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Books Inc., the West’s oldest independent bookstore, started Not Your Mother’s Book Club with one big idea: to bring the best writers in the world to the best readers in the world. And we're not REALLY a club. That's just our name, and really, what's in a name? We're actually just an inclusive bunch of PASSIONATE readers who get to hang out with the coolest authors on the scene!
We throw parties, eat snacks and read, read, read, read, read...
 We also have a lot of fun ... and we invite you to join us.  
Yay books!

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Pics from our Cupcake-tacular Valentines Day Bash!


Our amazing Authors!

click HERE to see the rest of the pics from this super fun event (including pics of custom made cupcakes!)

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Students are inundated with WWII stories about the Holocaust, and for good reason. But it was a pleasure to find a take on WWII we so rarely hear. Written from the perspective of a Lithuanian refugee whose family is exiled to Siberia, Between Shades of Gray is a masterpiece of teen war fiction. Sepetys's narrative is as elegant as it is unflinching, and is bound to move any reader to tears. Though it is primarily a work of fiction, Sepetys based many of the scenes from interviews with survivors, making the atrocities depicted within all the more harrowing to behold. Perhaps Sepetys's most impressive accomplishment is that, despite the disturbing subject matter, she has wrought a book that is as engaging and focused on love and empathy as it is painfully honest.

Valentines' Day Bash Recap!

So pictures are still to come, but in the meantime we have some links to AMAZING bloggers that attended this event. Fans were out in force, and we were pleased to keep pulling more and more chairs out for attendees.

 Three ladies from Eve's Fan Garden (in Sacramento) came out, and had baked a special cupcake for each one of the authors that reflected their respective book covers! They looked adorable (and delicious) and totally professionally made. They posted their own recap on their website. You can find reviews, recaps of other events, author interviews and more from these very prolific ladies!

We also got to meet Jessica, who runs the awesome teen blog, Chick Lit Teens. Jessica organizes contests, giveaways, writes reviews and even conducts interviews. You can follow her on Twitter too @ChickLitTeens

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Upcoming Spring Events!!!

Cupcakes for you, cupcakes for me...

We're super excited to announce that TONIGHT (February 9th at 7pm) at our Valentines' Day Bash we will be serving cupcakes from the amazing Susie Cakes! Delicious as they are adorable, Susie Cakes makes the kind of cupcakes you want to shove in your face in a totally un-ladylike fashion.

Read This Blog

If you love to read YA, and even want to write some yourself, be sure to check out the awesome FIRST NOVELS CLUB blog. With over 900 followers, these ladies weigh in on everything from TV and fashion to writing the perfect almost but not quite kiss scene..

Fashion + Books? Yes, thank you.

 

Upcoming guest and author of the bestselling LUXE series, Anna Godbersen, weighs in on the most fashionable women in literature: You can meet Anna at our upcoming NYMBC event on March 24th, at 7pm!  She will be promoting her new, prohibition era novel, Bright Young Things

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