Saturday, 2 May 2015


First Class Post (82) & April's Monthly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

First Class Post
Check out Sunday mail memes:

For review:
Reading Copies:
NetGalley (not pictured):
    Thank you to Simon & Schuster Children's Books, Penguin, Bloomsbury, Little, Brown, Wordsmith Publicity, Vintage, Hodder & Stoughton, Quercus, Scholastic, Sourcebooks, Orbit, Faber & Faber, Indigo, Walker, Macmillan Children's Books, Allen & Unwin UK, Hot Key Books, HarperCollins & Chronicle Books for the review and reading copies.


    Inspired by Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts's Weekly Recap, here is a recap of my posts over the last week, and anything else I found interesting. Reviews:

    Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli A Cat Called Panda by Melanie Arora The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

    The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough The Last Summer of Us by Maggie Harcourt The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
    Favourite reads this month was either The Game of Love and Death or The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Very different books, but both moved and wowed me in different ways! I also read Sweet by Tammara Webber, my review of which will be posted on 9th May.

    In other news:

    Some diverse bits and pieces to share with you, most to do with LGBTQ YA.

    • GayYA is holding a month-long blogathon to spread the love for LGBTQ YA, with posts from authors, librarians, educators and bloggers. Do go check it out each day!

    Queer YA Scrabble

    • Also, from 6th-8th June, a number of blogs will be hosting Queer YA Scrabble, "an event to increase LGBTQ-positive YA in support of Stonewall UK." There will be a scavenger hunt to find letters on the various host blogs for a giveaway, plus a bookish auction to raise money for Stonewall UK. It sounds like a fantastic event! Find out more by heading to the link above or Afterwritten, one of the host blogs.
    • And I have discovered a brand new imprint to fall in love with. Duet Books is an LGBTQ YA imprint of Interlude Press! They're based in the US, but their books should be available in the UK. If you like the sound of their books, and fancy getting one, your favourite bookshop should* be able to order a copy for you. Thank you to Charlie for the head's up! *I can't say this for definite. I've only heard that their books will be available from a UK distributor, it all depends on whether or not your bookshop orders books from that distributor.
      That's it! How was your April? What's coming up for you in May?


      1. Wowza that is a huge stack of books! Happy Reading and have a great week!

      2. Hope your support event goes well. SO many kids suffer bullying because of their orientation, and more. Kudos for standing against it.

        1. Thanks! I do hope Mental Health May gets the attention of a few people :)

      3. Ah, I'm really looking forward to The Lost and the Found - I love Cat's style. Hope you love it, Jo! x

        1. Thank you, I'm looking forward to it! Hoping it's awesome!

      4. Holy smokes! I thought I had a big stack a couple weeks ago. You beat me by many, many inches. LOL Have fun with those awesome reads!
        My Sunday Post -

        1. Thanks! This is a whole month's worth, though, so I don't think it's too bad.