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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

What's a werewolf gotta do to get some love around here? Jacob may not have gotten the girl, but Calla Tor, the fearsome leader of her werewolf pack, has got more love going than she knows what to do with--stuck between a studly wolf and a handsome man, Calla has to make the tough calls, all while leading her pack. And yes! Win! The followup to this paranormal romance is due out this summer! Be sure to check out the Wolves of Mercy Falls series too.

It's hard to deny that there's a glut of books written especially for girls... so thank goodness for Guys Read! Headed up by former Ambassador for Children's Literature JON SCIESZKA (rhymes with fresca!), Guys Read provides the kind of lit the fellas can get excited about-- and we're excited too. With contributions from an all star line up of kids authors, like Mac Barnett, Jeff Kinney and Eoin Colfer who wouldn't be? For ages 8-12.

Books just don't get much cuter than this new one from Candace Ryan and Mike Lowry. Minimal words in this silly, super simple story make this book a must for parents with squirmy kids who just cannot sit still. Blessedly brief, with charming illustrations, Ribbit Rabbit treats readers to robots, playtime and a heart-warming set of bestest-forever-and-ever friends. So if you like Mo Willems' books, Bear in Underwear or especially the Socksquatch, give this book a go!

Ok, so not all kids are going to love Billy Collins... but don't worry, there are plenty of awesome poets who write especially for tots!

 

In Kirsten Miller's paranormal romance, Eternal Ones,  Haven Moore is shocked to find out that her current life may not have been the ONLY life she's had on Earth. 

 Could it be that this isn't your first time, either? Take the Ouroboros Society Questionnaire and find out! 

ZOMG! Best Valentines' Day EVER? Meet authors Cathleen Daly, Suzanne Selfors and Elizabeth Eulberg for a discussion of the best things... crushes, friends and, of course, BOOKS. Put on your cutest outfit, grab your friends and join us for a night of all things ~loooove~
 
Orenstein balances humor, insight and empathy with apparent ease in this treatise on all things pink. Starting with (but not limiting herself to) the Disney Princess brand, (which began only in 2000) Orenstein critically examines the girlie marketing phenomenon, from the seemingly innocuous Dora the Explorer to the controversial nude Miley Cyrus photo shoot. Written with the practical and loving eye of a parent, Orenstein explores the possible ramifications of heavily gendered media in both the short and long term. After reading this book, you'll never look at an American Girl doll or Bratz doll the same way again. As compelling as it is hilarious, Cinderella Ate My Daughter is essential reading for all parents of girls, people who used to be girls and even people who were never girls at all. And written by a Bay Area (Berkeley!) Native to boot!

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Not Your Mother's Book Club Blog

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.  We know first-hand that no book lovers are as ferociously awesome as Young Adult book lovers!The club has grown tremendously since we began in 2005.  We now host a monthly literary salon for teenagers in San Francisco, as well as weekly online author interviews, online contests and in-school author events around the Bay Area.  No matter how much bigger and busier we are, though, one thing remains the same - our dedication to showcasing the very best that the world of teen literature has to offer.  
 We also have a lot of fun ... and we invite you to join us.  Yay books!

On this blog you will find:

*listings for upcoming events

*recommendations for awesome books

*links to teen lit websites and blogs

*a hodge-podge of info pertaining to all things YA LIT!

 

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