National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has begun! This great yearly event is a way to encourage writers (or aspiring writers) to complete a novel in one month’s time. As of writing this post, there are 276 173 novelists signed up to take part in the 2013 event. If you are participating (or thinking about participating), I wanted to provide a little inspiration by showcasing some of the published YA and Children’s titles that were written during NaNoWriMo. It’s quite inspiring to see some of my favourites titles on this list.
by Marissa Meyer
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. I love this book! You can read my review here.
Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen
by Donna Gephart
After overcoming a number of obstacles, especially in the subject of geography, Olivia is on her way to Hollywood to appear on Jeopardy! and, she hopes, to reunite with her father who left the family two years ago. This was another one of my absolute favourites. It stole my heart!
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
by Carrie Ryan
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.
by Gennifer Albin
Gifted with the unusual ability to embroider the very fabric of life, sixteen-year-old Adelice is summoned by Manipulation Services to become a Spinster, a move that will separate her from her beloved family and home forever.
For a complete list, including the adult novels that were written during this month, click here.