YALC Author Recommendations 2017

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So this year I’m not going to do a YALC wrap-up post as I did these little daily summaries during the YALC weekend:

However, I do have an epic list of book recommendations for you from authors who attended YALC 2017. In total, I spoke to 39 authors (I’m not sure how I managed that!) and they gave me over 60 book recommendations.

The authors I approached were, once again, really generous with their time and unsurprisingly had lots of YA books to recommend. Many gave me more than one, some had whole lists!


Shout-outs to Non Pratt and Katherine Webber who kindly wrote out their book recs on post-it notes for me; Jennifer E Smith who patiently listed all her recommendations while I typed them into my phone; and Will Hill who had so many books to recommend I think I forgot some (most) of them!

I really enjoyed talking to all these authors about books and putting this list together. I’ve definitely found some new books I want to read and I hope you will too! (I’ve included Goodreads links so you can add them straight into your TBR.)

Happy reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

YALC Author Recommendations 2017:

Author Most recent YA book Recommendation/s
Tom Ellen and
Lucy Ivison
Freshers ย Freshers

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence


When We Collided
by Emery Lord


Truth or Dare
by Non Pratt

ย Orangeboy
Katherine and Elizabeth Corr The Witch’s Tears ย TheWitchsTears

Waiting For Callback
by Perdita and Honor Cargill


The Otherlife
by Julia Gray

ย WaitingForCallbackTheOtherlife
Hannah Witton Doing It ย DoingIt Juliet Takes A Breath
by Gabby Rivera
ย JulietTakesABreath
Amy Alward The Potion Diaries:
Going Viral
ย PotionDiaries The One Memory Of Flora Banks
by Emily Barr
ย OneMemoryOfFloraBanks
Melinda Salisbury The Scarecrow Queen ย ScarecrowQueen

The Fandom
by Anna Day

ย TheFandom2
Alwyn Hamilton Traitor To The Throne ย TraitorToTheThrone Summer Days and Summer Nights
edited by Stephanie Perkins
ย SummerDaysSummerNights
Non Pratt Truth Or Dare ย TruthOrDare

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas


Radio Silence
by Alice Oseman


The Loneliest Girl In The Universe
by Lauren James

ย TheHateUGiveRadioSilenceLoneliestGirlInUniverse
Laure Eve The Graces ย TheGraces A Secret History Of Witches
by Louisa Morgan
ย SecretHistoryOfWitches
David Owen The Fallen Children ย TheFallenChildren Radio Silence
by Alice Oseman
ย RadioSilence
Rachael Lucas The State Of Grace ย TheStateOfGrace Ink
by Alice Broadway
ย Ink
Eleanor Wood Becoming Betty ย BecomingBetty

by Jennifer Mathieu


The Square Root Of Summer
by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

ย MOXIESquareRootOfSummer
Harriet Reuter Hapgood The Square Root Of Summer ย SquareRootOfSummer We Are Okay
by Nina LaCour
ย WeAreOkay
Karen McManus One Of Us Is Lying ย OneOfUsIsLying The Female Of The Species
by Mindy McGinnisand

Little Monsters
by Kara Thomas

ย FemaleOfTheSpeciesLittleMonsters
Carlie Sorosiak If Birds Fly Back ย IfBirdsFlyBack One Of Us Is Lying
by Karen McManusandGilded Cage
by Vic James
ย OneOfUsIsLyingGildedCage
Hayley Barber Show Stopper ย ShowStopper The Hate U Give
by Angie ThomasandWing Jones
by Katherine Webber


by R. J. Palacio


If You Find Me
by Emily Murdoch

ย TheHateUGiveWingJonesWonderIfYouFindMe
Katherine Webber Wing Jones ย WingJones

Strange The Dreamer
by Laini Taylor


The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas


A Semi-Definitive List Of Worst Nightmares
by Krystal Sutherland


The Bear And The Nightingale
by Katherine Arden

ย StrangeTheDreamerTheHateUGiveWorstNightmaresBearAndNightingale
Will Hill After The Fire ย AfterTheFire Release
by Patrick Nessand

by Jason Wallace

Alex Wheatle,
Holly Bourne,
Sara Barnard,
Non Pratt,
Sarah Crossan and moreโ€ฆ

ย Release





E Lockhart Genuine Fraud
Out Sept 2017
ย Genuine Fraud Strange The Dreamer
by Laini Taylor
Lauren James The Loneliest Girl In The Universe
Out Sept 2017
ย LoneliestGirlInUniverse There’s Someone Inside Your House
by Stephanie Perkins
ย SomeoneInsideYourHouse
Laini Taylor Strange The Dreamer ย StrangeTheDreamer The Crown’s Game
by Evelyn Skye
ย TheCrownsGame
Jennifer E Smith Windfall ย Windfall Genuine Fraud
by E LockhartandThe Sun Is Also A Star
by Nicola Yoon


When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon


We Are Okay
by Nina LaCour


One Of Us Is Lying
by Karen McManus

ย Genuine FraudTheSunIsAlsoAStarWhenDimpleMetRishiWeAreOkayOneOfUsIsLying
M. A. Bennett STAGS ย STAGS Looking For Alaska
by John Greenand

Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe

ย LookingForAlaskaRobinsonCrusoe
Paedar O’Guilin The Call ย TheCall The Wrong Train
by Jeremy de Quidt
ย TheWrongTrain
N.D. Gomes Blackbird
Out Nov 2017
ย Blackbird Peter May ย PeterMay
Simon James Green Noah Can’t Even ย NoahCantEven Grasshopper Jungle
by Andrew Smith
ย GrasshopperJungle
Karen Gregory Countless ย Countless Who Runs The World?
by Virginia BerginandNo Filter
by Orlagh Collins
ย WhoRunsTheWorldNoFilter
Sara Barnard A Quiet Kind Of Thunder ย AQuietKindOfThunder Needlework
by Deidre Sullivan
ย Needlework
Holly Bourne โ€ฆAnd A Happy New Year? ย HappyNewYear The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks
by E Lockhart
ย DisreputableHistory
Chris Russell Songs About Us ย SongsAboutUs The Fandom
by Anna DayandThis Beats Perfect
by Rebecca Denton


My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend
by Eleanor Wood

ย TheFandom2ThisBeatsPerfectSecretRockstarBoyfriend
Maggie Harcourt Unconventional ย Unconventional After The Fire
by Will Hilland

Being Miss Nobody
by Tamsin Winter

ย AfterTheFireBeingMissNobody
Sarah Crossan We Come Apart ย WeComeApart Where The World Ends
by Geraldine McCaughrean
ย WhereTheWorldEnds
Brian Conaghan We Come Apart ย WeComeApart Hillbilly Elegy
by J. D. Vance
ย Hillbilly Elegy
Anna Day The Fandom
Out Jan 2018
ย TheFandom2 Harry Potter series
by J.K. Rowlingand

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins


by Veronica Roth

ย HarryPotterTheHungerGamesDivergent
Katy Cannon And Then We Ran ย AndThenWeRan The Square Root Of Summer
by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
ย SquareRootOfSummer
Catherine Doyle Mafiosa ย Mafiosa The Fandom
by Anna DayandThe Wrath And The Dawn
by Renรฉe Ahdieh
ย TheFandom2TheWrathAndTheDawn
Moira Fowley-Doyle The Spellbook Of The Lost And Found ย SpellbookLostAndFound Weetzie Bat
by Francesca Lia Block
ย WeetzieBat
Patrick Ness Release ย Release

by Mal Peet

ย Exposure



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