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message 1: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
HELLO HELLO! Since this year is already going so well with this group, I have already started planning ahead and there are some topics I think would be fun for next years READ A THONS! YAY!

My friends/fellow moderators thought it would be good for all members to have a say in what we do could do!

SO my ideas are the following:

Finish series/Catch up (again?)
Standalones
Adult (NOT NEW ADULT ALYSSA)
Benchwarmers (books you've had forever)
2015 releases
Books that have a movie adaptation
and... Poetry! (Sonya Sones, Ellen Hopkins, etc.)

Hopefully these aren't all terrible ideas, and hopefully you guess can also submit some rocking ones! See you soon :)


message 2: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (aclunz) | 404 comments Mod
Beach reads! Re-read a childhood favorite.


message 3: by Vernie♡ (new)

Vernie♡ (wondertraveler) | 0 comments Historical fiction


message 4: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (aclunz) | 404 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "Historical fiction"

(CHOIRS OF ANGELS POP UP IN THE BACKGROUND AND SING) AMENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!


message 5: by Catalina (new)

Catalina (catalinaquintana) | 15 comments I like the benchwarmers idea a lot! what about foreing authors or foreing clasical literature?


message 6: by Jaylen (new)

Jaylen (jaylen_) How about YA?


message 7: by Keely (new)

Keely | 3 comments underhyped or overhyped


message 8: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (aclunz) | 404 comments Mod
Keely wrote: "underhyped or overhyped"

This is a fantastic idea!


message 9: by Kerri (new)

Kerri (kerrithebookbelle) | 353 comments Mod
Jaylen wrote: "How about YA?"

YA is a really broad genre, and we wanted to have more specific themes throughout the year. Most people do YA books within these subgenres, so if you would like, you could read YA each month! :)


message 10: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Alyssa wrote: "Beach reads! Re-read a childhood favorite."

Love it! Because I would spend the week at the beach


message 11: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "Historical fiction"

YES! I don't think I've ever read historical fiction so I love this idea!


message 12: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (aclunz) | 404 comments Mod
Kristina wrote: "Veronica wrote: "Historical fiction"

YES! I don't think I've ever read historical fiction so I love this idea!"


There's so much Historical Fiction out there too! Sexy reads ;) YA HF......


message 13: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Catalina wrote: "I like the benchwarmers idea a lot! what about foreing authors or foreing clasical literature?"

As long as it's english or translated aha I only speak that and a tiny bit of french. But that is such a wonderful idea!


message 14: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Alyssa wrote: "Kristina wrote: "Veronica wrote: "Historical fiction"

YES! I don't think I've ever read historical fiction so I love this idea!"

There's so much Historical Fiction out there too! Sexy reads ;) YA..."


I need it then. Need it now.


message 15: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) I LOVE the verse and standalone ideas! :D


message 16: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (aclunz) | 404 comments Mod
Jacquelyn wrote: "I LOVE the verse and standalone ideas! :D"

Kristina is a big fan of Ellen Hopkins and Sonya Sones ;) Have you read either author before?


message 17: by Vernie♡ (new)

Vernie♡ (wondertraveler) | 0 comments There is a lot of Historical fiction! I'm glad you like the idea! (:


message 18: by Emily (new)

Emily (ohmagichour) What about a diversity month - either authors and/or topic of the book? Award winners? Something you don't normally read (decided by the reader).


message 19: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisarhianon) | 2 comments What about something like witches/magic or mermaids?


message 20: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (aclunz) | 404 comments Mod
Emily wrote: "What about a diversity month - either authors and/or topic of the book? Award winners? Something you don't normally read (decided by the reader)."

I love the idea of award winners... And we could probably do something for Banned Book Week too!


message 21: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn (jacquelynreads) Alyssa wrote: "Jacquelyn wrote: "I LOVE the verse and standalone ideas! :D"

Kristina is a big fan of Ellen Hopkins and Sonya Sones ;) Have you read either author before?"


I have read books from both authors! :D


message 22: by Kerri (new)

Kerri (kerrithebookbelle) | 353 comments Mod
this kind of relates to the diversity topic, but what do y'all think about books NOT set in the US (dystopian or otherwise)?


message 23: by ke-sha (new)

ke-sha (angel707) | 2000 comments Mod
How about Dragons? I feel like I don't really read books about them often.


message 24: by Alyssa (new)

Alyssa (aclunz) | 404 comments Mod
ke-sha wrote: "How about Dragons? I feel like I don't really read books about them often."

The only dragon books I can think of are Eragon.


message 25: by Vernie♡ (new)

Vernie♡ (wondertraveler) | 0 comments We could do magic like Lisa was saying, there's a wide variety of that.


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (arlane) | 7 comments Fairytales (originals or retellings)


message 27: by Megan (new)

Megan | 7 comments nonfiction (biography, memoir, historical, etc.)
manga/comic book/graphic novel
pixels vs paper vs audio
plays
authors you've never read before

those are just a few that come to mind


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

ke-sha wrote: "How about Dragons? I feel like I don't really read books about them often."

