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message 1: by Beth, Head Librarian (last edited Mar 07, 2016 06:48AM) (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Hi, everyone! :) Here is the nominations thread for May's Books of the Month. I wasn't going to go along with the theme for May, however, it's fun, and I know that a lot of people really love the "Folks in Uniform" challenge. However, I won't make it mandatory, so, you have two options for your nominations this time:

1. Nominate a book that goes along with May's monthly challenge theme, "Folks in Uniform." You can nominate any book, contemporary, historical, etc., so long as it has a person that wears a uniform, or perhaps has retired from such a job, but it still plays largely into the story or the character. I'm thinking of the obvious choices, like military, police, fire fighters, etc. however, other entities aren't often represented by uniforms, which may also work (I'm thinking special agents, detectives, spies, espionage type people). f you think a book might work, but aren't sure, just ask. :)

2. Any book you'd like, doesn't have to match the theme!

PLEASE REVIEW THESE GUIDELINES:
-Please do not nominate a book we've already read as a group. You will be asked for a different nomination if you do. Find our shelves here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books....
-Remember that a book must be out for 6 months or more to be eligible for nominations and voting
-Try not to nominate an author that we've read that year already
-If it is a book in a series that is not the first book, make sure you know that it can be read as a standalone and doesn't require the previous books being read to understand and enjoy.
-please note that there may be more reasons that a book is not a good fit for nominations or group members as a whole, whether it be availability, cost, accessibility, etc. The moderators reserve the right to make these decision. Thank you for your understanding! :)

And inquiring minds want to know - do you like the group reads matching the theme? Want to see that more? Want to see it less? I appreciate any input!

Nominations will be open through March 15. Happy nominating!

Nominations as of March 7:
1. Trinity: Military War Dog by Ronie Kendig
2. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
3. The Third Target by Joel C. Rosenberg
4. Evidence of Mercy by Terri Blackstock
5. The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish
6. Undercurrents by Traci Hunter Abramson
7. Unintended Target by D.L. Wood
8. Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon
9. Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt
10. Against All Odds by Irene Hannon
11. Stranded by Don Prichard


message 2: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia_r) | 64 comments Fear Has a Name (The Crittendon Files, #1) by Creston Mapes I'd like to nominate Fear Has a Name, but I'm not positive if it would apply. On the description it says the main character is a journalist who is trying to uncover a person who is stalking his family. If it doesn't apply, I have another nomination :))


message 3: by Karin (last edited Mar 01, 2016 10:58AM) (new)

Karin | 190 comments Beth wrote: "Hi, everyone! :) Here is the nominations thread for May's Books of the Month. I wasn't going to go along with the theme for May, however, it's fun, and I know that a lot of people really love the "..."
Is EVERY book on these shelves something that has been discussed as a group here? I have a couple of books I'd like to nominate, but see them there already.


message 4: by Loraine, CFD Momma (last edited Mar 01, 2016 11:34AM) (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 2654 comments Mod
I'll nominate
Trinity Military War Dog (A Breed Apart, # 1) by Ronie Kendig


message 5: by Beth, Head Librarian (last edited Mar 01, 2016 12:50PM) (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Karin wrote: "Beth wrote: "Hi, everyone! :) Here is the nominations thread for May's Books of the Month. I wasn't going to go along with the theme for May, however, it's fun, and I know that a lot of people real..."

Just the shelves labeled by year. :) "2011 group reads," "2012 group reads," and so on.


message 6: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Olivia wrote: "Fear Has a Name (The Crittendon Files, #1) by Creston Mapes I'd like to nominate Fear Has a Name, but I'm not positive if it would apply. On the description it says the main character is a journalist who is trying to unc..."

Olivia, we read this one in 2014! Is there another you'd like to nominate?


message 7: by Teya (new)

Teya Teya | 34 comments Freefall (Saint Squad, #1) by Traci Hunter Abramson or Undercurrents (Undercurrents, #1) by Traci Hunter Abramson
Both are the first books in wonderful series.


message 8: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Teya wrote: "Freefall (Saint Squad, #1) by Traci Hunter Abramson or Undercurrents (Undercurrents, #1) by Traci Hunter Abramson
Both are the first books in wonderful series."


Teya, can you narrow it down to one? ;)


message 9: by Natalie (new)

Natalie (creativecountry0407gmailcom) | 264 comments I will nominate Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson .


message 10: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (new)

Staci | 1487 comments Mod
This is not exactly what the month focus is...

The novel is about a foreign news correspondent and ISIS.

