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Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults

Who We Are
Our reading list includes old classics, nearly forgotten favorites, and the best of the new YA offerings. We alternate new and old books as well as target ages for a good mix.
What We Read
Our reading list includes old classics, nearly forgotten favorites, and the best of the new YA offerings. Just about anything ever published as YA is game, as long as it’s a good read.
Past Selections

Stolen by Lucy Christopher, Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher, I Am Nunjood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nunjood Ali, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Astonishing Life of Octaian Nothing by M.T. Anderson, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, Magicians by Lev Grossman, Order of Odd-Fish by James Kennedy, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, Island of the Blude Dolphins by Scott O'Dell, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Perry, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Son by Lois Lowry, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Diviners by Libba Bray, The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt, Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak, We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Upcoming Selections:

September selection is Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno

August selection is The Outsiders by S E Hinton (OFFSITE! Contact Carla Krause for details)

July selection is Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

June selection is Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina

May selection is Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

April selection is September Girls by Bennett Madison

March selection is Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume

February selection theme will be "hate" - choose your own book and come prepared to share and discuss!

January 2016 selection is The Fever by Megan Abbot



November* selection is Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde *(alternate location)

October selection is Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

September selection is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Univers by Benjamin Alire Saenz

August selection is The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming

July selection is Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh 

June selection is "pre-1940, choose your own title" 

May selection is Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. 

April - Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky. 

March - The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg.

February's theme was love-- pick your own selection and come prepared to share and explain


When We Meet

Usually the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Sometimes we shift because of other events, but not often. For the next meeting time and place please visit the group's website!
How To Join
Visit our Google Group and join the mailing list.





Hairstyles of the Damned Cover Image
ISBN: 9781888451702
Availability: Special Order
Published: Akashic Books - September 2004

The Outsiders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140385724
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - September 1988

Esperanza Rising Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439120425
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic - May 2002

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763671648
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 26th, 2014

The Devil's Arithmetic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142401095
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - April 12th, 2004

September Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061255656
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Teen - April 22nd, 2014

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375867828
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - July 8th, 2014

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