August 1: Top Ten Books I’m Dying To Read (YALC Edition)
Following an absolutely incredible week in London at the Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC) I feel completely reinvigorated in my love for books and reading. I heard about so many amazing new and upcoming releases, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a whole pile of them. Best get reading.
1. The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven
This debut novel hits shelves in early 2018. From what I’ve gleaned, it’s a feminist take on body image and sexuality.
2. The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr
I read Emily Barr’s The One Memory of Flora Banks earlier in the year and it was a compulsive read, so I’m definitely going to explore more of her works.
3. The Fandom by Anna Day
I get definite Jumanji vibes from the blurb of this novel: a group of kids end up in the world of their favourite dystopian novel and have to find their way back to their reality.
4. Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
This novel centres around a new piece of wearable technology that allows users to live their best life in a virtual world, but is the virtual world really what it promises to be?
5. Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Pitched as a heist on a sinking ship in space, with time-travelers and gladiators, this sounds like nothing I’ve ever read before.
6. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
With gene-hacking, DNA research and virus outbreaks, this sounds terrifying and enthralling in equal measure.
7. Editing Emma by Chloe Seager
This story is told in blog format, which is immediately interesting. However, having read other novels told in similar formats, such as Cecelia Ahern’s Where Rainbows End, I’m unsure whether I will enjoy it as much in practice as in theory.
8. Who Runs the World? by Virginia Bergin
Having seen Virginia Bergin speak on a panel at YALC, I’m interested in this feminist novel where women are in power across the globe.
9. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
This novel was on early sale at YALC, and that alone was cause for me to purchase this novel. It’s a solo adventure in space, what could go wrong?
10. Freshers by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
If you’ve been to university, you’ll know exactly what it’s like being a Fresher. Having been one myself, I’m interested in exploring the authors’ takes on possibly the strangest, and most defining year of education.
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