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BotM Suggestions & Voting > Book of the Month Nominations – for JANUARY 2019

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message 1: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (last edited Dec 08, 2018 02:59PM) (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2814 comments Mod
It’s time to nominate books to read for next month! Please add the book link if possible.

– 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 this month; instead you must wait until next month to nominate them again. A book counts as “nominated” when it makes 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.

FANTASY
1. An Echo of Things to Come
2. Malice x 4
3. The Subtle Knife
4. Oathbringer
5. Before They Are Hanged x 2
6. Foundryside x 3
7. Grey Sister
8. The Ember Blade x 3
9. The Riddle-Master of Hed
10. The Red Pyramid
11. Ravencry


SCI FI
1. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
2. Early Riser x 2
3. A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe x 2
4. Salvation
5. The Mote in God’s Eye x 2
6. The Calculating Stars
7. The Visitor
8. Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
9. Head On
10. Solaris


message 2: by Ben George (new)

Ben  George | 32 comments Since we did Skyward this month I assume it's okay to do Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
?

If so, that's my nomination


message 3: by Dawn (new)

Dawn | 1130 comments Early Riser for sci-fi please


message 4: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 1227 comments Dawn wrote: "Early Riser for sci-fi please"

I will second Early Riser.


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message 6: by Hayley (new)

Hayley | 392 comments Malice for fantasy please


message 7: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 1998 comments Mod
Ben wrote: "Since we did Skyward this month I assume it's okay to do Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
?

If so, that's my nomination"


Not sure what the comparison is between these two....


message 8: by Veronica (new)

Veronica | 24 comments I will second Malice for fantasy.


message 9: by Em (new)

Em (emeralds0ng) | 162 comments The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman for fantasy.


message 11: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 1998 comments Mod
I'd like to nominate Oathbringer for fantasy please


message 12: by Maximum (new)

Maximum Beans (maximumbeans) | 515 comments Before They Are Hanged for fantasy please. A bit of sequel catching up to do!


message 14: by Danielle (last edited Dec 06, 2018 05:44AM) (new)


message 15: by Amy (new)

Amy | 407 comments Second Foundryside please, thanks.


message 16: by Hope (last edited Dec 06, 2018 07:20AM) (new)

Hope | 47 comments I'd like to nominate Grey Sister for fantasy please!


message 17: by Ben George (new)

Ben  George | 32 comments @roger they're both YA


message 18: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 1998 comments Mod
Ben wrote: "@roger they're both YA"

gotcha, was just confused since i didn't see the connection :)


message 19: by Shawnie (new)

Shawnie | 1736 comments Second for Before They Are Hanged, please.


message 20: by Rinn, Captain of the SSV Normandy (new)

Rinn (rinnsohma) | 3456 comments Mod
The Mote in God's Eye for SF :)


message 21: by Vinca (new)

Vinca Russell (vinxlady) | 1290 comments I think I'll third Malice. I've been wanting to read that for ages.


message 22: by Becky (new)

Becky (becksnbooks) The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal for SF!


message 23: by Carlos (new)

Carlos Segura | 12 comments I will fourth Malice, please


message 24: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1810 comments Mod
The Visitor by Terri S. Shepper for SF please


message 25: by Freya, Dragon Rider (new)

Freya (flamecat) | 1810 comments Mod
Ahaha brain fail! By Sheri S. Tepper even!


message 26: by Christopher (new)

Christopher | 74 comments I will nominate The Ember Blade by Chris Wooding for Fantasy!


message 27: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
I'll second Ember Blade. Bought it last month so keen to go.


message 28: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2814 comments Mod
I honestly thought we’d already done Oathbringer, but I don’t see it anywhere.


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message 30: by Lynne (new)

Lynne | 79 comments Can I nominate Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, not sure if its sci-fi or fantasy though


message 31: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2814 comments Mod
Lynne wrote: “Can I nominate Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, not sure if its sci-fi or fantasy though”

It looks like more people have shelved it as sci fi than fantasy, so I’ll stick it there.


message 32: by Lynne (new)

Lynne | 79 comments Audrey wrote: It looks like more people have shelved it as sci fi than fantasy, so I’l..."

thanks Audrey


message 33: by Ben George (new)

Ben  George | 32 comments @Audrey if it matters I've read it and it takes place in the future and the author said that he was trying to extrapolate internet styled comments into a real world.

(So, yes scifi)


message 35: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
Paul I need to get my hands on that. If it is half as good as Ketty Jay series I will likely love it :)


message 36: by Lancer, Warden of the Slums (new)

Lancer (elancer) | 1666 comments Mod
Soni will third Ember Blade


message 37: by Paul, A wanderer in unknown realms (new)

Paul | 3524 comments Mod
I thought you would have queud up on release day Lancer 😉


message 38: by Laura (new)

Laura | 39 comments I second “A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe”


message 39: by Efrat (new)

Efrat | 90 comments I nominet Head On


message 40: by Bryan (new)

Bryan | 15 comments How about a classic SF? Solaris by Stanislaw Lem.


message 41: by Christopher (new)

Christopher | 74 comments Paul wrote: "I'll second Ember Blade. Bought it last month so keen to go."

Yep sitting on the Kindle here!


message 42: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 1998 comments Mod
Audrey wrote: "I honestly thought we’d already done Oathbringer, but I don’t see it anywhere."

It made it to a poll once but didn't get voted in, it's a behemoth, may be better suited to a two month mode special.


message 43: by Steve (new)

Steve | 158 comments I'd like to nominate Jo Walton's The Just City for fantasy, please! (:


message 44: by N.E.C.C. (new)

N.E.C.C. | 118 comments The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan for fantasy.


message 45: by Mike (new)

Mike (mikenl) I would like to second Before They Are Hanged.


message 46: by Audrey, Queen of the Potato People (new)

Audrey (niceyackerman) | 2814 comments Mod
Wow, lots of great nominations. I’ll leave nominations open for another day or two and then set up the polls.


message 47: by Lel (new)

Lel (lelspear) | 1801 comments Can I nominate Perdido Street Station for fantasy please


message 48: by XG (new)

XG (believen) | 0 comments Fantasy: second foundaryside
SF: second salvation


message 49: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 1998 comments Mod
Lel wrote: "Can I nominate Perdido Street Station for fantasy please"

This was BOTM in Jan 2014.


message 50: by Roger, Knight Radiant (new)

Roger | 1998 comments Mod
Xi wrote: "Fantasy: second foundaryside
SF: second salvation"


Please pick one nomination only


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