.stackedbooks.org/
    http://www.reclusivebibliophile.com/
    http://yalibrariantales.blogspot.com/
    http://www.yahighway.com/
    http://yaoutsidethelines.blogspot.com/
    http://www.thestorysiren.com/

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