I’m attending YALC again this summer (for my third time) and I’m excited to see friends, go to talks, meet new authors, and get books signed. Sadly, two of my favourite authors aren’t attending this year (Victoria Schwab and Laini Taylor, and I’m not kidding around when I saw I was DEVASTATED when I found out), I’m really looking forward to meeting authors I’ve never met before, like Alice Oseman and Tomi Adeyemi. I also can’t wait to chat to Alwyn Hamilton, who I’ve met so many times now that she recognises me. Achievement unlocked.
As usual I want to try and read books by some of the authors attending YALC so I can get them signed if I enjoyed them (and gush about how much I liked them). I’ve already read a few books this year by authors that are going, including:
As well as taking some of these books to be signed, I’m hoping to read several others between now and July by other authors who are attending:
Yes, I’m still reading Children of Blood and Bone, but I’ll definitely have it finished by the end of July. I’m also keen to finally get to The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet since I had planned to read it before last year’s YALC but didn’t manage to pick it up in time. I recently read my first Alice Oseman novel (I Was Born For This) and I loved it, so I’m hoping to also read Radio Silence, since it’s sitting on my shelf, and get her to sign it.
Are you going to YALC this year? Which books are you reading in advance?