So as I mentioned in my How To Prepare For YALC post, it’s a good idea to try to read as many books from authors present as possible. The full YALC 2018 schedule isn’t ready yet, but luckily we already know the names of 40 authors. I’ll start the challenge off in this post, but I will also do a running update in my Reading Resolutions page.
Now, in order to be able to read this books, I’ll need to buy them of course and unfortunately that clashes with a different reading challenge of mine where I wanted to not buy more than two books every month. Oops. I’m going to make an exception to that rule however for ALL YALC books. I’m allowed to do that. Totally.
Below, you can find my YALC reading challenge so far. If the row is in italics and strikethrough, it’s not a book I’m planning on reading. If it isn’t, it’s a book I want to read!
|Deirdre Sullivan||Tangleweed and Brine||Retellings of classic fairy-tales? Yes please!|
|Dhonielle Clayton||The Belles||Perfect excuse to read this book|
|Becky Chambers||Space opera? Yes please!|
|Akemi Dawn Bowman||Starfish||Perfect excuse to read this book|
|Chloe Coles||Bookshop Girl||Hmmm, maybe|
|Christina Henry||Alice||Perfect excuse to read this book|
|Annalie Grainger||In Your Light||A thriller with a cult? Yes please!|
|Elizabeth Klehfoth||All These Beautiful Strangers||A thriller taking place at a boarding school? Yes please!|
|Juno Dawson||Clean||A book with a Sasha “the human hurricane”? Yes please!|
|Hayley Barker||Show Stopper||Euhm… Maybe?|
|Laura Dockrill||Lorali||Perfect excuse to read this book|
|Jenny McLachlan||Stargazing For Beginners||Perfect excuse to read this book|
|Lauren James||The Loneliest Girl in the Universe||Perfect excuse to read this book|
|Kelly McCaughrain||Flying Tips for Flightless Birds||Wow this looks amazing!|
|Keren David||Stranger||Howly cow this looks epic!|
|Julie Mayhew||The Electrical Venus||Euhm… Maybe?|
Are you as excited as I am about the authors on this list? Who is someone you would be looking forward to meeting? Let me know in the comments!