Young Fantasy Reads

Page Created:  09/17/10.  Last Update:  11/21/14.
 
 
Young Fantasy Reads
 
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
 
The Young Fantasy Reads Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at Barnes & Noble, 765 Route 17 South, Paramus, New Jersey  07652  (201)  445 - 4589 at 7:30 PM.  The group does not meet at the store in December, but may instead views a movie based on a YA book at a member's home.
 
The group selects works of fantasy, science fiction and horror.  This includes classic works for young people (WIZARD OF OZ and ALICE IN WONDERLAND), classic genre works (Heinlein Juveniles, THE HOBBIT, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA), books originally released as adult works and repackaged as teen (ENDER'S GAME), and more contemporary works of young fantasy (HARRY POTTER, PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS), science fiction (HUNGER GAMES) and horror (TWILIGHT).
 
We have only attracted adults to this group so far, but we would definitely welcome younger readers as well.  The group is for readers 13 and up.
 
A chronological list of the meeting dates, books, and authors read and discussed by the group follows.  An alphabetical list of this information appears after the chronological list.
 
Books Read by Date:
 
2015
 
June 18, 2015............................GREGOR &  CURSE OF WARMBLOODS........Suzanne Collins..........We'll be in store café!
May 21, 2015.............................INSURGENT.......................................................Veronica Roth.............We'll be in store café!
April 16, 2015.............................FOX FOREVER..................................................Mary Pearson
March 19, 2015..........................PERCY JACKSON:  SEA OF MONSTERS........Rick Riordan
February 19, 2015.....................MOCKINGJAY.....................................................Suzanne Collins
January 15, 2015.......................THE GIVER.........................................................Lois Lowry
 
2014
 
December 18, 2014.....................Video:  CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:  PRINCE CASPIAN
November 20, 2014....................GREGOR AND THE PROPHESY OF BANE....Suzanne Collins
October 16, 2014........................DIVERGENT......................................................Veronica Roth
September 18, 2014...................WINTERSMITH.................................................Terry Pratchett
August 21, 2014.........................STARMAN JONES.............................................Robert Heinlein
July 17, 2014..............................PATHFINDER....................................................Orson Scott Card
June 19, 2014............................SERAPHINA.......................................................Rachel Hartman
May 15, 2014.............................CITY OF BONES................................................Cassandra Clare
April 17, 2014.............................THE FOX INHERITANCE...................................Mary Pearson
March 20, 2014..........................DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT.................Laini Taylor
February 20, 2014......................A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA................................Ursula K LeGuin
January 16, 2014........................GREGOR, THE OVERLANDER........................Suzanne Collins
 
2013
 
December 19, 2013....................Video:  JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS
November 21, 2013.....................UGLIES.........................................................Scott Westerfeld
October 17, 2013........................THE HOST.....................................................Stephenie Meyer
September 19, 2013....................THE SCORPIO RACES..................................Maggie Stiefvator
August 15, 2013..........................THE GRAVEYARD BOOK..............................Neil Gaiman
July 18, 2013..............................PODKAYNE OF MARS..................................Robert Heinlein
June 20, 2013............................THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY...........................Victoria Forester
May 16, 2013.............................IN THE HAND OF THE GODDESS...................Tamora Pierce
April 18, 2013.............................A HAT FULL OF SKY......................................Terry Pratchett
March 21, 2013..........................THE GRIMM LEGACY......................................Polly Shulman
February 21, 2013.......................ENDER'S SHADOW........................................Orson Scott Card
January 17, 2013.........................CATCHING FIRE.............................................Suzanne Collins
 
2012
 
December 20, 2012.......................Video:  THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES
November 15, 2012........................DAUGHTERS OF SMOKE AND BONE...............Laini Taylor
October 18, 2012...........................EVIL GENIUS...................................................Catherine Jinks
September 20, 2012.......................FABLEHAVEN..................................................Brandon Mull
August 16, 2012............................ALANNA:  THE FIRST ADVENTURE...................Tamara Pierce
July 19, 2012................................THE WEE FREE MEN........................................Terry Pratchett
June 21, 2012................................A MONSTER CALLS.........................................Patrick Ness
May 17, 2012................................HOWLS MOVING CASTLE.................................Diana Wynne Jones
April 19, 2012...............................THE SISTERS GRIMM........................................Michael Buckley
March 15, 2012.............................BETWEEN PLANETS........................................Robert Heinlein
February 16, 2012.........................JESSICA'S GUIDE TO DATING THE UNDEAD.....Beth Fanstasky
January 19, 2012..........................THE RISE OF RENEGADE X..............................Chelsea Campbell
 
2011
 
December 15, 2011.......................Video:  TEEN VAMP
November 17, 2011........................THE FALLEN (Nine Lives of Chloe King)..............Celia Thomson / Liz Brazwell
October 20, 2011...........................PRETTY MONSTERS.......................................Kelly Link
September 15, 2011......................GRACELING.....................................................Kristin Cashore
August 18, 2011............................AIRBORN.........................................................Kenneth Oppel
July 21, 2011................................GENERATION DEAD.........................................Daniel Waters
June 16, 2011...............................ROVERANDOM.................................................J R R Tolkien
May 19, 2011................................THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX......................Mary Pearson
April 21, 2011................................THE LIGHTNING THIEF......................................Rick Riordan
March 17 2011..............................THE ROLLING STONES.....................................Robert Heinlein
Febrary 17, 2011...........................ZOMBIES VS UNICORNS...................................Black & Larbalestier
January 20, 2011...........................GIRL PARTS......................................................John Cusick
 
