Readathon: David Levithan

So if any of you watched my Letterbox Love #28 vlog, or follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve decided to have a readathon of sorts. There isn’t any particular time or week. I plan to read as many of his titles as possible before his event on the 2nd October (5 weeks from today). I thought I would just spotlight his books here, since many people didn’t realise exactly how many he had written.

          Ten Things I Hate about You    The Perfect Score

Ten Things I Hate About You– I’ve seen the film but haven’t read the book, and had no idea it was written by him! Apparently only 170 pages, this sounds as though it pretty much matches the film. The Perfect Score– this is another novelization about seniors who plan to steal the answers to the SAT exam. I haven’t seen the film but it sounds really cute.

          Boy Meets Boy      The Realm of Possibility

Boy Meets Boy– I have already read this and adored it. I received a copy of the reprint last week so will be rereading this title! The Realm of Possibility– This title tells the story of 20 different voices in the same school. I think it would be awesome to see all the different perspectives.

           Are We There Yet?       Marly's Ghost

Are We There Yet?– Also reprinted by Harper Collins and arrived in my mailbox last week. Marly’s Ghost– a retelling of the Dickens tale, this is about loss and love.

           Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist       Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist– I received this title last week from Rebekah, and its so short! I will try and get my hands on the film too at some point. Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List– This and the above title are both written with Rachel Cohn. This is next on my want list as it sounds like it could be emotional; it involves the drama after Ely kisses Naomi’s boyfriend.

          Wide Awake       Love Is the Higher Law

Wide Awake– A gay Jewish man as US president? Sounds interesting to me! Love is the Higher Law– The lives of three teens are altered by 9/11. I can’t believe I have not read this yet. I need it my hands, like now. 

          Dash & Lily's Book of Dares          Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares– Also written with Rachel Cohn, I got this from the library last week. I’ve heard mixed reviews, but it sounds like a cute concept. Will Grayson, Will Grayson– Written with John Green, this is bound to be awesome. I bought this earlier this year and STILL haven’t read it!

            Every You, Every Me            The Lover's Dictionary

Every You, Every Me– A teen being stalked by photos? Eek! The Lover’s Dictionary– Although this doesn’t really sound like my type of book, quite a few people have raved about it, so I may just have to check it out for curiosities sake.

            Invisibility              Every Day

Invisibility– Again, I bought a copy of this a little while ago but still haven’t read it. The first couple of pages were awesome, but unfortunately other books took priority. Every Day– I received a copy of this and read it for Bout of Books. I adored it all apart from the ending (check out my review here).

Two Boys Kissing

Finally, his latest title, Two Boys Kissing. I plan to buy this very soon, and from what I have heard so far it is an awesome and emotional read.

I hope I’ve enlightened you to David’s backlist of titles. I currently own 6 of these titles (as well as one from the library). If anyone has any of the above titles I am missing and no longer want it or am willing to swap it, please let me know! I’d be very grateful 🙂

Waiting on Wednesday #38

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.

What We Hide

Americans Jenny and her brother Tom are off to England. Tom to university, to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at Illington Hall, which the students call Ill Hall. This is Jenny’s chance to finally be special and stand out, so when she arrives she tells everybody a lie. But in the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has secrets. Jenny pretends she has a boyfriend. Robbie and Luke pretend they don’t. Brenda won’t tell what happened with the school doctor. Percy won’t tell about his famous dad. Oona lies to everyone. Penelope lies only to herself.

The blurb for What We Hide sounds quite sinister. What did happen with the school doctor? O..O A long wait for this title, but hopefully it will be worth it!   

Due to be released by Wendy Lamb Books in April 2014.

 What are you looking forward to this week?  Please share your WoW in the comments!