Friends, wanna join an easy-going book club? Here’s what I am proposing:
- We shall read YA books (young adult) – mostly
- The meetings will be held once every two months (give or take)
- The food and drinks will be decided and provided by the selector of the book (host) and inspired by the book; meaning, if the characters eat a lot of Skittles – we should probably eat a lot of Skittles too
- There will be no commitment to attend every meeting but you must RSVP to the meetings you are attending
- Unless otherwise noted, the meeting can happen at my place
- There is no pressure to finish the book but you should at least know what it’s about. If you attend, be okay with others talking about what you did or didn’t read and deal with potential spoilers
- That being said, if you chose the book, you should read it and be prepared to talk about it
- The book can be old (Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret) or new (Girl Online) or even not truly YA but still worth discussing (Not That Kind of Girl)
First up, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Thursday, November 27 at 7:30pm
“A deliciously warm-hearted nerd power ballad destined for greatness.” – New York Journal of Books
Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . . But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
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