On Thursday the 2nd of June I was up in Hay-on-Wye at the amazing hay festival, this is an international literature festival that takes place every year, they go to asia, europe, america,etc. Anyway, I went to see the YA shortlist award. Surprisingly all of the authors but 2 and everyone else was funny and likeable, the line up was…
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
One by Sarah Crossan
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo by Catherine Johnson
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Asking for It by Louise O’Neill
The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
The winner was the book One by Sarah Crossan and I shall be reading and posting a review of this book shortly. I thought it was a great selection of books this year and think that you will enjoy all of them. I have just finished ‘the lie tree’ and ‘am I normal yet’ so reviews of these books will be going up shortly and please tell me if you have read any of the following books and tell me if you like them.
We also went to see a talk with Frances Hardinge – The lie Tree, Lynn Gardner – Rose Campion and Katherine Woodfine – Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow who have all recently written a murder mystery book. They were there talking about what makes a great mystery and so on and I found that really interesting.
Lastly, sorry for such a long blog post, of course, I got my books signed, I mean that is one of the joys of hay festival is going to see authors then getting your books signed, I just feel like the book suddenly feels more precious to you as it is now signed by an amazing and talented author!
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