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The YALC Books

Now that YALC is over, I should really let you have a look at the books that I picked up there! I was after a few of these titles, but the others tempted me while I was there, and who can resist a good book tempting you? Here’s a look at my book stack of the titles I picked up!



Vivian is fed up with school. Fed up of the fact that the football team can get away with absolutely everything, including sexist comments and harassment. She wishes she could be tough and punk rock like how her mum was in her high school. Taking inspiration from this, she creates a feminist zine and thinks nothing more to it. But then the rest of the girls at school start to take interest….

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

This is going to be my summer holiday read when I go away in a couple of weeks, and I can’t wait to get into it! This book was highly sought after at YALC, with Waterstones having to bring more orders in to cover the weekend! Romy Silvers is the only surviving crew member on a spaceship heading towards a new planet. But when she hears a second spaceship has launched from Earth, will the lone passenger J be able to help her overcome her loneliness?

Alex Approximately

Bailey thinks she’s met the guy of her dreams; Alex is smart, sweet, and they both love the same movies. The catch? She’s never met him. So when she moves to California, she thinks that it’s the perfect time to finally bring them together. But it becomes a challenge when you’re looking for someone but don’t know their real name…


I got Nemesis in a blind book buy – it was wrapped up like a present so I had no idea what it would be! Nemesis sounds pretty interesting; every two years, Min is murdered by the same man, but wakes hours later outside of town unhurt, and with no evidence of the crime. It seems like a thriller, which I don’t really read many of, but I’m willing to give it a go!

Letters to the Lost

I’ve heard a few things about this one, and was excited to see that it was available at YALC so I bought a copy straight away. While doing community service at the local cemetery, Declan finds a letter beside a grave, unaware that this letter is from Juliet written to her deceased mother. When Declan responds to the letter, he begins opening up about his own pain with a total stranger – until real life interferes.

Indigo Donut

Coming from the winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017 for teen fiction is a brand new novel! Bailey is blown away by Indigo; she’s so different from everyone else at sixth form. But when Bailey becomes the target of a homeless man who knows about Indigo’s past, he is forced to make an impossible choice.

A Change Is Gonna Come

I think that I was most excited for this title at YALC! A collection of short stories and poems from authors of different ethnicities and religions, I’m really looking forward to the different types of stories that will be within the pages of this book!


That’s it for the YALC books! Are there any you’d like to read yourself? Or perhaps you’ve already read some of them? Let me know!

9 thoughts on “The YALC Books

  1. OMG. YALC is my dream! I’ve been wanting to go there foreverrrrrr. I cannot wait until I can finally travel to London next year to go.
    You picked up some excellent reads here btw! 🙂

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