About Me


Here's the long version:

My name's Jenny, I'm 26 years old and I live in the UK. I used to work as a bookseller for Borders in the UK, for almost two and a half years. I now work as a bookseller at WHSmith.

I review YA/teen books, middle grade/9-12 titles, new adult, plus some 5+ and picture books. I'll read the occasional adult novel, especially if it involves vampires, epic romances or is written by Sophie Kinsella.

I first started Wondrous Reads in January 2009. I'd been posting my reviews on Amazon for quite a while, and came home from work one night and suddenly had the idea to start a blog. I quickly made friends within the blogosphere, and I love the whole YA community. Starting my blog is one of the best things I've ever done - I love it!

In 2015 I won the UK YA blog award for Blogger of the Year!

I'm a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, it's my favourite thing - including books, TV shows, films -  ever. I can't actually describe how much I love it!

I also love other TV shows, music, films, vampires, tennis and the Titanic.

Here are some top 5 favourites lists...

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
  3. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
  4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  5. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

TV Shows:
  1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  2. Angel
  3. Roswell
  4. One Tree Hill / Friday Night Lights
  5. Gilmore Girls

  1. Titanic
  2. The Lord of the Rings
  3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  4. Superman the Movie
  5. Saving Private Ryan / Blade

  1. Jimmy Eat World
  2. Coheed and Cambria
  3. Brand New
  4. Snow Patrol
  5. Florence + the Machine