Wolf cub book club

Wolf cub book club

Hey, middle grade and YA genre authors! Would you like to be in a book club designed especially for you? Joining read-alongs of fantasy, sci-fi, horror and mystery kidlit every month and dissecting it like a writing detective? Oh I’m so pleased to hear you say that, because I’ve got just the thing:

The Wolf Cub Book Club! Reading the magical, mysterious and downright macabre in middle grade and YA fiction.

We’ll read one book a month and then hop on a Twitter chat to discuss our thoughts. But we won’t just be reading books – we’ll be reading them like writers, exploring their structures, world-building and narrative devices, whether they meet genre conventions, how the author built sympathy for the protagonist and breathed life into the villain. We’ll be reading for fun, sure, but also to learn and hone our craft. The best thing a writer can do is to read, read, read, and it’s particularly crucial to read the genre and age category you write in.

I’ve got a few books in mind but they’re not set in stone; once I get enough sign ups we can start voting for our next reads. We’ll be looking at recent(ish) releases rather than classics, alternating between middle grade and YA and switching up genres each month. Some of the books I’d love to include (or put to the vote) are:

  • Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
  • Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell
  • The Agony House by Cherie Priest
  • A Song Below Water by Bethany Morrow
  • Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  • Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone
  • Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
  • Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

If this sounds like your cup of magic potion, please sign up for my newsletter so I can keep you posted, or just send me an email or tweet to let me know you’re interested. I’d hate to be sitting on a #WolfCubBookClub chat on my lonesome!

If we’re all dotted around the world, I’ll do my best to make sure we choose chat times that aren’t ridiculously antisocial for anyone. Nobody needs to discuss middle grade fantasy at 4am.

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