For those of you that don’t yet know, this weekend would have been the Northern Young Adult Literary Festival and I was planning on going! Sadly, due to the Coronavirus outbreak and to help possible spread it has been postponed until Autumn. My wonderful friends Sarah and Charlotte are still coming to spend the weekend at my house though and we have decided to change our plans. Instead of spending the weekend being sad that NYA isn’t on we are going to have our own little reading retreat/ readathon! I am going to set myself a little TBR and stick to it as best I can for the weekend. Here is my weekend readathon TBR!
The Pieces of Ourselves by Maggie Harcourt
“Flora doesn’t do people”, not since the Incident that led to her leaving school midway through her GCSEs. The Incident that led to her being diagnosed with bipolar II. The Incident that left her in pieces. Until Hal arrives. He’s researching a story about a missing World War I soldier, and he wants Flora’s help. Flora used to love history before the Incident, but spending so much time with Hal is her worst nightmare. Yet as they begin to piece together the life of the missing soldier, a life of lost love, secrets and lies, Flora finds a piece of herself falling for Hal.”
As this book is set to be released very soon I want to read it as soon as possible. I think I can fly through this one in a matter of hours and that’s why it is my first pick for my TBR. I cannot wait to get into this one and see what I think.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
“In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before – and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.”
This is my book club’s April pick and I want to read it way in advance of our meeting. I read this years ago and of course can remember parts of it. But with the prequel coming out soon I do want to re-read it not only for book club but also in preparation for the prequel. I think because I know this book quite well, I will be able to fly through this one in a matter of hours!
Camp by L.C Rosen
“Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It’s where he met his best friends. It’s where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it’s where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim – who’s only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists.
This year, though, it’s going to be different. Randy has reinvented himself as ‘Del’ – buff, masculine, and on the market. Even if it means giving up show tunes, nail polish, and his unicorn bedsheets, he’s determined to get Hudson to fall for him.
But as he and Hudson grow closer, Randy has to ask himself how much is he willing to change for love. And is it really love anyway, if Hudson doesn’t know who he truly is?”
This book is on my TBR because it is out sooner than I thought and I think it would be the perfect book to put me in a good mood after reading The Hunger Games. I’ve heard so many amazing reviews about this one already and I cannot wait to see what I think of it!
Now I know this is quite a short TBR for a weekend but 3 books in the space of 2 days would be amazing for me. I cannot wait to see how far with this I actually get and I cannot wait to spend a weekend with friends reading. I will keep you updated with how it is all going over on Instagram and Twitter and might even do a post about it next week!