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FYA Book Club: 2017 Yearbook

Take a look back at the past year of the FYA Book Club, and find out the fave FYABC pick of 2017!

FYA Book Club: 2017 Yearbook

In the tumultous year that was 2017, at least we could say that we had books. Thank goodness for the FYA Book Club and the books we read for it!

JANUARY: The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

FEBRUARY: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

MARCH: Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff

APRIL: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

MAY: Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert

JUNE: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

JULY: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

AUGUST: The Memory Book by Lara Avery

SEPTEMBER: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

OCTOBER: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

NOVEMBER: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

DECEMBER: When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Out of those books, here are the fave FYABC picks of 2017, as chosen by FYABCers around the world!

3.  The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

2.  Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

1.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Fun fact: A whopping 98.1% of the votes for The Hate U Give were positive (i.e., voters either liked or loved it), WHAT WHAT!

Here's a look at a few of the FYABC meetings that were held last year -- sometimes even with YA authors in attendance! (More photos available on Facebook.)

Denver (with Places No One Knows author Brenna Yovanoff); Orlando North; Orlando North (with Smash & Grab author Amy Christine Parker); St. Louis

#YASummerShowdown, our photo scavenger hunt competition, was back for another year!

We launched our very own podcast to discuss FYABC picks: FYA Book Plate!

We got our flair on with FYA enamel pins! #ShamelessSelfPromotion

And, of course, our desktops looked stylish as shizz with monthly calendars inspired by FYABC selections, thanks to the great Mandy C. (Also available as calendar-free wallpapers!)


CONGRATS TO US for surviving 2017. And bring it on, 2018. In fact, we've already got more than half of our FYABC reading list lined up! 


JANUARY: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

FEBRUARY: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

MARCH: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

APRIL: The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

MAY: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

JUNE: How to Break a Boy by Laurie Devore

JULY: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova

See y'all at an FYABC meeting! 

Want to join an FYA Book Club? We've got locations worldwide! Don't have one near you? Grab a cocktail, send us an email and start one today! (Please note: there's currently a backlog of new chapter inquiries, but they'll receive responses eventually!)

FYA Book Club discussions can also be found on Litsy (@foreveryoungadult)!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.