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)!