Remember how I was bound and determined to get Four for Friday off the ground a few months ago? Well, that didn’t happen. Instead, I became overwhelmed with my personal life and hit a reading slump at the same time, so Four for Friday never had a chance to take off.
After talking to one of the co-hosts of the TBR Tackle Challenge, we have another idea that we’re going to try called Stack Saturday. We should have an official announcement post coming before the end of the month with the rules, and the November prompts.
Right now, our idea is that each week there will be a prompt that ties into one of the reading prompts for the TBR Tackle Challenge, and you get to write about a stack of books that fit that prompt, or, if you’re more into Bookstagram, take a picture of a stack of books that fits the prompt. But we’ll see what the details look like once we iron them all out in the next few days or so.
This week, for my first trial Stack Saturday post, I’m going to talk about some orange YA books that are hanging out on my shelves. Two of them I’ve read, one of them I’m hoping to read before the end of the year, and I’m not sure what I want to do about the last book.
Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales: I was so excited for this book to come out because I loved Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales, and I need more of her writing in my life. Unfortunately, despite the eARC (sorry!) and pre-ordered copy of this book, I haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet. I hope to knock this book off of my TBR next month for Net Galley November, but we’ll see if this bookish motivation lasts.
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera: I don’t know what I want to do with this book. I started reading it shortly after it was released, but I ended up putting it down about 25 percent of the way through because I just wasn’t enjoying it. That being said, I don’t know if I want to give up on this book entirely because I love Becky Albertalli, I adore the cover of this book, and it takes place in New York City, which is such a fun setting for books. So we’ll see what future me decides to do, and in the meantime, it can hang out on my shelves with all of its hardcover YA contemporary friends.
You Have a Match by Emma Lord: Even though I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed Tweet Cute by Emma Lord, I still really enjoyed it, and it solidified Emma Lord as an auto-buy author for me. The premise of this book was a lot of fun, and I love how Emma Lord uses social media in her books. I also liked that the main focus of this book wasn’t romance because even though this book has some romance and I enjoy romance, it was nice to read a contemporary that wasn’t focused on a romantic plotline.
The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton: This was one of my favourite reads of 2020, and I plan to keep screaming about how much I loved it for the foreseeable future. I thought this book was feminist and fun; I loved the setting of a medieval-themed restaurant; and I adored the diverse cast of characters. I also liked that this book portrayed a family that was struggling financially because that’s something I haven’t run into enough in YA books.