Our Bonus May #BNYABOOKCLUB Pick
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Join our booksellers and fellow YA fans each month to explore compelling stories and characters!
To keep our customers and booksellers safe and healthy, our YA Book Club discussion for The Black Flamingo will be virtual. See below for details!
Our June
Selection
Again, But Better by Christine Riccio
Again, But Better
by Christine Riccio
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Our June Selection

From one of the most followed booktubers today, comes Again, But Better, a story about second chances, discovering yourself, and being brave enough to try again.

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive edition includes a Q&A with the author, a deleted scene in the form of a lost letter/journal entry, and an exclusive case color and foil stamp.

Our July
Selection
We Hunt the Flame (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Sands of Arawiya Series #1) by Hafsah Faizal
We Hunt the Flame
by Hafsah Faizal
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Our July
Selection

Set in a richly-detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

Our August
Selection
Wilder Girls (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Rory Power
Wilder Girls
by Rory Power
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Our August
Selection

A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before.

Our September
Selection
I'm Not Dying With You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal
I’m Not Dying With You Tonight
by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal
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Our September
Selection

Lena and Campbell aren’t friends. When both girls attend the Friday-night football game, what neither expects is for everything to descend into sudden mass chaos. Chaos that unexpectedly throws them together. They hardly understand the other’s point of view. But none of that matters when the city is up in flames, and they only have each other to rely on if they’re going to survive the night.

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes two additional chapters, a Q&A with the authors and more.

Our October
Selection
Serpent & Dove (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition) by Shelby Mahurin
Serpent & Dove
by Shelby Mahurin
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Our October
Selection

Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy duology, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland. Set in a world of powerful women, dark magic, and off-the-charts romance, book one of this stunning fantasy duology will leave readers burning for more.

Our November
Selection
The Fountains of Silence (B&N YA Book Club Edition) by Ruta Sepetys
The Fountains of Silence
by Ruta Sepetys
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Our November
Selection

Madrid, 1957. Under a fascist dictatorship, Spain hides a dark secret, even as tourists flood in with the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is 18-year-old Daniel Matheson, who arrives with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother’s birth through the lens of his camera. Lives and hearts collide, revealing a dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition includes photos, deleted scenes, the author’s personal source materials, and more.

Our December
Selection
Scythe (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition) (Arc of a Scythe Series #1) by Neal Shusterman
Scythe
by Neal Shusterman
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Our December
Selection

Death gets a new look in the cult-favorite, heart-stopping Scythe: book one in the Arc of a Scythe trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. Scythes exist in a faultless, dystopian world, and train to become artistic dealers of death. When main characters Citra and Rowan are chosen to become these respected assassins, find out how far they will go to maintain their seemingly perfect society.

The B&N YA Book Club edition includes an exclusive Q&A with author Neal Shusterman.

Our January
Selection
Reverie (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition) by Ryan La Sala
Reverie
by Ryan La Sala
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Our January
Selection

Reverie is a fresh fantasy debut full of camp, heart, and villainous drag queens. After turning up half-dead in a river, Kane Montgomery sets out to uncover more about the life he thought he knew. But when fantastical dreamscapes start to materialize from nowhere, Kane realizes only he has the power and imagination to stop his town from unraveling.

The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition includes an annotated chapter with drawings from Ryan, two pages of his notes and illustrations, and a discussion guide.

Our February
Selection
Loveboat, Taipei (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition) by Abigail Hing Wen
Loveboat, Taipei
by Abigail Hing Wen
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Our February
Selection

Rebellious and romantic, Loveboat, Taipei by debut author Abigail Hing Wen checks all the boxes for required reading in February. Fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen will love this fresh, heartfelt and dazzling read about Ever Wong, an aspiring dancer and reluctant pre-med student. Ever’s struggles to be true to herself are set against the exciting backdrop of Taipei with a summer of non-stop fun.

The B&N YA Book Club edition contains a letter from the author and three bonus deleted scenes.

Our March
Selection
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
by Holly Jackson
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Our March
Selection

Pip can’t believe her childhood friend killed his girlfriend, and makes it her senior project to prove his innocence. We loved this addictive whodunit with the true-life investigative verve of Serial and a sharp-eyed narrator you won't soon forget.

Come to discuss with us and receive our exclusive swag giveaway, in stores only at YA Book Club.

Our April
Selection
Most Likely (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Sarah Watson
Most Likely
by Sarah Watson
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Our April
Selection

Ever wonder what it would be like to attend high school with a future U.S. president? Here’s your chance to find out—but the best part of this heartfelt coming-of-age story is that we don’t know until the end which of the four ambitious young women it follows will get the gig.

The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition includes a bonus epilogue and discussion questions.

Our May
Selection
They Went Left (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Monica Hesse
They Went Left
by Monica Hesse
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Our May
Selection

Your heart will break and be mended again as you walk alongside Zofia, a concentration camp survivor searching for her missing brother. Our booksellers were captivated by this moving personal story, set against a backdrop of harrowing history.

The Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition includes an author Q&A and an annotated chapter.

Our Bonus
May Selection
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition) (Hunger Games Series Prequel) by Suzanne Collins
The Ballad of
Songbirds and Snakes

by Suzanne Collins
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Our Bonus
May Selection

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.

This Barnes & Noble YA Book Club Edition includes a reader's group guide and a Q&A with the author, Suzanne Collins, and her editor David Levithan.

Our June
Selection
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
The Black Flamingo
by Dean Atta
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Our June
Selection

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed UK poet and performer Dean Atta.

Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he’s navigated what it means to be Greek-Cypriot and Jamaican. As he gets older, Michael’s coming out is only the start of learning who he is and where he fits in. When he discovers the Drag Society, he finally finds where he belongs—and Black Flamingo is born.

Join Us for
Virtual YA Book Club

To keep our customers and booksellers safe and healthy, we are continuing with a virtual YA Book Club event.

On Thursday 7/9 at 4 PM ET, for our #BNYABookClub event on Facebook LIVE! In the meantime, join the conversation on social media: #BNYABookClub. We can’t wait to chat with our book bffs about this month's pick!

Watch Our Exclusive Video with Dean Atta

The author shares his excitement about being selected for the B&N June YA Book Club pick.

Why We Love The Black Flamingo

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have chosen The Black Flamingo – Dean Atta's YA debut and a Stonewall Book Award Winner – as our August YA Book Club Pick! Fans of Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, and Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo will love The Black Flamingo, as will readers who loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. In this powerful, heartfelt novel written in verse, a mixed-race gay teen named Michael finds himself and his place in the world through poetry and drag. The Black Flamingo is an inspiring story that reminds us there is a rainbow after every storm.”

THE B&N YA BOOK CLUB

You’ve asked for it. Our booksellers have asked for it. And now it’s here! The YA Book Club is a place for YA fans to gather in our stores across the country to discuss compelling stories and characters each month asking What would you have done? Featuring authors of all genres, join us as we celebrate new voices and familiar faces we can’t get enough of.