We at FYA love our readers, and while we wish we could invite everyone over to our houses and dish about Jonah Griggs and Katniss and Peeta and Gale over delish snacks (mac and cheese!) and our signature cocktails (anyone up for a Tiny Cooper?), we can't. at least not until we host our first FYA
cocktail party convention.
BUT, we can do the next best thing, which is offer up the brand-spankin-new FYA Book Club RIGHT HERE ON THIS VERY BLOG! After a few fab FYA readers dropped this suggestion in our box, we decided to do the Flashdance, aka take our passion and make it happen. So we hope you'll join us! grab yr fave snacks and cocktails (pls share!) and prepare to dish about our monthly book selection.
Because we believe in the power of democracy, we'll be picking our books from the suggestion box. The first book, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, fits our initial theme of magical realism with its Dead Like Me-ish Samantha living her last day over and over again (it's Groundhog Day!), as well as the highly scientific criteria of:
• a book none of us has read
• a book y'all suggested
• a book that's been out a while (to make it easier to get yr grabby hands on)
We'll follow up with a couple more in the theme before moving on to a new theme.
Each week, we'll discuss a section of the book to stick with our policy of NO SPOILERS ALLOWED (although I know it doesn't take an entire month to read a YA book -- in fact, isn't the ego boost and gratification of reading an ENTIRE book in 4 hours one of the beauties of YA?). Of course, discussion won't be about tone and figurative language (unless y'all want to go AP English on us, and that's cool, too). We're thinkin' more like the swoonworthy scale and bff potential, as well as the best OMG!! moment in the week's section.
So, how's it sound? Get yr cocktail shakers out and join us Wednesdays in June for Before I Fall! Maybe we can even get some cool FYA book club stickers -- step back, Oprah!