Kicking Off Virtual YA Book Club

I love reading YA novels. I might be 33, but I find them so refreshing, bold, inventive, and exciting (and there’s more to the genre than vampire novels). After a brief email exchange with fellow YA aficionado Corinne Bowen,  I realized that we were gushing about books that we were reading. And so often after I finish a YA book, I have no one to talk to about how amazing it is or how I felt. (You know that feeling when you think,”Everyone must read this!”) Many of my friends are in book clubs, but I wanted to start a virtual YA book club to connect with the huge community of readers who love this genre as much as I do.

How will this work?

Step #1: We choose the books we want to read.

Step #2: I’ll write a post with a due date, a general premise of the book, and a little bit about the author.

Step #3: On the due date, I’ll post up some discussion questions and my general thoughts on the book. In the comments section, chime in with your thoughts, questions, raves, and rants. As things progress, we can even host Twitter chats (possibly with the author) or even start a Facebook group to discuss it even more. We’ll see how things go.

let’s get started!

I asked for YA book suggestions from readers who were interested in joining this open-to-everyone book club and here were the suggestions. Vote for what you want to read—even write-in more suggestions!—and we’ll start reading the ones with the most votes. I’d like to kick off our discussion in September.

Get Your Vote On!

2 Comments on “Kicking Off Virtual YA Book Club

  1. Yay! I’m really happy to be a part of this! I voted for Before I Fall as I own a copy but haven’t read it. I’d also be up for The Fault in Our Stars. I’ve already read WG, WG and I don’t think it’s a book I’d like to re-read, it was good but not great.

    I think Sarah Dessen would be a good pick, too. I’ve read all of her books, but I’d be happy to re-read. Oh and I’d love to read Fingerprints of You but it’s not being published here, so I’d have to order a copy in time for this 😉

    Mands xox

    • Hi Mandee! I’m excited for you to be here. Love your blog (vegan + YA = awesome). I’m tallying up the votes and will pick the books based on what got the most votes. If we kick off with WG, WG, feel free to chime in with your thoughts, but don’t feel like you have to re-read it, if you don’t want to. Thanks so much for joining us!

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