Earlier I mentioned my trip to Montana, and the gross amount of library books I had checked out to keep myself entertained. Well, I figured, why keep all that great reading to myself? So here’s my reading list. Most of these are from the library, but a few are off my or my roommates’ bookshelves.
Buffy Season Eight (Graphic Novels 1-6) by Joss Whedon et al
Writing and Selling the YA Novel by K. L. Going
Feed by M. T. Anderson
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, and The Tale of the Body Theif, all by Anne Rice
More than half of these selections are prep-work for Fall, when I’ll be the Teaching Assistant for my program’s Publishing YA class. I’m super stoked. These are not the final selection of books, these are just some of the contenders which I haven’t gotten around to reading yet.
Of these books, the only ones I’ve actually read before are the Anne Rice ones. That’s right, I was into vampires the last time it was cool. (Well, indirectly–the Anne Rice books were all written before I was born or conscious of the world around me. I caught them fifteen years after the fact, when I was in high school. But I digress )
It’s doubtful that I’ll actually make it through all these books; none of them are short (aside from the graphic novels, which I lumped together anyway). But I will not be unprepared!