This is part of the Summer blog challenge. Today's post is an answer to "not including blogging, your favorite guilty pleasure."
As a working mom, I don't get much time to read. But I love to read. I usually find the time just before I go to bed. And, I'm usually quite tired by then. So, I don't want the book to be more "work." I've found a guilty pleasure in reading lots of young adult fiction because it doesn't require much deep thought! I'm still a "young adult" as a 30-something with two kids, a husband, a mortgage payment, a dog, two cats and a minivan, right? Right???
I have enjoyed a great number of good YA fiction novels lately. The Hunger Games trilogy, of course, tops that list. And then the movie came out to indulge me even more!
I also dabbled in a little steampunk and read the first two of the Leviathan series. I plan to read more. Steampunk to good neo-Victorian fun!
And most recently, I read Divergent by Veronica Roth. Fantastic novel! Tris is a great character. I can't wait to read Insurgent!
So... if you have a good YA novel you want to recommend, this working mom has a tired, mushy brain ready to soak it in!
P.S. ... I have one caveat on my YA fiction, though: I do not, and will never like, romance novels. If a YA novel stinks of romance novel-ishness, I won't touch it (I'm talking to you... Twilight!).