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BotM Suggestions & Voting > BOTM Nomination - August 2018

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message 1: by Roger, Knight Radiant (last edited Jul 20, 2018 05:56AM) (new)

Roger | 2031 comments Mod
Please start nominating books for next month!

- Nominations will be open for 24-48 hours and during that time we will take in as many nominations as possible.
- After 24-48 hours, 8 books from each genre will be chosen at random from the selection, using a random generator online.
- Only ONE nomination per person (EITHER sci-fi OR fantasy)
- No books nominated last month may be re-nominated for August, instead you must wait until September to nominate them again. A book counts as "nominated" when it made it to the polls. If it was suggested, but not picked for the polls, it can be entered again.
- If books are part of a series, they must be the first, unless the group has already read the previous book(s) (you can see our previous group reads here)
- No authors nominating their own works
- No self-published or ebook only books - we want our BotM to be accessible to as many members as possible!
- Book nominations may be seconded in place of a suggestion, but this will count as your choice for the month. Seconded books will receive an additional chance of being selected in the randomisation process.

Science Fiction
Record of a Spaceborn Few x4
Revelation Space x2
Weapons of Choice
The End of the Day
The Freeze-Frame Revolution
Stardoc
Parasite
The Rig
Dark Horse
Mutineer
The Demolished Man
The Black Lung Captain
Empire of Silence

Fantasy
Little, Big
Akata Witch
The Whitefire Crossing
The Poppy War x3
Godsgrave x2
The Relic Guild x2
Hexed
City of Lies x3
Blood and Sand
Fated
The Grey Bastards
Castle Hangnail
Lost Gods


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message 3: by Matthew (last edited Jul 18, 2018 12:35PM) (new)

Matthew (fogjuice) | 191 comments I nominate Record of a Spaceborn Few for sci-fi. The group has read the first two. This book is scheduled for release July 24, so should be available for August read.

Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers, #3) by Becky Chambers

Edit: added book link


message 4: by Alan (new)

Alan | 158 comments I'd like to nominate Little, Big by John Crowley for fantasy, please!

Thanks. (:


message 6: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 1150 comments Revelation Space for sci-fi please


message 7: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Weapons of Choice for scifi


message 8: by Hope (new)

Hope | 62 comments I'd like to nominate The Whitefire Crossing for fantasy.


message 9: by Mike (new)

Mike (mikenl) The Poppy War for fantasy


message 10: by Paul (last edited Jul 18, 2018 09:52AM) (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 39 comments I'll nominate The End of the Day by the wonderful Claire North.



I read her The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August last year and it immediately became one of my favourites


edit: it would, I guess, come under fantasy


message 11: by Melanie (last edited Jul 18, 2018 09:26AM) (new)

Melanie | 1323 comments I will second Record of a Spaceborn Few.

*Beste, we already read Kings of the Wyld .


message 12: by Greg (new)

Greg | 1143 comments Falynn - the TyGrammarSaurus Rex wrote: "Akata Witch for fantasy please"

I will second this one


message 13: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1367 comments I'd like to nominate Godsgrave please. Really enjoyed reading Nevernight with the group and would like to see how the story continues :-)


message 14: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
I will nominate The Relic Guild


message 15: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1367 comments Rinn wrote: "I will nominate The Relic Guild"

That's a great book, it has some really imaginative ideas and I loved the entire trilogy. I reckon the author might be persuaded to come along to the group for some kind of Q&A too..


message 16: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 3047 comments Mod
Second The Poppy War


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 641 comments Rinn wrote: "I will nominate The Relic Guild"

I'll second The Relic Guild.
It's been on my list for ages.


message 18: by Lel (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1996 comments Can I nominate Stardoc for sci fi please. Its been on my to read list for ages.


message 19: by Oguz (new)


message 20: by Freya (new)

Freya (freyafreya) Oguz wrote: "I'll third Record of a Spaceborn Few."

