Tuesday, June 25, 2013

a little love story

Michelle Magorian is such a brilliant author. Best-known for Goodnight, Mister Tom, she writes for young adults/children. 

Husband saw me browsing in the Teen section in the library and he said, 'Aren't they a bit too young for you?' Which I suppose in theory they are, but they're such a lovely change from chick lit and light-hearted murders (if a murder can be light-hearted). 

I read most last thing at night in bed and I can't cope with anything too challenging at that time and the young adult books fit my bill exactly. Well-written, great characters, wonderful stories, what more could I want?

I've recently enjoyed A Little Love Story and Just Henry both by Michelle Magorian as well as Changeling by Philippa Gregory.

I have a few adult books on my want-to-read list including The Supremes at Earl's All-You-can-Eat as recommended by Rose and Bastard Out of Carolina, recommended by one of the men in Zac's. What I need is a holiday - or at least some more sunny weather - so I can sit down and read for hours.

5 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Today was lovely! I spent the day washing towels soaked in last night's plumbing disaster!

Rose said...

I tried reading a young adult novel a couple of years ago because it was written by a former student of mine, but I just had trouble getting through the teenage "dialect." But I know what you mean, I don't like to read anything too heavy or depressing right before bed. "The Supremes" is the perfect bedtime reading. I'd like to find another similar book.

katney said...

I too like YA fiction. Of course, having spent a lot of time trying to find good things to get YAs to read may have had an influence on that enjoyment.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Another fan of YA fiction here , too . It's all moved on since Jackie et al. , hasn't it !

Liz said...

Oh nice, mrs n!

No, rose, the ones I'm reading aren't modern, don't have that dialect, Michelle Magorian's are mostly world war 2 or just after. A Little Love Story is wonderful!

A very worthwhile task getting YAs to read, katney.

Just a bit, sonata, although i loved Jackie in my day.