A Book Club for Adults Who Read Young Adult Books

Join us on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 6:30pm
19 Court Street White Plains, NY 10601

December 2017 Featured Reads: Thornhill by Pam Smy & Spill Zone by Scott Westerfield, illustrated by Alex Puvilland

THORNHILL: Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as Ella unravels the mystery of the girl next door. 1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it’s shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she’s left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself. 2016: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Determined to befriend the girl, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill’s shadowy past.

SPILL ZONE: The first volume of an original graphic novel series. Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits—and it seems to be calling Addison’s name.

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Past Featured Books

November 2017: They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
October 2017: Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman
September 2017: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
August 2017: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
July 2017: Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick
June 2017: The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
May 2017 Printz Award Winners and Honors: Winner – March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Honors – Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
Honors – The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Honors – Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Honors – The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
April 2017: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
March 2017: Caraval by Stephanie Garber  
February 2017: Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughn, illustrated by Cliff Chiang and Jared K. Fletcher
January 2017: Mock Awards Books Reading List
March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
December 2016: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
November 2016: How To Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
October 2016: The Passion of Dolssa: A Novel by Julie Berry
September 2016: Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
August 2016: Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
July 2016: Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
June 2016: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez and The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
May 2016: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
April 2016: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
March 2016: Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx by Sonia Manzano
February 2016: “A Crossroads” by J. L. Powers from Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves edited by Ann Angel
January 2016: Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Either the Beginning or the End of the World by Terry Farish
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Sum
December 2015: How to be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
November 2015: 13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt
October 2015: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
September 2015: Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
August 2015: Shine by Lauren Myracle with More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
July 2015: Playlist For The Dead by Michelle Falkoff with Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
June 2015: 2015 Printz Award Winning Books (discussed at the Printz Pizza Party)
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson; And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard; The Carnival At Bray by Jessie Ann Foley; Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith; and This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
May 2015: Rebels By Accident by Patricia Dunn
April 2015: Diamond Boy by Michael Williams
March 2015: Laughing At My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
February 2015: Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
January 2015: My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
December 2014: Noggin by John Corey Whaley
November 2014: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
October 2014: The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
September 2014: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
August 2014: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen &
Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
July 2014: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick &
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
June 2014: The Hit by Melvin Burgess
May 2014: A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan
April 2014: Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery
March 2014: Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
February 2014: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
January 2014: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
December 2013: ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell
November 2013: ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card
October 2013: ROT & RUIN by Jonathan Maberry
September 2013: THE FALSE PRINCE by Jennifer Nielsen
August 2013: FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick
(our group was able to read galley copies thanks to Victoria Stapleton, Director, School & Library Marketing from Little Brown and Company)
July 2013: LUCY VARIATIONS by Sara Zarr
June 2013: CRASH by Lisa McMann
May 2013: ONE CAME HOME by Amy Timberlake
April 2013: SPEECHLESS by Hannah Harrington
March 2013: BRUISER by Neil Shusterman AND DRAMA by RAINA Telgemeier
January 2013: THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER by Jasper Fforde


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