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Thursday, May 8, 2014

#WednesdayYA Book Club MAY PICK... [1.5]

Okay, so I know this is the WednesdayYA book club, and I know that today is Thursday, but... I forgot. So let's just all agree that today is Wednesday, 'cause Thursdays are totally the new Wednesday anyway, right? I mean, I am wearing pink.
SO ANYWAY, it's time to take a look at this month's book club pick! To choose this month's book, we asked everyone who came to last week's twitter chat of March's pick, Please Ignore Vera Dietz to take a look at our shelf of potentials and suggest one title, and then Liz put all those titles in a hat (or something. I prefer to think of it as a hat. A GIANT one.), and she pulled out a title and BAM! We have a May book.
And that book is...

BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray!

Contemporary/Humor, 396 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Scholastic Press
The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.

What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again.

Complete with footnotes, "commercial breaks," and lots of ridiculous humr, this one promises to be an interesting read, so I definitely hope you guys will join me and Liz throughout the month as we read and discuss Beauty Queens.
And if you DO, make sure to join us on Twitter on the last Wednesday of the month at 8:30pm EST to discuss Beauty Queens with the hashtag #WednesdayYA!

Let me know in the comments if you're planning on reading with us this month, or if you've already read it, feel free to share your thoughts throughout the month (and at our chat!). And before I let you go, I just need to share the French cover of this book with you. FOR REASONS.

Happy #WednesdayYA in May!!


  1. Ohhh, I love Beauty Queens, that's like a perfect book club pick!

  2. I LOVED Beauty Queens! It is bizarre, and hilarious, and total lampooning of so many things. PLUS loads of diversity! The French cover is actually pretty spot-on in that respect. I can't wait to see what you think of it!

    1. Sweet! I'm hoping it'll make for good discussion. =D

  3. I need to read this book, it's been on my shelf for ages. Maybe I will read it, I'll probably procrastinate and wait until Memorial day weekend!


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