I finished three more books within my 48 hours! Of course it helps that two of them were graphic novels, which make for quicker reading, but I couldn’t have done it without moral support from my cat.
So, in my last 4 hours, I read:
Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld. It has been a few years since I read the other Uglies books. I really liked them, but what remains of them in my memory feels pretty much exactly like Shay’s Story? I don’t really remember the plot of the original books well enough for this to feel like an alternate take. I think it would be a more enjoyable read if I’d read it closer to the other books.
Level Up by Gene Luen Yang. This was cool and weird and not really what I thought it would be?? What it is is a sad but hopeful look at families and destiny and duty? And Pac-Man.
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King. Ah, Jesus! I needed a cry break after this book. It was great, though. Very intense and heavy-hitting, but… an earned intensity. I also loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I think I might be the last YA librarian standing who hasn’t already read all of A.S. King’s books, but, uhh… really great, check it out if you haven’t already, now please pass the tissues.
Final Challenge Update:
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (began reading prior to challenge, I read the last 84 pages within my 48 hours)
- Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
- Flawless by Sara Shepard
- Invincible Iron Man: Stark Resilient by Matt Fraction
- What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
- Riot by Walter Dean Myers
- Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld
- Level Up by Gene Yuen Lang
- Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King