The majority of my all time favourite Young Adult books are by Australian authors. If you have never picked up an Aussie YA book please, please, please, do it. Right now. You can start with all of Melina Marchetta’s books (Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road ), try some Cath Crowley (Graffiti Moon) and Kristy Eagar (Raw Blue) which will hit you in the feels and finish off with a bit of John Marsden (Tomorrow When the War Began). Australia YA is the best. Hands down. Which is why I am super excited about the following books. Check out my list of Australian Young Adult books to read in 2016.
Welcome to the Vending Machine 2016! The Vending Machine dispenses tasty internet snacks to satisfy your taste for junk at the end of a long working week!
For those of you too busy celebrating the festive season, here’s a quick round up of what you might have missed.
It’s the start of another year and there are some amazing things on the horizon in 2016. Here are just a few things that we are looking forward to this year…
I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas/festive season. As we are coming to the end of 2015 (can you believe it?!), I’m taking a look back at some of my favourite young adult books of 2015. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet my Goodreads challenge this year, finishing 41 out of the 50 books that I wanted to read, however, I still managed to read a few gems.
What are your favourite reads from 2015? Young adult or any genre – let me know in the comments below!
With Christmas fast approaching it’s time to start making our Christmas wish list and checking it twice. Check out the 2015 Cactus Pop Christmas wish list to see some things that we are hoping to find under the Christmas Tree this year. Hopefully, you can get some ideas for your very own wish list. Because really, who wouldn’t want personalised Nutella or the Official Harry Potter Colouring Book 🙂
Perfectly Placed Hinged Leather Bow Bangle / Glasshouse Candle / Bonjour Paris Sleep Tee / Crochet Cactus / 2016 Planner / Personalised Nutella / Harry Potter Colouring Book / Benebalm / Cupcake Contest Bag
What’s on your wish list?
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that people are eagerly waiting on.
Title: The Unexpected Everything
Author: Morgan Matson
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: March 2016
Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.
Important internship? Check.
Amazing friends? Check.
Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)
But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.Because here’s the thing – if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected.And where’s the fun in that?
Why I’m waiting…
It’s as simple as this. Morgan Matson has yet to write a book that I haven’t utterly adored. She’s one of the best YA contemporary writers out there who can write realistic fiction that will give you all the feels.
What are you waiting on? Leave a link in the comments below!
Last month I went back and read some Australian YA that I missed the first time around, as well as a more recent YA contemporary romance.
I can’t believe that it’s the end of August already. With the end of the year looming, the reading goals I set in January are starting to seem a bit…ambitious. While I have made a sizeable dent in my Goodreads reading challenge I’ve still got a long ways to go. Check out my thoughts on some of the YA books I’ve been reading this month.