Soooo… The Reading Rush has ended and those of you who follow me on Instagram will probably have seen all my stories. Long story short, The Reading Rush was a massive success for me! I switched one book on my TBR, but did manage to read seven books and complete all seven challenges!
It’s that time of year again! The Reading Rush is a readathon happening from July 20 – July 26 and it’s the perfect excuse to do nothing else but read for a full week. The last time I participated in this readathon it was still called the booktube-a-thon, yes I’m old. And lately I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump with everything that’s going on in the world right now… So I’m hoping this week of reading will get me back into the swing of things.
For the last couple of months, I have been a part of a super cool team of YA readers all surrounding this novel. So now, I am lucky enough to participate in this blog tour. At the end of this review, you can read more about this blog tour and where you can find information about the competition surrounding the release of this book.
Today I really wanted to discuss a topic with you that has been on my mind for a long time: growing out of the Young Adult genre. I have been an avid reader of YA books since I was around 10 or 11 years old. I would even go as far as to say that I didn’t read anything else until about 3 years ago, and even then 90% of what I read was still YA. But lately there has been a HUGE shift in my reading taste. I rarely pick up a YA novel and when I look at the new releases, almost none of them really spark my interest. After mulling this over for a while I realised this had several different reasons.
Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
Release date: February 2nd 2009 (first published: February 1st, 1999)
Publisher: Pocket Books
Rating: 5/5 stars
I first read this book exactly 5 years ago and I very much disliked I. But since I first read it around Christmas time, I felt nostalgic when the snow started to fall last week and I decided to give it a second chance. And boy am I happy that I did! I loved it this time around! Keep reading to find out my thoughts.
Title: Wing Jones
Author: Katherine Webber
Release date: January 5th, 2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Rating: 5/5 stars
This book has been on my TBR since it came out, but a little while back I started getting into running so naturally I wanted to read a book about someone who runs. Besides that, this book is praised for its diversity and I really need to read some more diverse books. Therefore this book seemed the perfect choice to pick up, and as you can see from my rating, I was right.