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:
- Read the books in the order they are shelved until I run out of books to read.
- 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?).
- 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.
- I am not required to read a novel I have already read.
- 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.