In January this year I decided to challenge myself to reading 55 books. I did it through Goodreads to track what I’ve read and when I’ve read it. Some of the books I’ve read have been for ‘work’, some for research and others for sheer pleasure.
My to-be-read pile is always huge and there never seems to be enough time for reading, so doing it this way keeps me on track – the message: you’re x number of books behind is enough to spur me on to make more reading time. Apparently, I’m ‘on track’, with a few weeks to go before December 31st by which time I’ll hopefully have made it to the magic 55 books read mark. Looking back over my list of books read, I thought I’d share some of my favourite teen/YA reads of the year.
The Hob and the Deerman by Pat Walsh
The Case of the Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Wish Me Dead by Helen Grant
The Unicorn Hunter by Che Golden
Apache by Tanya Landman
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
I’ll stop there or else it’ll end up being a very long list! It also makes me wish I had read more of my to-be-read pile.
I hope you’ll share some of your favourite teen/YA reads of the year in the comments – the more book recommendations I get the bigger my smile! Merry Christmas!