The Third Target (J. B. Collins #1) by Joel C. Rosenberg


Rebecca (pagescollective) I'd like to nominate Evidence of Mercy (Sun Coast Chronicles, #1) by Terri Blackstock


message 12: by Karin (new)

Karin | 190 comments Beth wrote: "Karin wrote: "Beth wrote: "Hi, everyone! :) Here is the nominations thread for May's Books of the Month. I wasn't going to go along with the theme for May, however, it's fun, and I know that a lot ..."

Thanks. I'm off to recheck them, then.


message 13: by Karin (last edited Mar 01, 2016 04:41PM) (new)

Karin | 190 comments I'd like to nominate The Air We Breathe The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish

There are two people's stories told here and we learn how their lives intertwine. The author has won Christian book awards.


message 14: by Teya (new)

Teya Teya | 34 comments Beth wrote: "Teya wrote: "Freefall (Saint Squad, #1) by Traci Hunter Abramson or Undercurrents (Undercurrents, #1) by Traci Hunter Abramson
Both are the first books in wonderful series."

Teya, can you narrow it down to one? ;)"

Undercurrents (Undercurrents, #1) by Traci Hunter Abramson


message 15: by Chantel (new)

Chantel (channylee07) | 357 comments I nominate Unintended Target (Unintended Series, #1) by D.L. Wood


message 16: by Sarita (new)

Sarita | 1082 comments Nomination for May! This here is going to fast.

I'll nominate Buried Secrets (Men of Valor #1) by Irene Hannon


message 17: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Staci wrote: "This is not exactly what the month focus is...

The novel is about a foreign news correspondent and ISIS.

The Third Target (J. B. Collins #1) by Joel C. Rosenberg"


It doesn't have to be going along with the theme. :)


message 18: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
I nominate Catch a Falling Star by Beth K. Vogt


message 19: by Olivia (new)

Olivia (olivia_r) | 64 comments I'll nominate Against All Odds (Heroes of Quantico, #1) by Irene Hannon


message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Prichard | 3 comments Can I nominate my own book? (Not sure of the rules.) If so, the protagonist is a Marine Corps reservist. As is my co-author husband. :-)

Stranded: A Novel by Don & Stephanie Prichard


message 21: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
Stephanie wrote: "Can I nominate my own book? (Not sure of the rules.) If so, the protagonist is a Marine Corps reservist. As is my co-author husband. :-)

Stranded: A Novel by Don & Stephanie Prichard"


Stephanie, we don't have a rule in place for this at the time, though that might change in the future. It can be included for this go around.


message 22: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Prichard | 3 comments Thank you, Beth. I've never had that opportunity before.


message 23: by Karin (new)

Karin | 190 comments Stephanie wrote: "Thank you, Beth. I've never had that opportunity before."

I know from other groups I've been involved with (primarily on Shelfari which is closing this month) the reason for that is because many times, but NOT always, people join groups only to promote their own books and then don't get involved as a reader.


message 24: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Prichard | 3 comments I find it a relief to be a reader only.


message 25: by Karin (new)

Karin | 190 comments Stephanie wrote: "I find it a relief to be a reader only."

I think it can work well to be an author when you are an active reader in a group.


message 26: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
For any of you night owls, or morning GR checkers, here is the link to the voting poll for May's Books:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

It will open at midnight tonight. :)


message 27: by Beth, Head Librarian (new)

Beth | 2219 comments Mod
May's Books of the Month will be...

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

and

The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish
The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish


message 28: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (new)

Staci | 1487 comments Mod
I've already read Edenbrooke. It was good!

I'm in for The Air We Breathe. I got a deal on a physical copy some time ago.


message 29: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 84 comments Bummer, because of Easter I completely missed the voting.


message 30: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 84 comments Olivia wrote: "Fear Has a Name (The Crittendon Files, #1) by Creston Mapes I'd like to nominate Fear Has a Name, but I'm not positive if it would apply. On the description it says the main character is a journalist who is trying to unc..."

Olivia I'm planning to beginn this series this year anyway. If you are interested in a reading buddy just let me know :-)


message 31: by Karin (new)

Karin | 190 comments Beth wrote: "May's Books of the Month will be...

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson

and

The Air We Breathe by Christa Parrish
The Air We Breathe by [author:Chr..."


Great! I hope others like The Air We Breathe as much as I did; I'm going to see if I can get Edenbrooke since I've never read that one, and will review The Air We Breathe to get everyone's names straight again; I still remember it well since it was only last year I read it.


message 32: by Christine (new)

Christine | 423 comments I loved Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson !!! My library actually has a copy of The Air We Breath (for many Christian fiction I need to get an interlibrary loan), which is good!


message 33: by Marion (new)

Marion | 124 comments I'm in for Edenbrooke.


message 34: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn V | 221 comments I was hoping our library had this book; unfortunately not, so have to skip this month


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