I Am Going to Read Every Book in the YA Section of My Library.

In March, I had an absurd idea. I decided I should attempt to read every book available in the young adult section of my local library from A to Z. That is to say, I intend to read the books in the order they appear on the shelf from Sign Language by Amy Ackley to I Am the Messenger by Mark Zusak . The rules are simple:

  1. Read the books in the order they are shelved until I run out of books to read.
  2. To combat series fatigue, I can alternate between reading a book at the front of the stack and a book at the end of the stack. Essentially, I would be working my way to the middle of the YA section (I guess that’s not really Ackley to Zusak, is it?).
  3. This challenge will of course be punctuated by my usual cozy mysteries and the odds and ends I find in the”grown up” section such as Night Film by Marisha Pessl or Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees (featured above) because I need variety in my bookish life.
  4. I am not required to read a novel I have already read.
  5. Abandoning awful books is permitted after making a real effort to read the novel. “Real effort” to be defined later. Probably once I hit Cassandra Clare or John Green novels. #unpopularopinion #sorrynotsorry

I have no idea if completing this is probable considering I’m such a slow and distracted reader. Also, I’ve never actually lived in the same place longer than three years…

But, this is it. This is me declaring that I am going to read every book in the YA section of my local library.


4 Comments on “I Am Going to Read Every Book in the YA Section of My Library.

  1. This is a fantastic goal! I haven’t even read all YA books in my personal library, so I’m going to cheer from the sidelines as I watch you tackle this. Good luck! 🙂


  2. I literally came up with that EXACT same idea. Like reading the A’s and Z’s till I got to the middle. I actually came up with this idea maybe a year ago. I unfortunately failed at doing it. I just couldn’t read some of the books. Afterwards, I just decided to read 25-50 pages of each book and stop when I didn’t like it. In this way I discovered books I liked that I otherwise wouldn’t have picked up. I never went through all the books though. Reading your post has made me want to try this again! I read some of sign language by Amy ackley and thought the writing was good but the story just didn’t pull me in. I’ll read your review to see what u thought.


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