It’s July, which means there’s one thing on my mind: YALC. YALC (Young Adult Literature Convention) is a huge event in London that runs from Friday to Sunday in the last weekend of July. Last year was my first time attending and it was an incredible experience; I got to meet V. E. Schwab and see her talk at two panels, so my summer was basically made.
I went on the Saturday last year, but because I had such a wonderful time I’m going for all three days this year. *internal screaming* I’ve been looking forward to YALC since January, so I’m thrilled it’s now less than 30 days away.
There are so many authors I want to meet (some for the second time!) and books I want to get signed, that I’ve adjusted my TBR accordingly to ensure I’m reading their books in preparation.
So this is what my pile looks like:
I also need to finish my current reads:
It’s another ambitious TBR, but considering how much I’ve been reading on my daily commute, it might just be possible.
What are you guys reading over summer? Are any of you going to YALC this summer? If so definitely drop me a comment!
19 thoughts on “July/YALC TBR”
I actually read We Were Liars in 2014 thanks to YALC haha. It was being promoted as it was still quite new at the time, so I picked it up. I don’t think it quite lived up to all the hype but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless! I also just got Solitaire by Alice Oseman and I can’t wait to finally give her books a go!
Oh that’s exciting! It’s funny to think that they’re re-promoting it three years down the line! I’ve heard some mixed reviews of it (people seem to love it or be indifferent) but I’m going to try and go in with an open mind. Alice Oseman always seems to get high praise for the representation in her novels, so I’m eager to pick up Radio Silence. I hope you enjoy Solitaire too – we’ll have to compare notes!
Have fun at YALC! Sounds wonderful!
Yes to Do Not Say We Have Nothing and the Bone Season!! 🙂
Omg I’ve never heard of YALC and i live in London! Do you have to pay to go?
It’s been going for about three years now, but it’s not as well known as BEA or Book Con in the USA. Yeah, you can buy a ticket from their website for either one day, two, or all three! Here’s the link if you’re interested: http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/index.php/yalc
I very much approve of this tbr list haha. ACoL remains to be the best book I’ve read this year so far. I’m sad to say I didn’t enjoy We Were Liars all that much but that books a hit or miss for most, so I hope you have better luck with the book. Enjoy YALC. So jealous I can’t be there.
Haha thanks Lois! I’m DETERMINED to get to ACOL this month. I have to. Yeah I’ve heard other people say they were let down by it; I think it’s one of those books that people loved or were indifferent toward. Thanks my lovely, wish you could come too!
I hope you enjoy YALC! I’ve never been to a book conference, but have always wanted to. They just need to put together one in my backyard, but what be wonderfully convenient for me. Hope you enjoy all the books you have planned for July!
Thanks lovely! I’m so excited for it! Haha, I wish they’d do one in my back garden or town too, that would be VERY convenient! Have a great month!
I’m going for all three days too! I’ve never been before and am really excited 😍
Yay! That’s wonderful! It’s such a fun, energetic event, I’m sure you’ll love it! The panels and stall were great last year and I have the feeling they’re going to be even better this year!
I’m going to be going to YALC for the weekend this year too Kate, and I am so so so excited as well! I think you’ll love being there for the weekend. I got a weekend ticket last year and it was probably the best weekend of my life! 😀
I should probably start making my way through the books by authors I want to meet at YALC, there are just so many of them and not enough time! 🙂
Omg we should totally meet up if we get the chance! It would be so good to talk to you in person! I’m very excited to spend a full 3 days there; so many books are going to be bought and signed. I feel the same about the books – there are even more than this list that I want to read but there’s not enough time!
Yes we definitely should. We’re both going for three days so that means plenty of time we could meet up. Oh I’ve gotta lug my books back and forth between London and home again, there are a lot of them. I’m considering taking a suitcase with me! 🙂
I hope you have a lot of fun at YALC! It sounds like an amazing event. Good luck with your TBR, I hope that you get to all of those books.
Thanks Anna, I’m sure it’s going to be amazing! Can’t wait to go and throw myself into a pile of books while I’m there! 😉 Haha thanks, I’m going to have to work hard to get through them all!
YALC sounds amazing! I wish I was in London! I hope you have a great time, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. 🙂
It’s honestly wonderful! Definitely go in the future if you get the opportunity! Thank you, I’ll be blogging about it in the week after the event, so I’ll probably have a post (or two) up in the first week of August 🙂