You have revived my love for Young Adult Realistic Contemporary Fiction.
The last YA novel I read was way back in January or February of this year. Seven to eight months between YA novels used to be unheard of. Once I’d heard of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Lauri Halse Anderson, Gayle Forman . . . there was no turning back.
We spent yesterday morning on the couch before heading down to my parents’ house. Ant was…reading and I was scrolling through different things on my phone when I remembered that it was August 1st. (How?!)
A poetry challenge popped up in my Instagram feed sometime last week and I promptly saved it. A fellow writer, Nicole Gulotta, is hosting it.
The prompts go through thirty days in August and revolve around life during COVID-19. It’s a beautiful way to document these weird times we’re living in. Plus, it will challenge me to write and post every day. Yesterday I wrote Day 1’s haiku on the car ride down to my parents’ house, and it changed the perspective of the poem itself.
I love books. I own too many. And that is the reason behind putting this list together, all the books my husband I own that I want to read. The more in-depth version is here. But I wanted to separate the backstory and The List to make it a less cluttered post.
Bold: Purchased this year, ARC received, received as a gift, found in a Little Free Library
Title and Author + Date: Read this year. Woohoo!
Start date: January 1, 2020
Total Books on the List:
Completed books: 24
Number of Books I didn’t finish (by end of 2020):
Books purchased/ARC/received this year:
11 (as of 9-6-2020)
9 (as of July 2020).
8 (as of 4-12-2020).
And now, without further ado, I give you my To-Be-Read list: