One of the first books I read in 2015 was All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
. I have the feeling that this will be one of the big YA books of the year. It’s being billed as a combination of Eleanor & Park
and The Fault in Our Stars
and I understand why. It’s got the same sort of realistic characters in heartbreaking situations that made those two books so popular.
I’m in the middle of reading Irritable Hearts by Mac McClelland
. It’s a memoir by a human rights journalist that developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I’m relishing it even while it’s making me cringe. It’s a tough read but an important one.
I’ve found that free-range reading is what works best for me. Keeping to a schedule or participating in a challenge is the sure fire way for me to end up in a slump. With that said, I usually have some idea of what I’ll be reading in the near future. One of those is The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman
. It’s a chunky 592 pages and it sounds compelling and unusual.
This is the first It’s Monday! What are you reading? meme I’ve participated in in quite a while. I always loved the way this meme helped me organize my reading and I’m glad to be back. (Thanks to Sheila @ Book Journey for being the hostess with the mostest.)
What are *you* reading?