Crow's Nest: October - November Edition

Welcome to the Crow's Nest! This is where we share our favorite highlights from the YA industry.

BOOK RELEASES

October book releases we couldn't wait to get our hands on:

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NOVEMBER = NANOWRIMO

All of the crew here at the YA Buccaneers have been planning big things for the month of November and everything NaNoWriMo!  For those of you that might be unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo -- here's a quick blip, direct from their site:

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel. Here’s a little more about how it all works.

National Novel Writing Month is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes your story matters. You know how writing makes the world a more creative, vibrant place. Through NaNoWriMo—as well as our Young Writers Program, the Come Write In program, and Camp NaNoWriMo—we work hard to empower and encourage that vibrant creativity around the world. We can’t do it without writers like you.

We'll be hosting several more Word Sprints throughout each week of November to encourage you to write, write, write!!!  So if you're competing in NaNoWriMo this year, we hope you'll join us for a sprint or two -- and even if you're just looking for incentive to write, we'll be here!

YA BUZZ IN THE MOVIES

There are several YA books getting ready to make their silver-screen debut in the coming months: DIVERGENT, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, THE MAZE RUNNER, and IF I STAY to name a few...plus let's not forget the doozy that's about to be unleashed in just a few short weeks: CATCHING FIRE!

Here's a great article CNN just posted on 10/22 about upcoming YA books being released onto the big screen: 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/living/young-adult-book-movie-adaptations/

WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON

ENDER'S GAME will hit theaters this week, with it's debut on November 1st!

I still have yet to read this one -- it's been sitting in my TBR pile for ages, even though I've heard so many great things around this series!

 

But of course all the buzz is around the upcoming release of CATCHING FIRE which will hit theaters on November 22nd -- and it's sure to be on the must-see list for all fans of YA fiction...and even those that have never read the series!


 

NOVEMBER BOOK RELEASES

November books set to release (clockwise) that we can't wait to read, include:

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WHAT HAS YOU MOST EXCITED IN THE UPCOMING MONTH OF NOVEMBER? AND WILL YOU BE JOINING US FOR NANOWRIMO? 

If there's something we missed - a book release you're excited about, or news you want to share - let us know in the comments. Thank you!