For this, the second of my YALC themed posts in the lead up to the event itself. I’m going to look back on last year and talk about the top 5 books I discovered at YALC 2015. (Or at least was finally convinced into buying and reading a copy!)
My Top 5 Books (In no particular order).
Read Me Like A Book by Liz Kessler
“Just a lovely book.” said one of the Waterstone’s booksellers to someone I was stood next to, while selling them Read Me Like a Book. Well, with a comment like that (and I love the colour scheme on the cover!), what could I do, but pick up a copy? And you know what? That bookseller was right!
The Novice by Taran Matharu
I’m not ashamed to say it was the cover that made me pick up The Novice from the Waterstones stand. That it sounded fantastic as well only helped. Thankfully, it definitely fulfilled the promise I hoped it would. I’ve got the sequel sitting on my TBR pile waiting to be read!
Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
Lobsters I was aware of before YALC. Yet, it was after listening to Tom and Lucy on the “Bringing Sexy Back” panel that I bought a copy (and got it signed). Only a month or two later I delved into the brilliant cringe-worthy and very funny romance.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
All The Bright Places featured prominently on Penguin’s stand at last year’s event. I also heard it talked about on more than one occasion. All this settled into the back of my mind. So much so, that when I was later looking to use an Audible credit, and this one popped as I was browsing the site. It soon found itself being downloaded!
Great book and a brilliant listen. (Although perhaps not the best at times to listen to whilst in public…)
The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
The Art of Being Normal had already made a big splash before I went to YALC. After listening to Lisa one of the panels, (and hearing the reverence that other authors talked about it with), it soon went on my wishlist. While I didn’t pick up a copy at YALC itself, it wasn’t long after I go home that I did!
When I was checking something on my blog post from last year for this one. I came across my post about the books I was most looking forward to reading I bought at YALC. Turns out 3 of the four books I picked out made this list and the one that didn’t I haven’t read yet…