This year for YALC i ended up taking a lot more books than i had bargained for with me to be signed by the attending authors. I really over-estimated how many authors would be attending and how much i’d actually have to read to complete my TBR pile (HERE is my YALC TBR if you didn’t see that). Needless to say, i didn’t complete my TBR pile, but i did get a whole load of books signed!
My YALC book haul from last year looks extremely disappointing next to this years. I made sure when i was there that i set myself a limit on how much i wanted to spend, only got books i really wanted and let myself grab some ARCs i might not normally read to try out some new genres. I met all those criteria, but i still ended up with a lot of books…
As you must know by now, YALC happened in the last weekend of July and is no officially over for 2017! I had such a wonderful time filled with wonderful people and more running than i’ve done all year. I managed to squeeze in near enough all the things i wanted to get done this year, so here is my weekend summed up!
Title: I Have No Secrets
Author: Penny Joelson
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery, Family, Social Issues
Publication Date: May 4th 2017
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everyone. But when she is confronted with this terrible secret, she is utterly powerless to do anything. Though that might be about to change…
YALC is fast approaching, and i know i haven’t shut up about it recently on the blog, but it’s true that it’ll be here before we know it. And after all, it’s the biggest weekend in any U.K. book bloggers year! As you all know i started my YALC preparation a few weeks ago now, and i have a few tips and tricks for before YALC and the actual weekend to make sure that everyone is happy and healthy!
YALC is getting ever closer and if you didn’t already know, i’m going to YALC! Unlike last year, i’m doing all three days with my bud Charlotte from Wonderfully Bookish. We’re going to have a right good time, and are definitely feeling the reading pressure right now.
Me and Sophie attended YALC last year for the first time. We just attended on Saturday, but that was enough for us to want to attend the full weekend in 2017. We will definitely be returning, so we hope to see some of you around next July too. If you’re still unsure whether to return or come for the first time (and time is running out now), i’ve created a list of the five reasons you should definitely go get a ticket.