Another year, another list of amazing books to read. Last year was a great year for young adult books: The Hate U Give, Release, Strange the Dreamer, and Warcross are just a few books I was obsessed with. I have high expectations for this year, especially as I am eagerly awaiting sequels but also because one of my favourite feminist authors (yes, Louise O’Neill of course) is releasing two books this year – a feminist retelling of a classic fairytale and a debut adult novel! In 2017 my Goodreads challenge was 30+ books, and I ended up reading 34 books (not too bad); in 2018 I plan on reading 40+ books. Here is a list of a few books I am most excited to read this year:
Since this is a new blog (under a year) I am still figuring out what I would like to blog about and how colloquial I want my posts. Recently, I have decided I need more balance between reviews and blog posts, which is why I have decided to do a book tag: reading habits. I have compiled a list of random reading questions and I plan to post more book tags in the future, maybe a books to movies tag? I would also love to read some of your weird and wonderful reading habits in the comments below. Happy reading!
Autumn is the perfect season for reading. The autumnal colours, the weather, a Starbucks pumpkin-spiced latte and snuggling up to a great book is bliss. Now that summer has – unfortunately – ended its time to tackle that pile of books that has – somehow – grew in size (if you know what I mean). With shorter evenings quickly approaching, I have compiled a list of September/October new releases to keep you busy this autumn.
I’ve decided to post a summer reading list in the middle of July, because I hope to motivate readers who may have gotten off track with their TBR list. At the beginning of May I had a huge list of books I wanted to read and as the summer went on, I slowly started to read less and less. So, I’ve compiled a short list that will (hopefully) provide something for everyone!
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: November 30, 2012
Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery stories that are one part travel, one part history and five parts adventure. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations.
Lately, I’ve been in a reading slump! I’m so tired, busy – basically I’m moping – that I’ve decided to write a blog post about the reason I fell in love with stories and why I’m in a reading slump. My hope is to motivate myself to get back into the swing – or page turning – of things.
As someone who works in publishing and reads most of the time, I get asked why I read young adult books quite a lot. Now I won’t lie, I do read other age groups and genres too, such as nineteenth-century classics (particularly Austen). Although, its young adult literature (YAL) that I most appreciate and enjoy.
It may surprise you to know that around half of young adult readers are adults! YA has appealed to so many people beyond its target audience and the previous ‘shame’ factor attributed to reading this age group has fizzled out for many reasons. Continue reading
I decided to write an introductory blog post to Faraway Fiction to introduce myself and explain why I decided to start a blog. I will discuss a bit more about me, why I chose my blog name, why I decided to blog and my hope for Faraway Fiction.