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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Introducing: the #WednesdayYA Book Club!

Awhile back, Liz from Consumed by Books and I realized that we have a lot of the same books. A lot. And both being overly-enthusiastic uber-nerds, the only clear choice was to read them together. So we began bouncing around ideas of what we'd like to read and when, and hey, wouldn't it be fun if...

Of course, we had to involve you guys. That's what book nerds do best, right? We push and we talk and we club it up. We even have the book hangovers to prove it...
And so we present to you:

Why "Wednesday YA"?
  • Because on the first Wednesday of every month, the selection for that month will be announced and you all will be invited to grab a copy and read it with us! [Obviously we're behind a week on this one. Holidays!]
  • Because on the last Wednesday of every month, we'll wrap up discussions for that month's book, take a look back at any shenanigans, and get the ball rolling for the coming month.
  • Because on the remaining Wednesdays, we'll do...something. There will be twitter chats with the hashtag #WednesdayYA (see, it's hashtaggable!), and other random stuff like excerpts, vlogs, quote seshes, whatever. Every Wednesday, there will be something related to that month's book.
  • Because... reasons. I like alliteration, okay?
How do I become part of the book club?
  • If you want to take part, then take part! Read along, join in the discussions and twitter chats, post about it on your own blog/vlog/vision board - whatever you want to do!
    Don't want to take part anymore? Don't.
    Didn't finish the book? Stop by and tell us why! We're open to a good vent sesh.
  • This is totally cazh! Everyone is welcome, and there's never any pressure. This is just something Liz and I wanted to do, and we thought we'd invite you along for the ride. =)
What are the books you're going to be reading?
  • Those will be announced as we go. I know some of you like Boy Scout-levels of preparedness, but the reason we're doing it month by month is that we want to keep changing up how books are chosen, and we want you to be part of the process! Sometimes we'll have polls, sometimes we'll draw a book from a hat - who knows!
    But I can tell you this month's book, and it's:


Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Dystopian/Fantasy, 338 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Harper
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

I have a feeling a number of you are going to be pleased by - or at least, interested in - this choice. It's been the topic of a lot of conversation, it has legions of fans (and maybe as many haters), and it nearly won the last Stack of Five vote. I'm definitely curious to dive in and see what Liz and I make of it!

So, wanna join our Cool Kids Club Wednesday YA Book Club? Grab a copy of Shatter Me (or feel free to chime in if you've already read it!) and join Liz and I every Wednesday (or whenever you can) for #WednesdayYA!


*Okay, I'm done shortening words now. Promise. There was a moment, but it passed... 

14 comments:

  1. Ohhh love this idea! And a good excuse to start using the eLibrary system that my local library set up! :D

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  2. I already read shatter me... it was a good book... hope you guys enjoy it!

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    1. Thanks! Feel free to drop in and give us your thoughts when we have the twitter chat!

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  3. I've had Shatter Me in my cart since New Years on Amazon trying to decide to order it or not. This settles it!

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  4. I'm in, and excited to get started!!

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  5. Awesome! Sounds like fun!
    Now, if I KNEW where my copy of SHATTER ME *was*...
    {ponders}

    I didn't even NOTICE the AY/YA in the design at first. So creative!

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    1. ^_^ You know I love me a good button!

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