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!
Chrissi Reads18 March, 2014 at 6:20 am
I have read Trouble out of your list, but have the rest on my TBR list. I’m a big supporter of UKYA. I’m always on the look out for your posts which highlight UKYA.
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Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea18 March, 2014 at 3:15 pm
I still need to read some of these books! I’ve heard amazing things about Trouble so it’s been on my wish list for a while – it definitely sounds like my cup of tea.
I haven’t read too many YA books lately (most of the review books I get are adult crime novels) but one of my plans for this year is to read more YA and MG. 🙂 One of my favourite UKYA books is Cruel Summer – it was amazing!
PS. I don’t know if I said it already or not but I love what you’re doing with the whole UKYA project. And if you need some help with anything (whether you’re looking for co-hosts for a new feature or just people to spread the word), give me a shout – I’d be happy to help in any way I can!
Happy reading! x
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Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain19 March, 2014 at 1:06 am
I haven’t read a single book on your list (I know this is horrible) and I really need to start expanding my general tastes. UKYA sounds so good, and I’m definitely going to try looking for these titles when I buy a book 🙂
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Muhammad25 March, 2014 at 10:02 pm
Your list looks good. I’m surprised Soulmates by Holly Bourne isn’t there.