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message 1: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Look at that! It has been almost six years since we first had our first F2F. We've discussed a wide array of books, from young adult to classics, from modernist novels to new weird fiction. Novels, short stories, plays, and poetry, yep, we did them all.

So now, let's shake things up. Instead of our usual recipe of selecting moderators to do the picking for us, let's instead pick a book of our own choice that centers on the selected theme for the month. Then during the F2F, let's all talk about the books that we've individually selected (and probably shove them into each other's reading piles).

We've had a mixed reaction to this idea (ehem!), but why not try and see how it pans out? F2F book discussions aren't going away! We're just merely trying out a new format, a new way to talk about books. I am surely going to miss the in-depth discussions about a single book, but I'm also looking forward to rants and raves about multiple books. Careful with the spoilers!

So without further ado, we'd like to ask you to post six themes, at the most, that you would like to be included in next year's F2Fs. We'll then tally them and let you know what the final roster for 2018 will be.

As usual, I'll go first.

message 2: by Angus (last edited Oct 21, 2017 05:40PM) (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments 1. Short story collections
2. Science fiction
3. Historical fiction
4. Nonfiction
5. Award winners
6. Classics

message 3: by Monique (new)

Monique (attymonique) | 2126 comments 1. Historical fiction
2. Short story collections
3. YA
4. Mystery/Thriller
5. Science fiction
6. Classics

message 4: by Meliza (new)

Meliza (mecawish) | 720 comments 1. Literary fiction
2. Historical fiction
3. Young adult
4. Science fiction
5. Fantasy
6. About music

message 5: by Maria (new)

Maria (mariasm) | 2441 comments 1. YA
2. Australian authors
3. Edgar Award winners
4. Fantasy
5. Children's Lit
6. First book in a series

message 6: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 734 comments 1. Historical fiction
2. Mystery
3. Classics (post 1950)
4. Award winners
5. Nonfiction
6. Books adapted to film

message 7: by Rhena (new)

Rhena | 97 comments 1. Short story collections
2. Award winners
3. Classics
4. Filipiniana
5. Anthology
6. Books adapted to film

message 8: by Bennard (new)

Bennard | 730 comments 1. Short story collections
2. Crime/Mystery
3. Female Writers
4. Filipiniana
5. Nonfiction
6. Literary Fiction

message 9: by Mawi (new)

Mawi | 145 comments 1. Nonfiction
2. Historical fiction
3. Filipiniana
4. Mythology
5. Graphic novel
6. Asian lit

message 10: by Ingrid (new)

Ingrid (gridni) | 601 comments 1. YA
2. Literary Fiction
3. Filipiniana
4. Graphic Novel
5. Children's Lit
6. Short Story collections

message 11: by Tin (new)

Tin (rabbitin) | 560 comments 1. Science Fiction
2. Fantasy
3. Women Authors
4. Authors of Color
5. Non Fiction
6. Graphic Novel/Illustrated Book

message 12: by Mabelle (new)

Mabelle Ortega | 139 comments YA
Children's Lit
Film adaptations

message 13: by Maria Ella (new)

Maria Ella (mariaellabetos) | 1351 comments Young Adult -Foreign
Short story collection
Filipino novels released 2015 onwards
War-oriented novels
Romance (in general)
Graphic Novel

message 14: by Elaine (new)

Elaine (itslainee) | 227 comments 1. Science fiction
2. Fantasy
3. Graphic novel
4. Film adaptation
5. Humor
6. Anthology

message 15: by Paula (new)

Paula | 1 comments Filipinana (21st century)
Short story collections
Plays / theater
Female writers
Graphic novel
Novels by other Southeast Asian (ASEAN) writers

message 16: by Lynai (new)

Lynai | 1188 comments Middle Grade Fiction
True Crime
Inspirational Fiction
Oprah's Book Club
Goodreads Choice Winners for 2017

message 17: by Aaron Vincent (new)

Aaron Vincent (aaronvincent) | 2053 comments 1. Science Fiction
2. Classics
3. YA
4. Asian lit
5. Filipiana
6. Fantasy

message 18: by H (new)

H | 684 comments 1. Classics
2. Historical Fiction
3. Award-winners
4. Fantasy
5. Science Fiction
6. Graphic Novel

message 19: by Louize (new)

Louize (thepagewalker) | 1830 comments 1. Crime/Mystery
2. Children's Lit
3. YA
4. Debut
5. Mythology
6. Always a nominee, but never a winner.

message 20: by Kyusireader (new)

Kyusireader | 10 comments 1. Philosophy
2. Contemporary drama
3. Memoir
4. Science
5. Unreliable narrator (fiction)
6. Southeast Asian fiction

message 21: by Angus (new)

Angus (angusmiranda) | 4337 comments Time’s up! Here are the results:

Young adult
Graphic novels
Science fiction
Short story collections

Historical fiction
Award winners
Film adaptations

We’ll be tackling the top six themes during the first half of 2018. As for the next six themes, let’s see how the first six discussions go before we proceed.

Thanks to everyone who participated. Read on!

message 22: by Steve (new)

Steve King (stking) | 54 comments Hi everyone who I met at a book discussion about 3 years ago (Angus, Monique, Maria, Marie Ella, etc). This is Steve and I still live in Tarlac City.

Would anyone have any interest in reading a 21 page story about the American hippie/counterculture summer of 1967? It's free!

Hope you all are doing well!

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