Thursday, 21 January 2010

UNSUNGYA or how have you not read this yet?

I found out about UNSUNGYA on Kelly's blog YAnnabe. She and 40 other blogger have teamed together to post about the YA books they love which haven't received enough attention. They want to know about your favourites too.

The rules are simple, you can post about any book, as long as it has 500 member or less on Library Thing. For more detailed instructions check out Kelly's blog.

So here are my Top Six UNSUNGYA

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

My absolute favoruite YA book, ever. If you like YA it's a MUST read. If you're new to YA it will hook you.

Perfect you by Elizabeth Scott

If you're a regular you are probably sick to death of me and my love affair with this book. But only 185 member on library thing - travesty! Read it, read it now! Then read everything else by her too.

Willow by Julia Holban

Yes this book is about cutting and I know that doesn't sound like the most appealing read, but this book is so beautiful and heartbreaking and real. You just have to give it a chance.

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ocklar

Love, loss and friendship and absolutely gorgeous language. It will make you long to walk across the sand, the sea lapping your feet, holding the hand of someone you love.

Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers

Powerful and compelling. It will leave your stomach in knots, but it is an absolute must read.

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

A beautifully told story of the blossoming of love between a white jewish girl and a black boy. This one makes you think without losing the story.


  1. I've read 3 and have a 4th! Good list!

  2. If You Come Softly was amazing. I tear up just thinking about it. Thanks for putting that on your list!

  3. Willow is being released in paperback in February!!

  4. I've heard Cracked Up To Be is great! I haven't read it, but plan to. : )

  5. I have heard of Willow and Twenty Boy Summer but hadn't picked them up.

  6. What a great idea!! I haven't check out that rating system before - thanks for the idea :)

  7. I will make sure to read "Perfect You," I promise. I loved "Bloom" and "Love You Hate You Miss You" and should really keep reading Elizabeth Scott's backlog.

  8. Willow made my list too and I debated about Twenty Boy Summer but I remember wanting to read it after seeing it all over the blogosphere. I hope other people enjoy it as well.

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  10. So glad you got your list together even after the Goodreads to LibraryThing import glitches!

    I'm tickled that you're spreading the love to Saving Francesca and Cracked Up to Be, too. :)

  11. Alea - thanks

    Patti - OMG the end *sobs*

    Leonore - yay! I have been waiting so I can buy a copy. I may have a giveaway :)

    Kimberly Franklin - it is AMAZING! So hard to describe because it's hard to read but you can't put it down.

    Pam - you so should

    Jemi - isn't it a great idea. You should do a post and link to Kelly.

    Katie -good! Read Stealing Heaven and Something Maybe too - so great.

    Debbie - I know I was surprised Twenty didn't get a higher rating on LibraryThing

    Kelly - they are both SO amazing and I have you to thank for telling me about Saving F *hugs book*

  12. I love Jacqueline Woodson's books! I definitely need to read more of them.

  13. ooh, we have some overlap! i really need to read 20 BOY SUMMER!

  14. Elizabeth Scott seems to have emerged outside my radar a couple of years ago and become really popular. I definitely need to check her out.

    People are lovin' Saving Francesca, it seems, I guess I'd better read it!


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