First off, do you know Belletrist? If not, omg, please take a moment and check them out right now! Co-founded by actress Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss, Belletrist is a pretty amazing reading community that’s focused on celebrating and elevating great storytelling. Something that’s also pretty important to us here at Epic Reads, of course! We’ve been long time fans and so…
We are SO excited to announce that we are teaming up with Belletrist to bring you “WHY NOT YA?” a new book club that will feature a variety of YA books that focus on themes of female empowerment and are conversation starters. And the best part? VIDEOS EVERY MONTH.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We will be choosing a YA book to read at the start of every month with a “WHY NOT YA?” episode to release at the end of the month that will be a discussion with the author on the story they wrote and the themes each book carries.
Our first pick is for November and it is The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, an amazing and powerful novel in verse about a girl that finds her voice in a world that might not want to hear it. It’s a 2018 National Book Award finalist and we cannot wait for everyone to dive into this gorgeous badass story.
Make sure to follow “WHY NOT YA?” on Facebook to learn more and to watch the videos every month at facebook.com/whynotyabooks. There will be fun giveaways with every episode premiere and let’s be honest, we all love freebies!
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Remember, this is a book club so we need your enthusiasm and conversations to keep this going! Make sure to like, share, and comment to tell us your favorite passages in the book, questions for the authors and more!
Last but certainly not least, please do share your reading experience on social using the hashtag #whynotYA—we’ll be reading everything you all post and you never know, your pics might show up on @epicreads or @belletrist too 😊
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ANNOUNCEMENT ✨ we are so excited to share that we are teaming up with @belletrist to start a YA book club and video series called WHY NOT YA? Our first pick is the amazing and powerful #ThePoetX by @acevedowrites, which by the way is also a National Book Award finalist! We can’t wait for you to read it. For more info on the #WhyNotYA book club, hit the link in our bio. #BelletristxEpicReads
WATCH THE FIRST FEW EPISODES NOW.
WHY NOT YA? Episode 1: Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X
WHY NOT YA? Episode 2: Julie Murphy, Dumplin’
WHY NOT YA? Episode 3: Emily X.R. Pan, The Astonishing Color of After