**Updated** 10/15/11 ~
I'm on a Young Adult reading frenzy right now. I've been wanting to knock out a few YA books in the hopes that I can find some fun new reads for Violet, but alas the ones I've read thus far are in no way appropriate for her, just yet. I'm a little baffled at the YA rating and what is being published as YA, but also really enjoying some great reading and finding new authors.
Read so far ~
Stolen: a letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher :: WOW, really good, but freaky to think about someone being kidnapped on any level as good.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson :: Really, really good, but so much adult material and language.
And I finally got around to reading The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly :: I loved it so much I immediately bought our home library a copy. I think we'll start it as our first read-aloud of the new school year. It's SO, so good :)
I also just finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, not my usual preference in fiction, but very good nevertheless and one that both Violet and Matthias can read. I've already got the second book Catching Fire on it's way from the library...
On my YA stack waiting to be read are ~ (and in no particular order)
**Midnight Dancers by Regina Doman (Violet loved this one!) :: Wow, really liked this one.
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (historical fiction)
**By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters (okay, so don't have much hope for Violet to read this anytime soon, but it looks really good) :: And yes it was okay, but not super...
**Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler :: Meh! This one had real promise and I did enjoy the writing style, but it just kind of flopped at the end.
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Sea by Heidi R. Kling (hope this one is a good as it sounds, awesome cover)
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (another sci-fi genre, we'll see...)
**Freefall by Mindi Scott (Goodreads notes here)
**Split by Swati Avashti (brief Goodreads notes here)
I've got more coming from the library, but this should keep me busy well into September, and October and November... don't cha think?? Have you read any of these titles?? Love to hear about them and what you thought!