It’s the middle of 2015 and I’m still working on telling you about the books I read last year… so let’s get on with it.
I love Young Adult fiction and non-fiction and clearly don’t read nearly enough YA fiction as I could. I’ve been in the throes of writing a YA memoir, so I’ve been reading as much memoir as I can. (That post will come soon — update: it probably never will — but here’s what I’ve been reading in 2015 as far as memoirs and young adult memoirs.)
Relativity by Cristin Bishara
I happened upon this book early last year and it’s stuck with me ever since. It’s about multiple parallel world’s and a teenage girl’s quest for her mother.
The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book 1) by John A. Flanagan
I read this book last summer as part of my Camp Mummy Oregon Battle of the Books reading project with my step-daughter. Essentially, we read the book together, competing to get through more chapters than the other each day. That lasted about half-way through the book for her and I had to nudge her to keep going and catch up with me so I could read more. I enjoyed it.
Blackout and Deserted by Deena Lipomi
Blackout was recommended to me by a writer friend, who’s a friend of the author. I enjoyed it (minus one plot hole that bugged me) and decided to read her follow-up novel, Deserted.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Who hasn’t read this book yet? I read this before seeing the movie and both made me cry. I liked the book better (no surprise) and read it within weeks of watching the movie, so I had vivid memories of the things they didn’t include in the move (which is always my book-to-movie gripe, even though I completely understand why not everything makes it. It’s all about telling a compelling story.