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YA Modern Classics

Young adult books you’ll be reading for years to come - for readers of all ages!

2.1.16 Happy new year!! Feels weird to be in 2016. So this is my desk and my bookshelf! I thought I’d take a shelfie so that at the end of the year I can take another one and see how it’s changed. My reading goal for 2016 is 40 books so I’d better get cracking!
My old work is at the top with design books, the classics and notebooks are below, then cds and harry potter and graphic novels, then fiction at the bottom! 📚📖

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

book project!

WANTED: Participants for a book-loving social experiment. PM me if you want to participate and I’ll send you details. What do you have to do? Buy your favorite book and send it to a stranger (I’ll send you a name and address.) You will only be sending one book to one person. The number of books you will receive depends on how many participants there are. The books that will show up on your door are the other people’s much loved stories #SaveTheCulture #BookExchange

tagging people who may be interested (sorry if you’d not want to be tagged, please let me know and I will remove your url!): @tayswiftnation @readthebloodybook @macrolit @dukeofbookingham PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!

YA Retellings: Classics

I made a list of fairy tale retellings, but needed a separate one for classics too:

Alice In Wonderland


The Wizard of Oz: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Robin Hood

The Nutcracker: Winterspell by Claire Legrand

A Tale of Two Cities: Tell the Wind and Fire

Jane Eyre: Jane by April Lindner

Romeo & Juliet


A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Twelfth Night

The Tempest

Much Ado About Nothing: Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman

Wuthering Heights: Catherine by April Lindner

The Scottish ballad of Tam Lin: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Lois Lane (Superman is a classic ok): Fallout by Gwenda Bond

Tarzan: Wild by Alex Mallory

The Fall of the House of Usher: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

Moby Dick: Railsea by China Mieville

Persuasion: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

The Scarlet Pimpernel: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Pride & Prejudice

I’ve gotten a few asks for book recs for Spring. Below is my official list!
(i’ve either read them, or am dying to read them)

Yes Please  by Amy Poehler
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Lean In  by Sheryl Sandberg
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Life by Keith Richards
Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me by Mindy Kaling

The Cherry On Top by Arielle Hudson
The Bridgerton Series  by Julia Quinn
When Beauty Tames the Beast by Eloisa James
The Travis Family Series by Lisa Kleypas
The Wallflower Series by Lisa kleypas  
Easy by Tammara Webber
Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
About Last Night by Ruthie Knox

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Anna and The French Kiss (trilogy) by Stephanie Perkins
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
Tempest by Julie Cross
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
Made For You by Melissa Marr
Golden by Jessi Kirby

Middle Grade (never too late)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Half-way to the Grave by Jeanine Frost
Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Dark Fever by Karen Marie Moning
Dark Descendent by Jenna Black
Stray by Rachel Vincent

Gay and Lesbian Romance and M/M Romance 
(m/m is traditionally gay romance written by straight women)

Hot Head by Damon Suede
Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Heaven by Jet Mykles
The Englor Affair by J.L. Langley
Waiting in the Wings by Melissa Brayden
The Gravity between us by Kristen Zimmer

LIT and Women’s Lit
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Burnt
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer
Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
Mr. Penumbra’s 24- Hour Book Store  by Robin Sloan
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pride & Prejudice or Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Happy Reading! 


20•02•2017 || Today’s quick trip to the dentist turned into a wisdom tooth extraction. The upside is that I called in sick to work, hung out with my parents for a bit and did a lot of reading. I finally finished Ovid’s Metamorphoses and picked something off the bookshelves in my old bedroom for the train ride home.

My favourite book is The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton. Its the book I always come back to, the one I think of when I can not sleep, the one I occupy my mind with when I am down. Its the first book I read in one go, the first that taught me stuff about my self, the first one I could see a bit of myself in.

What is yours?