I have to admit. I’ve been really disheartened by blogging in the last few months. It came to the point where I wanted to give up for a while. Instead, I took a little break, so I could come back a little better and a lot more ready to blog and share all my ideas.
In this time away from my laptop, and from social media, I had a little time to think about why I started blogging, and subsequently changed to book blogging, in the first place.
It’s World Friendship Day today, so I can’t think of any better time to look back on some of the best friendships I’ve seen in YA fiction.
It’s not exactly a secret that the friendships you make in your teenage years can be among the most influential in your life. You’re growing as a person and finding out who you are, so having a bunch of people around you who are also making the same discovery can be a huge weight off.
Challenge criteria: A book you meant to read in 2017 but didn’t get to.
Meet Rochelle Evans: pretty, popular–and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile–and a total player. And also Elle’s best friend’s older brother…
Ask people who don’t like to read a lot of YA and they’ll all tell you roughly the same things. It’s boring. It’s too easy. It’s too fluffy. I’ve heard these time and time again, and I’m here to set the record straight.
There are quite a few common misconceptions about YA fiction, but these are the most common ones I felt really needed to be addressed.
This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
I may be a massive bookworm, but there are some books that even I couldn’t get through. There’s no book too long, but there can be a book too tedious.
Marking a book as DNF, or did not finish, is almost like admitting defeat. There can be so many reasons why you would abandon a book halfway through – maybe you couldn’t get into the story, or perhaps it was just too long for your concentration to hold at the time.
Whatever reason, these are some of the books I’ve closed the cover on long before the final page. If I can’t get into it after three reading attempts, our relationship comes to an end.
Image via Jared Hiebert