Hi all! I hope you’ve all had a good week, mine was very quiet once again. This weekend was meant to be YALC but of course it was yet another casualty of the pandemic. This is the first year that it’s not been on since I started going in 2015 and I’m not going to lie, whilst I of course understand why it’s not on this year, I’m still really disappointed. My friend Hannah and I go every year, it’s my favourite weekend of the year and it feels really strange not to be excitedly planning all the authors I want to see right now!
Anyway, it’s Tuesday, and so that means another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic actually works really well for the week that YALC should have been as we were meant to be talking Book Festivals I’d Like To Go To Someday. I’ve decided to twist it slightly and talk about Authors I’d Like To See At Next Year’s YALC:
- VE Schwab
VE Schwab is one of my favourite authors so I love getting to see her at YALC, even if her queues are always massive! She’s so lovely and it’s always a joy to get to see her and have my books signed.
2. Samantha Shannon
Another one of my favourite authors, she seems to be a pretty consistent YALC guest, so I’m hoping she’ll be back again next year where we can all tell her how much The Mask Falling broke us (because let’s face it, it will).
3. Derek Landy
Yet another of my perennial favourites, Derek is always so funny and I swear one of these days Hannah and I are going to meet him without being embarrassing. One day.
4. Alwyn Hamilton
Hannah and I have seen Alwyn at YALC every single year since we first started going, and in 2015, she hadn’t even published her debut yet so that’s a pretty cool thing to be able to say! She’s so lovely and she always remembers us as well, so I’m really looking forward to (hopefully) seeing her again next year.
5. Leigh Bardugo
Honestly having any US based authors at YALC next year is probably a pipe dream considering *gestures at current state of the US* but hey, it’s my list and no one said it had to be realistic! I’ve come really close to almost meeting Leigh Bardugo on a few occasions (still really regret not taking my friend up on her offer to go to an event with her a few years ago, but I hadn’t read her books then and didn’t know how much I’d love them). Anyway, I’d really love to finally be able to meet her, so it would be great if she was invited to YALC.
6. Alexandra Christo
I really enjoyed both of Alexandra Christo’s books last year, and I know that the second Into The Crooked Place book is scheduled to release next year (at least the last I checked) so it would be really great if she was at YALC next year as well!
7. Laura Bates
This is less from an author perspective as I’ve actually not yet read any of her books (I will get around to Everyday Sexism, I just haven’t yet) and more from a journalism perspective as I really love her columns in The Guardian!
8. Stephanie Garber
I’ve seen Stephanie express interest in coming to YALC on her Instagram before so it would be really cool if she did, even if it’s not next year! I have a signed Legendary and Finale, but it would be great to have the signed Caraval to complete the set.
9. Amanda Foody
I love Amanda’s books so much and she’s not done any events in the UK before, so it would be really great if she was invited to YALC and I was able to meet her!
10. Tomi Adeyemi
I missed getting to meet Tomi when she was at YALC in 2018, because her queue was too long and she had to leave, so it would be awesome if she came back to YALC again and I could finally tell her how much I loved Children of Blood and Bone.
So there we go, those are the authors that I’d love to see at YALC next year! Who would you like to see, if you’re based in the UK and go to YALC? Are there any authors that you would really love to meet? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, this time we have a Freebie, so that’s free rein to do any topic that we like. The more topics we do, the more I find it tricky to come up with these freebies! Anyway, since one of my goals for this year is to read more of the long books on my TBR, I’m going to talk about Longest Books On My TBR That I Need To Read!