I’m sure many of you UK Book Bloggers (and perhaps even some of you from overseas!) have started seeing that the authors that will be attending the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) in London in July have started to be announced! I’m still yet to buy my ticket (I should *really* get on that) but I’m already excited to meet new authors and old and new friends.
The first batch of authors was released a while ago and there’s a mix of YALC stalwarts and some new faces.
Last year, I wrote the YALC Reading List, which was a really useful exercise for me to get to know all of the authors at YALC and I went in as a bit of an expert – if I do say so myself – on the authors and their books. This year, I am more experienced in the book blogging world, but if you’d like to see this again, please do comment or tweet at me at @annalisebooks! You can find all my old posts about YALC 2016 on the blog and there’s a link to all ELEVEN parts here.
But back to YALC 2017, here’s the first part of my reading list…
This section corresponds to the authors announced in the first announcement, and there are some amazing authors there whose books I have already read (and some that I’m not interested in reading) so these are my unread titles…
- The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
- The Other Half of Happiness by Ayisha Malik (Sofia Khan #2!)
- Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
- Windfall by Jennifer E Smith (thank you MyKindaBook for sending me this beautiful finished copy!)
- The Gilded Cage by Vic James
Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What will you be reading for YALC 2017? Comment below or tweet me at @annalisebooks!