I took a trip to my local Barnes and Noble yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised by how much upgrading they had done to the YA section. Now instead of two shelves we have several. There were tons of books to choose from, tons.
I ended up picking up three new contemporary reads. Seriously guys, I am on a mission to read more contemporary novels. Which is weird because contemporary fiction is what I write, but when it comes to reading I usually head to the fantasy, paranormal novels first.
This time around I spent an ample amount of time combing through a slew of contemporary novels. But the books that caught my eye were Cracked Up to Be by Courtney summers, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, and Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. I also picked up Anna and the French kiss from Target the other day.
I really hope I can go back soon because there were a lot of other books I wanted to snatch up. Including Anna Dressed in Blood and Personal Demons, both of which I’ve heard amazing things about. I also would love to get my hands on Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar and Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley.
I can't wait until I have a bookshelf that's overflowing with books. I'm still doing the reading challenge. Right now, I'm reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
Happy reading and writing.