Welcome to The Little Contemporary Corner, we’re Sarah and Sophie, best friend book bloggers from Manchester. We’ve known each other for 13 years and started the blog together as something we could still spend time doing. Little did we know we’d make more friends and expand our connections from this little blog!
Sarah graduated Uni with an English Language and Creative Writing degree, and Sophie with a degree in Film Studies with Film Production in 2016, and since then we both have worked in numerous jobs, nothing and everything to do with our chosen degrees, bumbling our way through real life whilst trying to keep up with our growing blog work.
We have taken the blog further than we ever imagined, with being longlisted for two UKYABA’s and getting to do cool things like interview Becky Albertalli and introduce panels at the wonderful NYALitFest. It’s been a wild ride starting this blog, but most of all, it’s something that passes the time together and let’s us share our thoughts and feelings how WE want to.
Both of us mainly read YA, in many genres and have pretty much the same taste in reading! However we like to explore the diversity of YA and try and read as diversely as we can.
In 2018 we also set up a Book Club in Manchester, based in Chapter One Books on Lever Street. We meet once a month and talk about all things LGBTQ+. If you’d like to know more about it, head over to our Book Club page!