I should probably warn you in advance that today’s post will be filled to the brim with enthusiasm. I’ve realised that I haven’t written a post about UKYA on this blog for a while now, and so I thought I would.
If you don’t know, UKYA is any book written by an author of YA currently residing or born in the UK. That’s the basic definition, although it can get a bit hazy. I’ve been running Project UKYA, a website dedicated to spreading the word about UKYA through campaigns and projects, since September 2013 and I’ve loved every single moment of it. It’s really nice to have a space to solely talk about UKYA and I’d like to think we’re doing lots to encourage people to read UKYA.
Here are a few fab UKYA titles:
Night School by C.J. Daugherty – This series is fast becoming one of my favourites and the fourth is being released in June. These next few months are opportunity for you to catch up on the first three books, because you’re in for a real treat!
Trouble by Non Pratt – I posted my review of it here last month.
Weirdos VS. Quimboids by Natasha Desborough – This is hilarious! The sequel is being released very soon and I can’t wait. It’s one of the funniest books I’ve read all year.
Banished by Liz de Jager – My review can be found over here.
Have a Little Faith by Candy Harper – Another book that will have you crying with laughter. It reminded me of the Georgia Nicholson books, but even better!
Since I hosted my UKYA Fortnight back in the summer, I’ve felt such a passion to shout about UKYA and I really hope that comes across. Even if one person picks up a UKYA book because of something I’ve done, I’ll be a very happy girl indeed! To me, UKYA books aren’t just any old book I could pick up and read. They represent the lives of so many I know because they speak a lot of truth to me – I’m familiar with the language and culture. I just love UKYA so, so much!