#UKYAChat2015

So today I took part in my first ever twitter chat: #ukyachat 2015, by the lovely Lucy Powrie.

It was great to chat with follow YA readers and get some suggestions on what to read in 2015 – I’ve been a little stuck in the past with my books for a while and, much as I love my comfy old ones, I need to get out there and try something new!

These books will now be on my list for reading in 2015:

The Art of Being Normal (Lisa Williamson)
The Sin Eater’s Daughter (Melinda Salisbury)
The Chronicles of Prydain (Lloyd Alexander)
Dark is Rising sequence (Susan Cooper)
Vendetta (Catherine Doyle)
Read Me Like a Book (Liz Kessler)
The Boy Who Drew the Future (Rhian Ivory)

I’ve also resolved to try and read more UK authors, something I started with theĀ British Books Challenge. While composing my lists of books to read, I realised how many books I have aren’t by UK authors and have decided to mix it up a bit this year.

I’d also like to try and shop locally more: being a poor graduate I often just slip on to Amazon and order cheap books, but I’d really like to find more independent bookshops and support authors that way.

Big thanks to everyone who talked to me in the chat, it’s really great to be joining such a friendly community!

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