- Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb - Oh, I loved this! Such a great second book to the series! So looking forward to the final book Assassin's Fate, but scared where the story is going to take Fitz! (Not pictured as it was borrowed and I had to give it back.)
- Night Owls by Jenn Bennett - Oh my god, this was so, so good! Really amazing story! A sweet, flirty romance, and very sex-positive!
- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon - This was a really interesting story. It's flawed, and it was probably published at the wrong time, but I think it will get people talking. It's a sweet story, otherwise!
- Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway - A bit of a disappointment; I wasn't emotionally engaged in the story, and so didn't really care what happened. (Not pictured as there was no cover with my NetGalley proof.)
- All of the Above by James Dawson - This book is about far much more than just sexuality, to the point where sexuality is only a small part of the story. Although it was very realistic, and a pretty good story mostly, I was left disappointed for being made to believe this was a story it wasn't.
Had a few A Novel Cover Up posts this month:
- Kate Gaughran on the cover for Asking For It by Louise O'Neill.
- Nathan Ryder on the cover for Here Be Dragons by Sarah Mussi as part of the blog tour.
- Leo Nickolls on the cover for Night Owls by Jenn Bennet.
- Paul Commey guest posted about the proof covers for Night Owls.
- I interviewed Holly Bodger, discussing her novel 5 to 1 and feminism.
- I discussed booktubing, how it's not for me, and why I think that might be my downfall.
- I took part in the blog tour for Sarah Mussi's Here Be Dragons, and Sarah stopped by, interviewing herself about one of the final parts of the writing process, The Death Zone.
- There's a really interesting interview with Louise O'Neill on The Guardian with teen site member Patrick Sproull.
- O'Neill was also on The Guardian discussing why she explored rape culture in her latest novel.
- The review of Asking For It on The F Word is fantastic!
- O'Neill talks in The Irish Times about writing Asking For It and unblurring the lines about rape.
- Author Joanne Harris has spoken out about gendered books, saying children are being 'indoctinated'.
- There is a book club group on Goodreads inspired by Holly Bourne's Am I Normal Yet?, The Spinster Book Club, where books by women, with dynamic female characters, and feminist novels are discussed. The first two books for October are Asking For It by Louise O'Neill and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.