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message 1: by Brittany (last edited Jun 14, 2013 09:54PM) (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Let's open the nominations for next month!

Since we now plan to have two Group Reads per month, we're going to have two different categories as well. So when you submit your nominations, be sure to include one book for each of the two categories:

1.) Dystopian/Paranormal/Otherworldly/ect.

And

2.) Contemporary/Real Life

Rules:
1.) Any YA novel is eligible.
2.) One nomination per person, per category.
3.) If two people nominate the same book, each person's vote counts. So the book will feature twice in the list to give each vote an equal chance.
4.) Nominations are open from the 1st until the 14th of the month, and we will let you know which book has won on the 15th.
5.) The winning book is chosen using Random.org to make it completely fair.
6.) Please don't nominate a book we have already read. Check our list a Group Reads to be sure it hasn't been read.
7.) Only nominate the first book in a series UNLESS we have already read #1. In this case, #2 is then eligible for nomination! Any stand alone novels are eligible.
8.) Please keep in mind that recently released books, while eligible, might make it more difficult for everyone to get a copy. It might not be available at libraries yet and not everyone is willing to shell out $20 for the hard-cover.

Happy Nominating! :D

Dystopian/Paranormal/Otherworldly/ect

1.) The Pledge by Kimberly Derting (Kaitlin)
2.) Wake by Amanda Hocking (Brittany)
3.) Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis (Dorna)
4.) Poison Princess by Kresley Cole (Anne)
5.) Marked by P.C. Cast (Ali)
6.) Marked by P.C. Cast (Eman)
7.) The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams (Sofia)
8.) Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber (Simmaron)
9.) Legend by Marie Lu (Book Nerd For life)
10.) Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis (Annabelle)
11.) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Cassie)
12.) Rootless by Chris Howard (Cindy)
13.) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (Beatrice)
14.) Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Julia Shadowhunter)
15.) Reboot by Amy Tintera (Sapir)
16.) Sanctum by Sarah Fine (Lauren)

Contemporary/Real Life

1.) Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (Kaitlin)
2.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Brittany)
3.) A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Dorna)
4.) In Darkness by Nick Lake (Anne)
5.) This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (Ali)
6.) Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (Sofia)
7.) Looking for Alaska by John Green (Eman)
8.) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Simmaron)
9.) Looking for Alaska by John Green (Book Nerd For life)
10.) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (Annabelle)
11.) Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (Cassie)
12.) Wanted by Heidi Ayarbe (Cindy)
13.) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Beatrice)
14.) Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (Julia Shadowhunter)
15.) Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer (Sapir)
16.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (Lauren)


message 3: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Ooh, I've been wanting to read those for a while! :)

I'll have to think about what I want to nominate...


message 4: by Kate (new)

Kate (kaitlins16) They're both on my reread list because I really enjoyed both of them. :)


message 5: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Okay, I think I've chosen mine. :)

1.) Wake by Amanda Hocking

2.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


message 7: by Cordelia (new)

Cordelia (anne21) Paranormal - Poison Princess by Kresley Cole Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1) by Kresley Cole

Contemporary - In Darkness by Nick Lake In Darkness by Nick Lake


message 8: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Great nominations so far, guys! :)


message 10: by Dorna (new)

Dorna (crimsonskyx) House of Night book (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

I'm not religious but this calls for a prayer session 八(^□^*)


message 12: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Eman wrote: "Paranormal - Marked by P.C. Cast

Contemporary - Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher"


Hi, Eman! We're already reading Thirteen Reasons Why this month. Would you mind choosing a different Contemporary book? :)


message 13: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Ooh, I've been wanting to read that one! :)


message 14: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
I actually haven't read any so far. >.< I'm hoping to get to them soon.


ali  ᵏᵉᵉᵖ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵐᵒᵘᵗʰ ˢʰᵘᵗ (time_wont_fly) Dorna wrote: "House of Night book (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

I'm not religious but this calls for a prayer session 八(^□^*)"


....I don't like House of Night. I just put it....


message 16: by Dorna (new)

Dorna (crimsonskyx) Ali *Shine like the sun* wrote:
....I don't like House of Night. I just put it...."


