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UKYA FORTNIGHT: UKYA TBR Pile Tour from Clover from Fluttering Butterflies

I’m really happy to welcome Clover to the blog today. Clover runs Fluttering Butterflies, one of my favourite book blogs. Although American in origin, Clover puts a big focus on UKYA on her blog and I love reading all of her features.


This is my UKYA TBR bookshelf. Isn’t it pretty? I recently had two bookshelves put up just over my bedside table and they are almost always overflowing with books. The top bookshelf are for other review books and books I’d like to read soon, but this bottom shelf contains only books by British authors that have been sent for review or that I have bought myself. I like to separate the UKYA from the rest of my books to read so that they are given more priority. These are the books that I look at to read first and hopefully soon these books will be read and others will take their place.

Looking at this bookshelf, I’ve noticed that I’ve kept the books together by publisher! How funny is that? That isn’t intentional, but if you squint hard enough, you can probably see the six books by Random House clumped together, the four Walker books and two Electric Monkey books all sharing the same space together. How cosy!
I’m also incredibly lucky that five of these books are signed by the authors (The Screaming Staircase, The Oathbreaker’s Shadow, The Last Minute, The Savages and Diary of a Mall Girl). I’m really quite happy with my budding collection of signed books and I really urge you all to keep an eye out for events locally with British authors.

(And for those of you who are curious, the two manuscripts are Blood Family by Anne Fine and Witchfall by Victoria Lamb.)

Thank you Lucy, for having me here!


My name is Clover and I’m the blogger behind the YA book blog, Fluttering Butterflies. I spend my days looking after two beautiful boys and studying part time for a degree in Psychology. I’m an American expat, a collector of donkeys, a lover of jelly beans.

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  • Reply
    Rachel (Booktastic Reviews) :D
    24 July, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Great guest post! I also have Lockwood & Co. and The Oathbreaker’s Shadow on my review pile! I started reading TOS but have put it down because it’s just not holding my interest at the moment… I’ll be going back to give it another chance soon though! 🙂

    I love how you give UKYA more priority, Clover! xD

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    Zoe Crook
    24 July, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    My TBR pile is ginourmous… all of my pretty books are staring at me making me feel guilty! Diary of a Mall Girl is such a cute read, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it 🙂 Noble Conflict is on my wishlist. Dusk didn’t work for me but I hope you enjoy it!

    Shipwrecked and Blood Tracks are both on my TBR pile too. It’s great that you give UKYA books more priority, I should start doing that 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    24 July, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Great guest post Michelle! My TBR pile is not nearly as bad as some of my friends (Sophie) but I’m trying really hard to keep it to 2 shelves under my little TV. I really should give priority to UKYA, shouldn’t I? But I usually move my books around in order of what I want to read next 🙂

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    Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf
    24 July, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Ooh, pretty books *stares for a few minutes* I love how Clover separates UKYA from her other books. It’s a good idea. Great post, Lucy and Clover!

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    24 July, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    ACID is such a great book! A lot of the books on your UKYA TBR pile are also on my own, and I love how you’ve separated UKYA from the rest of your books, it’s such a good idea. I might have to do it myself! 😀 Great guest post Michelle!

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    So Many Books, So Little Time
    24 July, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Oh, I loved ACIDShipwrecked and Diary of a Mall Girl – I hope you get to them soon! I love local British signings. They’re so much more relaxed and enjoyable than ones for international authors, I think.

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    24 July, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Thank Lucy, for having me on your wonderful blog and for hosting such a fantastic UKYA fortnight! I’ve been reading the posts when I can, but will comment soon…

    To Sophie, Hollie, Amber, Anya, Zoe and Rachel – Thank you for the comments! There are so many of these books on that shelf that I am DYING to read. The only reason I haven’t gotten to most of them is because I feel like I owe them more concentration time that I’m able to give at the moment.

    And I forgot to mention that these books are only on this shelf because they are UKYA titles published this year. I do have another stack of books somewhere else that is UKYA published before this year. A lot of those books I bought myself which automatically makes them a lower priority 🙁

    Anyway, thank you again Lucy!

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    25 July, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I think the Oathbreaker’s Shadow sounds really good! I didn’t even know it was UKYA! I’m waiting for the paperback release though. I hope you manage to get through all your books soon and I’m looking forward to your reviews 🙂

    Cait x

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    Debbie @ Snuggling on the Sofa
    29 July, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I love getting to see other people’s bookshelves! I love that you prioritise UKYA and think its a really good idea. Also reminded me to have a look at the UKYA on my shelves! Lots of ones that I’m eager to read on your pile 🙂 I think Diary of a Mall Girl is third in line of my books to read next 🙂
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    Sam @ Realm of Fiction
    30 July, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Great post! I’m really curious about The Screaming Staircase and The Oathbreaker’s Shadow. I have copies of both and can’t wait to give them a try. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Eileen @ ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***
    30 July, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    All of this UKYA stuff is getting me all excited because I haven’t really heard of a lot of titles that could be considered UKYA, and I’m always drowning under my review pile, which is super annoying because I just want to read books that aren’t from my read-and-review pile and now all of those amazing-sounding books are making me jelly D:

    Fantastic post, Clover and Lucy! 🙂
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    Georgia Walters
    31 July, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    So many pretty UKYA titles, there! I really want to read SHIPWRECKED by Siobhan Curham. Great UKYa post, Lucy and Clover! 😀
    Also- have added your new blog button to my sidebar 🙂

    -Happy reading. Georgia x

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