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Archived BOM Nominations > May 2019 Book of the Month - Poll Up - VOTE through May 7

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message 1: by Kaje (last edited May 02, 2019 10:42AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 16666 comments What YA LGBTQ book would you like to read, or do you think members who haven't read it should try, (and those who have read it can discuss), as our BotM for May-June?

What book made a difference to you, and might to other readers? What sounds interesting, appealing or different that you want to read?


If possible, link the book page on GR and tell us a little about it or why you picked it, or post the blurb.

The titles of past books of the month that we have read are on all the threads in this "Book of the Month" folder, and you can also check with a search of the group's book-of-the-month Bookshelf at - https://www.goodreads.com/group/books... Please do not repeat a book we have read - either as a past Book of the Month or as a Buddy Read (check the Buddy Read folder) - and please only nominate the first book in a series, unless a later book stands alone as a solo read.

Up to two nominations per member. Nominations will be open through Midnight April 30th, or sooner if we get 12 nominations - the max for voting. Feel free to renominate a book that did not win in a past vote, if it fits this category.

Authors please do not nominate your own books - but readers can definitely nominate a member author's work

Nominations are ended - poll is here through May 7th: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 2: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 16666 comments How about something light - I always enjoy books with an atypical hero and Maps Maps (Life According to Maps, #1) by Nash Summers by Nash Summers gives us a guy who is clearly on the spectrum, in a portrait that is affectionate, quirky and sweet, and a touch exaggerated but not a caricature.

If Maps ruled the world, his best pal Benji would be court jester, and every day would celebrate a new experiment.

No, scratch that.

If Maps ruled the world, his best pal would still be living next door, and there wouldn’t be any gap-toothed new guy staring at him as if he’s bonkers.

Pity Maps doesn’t rule the world . . .



message 3: by Iamshadow (last edited Apr 23, 2019 09:35PM) (new)

Iamshadow | 334 comments I really liked Fat Angie, but it's really not a light read and I know that some people might find the stylistic choices the author made in how they wrote it not to their taste. There are some pretty hardcore warnings for fatphobia, bullying, grief, emotional abuse and weight issues/exercise/dieting. I found it really uplifting at the end, but from other people's reviews, some people read it differently. I found it empowering.

Mask of Shadows was another book I really, really enjoyed in the last year. I loved the genderqueer MC, I liked the worldbuilding, and I found the resolution in the sequel really satisfying. Warning for a lot of blood and a high body count, with some body horror (linked to other people and murder/mutilation, not to the MC and their gender/s).


message 4: by Kaje (last edited May 02, 2019 10:42AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 16666 comments Nominations are ended - poll is here through May 7th: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


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