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In a month’s time I’m going to be attending YALC, the UKYA book con in London, and I am SO SO EXCITED. There are so many cool authors attending! And it looks like I have a lot of reading to do in the month to come if I want to be caught up on the authors present… I started making this TBR but I had so many books that I had to cut down, so this isn’t an extensive list but rather the ones I thought sounded most interesting.


Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt Is that title a con pun? Yes, yes it is. This book is being billed as the UKYA Fangirl which makes me very excited! I adore nerd stories! I also recently spotted this in the library which is rad.

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor I’ve been wanting to read this for SO LONG but it’s not in the library and the hardcover is kind of expensive, eek. I might just have to give in, though; I adore Laini Taylor’s writing and this sounds amazing.

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The Fallen Children by David Owen I’m not sure if I’ll be creeped out by the supernatural themes — I believe it’s a retelling of The Midwich Cuckoos? — but the concept sounds super cool. It actually crossed my radar after Alice Oseman recced it! Plus, the paperback comes in loads of different copies, which is fun.


Girlhood by Cat Clarke Cat Clarke is one of my longest UKYA loves — I used to read a lot of her books on Kindle! But I don’t have any in physical form which is super sad. Anyway, I’m keen to read this thriller, and I think it also might also have LGBTQ+ characters? *thumbs up*


Barefoot on the Wind by Zoe Marriott Another author I used to read a lot of when I was younger! I heard Zoe Marriott talk about this at YA Shot (it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling set in fairytale Japan) and it really persuaded me, so I hope to finally get my hands on it.

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Sorcerer to the Crown & The Terracotta Bride, both by Zen Cho Okay, so I’m kind of cheating and putting two in one… But I REALLY WANT TO READ THEM BOTH, EEP.  I haven’t been reading much fantasy recently so I’d really like to read Sorcerer to the Crown, and I’ve heard cool things about The Terracotta Bride. Also, um, ‘robot reincarnation in the Chinese afterlife’? SIGN ME UP.

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Doing It by Hannah Witton I’m not a massive YouTube-watcher but I do think Hannah Witton is super cool, and I hope I get to meet her! I’m not personally super interested in sex but I think it’s important to learn about relationships & other issues, so yay!

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Truth or Dare by Non Pratt I adore Non Pratt’s other books, and I’m very excited to read this! I’ve actually already bought a copy of it from the bookshop and I was so excited when I picked it up because OMG THERE’S TWO COVERS ON TWO SIDES. YOU FLIP THE BOOK AROUND TO READ THE SECOND HALF. Cool, right?! Yeah, I totally go in for gimmicks, what can I say. *shrugs* Plus, I believe it has an ace aro character which is AWESOME.


Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan I hadn’t heard anything about this book before looking at the YALC author list, but I had a peek at the blurb and it sounds fascinating! Hopefully I can get hold of  a copy at some point because also the cover is soo gorgeous.

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Open by Gemma Cairney I actually met Gemma Cairney when I spoke at the WoW festival on Southbank which was very exciting!! To be honest, I still can’t really believe that happened. This sounds like another rad non-fiction book — and I am trying to read more non-fiction at the moment. 🙂

I definitely have a lot of reading to do if I’m going to make any progress in my TBR over the next month, haha. *sweats a bit* HELP ME, Y’ALL.

are you going to yalc? would you like to? have you read any of these?

12 thoughts on “YALC 2017 TBR

  1. I wish I could go 😦
    Strange the Dreamer and Truth or Dare are also high on my tbr! I can’t wait to read both of them! I got the same problem with Strange the Dreamer, I want to read it but it’s so expensive and arghhh book buying ban 😐

  2. I’ve heard a few of those books but haven’t put any on my TBR until now… hehe.
    YALC sounds like its going to be so much fun! I wish I could go!

  3. I’m also going to YALC this year! Probably only on the Sunday though because I have work 😦
    I also don’t have much time to read in preparation which sucks. I’ve only read VE Schwab and Patrick Ness and they’re my faves but I doubt they’ll be doing all three days for me to see them. But I am hoping to read something by Laini Taylor before I go because I’ve heard such extraordinary things!

  4. I really wish I could go but I live in another country!! Barefoot on the Wind is high on my tbr and I can’t wait to get it! Loved this post💗

  5. Sorceror to the Crown still has one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen; the UK design department really pulled out all their tricks for that one, ha. Strange the Dreamer is on my TBR – I loved Laini Taylor’s other series quite a lot, so I’m hoping that Strange is just as good. Good luck with your TBR, and I hope you have a wonderful time at YALC. ❤

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

    1. YES, it’s wonderful! I am very much hoping I can get my hands on a physical copy. I also loved Laini Taylor’s other books; I do hope you enjoy Strange the Dreamer if you read it! Thanks so much ❤

  6. EVE I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU AHHHHH Also slightly envious 😛 These all sound like amazing books and authors. I haven’t read any of them but Sorcerer to the Crown is on my shelf so I should get to that one. In case I’m a forgetful bean: HAVE FUN

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