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message 1: by Candiss (last edited May 24, 2018 04:17PM) (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 1207 comments Hi everyone,

It's time to open nominations for our August 2018 Books of the Month. Each group member can make 1 science fiction and/or 1 fantasy nomination in this thread. If you would like to make a nomination, please reply to this post with the title and author of the book(s) you would like to put forward for the group’s consideration. A couple of suggestions to keep in mind:

1. Telling us a little about the book and why you think it would be a good group read can help get other members interested in reading (and voting for) your nomination.

2. To see if your nomination has already been read by the group, you can check:

a. the group's bookshelf for Previous Books of the Month


b. these threads:
Master List of Previous Books of the Month 2012-Present
Master List of Previous Books of the Month 2006-2011

Books the group has read in the past 2 years are not eligible for current consideration. Being chosen as a past BotM prior to that time is not an automatic disqualification, but be aware that it may hinder your nomination’s chances at the polls.

General guidelines:
• Feel free to re-nominate a book that didn’t win in the polls in previous months!
• For questions regarding specifics such as book formats, books in series, self-nomination and various rules for nominations, please see the group FAQ.
• Seconding isn't necessary in this group.
• Friendly discussion & debate is strongly encouraged, but let's please keep things civil.

Poll schedule:
• Nominations will remain open through Wednesday, May 23.
• The first round of polls will open Thursday, May 24, and will run through Sunday, May 27.
• The run-off polls go up Monday, May 28, and will be open through Thursday, May 31.



Revenger by Alastair Reynolds
New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold
Jade City by Fonda Lee
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

message 2: by Jim (new)

Jim Mcclanahan (clovis-man) | 485 comments Do I dare nominate Revenger by Alastair Reynolds again for SF? Maybe the third time's the charm. I definitely think it is worthy.

message 3: by Silvana (last edited May 15, 2018 09:26PM) (new)

Silvana (silvaubrey) New York 2140 for SF (because it's Hugo month!) and since we already read the first two books of this amazing trilogy, The Hallowed Hunt for fantasy.

message 4: by Ken (new)

Ken (ogi8745) | 1367 comments For SF
The Quantum Thief
BTW, its the Free TOR ebook till May 19th

message 6: by Kathi, Moderator & Book Lover (new)

Kathi | 3374 comments Mod
Fantasy: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. Since we are reading book 1 of the All Souls trilogy in July, I think we could read book 2 in August. (It's worth a try, since I will likely finish reading the trilogy anyway after we read the first book.)

message 7: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 1207 comments Nominations are now closed, and the polls will go up soon.

message 8: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 1207 comments Here are the links to the first round of polls:

Science Fiction:


message 9: by Candiss (new)

Candiss (tantara) | 1207 comments The run-off polls for August are live:

Science Fiction:


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