Young Adult novels rule, and are currently experiencing something of a boom in the troubled publishing world. And, we Book Smugglers have totally jumped on the increasingly crowded YA bandwagon. It is a genre that we love, and because of that love we are organizing a celebration of the genre: our first ever YA Appreciation Month, from July 19th to August 16th.
For the duration of the month, we will be discussing the merits of the genre, the apparent boom of YA literature, and the crossover appeal of YA novels. Guest authors and bloggers will be talking about their reasons for writing and reading YA and how the genre differs from books written for an adult audience.
And we will be reading and reviewing loads of books ourselves and we have to admit we are really looking forward to it. So much so, that we would like to invite YOU to join in the fun as well!
On Saturday 15th of August, the last Saturday of our Appreciation Month, we will have an open post where we will link to other blogs. We cordially invite you to read or write a post about anything Young Adult. Send us the link, and on the 15th we will add it to the matrix post. Anything counts: a review of a favorite oldie, a review of a new (or new to you) YA novel, a post reflecting on the genre, or even a piece on why you DON’T read YA.
You have more than one month to prepare. Why not try one of the books that we will read and review, or perhaps one of the books we have already reviewed here at the Book Smugglers! Or visit one of the myriad of YA blogs out there – you can have a look here for ideas, and comment and/or email us if you have any questions.
Anyone with a blog can join. To enter, simply comment here that you’re in, then prepare a post for Saturday August 15th and send us the link as soon as it goes live. We will be online the whole day, uploading the links as they are sent to us. Go on, you know you want to!
~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers.