I am not much of a contemporary YA reader, however I fell in love with the trailer for Dumplin’ on Netflix. I watched the film and absolutely adored it, so I naturally decided to read the book that it is based on. For me, this is one of those rare instances of the film adaptation being better than the book!
In the blogging community, we talk about books all the time. But sometimes we get caught up in reading and reviewing the same books as everyone else, and great books can slip beneath our radar. I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about a few books I really loved, but I think are underrated in the blogging community.
Sadie is a book that is getting a whole lot of buzz right now. A dark contemporary YA novel centered around a sister going after her sister’s suspected killer and the true crime podcast inspired by Sadie and Mattie, this book is the perfect 2018 novel. I absolutely love true crime podcasts and was really interested to see how this would translate into a printed format. I heard about the incredible audiobook after I purchased the hardcover edition. While I liked Sadie a lot, I feel like the audiobook is going to give the reader a different, and perhaps better, experience.
By now you guys know that I am not a fan of contemporary YA books. I just don’t have much of an interest in modern teenagers and their teenage lives. However, I Am Thunder caught my eye because it deals with the radicalization of British teens by religious extremists. I figured it would shape up to be an important book, so I cautiously decided to give it a shot.
I’m fairly new to the YA genre and am still trying to pin down the type of book I like versus the ones that just don’t do it for me. I have recently loved a couple of contemporary YA books, so I decided to take on Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield. She’s a big name in the genre, so I had high hopes.
It’s Friday, the happiest day of the week! I didn’t do a weekly wrap-up last week because the last day of the month fell on a Friday – you can read my June round-up here. It has been a tough week for reading and blogging because of general life things (again, all good stuff), but I did manage to read one book this week.