What would YALC weekend have been if I hadn’t of bought some books! Not only did I buy quite a lot of books throughout YALC weekend, I was also lucky enough to get ARCs of some of my most anticipated books!
I can’t believe it has been over a week since I was at YALC and it is safe to say I am having serious post-YALC-blues. I posted a recap of the YALC weekend the other day which you can find here. I thought I would separate the recap from my book haul, just so I could go into more detail with the haul! I came home from YALC with just over 20 books! Let’s get into the haul!
Friday was the day I acquired the most books! I started out the day by going straight to the penguin stand and buying a book I have been looking at for a long time, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies by Scarlett Curtis. Then because I had bought that from Penguin I was given an ARC of Frankly in Love by David Yoon! This is one of my most anticipated books of the year so I am extremely happy that I have that in my hands!
Next up, I picked up a copy of Every Colour of You by Amelia Mandeville. This is one I was hoping to pick up a paperback copy of after taking a hardback copy out of the library and really enjoying it. I got this one signed by Amelia on the Friday too.
When I was doing a big walk around of the YALC floor on the Friday morning my eyes fell upon a copy of Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. This is one that I have wanted to pick up since it was announced on the My Favorite Murder podcast a while ago. I cannot wait to read this one before I see them live in November.
Next up, I picked up Again, but Better by Christine Riccio, which is another book I have been excited about for a long time. When I bought that I got to pick a free ARC up from the same table so I picked up How to Build a Heart by Maria Padian. I am excited to give this one a go.
In the afternoon I picked up This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura which I had almost picked up in Foyles the day before. Then I picked up Dead Popular by Sue Wallman which is one I have been excited about for a while!
Finally, I ended the Friday by winning the raffle for a copy of Wilder Girls by Rory Power. This is another of my most anticipated reads of the year and I cannot wait to give it a go!SATURDAY HAUL
Saturday started out with me being extremely lucky and getting a copy of the highly anticipated Infinity Son by Adam Silvera! Then I picked up a copy of It by Stephen King. I have been meaning to read this book for a long long while now so I am glad I finally have a copy.
Finally on Saturday I was gifted a copy of Inchtinn by Danny Weston which I am excited to give a go. Also I won a copy of Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart in a raffle! This is another I am extremely excited about and cannot wait to read on holiday!SUNDAY HAUL
Sunday started out with me buying a copy of When the Curtain Falls by Carrie Hope Fletcher. I own a paperback and a hardback of all her other books so when she was signing on Sunday it felt right to buy a paperback of her most recent book.
On Sunday afternoon I won a copy of The Sky is Mine by Amy Beashel which I had been wanting all weekend! Then I bought a copy of This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp which is a book I have been looking to buy for quite a long while now! When I bought this I got the choice of a free book/ARC, so I picked up Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne.
When the sales began on Sunday afternoon I bought a few more books. I picked up Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett and Dear Martin by Nic Stone, two books I have been wanting to pick up for a long time! Then I picked up Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand. The weekend ended with me being given a copy of Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett by the lovely people at Penguin! They saw how excited I was about this book throughout the weekend and made my weekend when they gave me a copy!Over the course of YALC weekend I got 21 books! I am quite proud of how reserved I was when it came to buying books this year. I only bought books I was certain I would read and only picked up ARCs of books I would be reading and love to review!
What did you get over the YALC weekend? Are there any books in my haul that you have enjoyed? Let me know in the comments below!