|from Library of Congress *|
I wrote and y'all read every BooksYALove post through April's AtoZ Blog Challenge and May's WordCount 2012 Blogathon (at least, I hope you read them all).
Highlighting so many great YA books in a such a short time has indeed been challenging. I read books quickly, but really take my time writing recommendations to give readers a good taste of the book without revealing any vital plot twists or the ending (I personally hate spoilers in reviews!).
So BooksYALove goes back to its normal posting pattern on June 1; you'll get lots of great books to choose from, but on a more-relaxed summertime schedule.
Watch for Mysterious Mondays and tales of the paranormal, fantasy, whodunits, and such - like Wizard of Dark Street, Between Sea and Sky, and Hereafter.
We'll have World Wednesdays, with historical and contemporary books set in places outside the United States, including Australia (Butterflies and Dying to Tell Me), Africa (Now is the Time for Running and Mamba Point), and Southeast Asia (Nowhere Girl and Dogtag Summer).
Fun Fridays can bring humorous books, crazy settings, and non-fiction faves, from yummy Insanewiches and Ask Elizabeth about anything, to the summertime wackiness of Withering Tights and Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots.
Occasionally, books will slip in on other days of the week, especially for "book birthdays" (marking their first day of sale) and holidays. So many great books being published this summer and fall - just you wait!
So, which BooksYALove titles have been your favorites? What sorts of young adult books do you want to see more of? Which upcoming titles have you bouncing on the edge of your seat, anxiously awaiting their publication? Let me know, and I'll see what I can wrangle from the publishers...
* Black Cat reading, from vintage Diamond Dye advertisement, Public Domain image uploaded to http://openclipart.org, available for creative reuse with no fees or restrictions.