Julie Murphy, David Levithan, & More In The City This Week (YA Book Events NYC 10/15-21)

Happy Monday, book nerds! We’re back with another week of fun events. Make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to get regular updates about all the bookish events happening across the city. Also, ICYMI we’re looking for someone to take over YA Book Events, so please email us at yabookeventsnyc@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Wednesday, October 17

Fiction, Friendship, and Fashion with Kayla Cagan, Amy Spalding, & Julie Murphy at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join authors Kayla Cagan (Art Boss), Amy Spalding (The Summer of Jordi Perez), and Julie Murphy (Puddin’) as they share their coming-of-age stories. Free event.

Thursday, October 18

David Levithan in Conversation with Carolyn Mackler at Barnes & Noble Upper West Side (7 p.m.)

Join NYT bestselling author David Levithan as he discusses his new book, Someday, with Carolyn Mackler (The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I). Free event; seating is limited.

Saturday, October 20

Spooky Middle Grade Reads at Books of Wonder (1-3 p.m.)

Join authors Blue Balliett (Out of the Wild Night), Mary Downing Hahn (The Girl in the Locked Room), Gail Carson Levine (Ogre Enchanted), Leslie Margolis (Ghosted), Katherine Arden (Small Spaces), and William Alexander (A Festival of Ghosts) as they share their latest books for the creepy holiday season. Free event.

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Tomi Adeyemi & More In the City This Week (YA Book Events NYC 10/1-7)

Happy October 1st book nerds! This month is starting of with a bang with plenty of great bookish events happening this week. Check out the full schedule of events below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the events happening around the city.

Tuesday, October 2

Launch Event for Someday by David Levithan at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of David Levithan’s new novel, Someday (a sequel and continuation of Every Day). Free event.

Wednesday, October 3

“Of Muses and Muchness”: Double NYC Launch Event for A Blade So Black and For a Muse of Fire at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join authors L.L. McKinny and Heidi Heilig as they celbrate the release of their new novels, A Blade So Black and For a Muse of Fire. The authors will be in conversation with NYT bestselling author Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles). Free event.

Fierce Reads Panel Event at Barnes and Noble Union Square (6 p.m.)

Authors Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Ngozi Uzaku (Check, Please!), Alex London (Black Wings Beating), and April Tucholke (Wink Poppy Midnight) will have a panel discussion. A limited number of wristbands for event access will be distributed with purchase of any of the featured titles beginning at 9 a.m. the day of the event.

The Darkdeep at Barnes and Noble Upper East Side (7 p.m.)

Join authors Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs as they celebrate the launch of their novel, The Darkdeep. Free event.

Thursday, October 4

Launch Event for Dry by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of Neal and Jarrod Shusterman’s new novel, Dry. Free event.

Great Middle Grade Reads at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Join five talented authors as they present their newest books. Free event.

Friday, October 5

A Map of Days at The Strand (7:01-8:01 p.m.)

Join Ransom Riggs in the Rare Book Room as he launches his latest book, A Map of Days. Admission and a gift card is $15; admission and a signed copy of the book is $22.99.

Saturday, October 6

Launch Party for Dog Days in the City by Jodi Kendall at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Dogs Days in the City by Jodi Kendall. Kendall will be in conversation with Alyson Gerber (Braced). Free event.

Rachel Cohn, David Levithan, & More In Town This Week (YA Book Events 4/9-4/15)

Happy Monday book friends! This week is filled with a number of great bookish events so check out the full schedule below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to get regular updates on events happening around the city.

Tuesday, April 10

Launch Event for Sam and Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Join NYT bestselling author duo Rachel Cohn and David Levithan as they celebrate the release of their latest novel. Free event.

Space Opera Event at Barnes & Noble Tribeca (6:30 p.m.)

Join bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente for a talk and signing about her new novel. Free event; priority seating with purchase of the book at the store.

Wednesday, April 11

Fantastic Teen Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reads Event at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet authors Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles), Alexandra Monir (The Final Six), and Rebecca Ross (The Queens Rising) for a lively discussion on writing YA sci-fi and fantasy, with a book signing to follow. Light refreshments will be served. Free event.

Thursday, April 12

America Scores NY: Kids’ Poetry Reading at The Strand (4-5 p.m.)

America Scores NY will launch the organization’s first ever poetry book and some of the young “poet-athletes” who feature in this new book will gather for a recital of their work and a celebration of National Poetry Month. Free event.

Saturday, April 14

Meet YA Authors Nonieqa Ramos and Fred Aceves at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Meet debut authors Nonieqa Ramos (The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary) and Fred Aceves (The Closest I’ve Come). Free event.

Sunday, April 15

Great Chapter Book Reads Event at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Come celebrate the release of three wonderful chapter books: Big Foot and Little Foot by Ellen Potter, Two Peas in a Pod by Sarah Mlynowski, and Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl by Debbi Michiko. Free event.

