Wednesday 29 December 2010

FIVE Great YA Bloggers

Well, Persnickety Snark’s FIVE challenge today (well, it WOULD still be today if I was in America, so I'll sneak it in...) is FIVE Great YA Bloggers. There are so many fantastic ones out there that it’s a struggle to keep it down to five, but here goes… (in alphabetical order as there’s no way I could separate them!)

I Was A Teenage Book Geek - Everything on IWATBG is great, but my personal favourites are Time Travel Tuesdays (which have been thin on the ground in recent months, but there’s some awesome stuff in the archive.) Where else could you read Lauren Kate guest blogging on the Great Gatsby?!

Michelle’s Bookshelf – Another great blog generally, but I particularly like the selections Michelle makes for Upcoming Release posts which almost always manage to provide at least 1 book I want to add to my TBR pile.

Steph Bowe’s Hey! Teenager of the Year
- While Steph also writes really enjoyable reviews, my favourite part of her blog are the other posts – things like the ‘Dear Steph’ letters, the ‘Visual Inspiration’ posts, and her awesome list of Contemporary Australian YA which I’m going to try and work my way through in 2011.

Steph Su Reads - I’ve raved about Steph Su’s magnificent end of year lists already on this blog, but she also continually provides insightful reviews and has some great guest bloggers. Always a pleasure to read.

YA Book Queen - Lea writes great reviews and I love the highlights/lowlights idea.

Obviously, there are dozens of other excellent YA bloggers out there, some of whom I read and love, others I may not have found yet. Any more recommendations from anyone?


  1. Thanks for the mention! Actually I just bought a stack of secondhand copies of some seriously retro books I used to love, so I'm planning on Time Travel Tuesdaying those soon. :D

    Oh, and in terms of blog recommendations you also *need* to follow The Mountains of Instead, which is here:

  2. Thanks for the comment and for following me - and HUGE thanks for the Mountains of Instead rec, just taken a look and tis fantastic!