For YALC this year, I thought I’d do something a little different from my standard book haul or uninteresting list. Behold, The YALC Diaries! Although I’m beginning this post after Friday’s festivities have come to an end, I’m planning to write this up as a play-by-play of my favourite book event. Here we go!
It has been awhile since I did a weekly wrap up! The month of July was absolutely crazy and I relied scheduling posts weeks in advance -- I didn't have time to whip up these posts! Now life is back to normal, but still busy.
July was a crazy month for me. Not only was I incredibly busy with starting a new job, coming back from holiday, going on holiday again, and then going to YALC, but I also acquired and read so many books! I’m not going to break these down like I usually do becuase this post will be impossibly long if I do, so feel free to chat with me in the comments!
Blackbird by N. D. Gomes Publisher: HQ Teen Publication date: 16 November 2017 Pages: 287 pages Format: physical proof Rating: 3.75 out of 5 blackbirds I received a proof copy of this book at YALC. This does not influence my opinion. This review is spoiler-free. Blackbird is a proof I picked up at … Continue reading ARC Review: Blackbird by N. D. Gomes
I had heard some buzz surrounding The Loneliest Girl in the Universe in the lead up to YALC, which had early copies for sale. I absolutely loved the cover and liked the synopsis well enough. Science fiction is one of my favourite genres, and I was looking forward to a young adult take. I made sure to pick up a copy, and it was the first book from my YALC haul that I read.
As I’m sure you all know (and might be sick of hearing), I was lucky enough to attend YALC this past weekend. The Young Adult Literature Convention is part of London Film and Comic Con and is held once a year. I had never been before and was incredibly excited to attend – I have friends who have been, and they absolutely loved it. I got my reading list together, came up with some tips for attending, made some pals on Twitter, packed my bags, and headed to London.
I find these monthly TBR strategies really helpful. I’m the kind of person who instantly rebels against any kind of restriction for my reading, so I tend to use them more like guidelines than strict rules. My digital and physical TBR piles are absolutely staggering right now.