By Cynthia Ayala
Hey there avid readers! Still at 4 books behind in my Goodreads reading challenge. I jut can’t seem to catch up on my reading. Oh well. I still have the rest of this year to catch up. I got to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Live in Concert! Woo!!!! Everything was absolutely perfect, perfect. I love Harry Potter, love it. That is the series that got me into reading and writing. I don’t think I would be the person that I am today if it weren’t for Harry Potter.
So on that note of being a reading addict, check out my new reading list and let me know what you think of these titles, if you’ve read them, if not, why not. Let’s just chat. Happy reading!
1. Ready Player One (Ready Player One #1)
by Ernest Cline (Goodreads Author)
In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.
2. The Afterlife of Holly Chase
by Cynthia Hand (Goodreads Author)
On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.
And then she died.
Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.
Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.
But this year, everything is about to change. . . .
by Michael Belanger (Goodreads Author)
A poignant, deeply funny coming-of-age story about first love, first loss, and the power of history to give life meaning.
History buff Ray knows everything about the peculiar legends and lore of his rural Connecticut hometown. Burgerville’s past is riddled with green cow sightings and human groundhogs, but the most interesting thing about the present is the new girl–we’ll call her Jane Doe.
Inscrutable, cool, and above all mysterious, Jane seems as determined to hide her past as Ray is to uncover it. As fascination turns to friendship and then to something more, Ray is certain he knows Jane’s darkest, most painful secrets and Jane herself–from past to present. But when the unthinkable happens, Ray is forced to acknowledge that perhaps history can only tell us so much.
Mixing humor with heartache, this is an unmissable coming-of-age story from an exciting new voice in YA.
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*All synopsis are provided by Goodreads.