I was kidding ;D well... kinda... didn't mean anything by it really~~ its just that i didn't enjoy it~~~ countless others have though :)


message 17: by Simmaron (new)

Simmaron (mybookedlife) | 459 comments Contemporary - Statistical Probability of Love at first Sight

Paranormal - Full Moon series by Ellen Schreiber


ali  ᵏᵉᵉᵖ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵐᵒᵘᵗʰ ˢʰᵘᵗ (time_wont_fly) Dorna wrote: "Ali *Shine like the sun* wrote:
....I don't like House of Night. I just put it...."

I was kidding ;D well... kinda... didn't mean anything by it really~~ its just that i didn't enjoy it~~~ countl..."


I read like the first chapter and hated it.....I just didn't know what else to put, and it's the only other Paranormal book I know other than Twilight. xD


message 19: by Dorna (new)

Dorna (crimsonskyx) Deer Lawd~~ You need to message me asap & I will supply you with the good YA novels ;D


message 20: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Keep the nominations coming guys! They're great so far! :D


message 21: by Annabelle (new)

Annabelle (hazeleyedasian) | 49 comments 1. Persephone c: In terms of Marked... just a fair warning that the series is never ending and involves a lot of terrible writing, sex/sexual stuff that's just unnecessary, a female lead who seems great but ends up a slut, and just... lots of great plot, but also a lot of stupid.
2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Looking for Alaska is great, tho, that's another good choice!


ali  ᵏᵉᵉᵖ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵐᵒᵘᵗʰ ˢʰᵘᵗ (time_wont_fly) Haha... Good thing I gave the book away. :)


message 23: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Lol, that seems to be the general trend of girls in YA romance novels now. Seem sweet, but secretly screws anything. XD


message 24: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
I seriously want to read ALL of these contemporary books. XD


message 26: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Cassie, I need to borrow Obsidian~~~


message 27: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III Dystopian: Rootless by Chris Howard

Contemporary: Wanted by Heidi Ayarbe


message 28: by Beatrice (new)

Beatrice Masaluñga (beatricemasalunga) 1. Dystopian: Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi

2. Contemporary: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


Julia Griffis - The Romance Bibliophile (theromancebibliophile) 1) Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
2) Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen


message 30: by Kate (new)

Kate (kaitlins16) Awesome. :)

There are now two nominations for Along for the Ride.


message 31: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Last day to nominate guys! The winners will be chosen tomorrow so be sure to get your recommendations in if you want a say!


message 32: by Sapir (new)

Sapir | 12 comments I nominate: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith


message 33: by Sapir (new)

Sapir | 12 comments Oops... I noticed it's one Dystopian and one realistic...

So: contemporary: Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Dystopian: Reboot (Reboot, #1) by Amy Tintera


message 34: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Ooh, I've been wanting to read those two!

So many awesome recommendations this month! :D


message 35: by Annabelle (new)

Annabelle (hazeleyedasian) | 49 comments Ali *Shine like the sun* wrote: "Haha... Good thing I gave the book away. :)"

Lol, I got rid of mine too c': Sadly... I had read seven of the books. Whoopsies....


message 36: by Annabelle (new)

Annabelle (hazeleyedasian) | 49 comments Brittany wrote: "Lol, that seems to be the general trend of girls in YA romance novels now. Seem sweet, but secretly screws anything. XD"

LOL true dat c': In the beginning, it's absolutely great, but then you kind of think about it... Heh. Yeah.


message 37: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 228 comments Mod
I nominate:

Dystopian: Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands, #1) by Sarah Fine . Sanctum by Sarah Fine

Contemporary: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky . The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


message 38: by Brittany (last edited Jun 15, 2013 04:11AM) (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Time to choose the winners!

According to Random.org, our July Books of the Month are:

1.) Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis

2.) Looking for Alaska by John Green

Thanks for nominating them Dorna and Eman!

According to our poll, July's Challenge Theme with be Mythological! Coincidentally, Persephone will satisfy it! XD Perhaps look into an additional mythology read? I know I will!

Be sure to pick up your copies of the books from the bookstore or library and join us July 1st!



message 39: by Sapir (new)

Sapir | 12 comments Yay!! I'm so excited for Looking For Alaska!! I've heard great things about it and I just can't wait to start it.


message 40: by Magda (new)

Magda (magdaknight) | 1 comments I've been meaning to read 'Looking for Alaska' for the longest time, and now I finally get my chance!


message 41: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 3369 comments Mod
Awesome! I tend to get a lot of books out of the way during Group Reads, too.

I'm going to be reading this book before next month, though. I only have a week with it, due to reserves at the library. XD


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