The last time I’d been looking for a book to read, and I was browsing the shelves of my local library, I found myself looking for a book I’d read but couldn’t remember the title of. It was frustrating, perusing the shelves to find that book. Made even more so by the fact that I nearly checked out a book I’d hated, simply because I couldn’t remember the titles.
So, last year, I decided to keep track of all the books I’d read, and then whether I’d enjoyed them. I started a list in a journal I had sitting around, and even went so far as to start writing reviews.
Most, if not all, of these are YA novels, because I tried this new thing where I went in alphabetical order at my library and just picked up books I thought looked interesting. This was following a dry-spell of reading that stemmed from my irritation of YA books all having the same plots and tropes.
I found some awesome books, and some authors that I will follow forever. Click on the titles for author info and a short synopsis/review.
- Phantom of the Opera
- Paper Towns
- Famous Last Words
- The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life
- The Keeper’s Tattoo
- The Gathering
- The Masked Truth
- The Pearl Savage
- The Savage Blood
- The Savage Principle
- The Island
- Scion of Conquered Earth
- The Boys Start the War
- The Boys Return
- Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven
- Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins
- Harley Merlin and the Stolen Magicals
- Harley Merlin and the First Ritual