Welcome to another Bookish Links, the monthly post where we share some of our recent favourite reads from around the web!
1/ The Best Bookish Apps! - we're always on the look out for apps that will help us get our book fix on the go and Rita's list is full of great suggestions - time to get downloading!
2/ An Interview With Neal Shusterman - in this Goodreads interview Shusterman talks about his popular YA series (the Unwind Dystology) as well as latest release Challenger Deep. An interesting read for both fans of his work - it has exciting news about a new collection of Unwind stories! - and those who are thinking about picking up one of his books.
3/ Beautiful Book Covers - this article showcases the stunning work of Aniko Kolesnikova who creates intricate designs on journal covers (submitted by BB reviewer Anjali).
4/ What's The Point Of Book Blogging? - over at The Review Diaries Rosy shared an interesting post in response to an author's tweets referring to book blogging as 'pointless'. The post explores the importance of bloggers in the publicity process and how many of us have read the books we love because of blogs.
5/ Divergent Fan? You'll Love These Reads - if you enjoyed the Divergent series and are seeking out similar reads, look no further than Brittany's post. There are eight fab suggestions to add to your TBR lists this summer!
6/ Providing Hope - blogger Michelle posed an interesting question to several well-known authors; "Do YA writers have a responsibility to provide hope at the end of their stories? Particularly when it concerns potentially vulnerable readers such as LGBT teenagers or those with mental illness?" - this post shares their responses.
7/ Ideas For Unwanted Books - whether it be a small pile or a whole shelf we all have those books we know we'll never read again or just don't have the space for anymore, but what should we do with them? Joy's post has some good ideas to help declutter your shelves.
8/ Too Busy To Read? - we all know that with everything else going on in our lives it can be tricky to find the time to read all of the books we want to. If you're struggling with this be sure to check out Angela's top tips for making the time to read.
9/ Diversity In YA! - we also wanted to give a shout out to one of our favourite authors James Dawson who recently shared this great, and much needed, list of YA books featuring diverse characters.
10/ Love Thrillers & Crime Novels? - on 11-13 of July there will be an online festival called BritCrime taking place on sites such as Facebook & Twitter. You can find out more, including the list of participating authors, over on the official website!
Don't forget to leave us links to any bookish articles you've written or enjoyed reading recently!