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Sarah Smetana, & More Are In Town This Week (YA Book Events 3/12-3/18)

There are SO many incredible events happening this week. From the release of Obsidio to the start of the NYC Teen Author Festival, there are plenty opportunities to meet your favorite authors this week. Check out the full list of events below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to stay up to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, March 12

Meet Brendan Reichs in Conversation with Danielle Paige at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of Genesis with author Brendan Reichs who will be in conversation with Danielle Paige (Dorothy Must Die). Free event.

Tuesday, March 13

Launch Event for Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of the final book in the Illuminae trilogy with co-authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Free event.

Wednesday, March 14

NYC Launch of Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton. Hamilton will be joined by Heidi Heilig (The Ship Beyond Time), Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles), and Zoraida Cordova (Labyrinth Lost). Free event.

Meet Sarah Nicole Smetana at Books Are Magic (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

Celebrate the launch of Sarah Nicole Smetana’s debut novel, The Midnights. Smetana will be in conversation with Amy Kurzweil (Flying Couch). Free event.

Sunday, March 18

Launch Event for What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper at Books of Wonder Uptown (3-5 p.m.)

Meet author/illustrator for her new book, What the Night Sings. Free event.

NYC Teen Author Festival Kickoff at The Strand (7-8 p.m.)

This year’s NYC Teen Author Festival kicks off with a panel of amazing YA authors, including Arvin Ahmadi (Down and Across), Sara Holland (Everless), Ashley Woodfolk (The Beauty That Remains), and more! The panel will be moderated by David Levithan (Every Day). Free event; RSVP here.

 

From Page to Screen: Every Day

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In case you’re unfamiliar with Every Day, the story, both the book by David Levithan and the film, follows A, a person who switches bodies every 24 hours. Full disclosure, I did not like the book. I couldn’t even finish it, honestly. I thought the concept was interesting but the story itself was boring and I think I gave up after the first few chapters.

That being said, when I saw the trailer for the film adaptation I actually thought it looked good. Maybe it was because the film was more in the love interest’s perspective than the character of A, who’s switching bodies. Whatever the reason, I was intrigued and since I have a MoviePass, which meant seeing the film didn’t really cost be anything, I decided to give it a try. Also, another full disclosure, Levithan is currently teaching my Lit Seminar so I was a little curious to see what my professor’s book was all about.

Anyway, I actually enjoyed the film. It was a pretty cute love story that, as I said, really focused more on Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), who I loved. I thought her story was really interesting, especially when it came to her home/family life. It was also interesting to see how dating A really affected her life at home and at school. However, I wasn’t totally convinced about A as character. As one of my friends said, I kind of couldn’t see A as a character, because everyone who was A was different and so it just felt like Rhiannon was falling in love with different people, not the same person. There were also some weird flashback scenes that I could’ve done without.

Overall, I’ll probably never watch this movie again, but it was a cute one time watch. My friend claims the book is better, which, based on my history with books to movie adaptations, I can believe. So maybe just read the book and skip this one.

Tamora Pierce Is In Town This Week (YA Book Events 2/19-2/25)

There are a number of great events happening this week, including two opportunities to meet the great Tamora Pierce. Check out the full schedule of events below and make sure to follow YA Book Events NYC on Twitter to keep up to date with all the bookish events happening around the city.

Monday, Feb. 19

David Levithan + Angourie Rice: Every Day at Strand Books (7:30-8:30 p.m.)

In honor of the New York Times bestseller being adapted into a major motion picture author David Levithan and film star Angourie Rice are having an exclusive Q&A and meet-and-greet! Event admission plus a gift card is $5; event admission and a signed copy of Every Day is $10.99.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Rhoda Belleza in Conversation with Zoraida Cordova at Books of Wonder (6-8 p.m.)

Meet Rhoda Belleza for the launch of her new novel Blood of a Thousand Stars. Belleza will be in conversation with Zoraida Cordova, author of Labryinth Lost. Free event.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce at Barnes and Noble Union Square (6 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of Tamora Pierce’s new book, Tempests and Slaughter. Wristbands for event access will be distributed with a purchase of the book from the store.

Friday, Feb. 23

NYC Launch for Tempest and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce at Books of Wonder Uptown (6-8 p.m.)

Celebrate the release of the first book in Tamora Pierce’s new series, The Numair Chronicles. Free event.

David Levithan, Elizabeth Eulberg, & More Are In Town (YA Book Events 10/16-10/22)

After last week’s full week of festivities, this week has slowed down quite a bit, but that doesn’t mean there still aren’t great events to check out this week. Here’s the full schedule.

Monday, October 16

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Glaser will be sharing her novel Far From the Tree, which is a National Book Award finalist this year. Eulberg (Just Another Girl) will be joining her on the panel. Free event.

Young, Queer, and Lit at The Strand (7-8 p.m.)

Join David Levithan, Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos, Billy Merrell, and more as they discuss their process of writing books for the YA genre. Free event.

Tuesday, October 17

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Join Stephanie and R.J. as they celebrate the release of their latest novel, Applewhites Coast to Coast. Free event.


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