My name is Ashleigh and I have a secret.
In my spare time I h̶o̶a̶r̶d̶ collect YA fiction books. Book series, specifically.
I like to read pretty much any genre of book but there is just something about YA books in particular that just shout out to me (figuratively not literally, obviously.).
I don’t know if it’s something about the general plot focus of the books (you know, about a girl who has group of great friends, a background sub plot usually only running through one book with minor consequences overshadowed by the main plot of the boy that is just soooooo irresistible in a 14-16 year olds brain. bonus points if said boy ends up being a complete d-bag or completely uninterested and actual love interest is best friend who is completely unfanciable for 2+ of the books) or whether it just brings me back to being a tween myself but reading these books always makes chills me out after a bad day/week/month.
Obviously, out of all of these books some of them I have read multiple times (see: confessions of georgia nicolson, allys world, the princess diaries), there are series I have only got round to reading once (rachel riley books) and then series that I haven’t even got round to starting or am two or three books in.
I think out of all of these books the first set I read were the Allys World books when I was about 8 or 9. My best friend had been reading the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson and I had borrowed one or two and decided I wanted my own set of books to read.
I think after that I moved onto the Mates, Dates series then Confessions of Georgia Nicolson and thus my collection began to grow.
I remember when I turned about 15 (?) I threw out most of my old books as I ‘would, omg, probably never read them again’ only to repurchase them a few years ago.
My love for YA fiction books has inspired me to start writing my own YA book. I am only about 30 pages in (with about 100 pages of random notes, ideas, characters scattered around various notebooks) but I will get there at some point. Life is hectic and I am definitely my own worse critic so sometimes writing can be jilted but I am plugging on.
Do any of you guys love any of these books in particular? Are there any YA books that you would recommend?
Thanks for reading,