We asked FYA Book Club members to rank the official book club selections from 2021, and the results are in!
As a refresher, here’s what we read over the last year.
- January: Slay by Brittney Morris
- February: Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) by Elizabeth Lim
- March: Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
- April: The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Clayton
- May: Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
- June: Internment by Samira Ahmed
- July: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
- August: Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle #1) by Tracy Deonn
- September: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
- October: Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
- November: The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
- December: Miss Meteor by Anna-Marie McLemore and Tehlor Kay Mejia
Out of those books, here are the fave FYABC picks of 2021, as chosen by FYA Book Clubbers!
3. Slay by Brittney Morris
2. Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle #1) by Tracy Deonn
1. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Fun fact: this is actually the second time that the FYA Book Club has chosen a Jason Reynolds novel as their fave of the year! He also landed at the top of our list in 2018 with All American Boys, which was co-authored with Brendan Kiely.
As for the state of the FYA Book Club — here we go again, I guess? Thanks to all of our book clubs for adapting and switching to virtual meetings when the need arises. Even though virtual isn’t the ideal way to meet, it does come in handy for staying connected amidst… everything.
I’ll also say that I’ve been extra appreciative of time with my book club friends, even when (especially when?) it has nothing to do with books. Books may have brought us together, but we’ve since formed friendships that I’m so grateful to have in my life. Which goes back to the reason why the FYA Book Club exists — to help make these connections between YA fans who are a little less Y and a little more A and may have otherwise never found each other.
Here’s to another year of FYA Book Club memories, on and offline!