I'll fourth Record of a Spaceborn Few. I have been waiting for this to release allllllllll year!


message 21: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2031 comments Mod
Beste wrote: "Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1) by Nicholas Eames"

This book has already been a BOTM.


message 22: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 3047 comments Mod
Roger wrote: “Beste wrote: “Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1) by Nicholas Eames

This book has already been a BOTM.”


But I think the sequel is out.


message 23: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2031 comments Mod
Audrey wrote: "Roger wrote: “Beste wrote: “Kings of the Wyld (The Band, #1) by Nicholas Eames

This book has already been a BOTM.”

But I think the sequel is out."


Not til the end of August.


message 24: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 3047 comments Mod
Oh, too bad. I guess it’s ARCs I’ve been seeing.


message 25: by Thiago (new)

Thiago (thiago7) | 3 comments I'll second "revelation space".


message 26: by N.E.C.C. (new)

N.E.C.C. | 130 comments Hexed by Kevin Hearne for fantasy.


message 27: by Alex (new)

Alex Helm | 10 comments City of Lies (Poison Wars #1) by Sam Hawke City of Lies by Sam Hawke for fantasy


message 28: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 7 comments I second Godsgrave.


message 29: by Kate (new)

Kate | 178 comments I'll nominate The Rook by Daniel O'Malley for fantasy!


message 30: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2031 comments Mod
Kate wrote: "I'll nominate The Rook by Daniel O'Malley for fantasy!"

The Rook was our BOTM last August...


message 31: by Robert (new)

Robert | 2 comments I will nominate The Poppy War


message 32: by Danielle (new)

Danielle | 41 comments I nominate Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk


message 33: by Veronica (new)

Veronica  (readingonthefly) | 803 comments Alex wrote: "City of Lies (Poison Wars #1) by Sam Hawke City of Lies by Sam Hawke for fantasy"

I second.


message 34: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 3049 comments Mod
Parasite for sci fi


message 35: by Paul (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 39 comments Wayland wrote: "Parasite for sci fi"

Ooh, I'm always on for a Mira Grant/Senan MCguire book

( not seconding as have already nommed, just sayin' )


message 36: by Steve (new)

Steve Fated for Fantasy


message 37: by Anna (new)

Anna | 8 comments I nominate Obscura for sci fi


message 38: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Shawcroft | 8 comments What about The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts for sci-fi?


message 39: by Alan (new)

Alan | 158 comments Should Stardoc be in the Sci-Fi list instead?


message 40: by Becky (new)

Becky Alex wrote: "City of Lies (Poison Wars #1) by Sam Hawke City of Lies by Sam Hawke for fantasy"

I will second this.


message 41: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1832 comments Mod
The Rig by Roger Levy by Roger Levy for Sci-Fi please Roger (careful as I think there is another book that looks almost identical to this one in name and cover)


message 42: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2031 comments Mod
Veronica wrote: "What about The Freeze-Frame Revolution by Peter Watts for sci-fi?"

yup, fixed.


message 43: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2031 comments Mod
Anna wrote: "I nominate Obscura for sci fi"

This is self-published through amazon and inelgible for BOTM


message 44: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 2031 comments Mod
Freya wrote: "The Rig by Roger Levy by Roger Levy for Sci-Fi please Roger (careful as I think there is another book that looks almost identical to this one in name and cover)"

Thanks for the heads up


message 45: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1832 comments Mod
Roger wrote: "Freya wrote: "The Rig by Roger Levy by Roger Levy for Sci-Fi please Roger (careful as I think there is another book that looks almost identical to this one in name and cover)..."

No worries - reading the blurbs they are very different books haha


message 46: by Paul (new)

Paul  Perry (pezski) | 39 comments As we approach the finish line it's looking as though *almost* every nomination will reach the voting stage...


message 47: by Christopher (new)

Christopher | 75 comments I would nominate Mutineer by Mike Shepherd to the list!


message 49: by Wayland, Ernest Scribbler (new)

Wayland Smith | 3049 comments Mod
Elina wrote: "How about A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers?"

We did that one in March of '17


message 50: by Amy (new)

Amy | 410 comments Dark Horse by Michelle Diener for sci-fi? Unless it's been read already. (Sorry don't know how to do links).


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