If you’re a booklover and you’ve been to Melbourne, then I assume you have spent at least a few hours browsing the bookshelves at one of the gorgeous Readings bookshops. Readings is not only one of my favourite bookshops of all time, but it is also host to the Readings Young Adult Book Prize.
I’m not 100% sure what first made me pick up The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy, but in hindsight I can’t help but wonder whether there was some sort of universe-invoked gravitational pull coming from a divine spirit that was urging me to read this book at exactly the right time I needed to read it.
In case you didn’t know, I’m a proud co-host of a rather fab online book club called Bibliophile Babes. We’re hosted on Goodreads and we’re currently curating a six-month-long book list for our next (you guessed it) six months of reading.
As some of you may know, I recently took a trip to New York with my university where I was lucky enough to hear from and meet a lot of publishing companies that are producing amazing work in the States and internationally. The publishing industry is a relatively small market in Australia, and I was blown away by the size, capacity and diversity of book publishing in America.
Did you know you can now find out what form your Patronus would take on Pottermore? I thought it would be fun to take you on my journey of discovery.
Genre: Political non-fiction
Publisher: Scribe Publications