Here we are again! Today I am going to introduce to you November’s Reading Challenge, this month the Blogger Book Nook has been talking about all things Young Adult. This is definitely my favourite reading prompt so far with the Blogger Book Nook, as even though I’m no longer ‘classed’ as a young adult, I still have a long list of books to read in this genre.
Alongside answering the five questions each month, we also chat with one another on the Facebook page. Here we discuss the prompt during the month, including what we’ve been reading and our favourite authors. I love when Abbey adds a Question of the Day to the group because it definitely gets me thinking! It’s also nice to see if we like similar things.
If you missed my Introduction to: Blogger Book Nook you should definitely check that post out here, before reading November’s Reading Challenge! I don’t want to fill this post up with too much of that as it’s all there for you to enjoy. For each Reading Challenge, Abbey and Tabitha come up with five questions for us to answer in relation to the prompt.
1. Young adult books sometimes have the reputation of being a bit cliché – what do you think about this? Does it spoil your enjoyment of a book if you can predict the ending?
This doesn’t bother me if I’m honest! I read books because I’m into them, surely you could say this about all genres? They pretty much all end the same, this is my thought for most things. Definitely does not spoil my enjoyment!
2. Lots of YA books such as The Fault in Our Stars, 13 Reasons Why, and Everything Everything have been made into movies/TV shows lately – have you seen them? What did you think?
See I didn’t realise The Fault in Our Stars and 13 Reasons Why were based on a book until I seen them advertising in WHSmith. I don’t like when they turn books into movies/TV shows, as they sometimes change the story or miss out interesting parts. I’ve stopped regarding the book if I’ve watched it as I get disappointed! This happened with Twilight.
3. Where does YA rank in your order of favourite book genres? Is it a genre you’d usually reach for?
Definitely up there as the top! I would chose Young Adult over anything any day, well of course if it’s actually anything interesting. There are still a lot of Young Adult books I need to read. There’s a lot on my bookshelf both on Goodreads and my actual bookshelf.
4. Who is your all-time favourite character from a YA novel? Why did you love them so much?
My favourite character, hmm how about Katniss Everdeen. I love how strong of a character she is, she definitely knows how to protect the people around her and stand up for what’s right.
5. Pick a favourite YA series: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Lunar Chronicles, or The Mortal Instruments?
Hmm, a tricky one! They are all great series, I’ve never heard of The Lunar Chronicles though, I think it would have to be The Hunger Games. The characters are great, along with the story! The movies were okay, very action packed but the books were definitely better.
Of course, we couldn’t have November’s Reading Challenge without indulging in a Young Adult book! This month I’ve picked up Northern Lights by Philip Pullman. When I first watched The Golden Compass, I fell in love! So I’ve always wanted to read the book but never have until now. Let’s chat a little about Northern Lights.
I haven’t watched The Golden Compass in what seems forever, reading Northern Lights has reminded me how much I loved the film. Just like the movie, I have been sucked into Lyra’s world! I have become intrigued by this book so much, I love how it just sucks you in, I read it for hours. I haven’t managed to get very far but I’m definitely enjoying it.
I love how secretive it is as well, it makes you want to carry on reading, you don’t truly know what’s going on. As I’ve watched the movie, I know what’s going on but the way Philip has written it, it makes it very enjoyable and gets you thinking. There are questions running through my head like:
What’s the ‘dust’?
Who is taking the children?
How will Lyra get involved?
I love books that get you thinking, I’m looking forward to continuing with Lyra’s story and hopefully all my questions get answered soon! I’m sure there will be more soon though. Your questions never stop, even after you’ve finished the book.
I hope you have enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments your favourite Young Adult book. I am always on the search for new recommendations. Just maybe I’ll add them to my Goodreads Bookshelf.