I love young adult books. I don’t think that anyone will be surprised to hear this. I find that many of the most compelling and well-drawn stories are to be found in the pages of these books. Many of my favorite books of all time are young adult: I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Even my all-time favorite, The Outsiders, would be considered young adult. (Also, fun fact, those are all female authors. Girl power, yo.)
Do you share my passion for young adult literature? Would you like to have a place where you can interact with other adults who think like you?
Welcome to the Young Adult Book Club! (A better name is tbd, if you think of one, please please please let me know!) Here is an online space where you can come to express your love for YA literature. We will read one book per month, announced a week before the first, with discussion questions posted mid-month. I hope that you are all as excited about this as I am! No sign-up is required, simply mosey on over to this corner of the internet when you have read the book – or when you have thoughts that you just must share with someone else! – and comment away.
I can’t wait to get started!
Now, our selection for October is obviously going to be a little bit late, since it is already nearly the end of September (wait, what?!). So, without further ado, our first poll:
I will announce the selection on October 1.