I am a proud member of the Better World Books affiliate network – the ethical online bookshop. Please note that this post contains affiliate links. The wonderful Aditi has a comprehensive range of posts on her blog, from author interviews to discussion posts. Her unique poems on both familiar and more unusual topics are 100% worth a read as well. It’s hard to believe she’s still in … Continue reading Reblog: Diversity in YA Books — One In a Million
I am a proud member of the Better World Books affiliate network – the ethical online bookshop. Please note that this post contains affiliate links. As if you didn’t need even more books to add to your never-ending list, I can highly recommend Carla’s blog: Carla Loves to Read. Her July Wrap-Up post demonstrates the insane number of books she reads, of all shapes, sizes and genres… … Continue reading Reblog: July Wrap Up — Carla Loves To Read
With many people embarking on summer reading challenges this year, such as the 20 Books of Summer hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books, I thought I would bring back this feature from the archives. If you’re looking to reach some reading goals over summer, hopefully, this will provide you with some inspiration!
The weather is getting warmer, the evenings lighter, the trees are blossoming – summer is definitely on its way! I don’t know about you, but whether I’m on holiday or just relaxing in the garden, summer is the time when I get to read most out of any time of year. But have you thought about what you’re aiming to achieve with your reading this summer? Do you want to feel more well-read by perusing some classics, or do you fancy something a little lighter to help you relax on the beach? The tailored recommendations below will help you to fulfil your summer reading goals, whatever they may be! Continue reading Archive Nostalgia: Fulfil your Summer Reading Goals – Tailored Recommendations!
With the winner of the YA Book Prize due to be announced at the end of May, I thought it would be a good time to bring back this topical debate post. Can we grow out of YA books … even award-winning ones? Continue reading Archive Nostalgia: Too Old for YA? Join the Debate!
We all have books with a special place in our hearts, for reasons more than the words written in them. Perhaps they changed the way we think about the world, are attached to happy memories or got us through a difficult time in our lives. In this new feature, I will be sharing my own ‘Stories Beyond Books’ and it would be wonderful if you could share yours too! Continue reading Stories Beyond Books Part 2: Adolescence
Every Monday I post a happy or inspirational quote from one of my favourite authors – giving you the motivation needed to get through this dreary day of the week!
This week I have chosen an empowering quote from one of my favourite YA books, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky… Continue reading Make it through Monday!
As a teenager reading was perhaps an even bigger part of my life than it is now. Without the inconvenient responsibility of study, jobs and exams, I devoured books like they were going out of fashion, and was practically an expected presence in the YA section of the local library. However, as I progress into my twenties, I feel myself turning away from the books that inspired me in those years. I am somehow self-conscious about being seen reading YA books on the bus, I skip past YA reviews, and I avoid recommending them at my book club for fear of not being taken seriously.
This has got me thinking about today’s debate topic – are you really ever too old for YA? Continue reading Too Old for YA? Join the Debate!