Monday, September 14, 2015

#YAShot Readathon Sign-Ups and TBR

You guys have heard about #YAShot - right?  It's happening on the 28th October in Uxbridge and it is a one day event in which *71* YA and MG authors are coming together for an entire day of amazing panels, workshops and signings. Ticket sales will help to host a year-long programme of author visits in libraries and schools where it will be much needed. I love that this event is showcasing the amazing talent of UKYA and UKMG authors, helping out libraries and also disadvantaged teens and young people.

It's going to be epic, you guys. I seriously suggest purchasing tickets and coming along. I will be there (doing a workshop!) and I seriously cannot wait. Check out the programme or the blog/vlog tour to better whet your appetite for the really incredible event.
And because I'm so excited and because there are SO many wonderful authors in attendance, I thought it would be fun to host a YAShot readathon. There are a bunch of books that I own already that I really must read, I've checked out a bunch more from the library and I have yet another list of books I'd really like to read between now and the 28th October.  

So, would you like to join me in this readathon? I sure hope that you will.  Check out this (mostly accurate!) list of YAShot books that you can read for the readathon.

The rules:

Anyone can enter from anywhere in the world. You don't need to be attending YAshot to join in with the readathon. Just write a blog post, create a blog page, upload a video on YouTube, tweet, instagram or Facebook your intention to to take part in the YAShot readathon. Enter that specific link to the sign-up page. Read and review at least one book by an author in attendance at #YAShot between the 28th September and 28th October and add that to a review link-up page. For every eligible review linked, you will be in for a chance of winning signed books by YAShot authors! (do let me know if you have a preference for which book or author!) 

Books I'd like to read during the readathon:

I honestly don't expect to get through ALL of these books, but I thought it'd be fun to share with you the possibilities of what I could read, if I so wish. 

First off, my physical books that I already own.

All of the Above by James Dawson
The Secret Fire by CJ Daughtery and Carina Rozenfeld
The Black North by Nigel McDowell
Tall Tales from Pitch End by Nigel McDowell
Monster by CJ Skuse
Too Close To Home by Aoife Walsh
Seed by Lisa Heathfield
The Almost King by Lucy Saxon
Banished by Liz de Jager
Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
The Novice by Taran Matharu

Not pictured:

All About Pumpkin by Natasha Farrant
The Snow Sister by Emma Carroll


Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
Crow Moon by Anna McKerrow
Pea's Book of Best Friends by Susie Day

Library books:

And here are some library books that I've picked up recently. Mostly because I like the idea of reading library books for an event that is celebrating libraries.

Cowgirl by G.R. Gemin
River Boy by Tim Bowler
Close Your Pretty Eyes by Sally Nicholls
The D'evil Diaries by Tatum Flynn
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

So those are the books *I'm* planning to read. Will you be joining me in this readathon? What will you be reading?


  1. I'm excited about #YAShot. I took part in the blog/ vlog tour, and I think I'm going to the actual event! (It's also an excuse to clear some space on my TBR shelf.)

  2. I'm really excited about this event as it is so close to home. I am hoping I might be able to go depending on babysitters but I'm definitely going to take part in the readathon as I own so many of these authors books and it is such a great chance to read and review them and be part of this great event :)

    1. Really hope to see you there, Elena :) And yes, exactly. So many great authors, so many great books.

    2. im rubish at this i have linked my yashot readaton tbr just now as i have just posted it but where do i post the videos i make with reviews here or on goodreads? :)

    3. :) There will be another link-up page for reviews up on the 28th!

  3. This is so interesting! I wish I can attend the event, but I live far from London :( Anyway, I just finished the Dead House and I absolutely loved it! I'm looking at reading Crow Moon and Am I Normal Yet? for this readathon :)

  4. Sounds like such a lovely idea I'm in :D

  5. Finally got around to finishing my post! Hopefully I'll get my picks read and reviewed before the 28th :)


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