Thursday, August 18, 2011

FYA Book Club!

Exciting news for us those of us who are adult readers of YA fiction!  Forever Young Adult, a blog whose recaps of Sweet Valley High and V.C. Andrews books crack me up, has started a book club—an international book club!  And not some online chat or anything like that; they've coordinated actual live groups of like-minded people all over the US and  a few other places, who will meet at approximately the same time to discuss the same book.

The first meeting was a week or so ago (last Wednesday for those of us in Brooklyn), and the book was Beauty Queens by Libba Bray—which I had fortunately already read (twice cause I got so excited about it) so I didn't have to do any extra work.  FYA recapped the first meeting here, and closed it out with a nice quote from my own group's lovely leader, Molly.
And she's totally right.  It was so much fun!  I didn't know what to expect or who would be there, but the ladies were awesome and funny and enthusiastic and full of cool book ideas, and I can't wait for next month's meeting.

The September book is going to be Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride, a book I read several months ago and quite enjoyed, and am excited to read again in preparation.  So. I encourage everyone who's interested to go!  The plan is to do it around the second week of each month.  Click here for schedules and to sign up if there's not already one planned for your area.