Masterminds, how much do you love YA books? If you're anything like us, you can't get enough of these kinds of stories, from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars to Divergent, these sorts of novels might be written for young audiences, but become beloved by all ages for very good reason. Because you like YA as much as we do, we hope you're excited to participate in THE MINDHUT YA BOOK CLUB!
Starting at the beginning of October, we'll be reading a book together as the month goes on. At the halfway point, we'll have a post about the first half of the book, and naturally will encourage you all to share your progress on the novel in the comment section and what you think of the book so far. Same for the last week of the month, when we'll wrap things up and have a final discussion for the novel, as well as announcing what we'll be reading for the next month! How fun does that sound?
Our first choice is Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, a book that combines strong YA adventure with great questions about environmentalism and humanity's role in the world. Combining big message and great characters, we think all you Masterminds will love the book as much as we do! We included it in our recent list of fifteen great environmentalist sci-fi novels, and really think everyone will find something to love about it.
To keep things mixed up, we'll be going for a more fantasy-themed read for the following month, that way people who prefer sci-fi or fantasy particularly can get something they're really into.
Will you join us in reading Ship Breaker in October?