Better late than never, eh?
This year I attended the final day of BookExpo America (BEA) and the two days of BookCon, which took place from June 1-3 in New York City.
This is book-lovers’ paradise– a massive convention hall filled with publishers. And most of them are really eager to sell (or give away) their upcoming releases.
But before I get to the exciting part– the ARCs, of course! (and maybe a giveaway of my own…?)– I want to share some of my experiences from the Cons.
Check it out. And don’t forget to read to the end of the post, where you might find some awesome surprises.
Spring is finally on the way (or fall, for our antipodean friends), and we’re looking forward to rain on the windows, flowers blooming, and lots of exciting new books! So it’s time again for our Top of the Stack!
Here are our most anticipated releases of March!
2017 is drawing to a close, but there are still tons of great books to read before we ring in 2018! So it’s time again for our Top of the Stack!
The weather is growing chilly and grey (unless you’re in the Southern hemisphere, you lucky ducks), and it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book and a warm drink. So here are our most anticipated reads of December… go forth and add to your TBRs!
A few weeks ago, I attended San Diego Comic Con for… oh, the eleventh year? Something like that. In some ways, I feel like a stereotypical old lady, shakin’ my cane and reminiscing about “back in the old days”. SDCC has evolved pretty drastically since I started attending, for better or worse, but that means every year is a new adventure! And this year I was joined for two days by JL’s very own DMac, who went on many Book Related AdventuresTM with me!
Here’s a broad overview of What I Did At Comic Con. More is to come, including some pretty damn cool surprises.
(And oh, by the way, I’m giving away some SDCC swag at the end. Y’know, if you’re into that sort of thing. AKA FREE BOOKS.)
Today we’re talking with Leigh Bardugo, author of the bestselling Six of Crows series, the Grisha series, and the upcoming novels, Wonder Woman: Warbringer and The Language of Thorns. And for fans of Leigh’s books, read through to the end for a really amazing giveaway!
Hi Leigh, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me today!
Welcome back to Top of the Stack!
Looking forward to the next book month? You’ve come to the right place then! Here are the top titles that we’re most excited about in August. So work on enhancing the to-read piles and enjoy…
As part of Trans Book Month on Just Love, in which we are highlighting trans literature, we have invited several authors to share some of their thoughts with us. Please welcome B R Sanders who’s kicking off these guest posts today…
By Trans For Trans
This is a famous quote from Toni Morrison that has guided my writing career:
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”
I love this quote. It is a guiding star, particularly for those of us writers who are marginalized. One of the main reasons I started writing fiction was precisely because I so rarely saw representations of people like myself in the genres I most often read: I wanted to read more fantasy and science fiction about transgender people. And I wanted the trans people in these stories to just be people. I wanted to read about trans people living full lives. I wanted to read about them making choices and struggling with things beyond their trans identity.
Throughout the month of July, the Just Love team is super excited to highlight trans books and elevate trans writers! Our goal for the month is to provide a forum for discussion of trans lit topics, ranging from publishing trans stories, to consent and harmful tropes within those stories. There are some absolutely phenomenal authors contributing their voices this month, to which you can check out the schedule here!
Today, we’re recommending books with trans main characters to you. Most of them we already read and reviewed, but there are some upcoming books on the list as well. We separated them by genre and added some tags to help you find a book to your liking.
(ETA: Books in lila are recommendations by commenters on this post.)
Welcome back to Top of the Stack!
Looking forward to the next book month? You’ve come to the right place then. Here are the top titles that we’re most excited about in July. So work on enhancing the to-read piles and enjoy…
Earlier this month, I sat down with author and artist Tillie Walden at BookExpo America, to talk about her upcoming release, Spinning, and about homophobia in sports. Tillie is a cartoonist and illustrator, and she combines her art with her intimately personal story to create a memoir about being a lesbian and a figure skater.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Tillie or Spinning, please check out the end of the interview for links!