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message 1: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (xitomatl) t's time again to open up recommendations for our next group read!

Theme for June: Dystopian

Recommendations are open from May 1st - 14th.

Here are the guidelines for recommending books for new group members and old hands alike:

1. Every month we read one comic book, one novel, and one manga. Comics and manga can fall under any genre, but please note that novels must fall under the heading of science fiction, fantasy, or horror (and any of their sub-genres).

2. Please recommend books that have not been previous group reads. You can see which books we've read previously here.

3. Be specific. Don't say "any book by ______". It won't be counted.

4. Please link your book in your thread so members can easily look it up.

5. Suggest a book that you think would be good for a large group discussion - that's the point of this group bringing us all together!

How voting works

We choose the top three in each category for the final vote from the 15th - 21st of the month based on how many votes it has.

1. All members can vote on a book/comic/manga they would like to read if somebody suggests it. Simply reply to the thread with "I'm voting for ______" or "VOTE: _____" and it will be counted. The books with the most votes get chosen to be put into the final three poll in the 3rd week of the month. Only comments with the word "vote" somewhere in it will be counted as such in order to avoid confusion.

2. Please only vote for a work ONCE. Multiple votes for the same works will not be counted.

3. You can change or modify your votes as many times as you'd like before the thread closes on the 14th.

4. In the case where two or more books are have equal votes, the book that was suggested first (as indicated by the timestamp on the thread) will enter the poll for the month.

All members do not have to read, recommend, or vote for all three genres - if you only want to suggest and read a novel, that's fine! We're a pretty diverse group here.

message 2: by KWinks (new)

KWinks   (icameheretoread) | 60 comments Ah, despite the fact that I am so over dystopian lit: I found a comic and a manga I would like to nominate (I have not yet read either, they just sound great)
Comic: Lazarus Volume 1

Last month someone suggested Black Hole and that seems dystopian (even if it does take place in the 70's). I'm about to read it anyway.

Manga: Chrome Shelled Regios Volume One (English Volumes not cat'd on Goodreads. Here is Amazon link:

I have read literally hundreds of dystopian novels. One of the BEST was Into the Forest by Jean Hegland.
It's an idea.

message 3: by Kelly (last edited May 07, 2014 07:12AM) (new)

Kelly (xitomatl) I would like to vote for Lazarus by Greg Rucka & Michael Lark!

message 4: by Anna (Bananas) (new)

Anna (Bananas) | 758 comments I vote Lazarus for comic too. Great idea!

For book, I'm nominating an oldie but goodie, Fahrenheit 451. I read it in high school and it's still one of my favorites. Plus, it has a superb first line. Fahrenheit 451

message 5: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (xitomatl) OK, for the novel, I'm going to recommend The Man In The High Castle by Philip K. Dick. It's been on my to-read list for forever.

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

message 6: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (flusen) | 117 comments Voting for The Man In The High Castle!

message 7: by Artemis (new)

Artemis For the novel, I would like to recommend The Giver by Lois Lowry. This was my first dystopian society book and today it is a favorite of my students. Since the movie is coming out in August I thought it would be a good time to reread this one.

message 8: by KWinks (new)

KWinks   (icameheretoread) | 60 comments Artemis wrote: "For the novel, I would like to recommend The Giver by Lois Lowry. This was my first dystopian society book and today it is a favorite of my students. Since the movie is coming out in August I tho..."

I second the Giver as I plan to read it anyway because the movie is coming out.

message 9: by Eve (new)

Eve | 5 comments Yes! I vote for The Giver -- I've been planning to read it before the movie comes out!

message 10: by Stefani - SpelingExpirt, White Rabbit (new)

Stefani - SpelingExpirt (speling_expirt) | 307 comments Mod
I vote for Lazarus! I am loving this comic.

message 11: by Kelly (new)

Kelly (xitomatl) Thanks everybody - recommendations are now closed! It looks like an easy decision this month, but we'll still be voting on the novel.

You can vote over here:

Voting closes on the 22nd.

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