I went to Barnes and Noble last Friday to buy some cards, and because I was in a bookstore I had to buy books (obviously). I read all three of them in four days. I now need reading material. Does anyone have any YA books (or any books, really) that they just love to death? If so, please tell me, because all I have to do right now is wish I could murder this heat wave and I want to do something else.
06/30/2021 - 5:12pm
best all time YAs: mosquitoland by david arnold, kids of apetite by david arnold, and the strange facinations of noah hypnotik by david arnold :)
06/30/2021 - 5:29pm
That's exactly how I am in bookstores!! I've been reading a lot in the past few weeks, so I have plenty of recommendations...
First: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. This is such a good cozy mystery, and I read it in less than two days. The characters are all so charming, and it's a great read even if you're not into mysteries!
Second: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. This book is SO. GOOD. It's uplifting, sweet, and well written, and the characters are all super likable (aside from the ones you're not supposed to like)! This is one of my favorites out of what I've read during the pandemic...definitely read it!!!!
Third: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. It's a little weird (aren't all of his books weird, though?), but a really, really interesting read. Slaughter-House Five I feel like is mostly regarded as his best work, but Cat's Cradle is super good too.
Fourth: The Disasters by M.K. England. This book is good if you like YA and sci-fi. The characters are interesting, and there's some mild language, but I feel like most YA novels have that now. The story is cool, and it's a really fun read!
Fifth: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. It's a coming-of-age/mystery/historical fiction. I loved this book even though it was written for younger audiences. Again, the characters are all likable, and the mystery will keep you turning pages!
Sixth: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. This is a really, really good book that I recommend for everyone. It's pretty short, and based on a true story. It's meant for younger audiences, but I think it's important to read it. It's about two children living in Sudan and their daily experiences/the civil war in Sudan.
Seventh: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. It's GENIUS. The entire plot is so smart, the characters are compelling, and it's just so good! It's thriller/mystery, but even if you don't really like those genres, I definitely recommend it!
I have a lot more that I could talk about, but I'll stop now....I hope this was helpful! :)
06/30/2021 - 5:49pm
Wings of Ebony, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, and The Book Thief :)
06/30/2021 - 6:19pm
I love the books
Wings of Fire by Tui T Sutherland
Keeper of the Lost Cites
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Out of My Mind by Sharron Draper
The Outsiders by S E Hinton
06/30/2021 - 6:52pm
I def have to agree with Mosquitoland, that book was amazing! A few of my other favorites are Jacob Have I Loved, butterfly yellow, Fangirl, Graceling, & Warcross. Hope this helps some :)
07/01/2021 - 2:21pm
I would also suggest any David Arnold book, absolutely The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (the rare occasion of a book to movie adaptation that I actually liked). The Outsiders and Fangirl are great, and The Book Thief is a must. Also The Song of Achilles and Circe (I've been telling everyone to read them) both by Madeline Miller. Also also We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (I read it before it was huge on TikTok, and I'm re-reading it now). All of these are *chef's kiss* :))
07/01/2021 - 8:35pm
The Lone Cat
I loved Mosquitoland. And also The Misfits and All The Light We Cannot See.
07/02/2021 - 2:35pm
The Mysterious Benedict Society!!! It’s so good! Also Wildwood/The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy.
07/03/2021 - 5:19pm
You MUST read I’ll Give You The Sun, by Jandy Nelson! It is one of the best books I have ever read, and continues to be my favorite even after I’ve read it like 5000 times lol