Inspired by In My Mailbox and Top Ten Tuesday. Shopping My Shelves is something I plan to do when I don’t get a whole lot of books in the mail. Basically, I talk very briefly about books I already own, but still have not read yet. These are books that I find very appealing, however have yet to have time to read. This week I am highlighting 10 young adult books from my Fill In The Gaps project.
1. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce. I’m eager to read this one because it’s YA feminist fantasy, or at least, features a strong leading lady, plus everyone seems to have read it but me.
2. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. I still can’t believe I’ve never read any DWJ. Aside from really wanting to see the movie, Fiona at The Book Coop raved about this book as did one of the ladies from Forever YA. Therefore, it’s on my Fill In The Gaps List.
3. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers. Hello historical fiction with black people that has nothing to do with slavery or civil rights movement, um yes plz.
4. Sabriel by Garth Nix. It’s the beginning of a trilogy with zombies, plus my copy has blurbs from Lloyd Alexander and Phillip Pullman. HOLLA.
5. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. This was one of those cool books awhile ago. As I am typically a day late and a dollar short, this is totes on my list.
6. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen. A) It’s a Jewish National Book Award Winner. I’m not Jewish, but I like Jewish interest books, and books with Jewish characters. I know, that’s sort of weird, but I find it interesting. B) It’s got historical fiction and time travel. C) Everyone’s read it except for me, and I desperately want to fit in.
7. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. A librarian recommended this a long time ago. Plus I’ve had this one on my bookshelves for forever.
8. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. Really, it’s for the bright orange cover which called to me as I made my Fill In The Gaps list.
9. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Do you even need to ask why a John Green book is on a Shopping My Shelves list? For real? FER REAL DAWG? Yes. Good. That’s what I thought. Carry on.
10. Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. So, in my life before blogging and goodreads, I went to library book sales. At one sale, I was snapping up anything with a YA on it, hence how I got this book. I had no clue Marchetta was kind of a big deal in the YA world, BUT now I know. Thus, I have got to read this book sooooon. Plus I think reading it will make me more comfortable when I read Jellicoe Road, as I will know whether I like Marchetta’s writing or not.