I read 2 books about dragons lately. I like the idea as a month theme.


message 29: by [deleted user] (last edited May 05, 2014 11:34AM) (new)

I love all these ideas.
My idea:
how about an anthologi month?( zombies vs unicorns,love is hell...)
companion books is an idea too.
alternative history books. (aka not historical or dystopian but books taking place in 2013\1014\the year it was published but a book that has an alternative history. examples is voices of dragons,team human...)
ooo how about pardody books? thers a few of those too.( team human,josie griffin is not a vampire...)
and how about a month were we only listen to audiobooks?
ooo what about novella month?
tv books.( a lot of the time tv is based on books but you have sometimes when books are based on tv. like the veronica mars book,thers monk books+++)
and if like with dragons people cant think of books, we could do a suggestion post about books you could read for the more "obscure" themes.


message 30: by Naomi (new)

Naomi (littlenimi) | 2 comments Series marathon?
Unfinished books on your shelf
Magic (any books with magical elements in them)
Books that have been recommended to you by people you know in real life
Books which have blue/green/yellow/whatever covers
Books which have something to do with what you want to do with your life in them
Books written by someone from a country other than yours
Books written locally to you
Books which say something about you

Just a few of my ideas. :)


message 31: by Hana'a (new)

Hana'a (osnapitzhanaa) | 166 comments Hmm.
1. Elementary/Middle School books (dust of your Candy Apple and Goosebumps)
2. THG Trilogy
3. Standalones
4. Books with TV adaptions! (PLL, Nine Lives of Chloe King, and so on)
5. Novellas!
6. The Selection trilogy


message 32: by Katie (new)

Katie Naomi wrote: "Series marathon?
Unfinished books on your shelf
Magic (any books with magical elements in them)
Books that have been recommended to you by people you know in real life
Books which have blue/green/y..."

I like these topics!


message 33: by Alex (new)

Alex Ouellette | 6 comments anthology and verse novels!


message 34: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Jacquelyn wrote: "I LOVE the verse and standalone ideas! :D"

Thanks! :)


message 35: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Emily wrote: "What about a diversity month - either authors and/or topic of the book? Award winners? Something you don't normally read (decided by the reader)."

I like all of those ideas! It would motivate readers, myself for sure, to read more out of their comfort zone!


message 36: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Lisa wrote: "What about something like witches/magic or mermaids?"

Yes! I don't think I have ever read a book centered around mermaids, but I own a ton! Thanks for the good idea!


message 37: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Kerri wrote: "this kind of relates to the diversity topic, but what do y'all think about books NOT set in the US (dystopian or otherwise)?"

Like books set in Canada? YES I AGREE


message 38: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
ke-sha wrote: "How about Dragons? I feel like I don't really read books about them often."

I like this idea too because I own a ton of dragon books. The only book I've read with dragons was Harry Potter... I'm pretty sure.


message 39: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Amanda wrote: "Fairytales (originals or retellings)"

I love fairytales :) If the one we have planned for this year goes well, I would love to do it again


message 40: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Megan wrote: "nonfiction (biography, memoir, historical, etc.)
manga/comic book/graphic novel
pixels vs paper vs audio
plays
authors you've never read before

those are just a few that come to mind"


I like all of those! I love reading memoirs, as I find them very enlightening. Plus graphic novels/manga/etc are good for the end of the year for people to catch up/finish their reading goals


message 41: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Oda wrote: "I love all these ideas.
My idea:
how about an anthologi month?( zombies vs unicorns,love is hell...)
companion books is an idea too.
alternative history books. (aka not historical or dystopian but ..."


Those are good ideas! Audiobooks could be good and easy for people! Thank you! :)


message 42: by Jess (new)

Jess (jessm13) I love the finishing series and stand alone ideas! And also maybe contemporary/realistic fiction?


message 43: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Naomi wrote: "Series marathon?
Unfinished books on your shelf
Magic (any books with magical elements in them)
Books that have been recommended to you by people you know in real life
Books which have blue/green/y..."


I ADORE that most of your suggestions are like self-aware in a way, and that really interests me. I think that will get people to actually sit and think about what they are reading. Thank you for such great ideas!


message 44: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Hana'a wrote: "Hmm.
1. Elementary/Middle School books (dust of your Candy Apple and Goosebumps)
2. THG Trilogy
3. Standalones
4. Books with TV adaptions! (PLL, Nine Lives of Chloe King, and so on)
5. Novellas!
6..."


If the middle grade month goes well this year, it will definietly continue next year! Books with TV adaptions ... I like it! I watch a lot of TV so that's how I would spend the week after aha :p Thanks for the cool ideas!


message 45: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Alex wrote: "anthology and verse novels!"

Anthology is like when there's more than one author right? Like Grim? Or am I wrong because that would be super embarrasing. But I'm glad so many people want to read verse!


message 46: by Kristina (new)

Kristina Lenarczyk (kristinalovee) | 366 comments Mod
Jess wrote: "I love the finishing series and stand alone ideas! And also maybe contemporary/realistic fiction?"

I love contemporary so I would love to have a week of reading some! Thanks for the suggestion :)


message 47: by Filipe (new)

Filipe (filipeheath) Books with TV adaptions
Stand-alones
Benchwarmers


message 48: by . (new)

. | 3 comments Contempary?


message 49: by Regina (new)

Regina Egyed (gina_gilet) | 28 comments books released in the year when you were 15 :) [because of 2015 of course]


message 50: by ke-sha (new)

ke-sha (angel707) | 2000 comments Mod
How about a Trilogy Month? Were you start and finish a Trilogy :)


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