Monday, 11 July 2016

Reading schedule: July - December

Hello! Remember way back in January when I set myself the goal of reading 75 books this year? Remember that OVERLY AMBITIOUS goal? Well, I just finished my 40th book of the year (yay!) which brings me more or less on target. 

I had a plan for what to read in January - June, and didn't stick to it rigidly, but having the plan helped keep me on track, I think. Now we're into July, and this post I wrote for Author Allsorts on how to tackle your TBR reminded me that I hadn't updated my plan for July - December. So I did. Here it is:

July – As YALC is on later this month, I want to catch up on books I own by some of the authors appearing there (even though I'm no longer going, *sob*). This will include BZRK and FRONT LINES by Michael Grant (I’m a huge fan of his), THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater, and a whole stack of books by Cat Clarke. I also had BREATHE by Sarah Crossan and AM I NORMAL YET? by Holly Bourne on the list this month and have read them already - both excellent. 

August – I have tons of books by UK authors still sitting on my shelf to get me through this UKYA month. Top of my list are NOUGHTS& CROSSES by Malorie Blackman, THE LIE TREE by Frances Hardinge (I know, I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet either), ALEX AS WELL by Alyssa Brugman, and IN ANOTHER LIFE by Laura Jarratt.

September – In prep for my sci-fi panel with Lauren James and S. F. Said at YAShot in October where I’ll be talking about my new YA sci-fi, PURGE, I’ll be reading Lauren & S. F.’s books (THE NEXT TOGETHER and PHOENIX in particular), and any other sci-fi books I have left in my TBR pile by then! At the moment this looks like SLATED by Teri Terry, iBOY by Kevin Brooks, and WHAT’S LEFT OF MEby Kat Zhang.

October – The month of Halloween requires some spooky, creepy reading, yes? So this month I will be reading BEWARE THE WILD by Natalie C Parker, SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce, LEGEND by Marie Lu, BAD BONES by Graham Marks, THE WICKED WE HAVE DONE by Sarah Harian, and THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLD TOWN by Holly Black. And maybe for a dose of weird I’ll read GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE by Andrew Smith.

November – With the nights drawing in and the weather generally pretty miserable, I usually like to binge on contemps and romance at this time of year. I have THE DISTANCE FROM A TO Z by Natalie Blitt, Jeff Zentner’s THE SERPENT KING,GOLDEN BOY by Abigail Tarttelin, LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI by Melina Marchetta,I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN and THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson, ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven, and TORN by Cat Clarke. I also plan on having Jaye Robin Brown’s GEORGIA PEACHES AND OTHER FORBIDDEN FRUIT by then, as I’ve heard it’s amazing.

December – This is the perfect time to read wintry, snowy books, and for me this will look like AFTER THE SNOW by S. D. Crockett, DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, and THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’SHOUSES by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock.

If you want to track my progress with my Goodreads Challenge for this year, you can do that here

For now, I'd better get on with the next book!


Kat out x

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