My YALC Book Haul
It's my YALC haul! Now, I was very good this year. Really, very good. Last year I came home with many, many more books. So here is my much more restrained YALC 2018 book haul!
Are We All Lemmings And Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne. This, admittedly, I had already preordered from my indie. But I wanted Holly to sign it and I hadn't realised that YALC would have early copies. This is also a book I've read since YALC and absolutely loved it. Classic Holly Bourne. Add it to your TBRs immediately.
Outside by Sarah Ann Juckes. This was a proof copy that I was kindly given by Penguin Platform (after much wheedling at the end of Sunday, admittedly!). I met Sarah on a writing course several years ago, and when I found out she was going to be published, I couldn't wait to get my hands on her book. Outside is a gripping book, reminding me of The Bunker Diaries and After The Fire. It's slated for release in January 2019, and you're not going to want to miss it.
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman. I picked up Starfish after seeing Akemi at a panel. She was so interesting to listen to, and Starfish sounded like just my type of book. So I bought it and got it signed, and Akemi was so sweet when I did! I always feel awkward being like 'here please could you sign this book of yours I've not yet read' but I told her how much I'd enjoyed the panel and that people had recommended Starfish and she was so lovely about it. I can't wait to read it!
Big Bones by Laura Dockrill and Flying Tips For Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain. Both of these were books I had read already, thanks to the recommendation of the fabulous Mary @marymoondragon With both authors at YALC, it seemed the perfect opportunity to buy copies of books I had loved on my first read.
I also got two giveaway novels, the first of which was, rather bafflingly, a proof of Ascension by Victor Dixen, translated by Daniel Hahn. The reason this baffled me is that they were handing these proofs out all through a panel in YALC, and yet when I went in to Waterstones the Monday after YALC, they had what seemed to be the final copies on the table already! So don't know whether this really counts as an ARC, but I'm curious to see where this speed-dating sci-fi novel might go. The other was an updated Penguin edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, with an introduction by Haifaa Al Mansour. I already have a copy of Frankenstein, but they were being given away at the Frankenstein panel and will be adding this classic to my classroom bookshelf!
What books did you pick up at YALC? Have you read any of the books I've picked up?
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