Hey y’all, it’s March! Which means it’s time for
my birthday another FYA Reading Challenge!
This month, we’re suggesting a bit of time travel by way of books set in the 1930s and 1940s. You can click on those links for ideas, and I’ve highlighted some of my personal faves below.
Reading Challenge Recs
Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle is a YA classic, and its protagonist, Cassandra Mortmain, belongs in the esteemed ranks of Elizabeth Bennett, Mary Lennox, and Jo March.
While Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson also features scenes from 2065, it’s the Dust Bowl storyline that I find most compelling.
Featuring a bootlegger-turned-preacher and a girl who grew up riding the rails, Clare Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest is an overlooked gem of a read.
Set in Poland, Amanda McCrina’s Traitor examines an unfamiliar side of WWII and weaves it into an intriguing story.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton spans several decades, but it begins in 1944 when a girl is born… with wings.
Following a group of female codebreakers trying to find a murderer, Ellie Marney’s The Killing Code ain’t your typical WWII novel.
Which book(s) are you planning to read for this prompt? Let us know in the comments!