We are diving into uncertain territory here on A Dreamer’s Library and going back to the days when I used to try out TBRs and see if I stuck to them. Most of the time I didn’t and I eventually vowed that they were just not for me and it was easier picking up books I was in the mood to read.
However, the Young Adult Literature Convention (or YALC) is a couple of months away and in doing some planning for this, I realised how few books I’ve read from many of the attending authors. To rectify this, I’ve had to make a TBR. I don’t want to sit through the panels, see the authors and not have read any of their books. To me, that’s not me being a very good bookworm. In the end, I made this spreadsheet that took me ages to work out, despite the fact it looks relatively simple (don’t worry about not being able to see the books and authors because I’ll be mentioning them below) It highlights books I need to read, books I’ve already read, and those I’m thinking about taking with me to get signed.
So, what books are on this tbr?
Saying that, I can already tick off The Exact Opposite of Okay and Wing Jones!
Songe à la Douceur is the original French title for In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais. If I can, I’m determined to read the original because it will read more fluidly than the English translation. Also there isn’t much French YA out there so I want to support it!
This is a very long TBR of 25 books and I have no idea if I’m going to make a significant dent in this at all but I want to try. I’ve got three months, so that’s about 7 to 8 books – often normal for me so I’m cautiously optimistic that this TBR is possible. It helps that I now own most of them, but we’ll see.
Luckily for my back and luggage, I won’t be lugging all of them down to YALC. Quite a few are already signed and only the ones I love the most will probably get signed. Again we’ll just have to see.
Anyway, that’s it!
If any of you are going to YALC, what do you hope to read beforehand?
And to the rest of you, have you read any of these books?
Which ones should I prioritise?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!