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Never Too Old: A YA Book Club for Adults

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

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus, Airborn by Kenneth Oppel, Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy, The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach, A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sanchez, Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore, Nation by Terry Pratchett, 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:

October 2020 selection is Halloween themed book Wilder Girls by Rory Power

September 2020 selection is American classic month Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

August 2020 selection is Graphic Novel Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

July 2020  selection is movie tie-in The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

June 2020 selection is romance Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

May 2020 selection for Mental Health Awareness Month is The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

April 2020  selection for Non-Fiction month is Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano

March 2020 selection is Fantasy! We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

February 2020 - Choose Your Own Adventure night! Everyone will bring a favorite from their middle grade and/or teen years to this round table discussion.

January 2020 - TBA

December 2019 will be our Holiday Potluck and End of Year celebration!

November 2019 selection is Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

October 2019 selection is There's Someone in Your House by Stephanie Perkins

September 2019 selection is Hey, Dollface by Deborah Hautzig

August 2019 selection is Sadie by Courtney Summers.  **THIS MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 6pm OFFSITE AT EVERYBODY'S COFFEE**

July 2019 selection is our movie-tie in with To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, and will be hosted offsite!

June 2019 selection is We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

May 2019 selection is My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

April 2019 selection is The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

March 2019 selection is Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali

February 2019 selection is Choose Your Own YA Books You Love to Re-Read and come prepared to share and discuss!

January 2019 selection is Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli




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
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1984 Cover Image
By George Orwell, Thomas Pynchon (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780452284234
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - May 6th, 2003

Mooncakes Cover Image
By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781549303043
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

The Hate U Give Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: Special Order
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250316776
Availability: Special Order
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

The Astonishing Color of After Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316464017
Availability: Special Order
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 19th, 2019

Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545621854
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

We Set the Dark on Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062691323
Availability: Special Order
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 14th, 2020

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525552963
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

There's Someone Inside Your House Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142424988
Availability: Special Order
Published: Speak - August 28th, 2018

The Bell Jar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060837020
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

Sadie: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250105714
Availability: Special Order
Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

To All the Boys I've Loved Before Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534438378
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

We Have Always Lived in the Castle: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Shirley Jackson, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by), Thomas Ott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780143039976
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Classics - October 31st, 2006

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606999592
Availability: Special Order
Published: Fantagraphics - February 14th, 2017

Airborn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060531829
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - May 24th, 2005

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374303235
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

Max Cover Image
By Sarah Cohen-Scali, Penny Hueston (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781626720718
Availability: Special Order
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 7th, 2017

Stargirl (Stargirl Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375822339
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ember - May 14th, 2002

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