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! 🙂

YALC Author Recommendations 2017:

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

Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence


When We Collided
by Emery Lord


Truth or Dare
by Non Pratt

Katherine and Elizabeth Corr The Witch’s Tears  TheWitchsTears

Waiting For Callback
by Perdita and Honor Cargill


The Otherlife
by Julia Gray

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

The Fandom
by Anna Day

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

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas


Radio Silence
by Alice Oseman


The Loneliest Girl In The Universe
by Lauren James

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

by Jennifer Mathieu


The Square Root Of Summer
by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

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

Little Monsters
by Kara Thomas

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


by R. J. Palacio


If You Find Me
by Emily Murdoch

Katherine Webber Wing Jones  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

Will Hill After The Fire  AfterTheFire Release
by Patrick Nessand

by Jason Wallace

Alex Wheatle,
Holly Bourne,
Sara Barnard,
Non Pratt,
Sarah Crossan and more…






E Lockhart Genuine Fraud
Out Sept 2017
 Genuine Fraud Strange The Dreamer
by Laini Taylor
Lauren James The Loneliest Girl In The Universe
Out Sept 2017
 LoneliestGirlInUniverse There’s Someone Inside Your House
by Stephanie Perkins
Laini Taylor Strange The Dreamer  StrangeTheDreamer The Crown’s Game
by Evelyn Skye
Jennifer E Smith Windfall  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

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

Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe

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


My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend
by Eleanor Wood

Maggie Harcourt Unconventional  Unconventional After The Fire
by Will Hilland

Being Miss Nobody
by Tamsin Winter

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

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins


by Veronica Roth

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

by Mal Peet




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