TBRs and Wrap ups



Hey guys,

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!

Until next time, Kate


19 thoughts on “July/YALC TBR

  1. 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!

    1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 🙂

    1. 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!

      1. 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! 🙂

  5. 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.

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