TGiF: Weekly Catch Up

Woot! Another week is just about D-D-D-DONE! *Swaps teacup for cocktail glass*

We’ve been reading faster than we can write of late, so this week we’ve been playing catchup on our reviews. First up was Kirsty Logan’s dystopian fairytale, The Gracekeepers. It’s set in a circus. On a ship. Nuff said, really. Then there was Aussie author, Fleur Ferris’ debut Young Adult novel Risk about a fifteen-year-old girl who goes missing. We particularly loved this one for the stand it takes against victim blaming. And finally we delved into Harper Lee’s much anticipated (and somewhat controversial) Go Set A Watchman. There’s much to love about it, but it’s a complex and uncomfortable read that may not sit well with die-hard To Kill A Mockingbird fans.

Lectito is a big supporter of homegrown YA, and this past month we’ve read some excellent titles by local authors, which we were very keen to share. You can also show your favourite authors and books some love by joining the #LoveOzYA campaign.

Finally, we returned to a darker corner of our bookshelf to revisit the sinister and stylish prose of Patricia Highsmith. If you’re in the mood to curl up with a good thriller over the weekend this list of our favourite Highsmiths will serve you well.

We’ll be back on Monday with more reviews and recommendations, but for now it’s off to the reading chair!

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