If you were to go to my goodreads account and click on my 2017 reading challenge you may be in for a surprise, there is a shocking lack of Young Adult there for someone that frames herself as a (mostly) YA book blogger. In fact of the 48 books I have read so far this year only 14 have been YA….let’s discuss.
This year I’ve been on somewhat of a self-discovery kind of journey, learning who I am, what I like and where I want to be in the world, naturally I have turned to books to help me with this. I have never really been interested in non-fiction before because I thought it was all going to be dry and boring, but I was oh so wrong and really learnt what it is to enjoy soaking up the knowledge of these books.
If we were to go back to the numbers of my goodreads challenge we would find that I have read 13 non-fiction books which as you can see is still less then the amount of YA I have read, however this for me is a dramatic increase in non-fiction and a dramatic decrease in YA and that isn’t even including all the poetry and graphic novels I have read.
Many of you may be aware of my efforts to obtain a zero TBR this year, lowering the amount of books on my shelf that are unread to around 10-0. Unfortunately by drifting away from YA I have turned away from reading about 85% of the books I own and this has not been a fun experience for me.
This is where my plea for help comes in a little bit, I want you to recommend me a YA book that you think will draw me back into the world of writing I have previously loved. What is that one book that you think will help bring me out of my YA funk.
Of course maybe the answer is simple and I am just growing up a little bit and my reading tastes are changing with me, only time will tell. Until then I still hope for that zero TBR goal and will persevere until the love for YA strikes upon me.
Thanks guys for reading and I hope you enjoyed, as I asked above please let me know one YA book that I must read to help me get back into the swing of things.