2010
 
December 16, 2010........................Video:  MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK
November 18, 2010.........................IMPOSSIBLE....................................................Nancy Werlin
October 21, 2010...........................CORALINE........................................................Neil Gaiman
September 16, 2010.......................GO, MUTANTS!..................................................Larry Doye
August 19, 2010............................ALICE IN WONDERLAND....................................Lewis Carrroll
July 15, 2010.................................KNIGHTLEY ACADEMY......................................Violet Haberdasher
June 17, 2010...............................REFORMED VAMPIRE SUPPORT GROUP...........Catherine Jinks
May 20, 2010................................ENDER'S GAME.................................................Orson Scott Card
April 15, 2010................................HUNGER GAMES...............................................Suzanne Collins
 
 
Books Read by Author:
 
Michael Buckley............................THE SISTERS GRIMM................................................04/19/12
Chelsea Campbell..........................THE RISE OF RENEGADE X.......................................01/19/12
Orson Scott Card............................PATHFINDER..............................................................07/17/14
.......................................................ENDER'S SHADOW....................................................02/21/13
.......................................................ENDER'S GAME..........................................................05/20/10
Lewis Carroll..................................ALICE IN WONDERLAND............................................08/19/10
Kristin Cashore..............................GRACELING.................................................................09/15/11
Cassandra Clare............................CITY OF BONES..........................................................05/15/14
Suzanne Collins.............................GREGOR & CURSE OF WARMBLOODS...................06/18/15
.......................................................MOCKINGJAY..............................................................02/1915
.......................................................GREGOR & THE PROPHECY OF BANE....................11/20/14
.......................................................GREGOR THE OVERLANDER.....................................01/16/14
.......................................................CATCHING FIRE.........................................................01/17/13
.......................................................HUNGER GAMES.......................................................04/15/10
John Cusick...................................GIRL PARTS...............................................................01/20/11
Larry Doyle....................................GO, MUTANTS!...........................................................09/16/10
Beth Fantasky...............................JESSICA'S GUIDE TO DATING ON THE DARKSIDE......02/16/12
Victoria Forester.............................THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY......................................06/20/13
Neil Gaiman...................................THE GRAVEYARD BOOK...........................................08/15/13
...................................................... CORLINE......................................................................10/21/10
Violet Haberdasher.........................KNIGHTLEY ACADEMY...............................................07/15/10
Rachel Hartman............................SERAFINA......................................................................06/19/14
Robert Heinlein.............................STARMAN JONES........................................................08/21/14
......................................................PODKAYNE OF MARS.................................................07/18/13
......................................................BETWEEN PLANETS...................................................03/15/12
......................................................THE ROLLING STONES................................................03/17/11
Catherine Jinks..............................EVIL GENIUS..............................................................10/18/12
......................................................REFORMED VAMPIRE SUPPORT GROUP.................06/17/10
Diana Wynne Jones.......................HOWLS MOVING CASTLE...........................................05/17/12
Ursula K LeGuin.............................A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA...........................................02/20/14
Kelly Link......................................PRETTY MONSTERS...................................................10/20/11
Lowry, Lois.....................................THE GIVER.................................................................01/15/15
Stephenie Meyer............................THE HOST..................................................................10/17/13
Brandon Mull..................................FABLEHAVEN............................................................09/20/12
Patrick Ness..................................A MONSTER CALLS...................................................06/21/12
Kenneth Oppel...............................AIRBORN....................................................................08/18/11
Mary Pearson................................FOX FOREVER.............................................................04/16/15
.......................................................THE FOX INHERITANCE............................................04/17/14
.......................................................THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX................................05/19/11
Tamara Pierce................................IN THE HAND OF THE GODDESS................................05/16/13
......................................................ALANNA:  THE FIRST ADVENTURE.............................08/16/12
Terry Pratchett..............................WINTERSMITH.............................................................09/18/14
......................................................A HAT FULL OF SKY....................................................04/18/13
.....................................................THE WEE FREE MEN...................................................07/19/12
Rick Riordan..................................PERCY JACKSON:  THE LIGHNING THIEF.................03/1915
.......................................................PERCY JACKSON:  SEA OF MONSTERS...................04/21/11
Veronica Roth................................INSURGENT..................................................................05/21/15
.......................................................DIVERGENT..................................................................10/16/14
Polly Shulman................................THE GRIMM LEGACY..................................................03/21/13
Maggie Stiefvator............................THE SCORPIO RACES.................................................09/19/13
Laini Taylor....................................DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT...............................03/20/14
.....................................................DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE.............................11/15/12
Celia Thomson...............................THE FALLEN (Nine Lives of Chloe King # 1)....................11/17/11
J R R Tolkien.................................ROVERANDOM............................................................06/16/11
Daniel Waters................................GENERATION DEAD....................................................07/21/11
Nancy Werlin.................................IMPOSSIBLE...............................................................11/18/10
Scott Westerfeld.............................UGLIES.......................................................................11/21/13
 
Anthologies:
 
Zombies Vs Unicorns.....................Holly Black & Justine Larbalestier..................................02/17/11
 
Movies:
 
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:  PRINCE CASPIAN.............12/18/14
JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS.....................................12/11/13
MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK..................................................12/16/10
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES....................................12/20/12
TEEN VAMP.......................................................................12/15/11