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Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults

When We Meet

Usually the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm at The Book Cellar. Sometimes we shift because of other events, but not often. For the next meeting time and place please visit the group's website!

Upcoming Meetings for 2024
January 31 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
February 28 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
March 27 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
April 24 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
May 29 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
June 26 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
July 31 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
August 28 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
September 25 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
October 30 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
November 27 @ 7pm at the Book Cellar
December TBD
 
 

How to Join

Visit our Google Group and join the mailing list.
 
Website
Karen at nevertoooldbookclub@gmail.com.
 

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.
 
2024 Selections!
January: The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life by Amy Butler Greenfield
February: Pick any book from your TBR pile to read and discuss!
March: Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
April: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
May: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen-Yang (meeting will be a backyard movie night)
June: The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar
July: House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
August: Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy
September: Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson
October: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
November: Love and Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean
December: holiday party!

 
2023 Selections!
January: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
February: Choose your own book from your TBR (To Be Read) list
March: House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
April: Invictus by Ryan Graudin
May: Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura (translated by Phillip Gabriel)
June: The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes
July: Enola Holmes: The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
August: Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ryan Estrada, Ko Hyung-Ju (Illustrator)
September: We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
October: The Babysitters Coven by Kate M. Williams
November: A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey
December: Holiday get-together and book swap
  
2022 Selections!
 
January: Award Winner - The Companion by Katie Alender, winner of the Edgar award
February - Choose your own romance
March: Nonfiction - A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II by Elizabeth Wein
April: Adaptation - Anna K: A Love Story by Jenny Lee
May: Anthology - Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America
June: Graphic Novel - Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Marino Tamaki
July: Book/Movie Tie-in - I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
August: Novel-In-Verse - Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gainsworth
September: School Inspired - The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. Perez
October: Mystery/Thriller/Horror - A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
November: Fiction - The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe


2021 Selections!

January: Book in Verse - The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

February: Choose your own “comfort “book

March: Fantasy Book - A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

April: Award Winning Book - The Way Back by Gavriel Savit 

May: Mental Health Awareness Book- You Know I'm No Good by Jessie Ann Foley

June: Female Empowerment Book - Unscripted by Nicole Kronzer

July: Movie Tie in Book - Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women by Kate Moore 

August: Graphic Novel - The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang  

September: Book from another country- These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong 

October: Mystery/Thriller Book - I, Claudia by Mary McCoy

November: Non- Fiction Book - Free Lunch by Rex Ogle

Paperback Fiction

House That Horror Built
By: Henry, Christina
Kairos
By: Erpenbeck, Jenny
Honey Witch
By: Shields, Sydney J
You May Now Kill the Bride
By: Weston, Kate
Long After We Are Gone
By: Shelton Harris, Terah
Serpent & the Wings of Night
By: Broadbent, Carissa
How to Kill a Guy in Ten Ways
By: Kellman, Eve
Death Valley
By: Broder, Melissa
Tiananmen Square
By: Wen, Lai

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Somehow
By: Lamott, Anne
Demon of Unrest
By: Larson, Erik
Swans of Harlem
By: Valby, Karen
Race to the Future
By: St Clair, Kassia
Infernal Machine
By: Johnson, Steven
Amphibious Soul
By: Foster, Craig
Rebel Girl
By: Hanna, Kathleen
When You See My Mother Ask Her to Dance
By: Baez, Joan
Coming Home
By: Burford, Michelle

Hardcover Fiction

Funny Story
Author: Henry, Emily
All Fours
Author: July, Miranda
Blue Ruin
Author: Kunzru, Hari
Body Farm
Author: Geni, Abby
This Strange Eventful History
Author: Messud, Claire
When Among Crows
Author: Roth, Veronica
Red Grove
Author: Fontaine, Tessa
Ministry of Time
Author: Bradley, Kaliane
Long Island
Author: Toibin, Colm