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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10089 comments Mod
Please read the rules for nominating BEFORE you create your post!! And check our bookshelves to be sure you are not nominating something we have already read as a group!

The categories for June and July are:

June - LGBTQ theme (a book written an LGBTQ author by or centering around an LGBTQ character)

July - Science Fiction theme (sci-fi or space opera books)


If you nominate the book, and the book is chosen as a group read, you agree to lead the discussion! Don't worry, it's not hard, and we'll love you all the more for it!

Please do not nominate a book more than once. A book can only be voted on once, so multiple nominations within this thread are not counted.

Only ONE nomination per month per person.


Please be sure to post the title, author, and the month you are nominating it for.

Ideally, you can type it as follows -
August - Room - Emma Donoghue

If your post does not have those three things, it will not be counted.

Are you ready?

I'll accept nominations through Monday the 11th. If we get tons of nominations, I may pull the plug on it a little early, so get them in as soon as you can!

Once I close nominations I will create the polls and let you know when it is time to vote!

Hit us with your best noms!

**Important note: At no time is it acceptable for an author to nominate one of his/her own books for the monthly group read. Likewise, it is not acceptable to "push" nominations or votes within this group. It also follows that "a nomination for a nomination" is not acceptable. If I suspect a push, or inappropriate actions have taken place within the group read nominations or votes, I reserve the right to deem those nominations or votes as ineligible.


message 2: by silvia (new)

silvia  | 282 comments I'll nominate The Catch Trapby Marion Zimmer Bradley for june. Is one of my facourites LGBTQ books and I'm looking forward to read it one more time.


message 3: by Robert (last edited May 02, 2015 05:02AM) (new)


message 5: by Leslie (new)

Leslie (nachomammaslibrarian) | 11 comments The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters


message 6: by Leslie (new)

Leslie (nachomammaslibrarian) | 11 comments Sorry, for June


message 7: by amber (last edited May 12, 2015 06:24PM) (new)


message 9: by Rosanna (new)

Rosanna (rosannabell) | 125 comments July - Dune by Frank Herbert


message 12: by Sandra (new)


message 15: by Patricia (new)

Patricia July: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess


message 17: by Chris (new)

Chris Dietzel (chrisdietzel) | 92 comments Kme_17 wrote: "July - The Passageby Justin Cronin"


I second this for July. I just started it and would love to hear people's thoughts on it.


message 18: by Book Concierge (last edited May 13, 2015 04:59AM) (new)


message 19: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Heinzman (vasandra) | 33 comments Book Concierge wrote: "JUNE - Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

JULY - The Martian by Andy Weir"


The Martian is listed in the bookshelf, above. Did this group already read it last year?


message 20: by Sara (new)

Sara Wright | 1 comments I'll Give You The Sun By: Jandy Nelson would be a great book for June.


message 21: by Lena (new)

Lena Humphrey July- The Gracekeepers - Kirsty Logan


message 22: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10089 comments Mod
Sandra wrote: "Book Concierge wrote: "JUNE - Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

JULY - The Martian by [author:Andy Weir|65400..."


Yup! We did read it as a group already. Nice catch Sandra.


message 23: by Patricia (new)

Patricia June: Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt


message 24: by Katie (new)

Katie (kelstad) June: Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


message 25: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10089 comments Mod
Nominations are closed, and the POLLS are open!

Go vote in the books you most want to read with us in June and July.

One vote per theme. Polls close on the 19th.

May the best books win!!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/list/1...


message 26: by Rosanna (new)

Rosanna (rosannabell) | 125 comments Hi Lori,

American Gods is on the group bookshelf, so it might have already been a group read.

Best,
Rosanna


message 27: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10089 comments Mod
How right you are! Not sure how I missed that :)


message 28: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited May 19, 2015 05:02AM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10089 comments Mod
Hi everyone! The polls have closed and the books for June and July's group reads are voted in!!

Congrats to Leslie, who will be leading off our June discussion with THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters.

And congrats to Patricia who will be leading off the July discussion with A Clockwork Orange.

The threads for the group reads will be opened on the first of each month. Happy reading everyone!!!


message 29: by Lena (new)

Lena Humphrey Just purchased the Paying Guests. I have heard so much about this book and cannot wait to start it!


message 30: by The Bookish Rose (new)

The Bookish Rose (thebookishrose) | 1 comments July - Grimspace - Ann Agguire


message 31: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10089 comments Mod
Felicity, the nominations were closed a while back. See two comments above, we've already named the group reads.


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