I DID IT. I WENT TO YALC THIS YEAR! *the crowd goes wild*. Unfortunately, I’m the worst person ever and I didn’t take any pictures of the actual event whatsoever. However, I can still talk about my day at YALC through the books I bought, as well as provide some new reading inspiration to anyone looking for some TBR ideas. Put the kettle on, it’s a bit of a long post!
This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is all about the books people always tell you to read. For this prompt, I had to trawl through my Want to Read shelf on GoodReads to remember the recommendations I have received over the years. A few hours later, I finally narrowed it down to the following six books.
Today’s review is about a book I was incredibly excited for; Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson, and Eleanor Wood. *stops to catch breath*
Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood
Publication Date: 12th July 2018
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books Genre: YA
Format: Review copy from Netgalley Synopsis: When they got in the lift, they were strangers (though didn’t that guy used to be on TV?): Sasha, who is desperately trying to deliver a parcel; Hugo, who knows he’s the best-looking guy in the lift and is eyeing up Velvet, who knows what that look means when you hear her name and it doesn’t match the way she looks, or the way she talks; Dawson, who was on TV, but isn’t as good-looking as he was a few years ago and is desperately hoping no one recognizes him; Kaitlyn, who’s losing her sight but won’t admit it, and who used to have a poster of Dawson on her bedroom wall, and Joe, who shouldn’t be here at all, but who wants to be here the most. And one more person, who will bring them together again on the same day every year.
Today on the blog, I am sharing my thoughts on one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. The latest release from one of my favourite authors ever; I am of course talking about Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne.
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne
Publication Date: 9th August 2018
Publisher: Usborne Genre: YA
Format: Paperback, 397 pages Synopsis: Welcome to Camp Reset, a summer camp with a difference. A place offering a shot at “normality” for Olive, a girl on the edge, and for the new friends who are all dealing with their own battles. But as Olive settles in, she starts to wonder – maybe it’s this messed up world that needs fixing, and not then. And so she comes up with a plan. Because together, snowflakes can form avalanches..
This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is one I have no problems answering: my auto-buy authors. For this prompt, I thought I would share the first books that I read from my favourite authors as well as talk about what made me fall in love with them. On with the post!
I know I won’t be alone in saying – I bought a lot of books at YALC.
I went to YALC on Friday with no books in my possession (because I forgot to take the ones I wanted signing with me – rookie mistake) and I came home on Saturday with 8 books crammed in an adorable BKMRK branded tote bag (as well as enough bookmarks to last me about 10 years).I will try to get a blog post up about the books I bought within the next week or so, just in case anyone would like some inspiration on what they would like to read next.
Anywho, I digress.. Let’s get to the actual point of this blog post!
The aim of this reading game is to help me read more books and hopefully get on top of the ever-growing To Be Read pile. The more books I read, the more books I can buy. The more books I can buy, the more books I can read. It’s a win-win, right?
This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is all about love; the books that made birds suddenly appear whilst reading. I must say I am finding the prompts a little tricky to answer, however I think I have the solution… Read more books.
I’m determined to up my reviewing game over the next few months, as there are so many books that deserve to be shouted about from the rooftops. First up, it is Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls.
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
Publication Date: 7th September 2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Genre: YA
Format: Hardback, 419 pages Synopsis: Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed to follow her older brother to university. Enraged that she is expected to marry her childhood sweetheart rather than be educated, she joins the Suffragettes, and vows to pay the ultimate price for women’s freedom. May is fifteen, and already sworn to the cause, though she and her fellow Suffragists refuse violence. When she meets Nell, a girl who’s grown up in hardship, she sees a kindred spirit. Together and in love, the two girls start to dream of a world where all kinds of women have their place. But the fight for freedom will challenge Evelyn, May and Nell more than they ever could believe. As war looms, just how much are they willing to sacrifice?
This week’s #SixForSunday prompt is all about anger; the books that made me see red. I initially found this a tough one to answer, as it takes a lot for a book to make me angry, but somehow I managed to find six books. *pats self on the back*