I’m in a mood today.
I just want to stop time for a bit, ignore the world, and get lost in my books because I think this world is spinning out of control. Things are so bleak that I gotta fight to see positivity in all that’s going on.
Well, for me, blogging is one of the positive corners of my life, especially these posts. I’m enjoying sharing this tour of my bookshelves with you all, and I hope that it brings you some enjoyment too.
We’re touring my second bookcase; here it is:
And we are on the second row of the fourth shelf from the bottom that’s dedicated to only YA books. Let’s take a look:
I haven’t yet read many of these.
SITTING ON TOP
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky ★★★★★
I have this marked as one of my favorite books on Goodreads, and I still consider it so. But I read it so long ago that I’ve forgotten much about it except that it’s a YA contemporary epistolary novel and I probably read it all in one day. I had to read my review to refresh my memory of it. It’s one of my early reviews, so it’s not so great.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire ★★★★★
YA fantasy novella set at a boarding school that helps kids cope with the real world when they return from magical places. I really enjoyed this story, but I’m surprised that I marked it as a favorite on Goodreads. I didn’t remember that. I’d like to reread it and continue with the series.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath by Ishbelle Bee
STACKED: LEFT TO RIGHT
The Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
I attempted to read this once — back when the hype for it was high — but I got bored by the writing and only managed a couple pages before setting it aside. I blame it on my mood at the time, so I plan to return to it. …I now realize that it’s not YA (lol, smh).
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo, illus. by Sara Kipin
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ★★★☆☆
YA fantasy about a girl who must use her powers against a great evil. I read this out of curiosity about the Darkling because so many booktubers kept talking about him. The story was okay. I intended to continue with the second book but kept getting bored whenever I start it.
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
I suck at completing series although I kinda prefer them to standalone novels. I really enjoyed the first two Hunger Games books and even consider the first one a favorite, but I’ve yet to read Mockingjay, lol. I keep putting it off and have been doing so for years, smh. One of these days, I’ll have to buckle down and just catch up on all my unfinished series.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Clarke
Catching Fire by Suzanne Clarke ★★★★☆
Hunger Games by Suzanne Clarke ★★★★★
Zodiac by Romina Russell
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus
STACKED: LEFT TO RIGHT (CONTINUED)
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine ★★★☆☆
YA fantasy inspired by fairytales and that features humans who can turn into dragons. I was surprised that I liked this story. I bought it because I love the endpages and didn’t get to read it until I was far-gone in my “not liking YA anymore” mood, which I’m still in. I’d like to read the other books, but I have a feeling I won’t like them much.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor ★★★☆☆
YA fantasy set in Nigeria about an albino girl who learns that she belongs to a set of people able to work magic. I really enjoyed this story and would like to continue with the series.
Riverkeep by Martin Stewart
Jackaby by William Ritter
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch ★★★☆☆
YA fantasy about a girl trying to help save her kingdom. I enjoyed this one and actually didn’t mind the love triangle that popped up in it, but that may have been because it was just starting out in this book. I wonder if I’ll think the same when I read the second book, Ice Like Fire.
Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente, illus. by Ana Juan
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Total books in this row(s) = 29
How many I completed = 8
How many I will unhaul = 0
Total shelves so far = 10
Total books so far = 790
How many completed = 366
How many I will unhaul = 25