Happy Belated UKYA Day/ Top Ten UKYA Reads

It was UKYA yesterday and as is usual practise with me, I missed it. Sorry. ukya sticker

UKYA day is a day in which we celebrate young adult reads written by authors who were either born or live in the UK. Out of the 27 books I’ve read so far this year, 3 were UKYA, but I’m pretty sure I’ve read plenty. Here, in homage to UKYA day, are my top ten favourite UKYA reads.

A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is an American born British author who holds a dual passport. He resides in London.

Anthem for Jackson Dawes – Celia Bryce

Celia Bryce was born and raised in Jarrow and still lives in Tyneside. She teaches creative writing.

Before I Die – Jenny Downham

Jenny Downham was born in London.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K Rowling

Joanne Rowling was born in Gloucester and is the UK’s best selling author 

I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith

Dorothy Gladys Smith was born in Whitefield, Lancashire. 

Life on the Refrigerator Door – Alice Kuiper

Alice Kuiper was born in Britain but now resides in Saskatchewan, Canada.

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece – Annabel Pitcher

Annabel Pitcher was born in West Yorkshire

Paper Aeroplanes – Dawn O’Porter

Dawn O’Porter (nee Porter) was born in Scotland and as well as being a writer, she is also a television presenter

The Isobel Journal – Isobel Harrop

Isobel Harrop is an eighteen year old art student from somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool, England

The Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman was born in Norfolk

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The Most Awesome Teen Reads I’ve Read So Far*

I don’t care what anyone says, teen fiction is the future. I’d say over half of my reads last year were teen, and I reckon most of this years will be too, so here I go again with another list; The Most Awesome Teen Reads I’ve Read So Far*

Delirium – Lauren Oliver

Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowel

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Legend – Marie Lu

Maggot Moon – Sally Gardner

My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece – Annabel Pitcher

Shadow & Bone – Leigh Bardugo

Where She Went – Gayle Forman

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