Okay so this is my big event for July – I will be attending YALC 2017 and this is how I chose all the books on my July TBR! If you don’t know what YALC is – it stands for Young Adult Literature Convention, and basically, it’s an event where lots of young adult authors congregate and talk about issues within the genre and what their process is. It’s a great place to meet new people and plus we get meet some of the authors and get all the books signed.
I’m going with three friends from university – we have been once before but we missed last year because I had a minor event in the sense I got married! We decided pretty early on that we were going to go this year and started booking everything! It has been a pretty relaxing process seeing as we started so early. I live on an island just off the UK and have to spend an extra day travelling, so I’ll grab a boat on Wednesday and we all head down to London on Thursday! It’s a fun experience and something we all enjoy! Plus we’re staying in the centre which means we’ll have a chance to go shopping!
In terms of the actual event, I have so much excitement for so many of the authors. Just to name a few – Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season series, Laini Taylor, author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and Victoria Schwab, author of the Shades of Magic series! I can’t wait to hear about their process and the way they think Young Adult is evolving and moving forward.
So if you wanna see all the books I still have to read you should check out my July TBR! There are SOO many and I’m going to have to completely up my game! I mean it’s like two books a week! I’m pulling out all the stops!
Let me know what author you would love to meet? I would love to find out some more authors and their books!