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message 1: by Kellee (last edited May 24, 2015 08:06PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Theme Lists:

If you are new to how we do things here at Wild Things please read this for information on our book club.

From 2010 we will be choosing our themes a few months in advance. This will help things run a lot smoother.

We will put the longlist of themes you nominate through a randomiser: http://www.random.org/lists/ to generate a shortlist of 4-5 themes for you to vote on. The theme with the most votes wins.

For special times of the year i.e February we will of course include the appropriate theme.

There will be no more monthly category choosing topics. This will be the only one. We will keep an updated version of the list in this post and any alterations or editions will be included.

Any discussion about categories may be carried out here, any special requests, questions, queries etc.

If you wish to add to the list you may do so here. We will be trying to keep it tidy though so may remove some but that doesn't mean they won't come back.

Books in the regular category will not count against the themes. So remember, even if your preferred theme does not come up or does not win you may still vote for any book of your choice in the first category.

THE ACTIVE LIST

Non-Fiction
Poetic Form (Books-in-verse)
Poetry Anthologies
Manga
Sports
Translated books
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
Illustrated Novel
Independently Published
Coming of Age
Graphic Novel
Winter
Social Misfits
Feminism
Award Winners
Books to film
Adult Books YA might enjoy
Adventure
Orphaned, Displaced Children
Short Stories
World War I
World War II
Urban Setting
Ghost Stories
Friendship
Overcoming Adversity
Superheroes
Fairytale Retellings
Humor
Psychological Suspense
War & Conflict
Animals as Characters
Middle Grade
Romance
From 1980s
Dysfunctional Families
Multicultural Fiction
Action
From 1990s
Classics
Printz Award
Morris Award
Reluctant Readers
Death/Dying
Alex Award http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/alex
Alternative Families
Characters with Disabilities
Asian Setting, Characters, Theme
Schneider Award http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Secti...
Middle Eastern Characters, Setting, Theme
African Characters, Setting, Theme
Walden Award http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_E...
LBGT Fiction
From 2000s
Autism/Aspergers
New Release
Illustrated Novel

PRESENT AND PREVIOUS THEMES

Fantasy (June, 09)
Coming of Age (July, 09)
Graphic Novel (August, 09)
Historical (September, 09)
Horror/Paranormal (October, 09)
Dystopian (November, 09)
Winter (December, 09)
New Releases (January, 10)
Social Misfits (February, 10)
Banned Books (March, 10)
Mystery (April, 10)
Fantasy/Sci-Fi (May, 10)
Feminism (June, 10)
Award Winners (July, 10)
Books to film (August, 10)
Book Series (September, 10)
Adult Books YA might enjoy (October, 10)
Adventure (November, 10)
Orphaned, Displaced Children (December, 10)
Short Stories (January, 11)
World War I and II (February, 11)
Urban Setting (March, 11)
Ghost Stories (April, 11)
Friendship (May, 11)
Overcoming Adversity (June, 11)
Superheroes (July, 11)
Science Fiction (August, 11)
Apocalyptic/Post Apocalyptic (September, 11)
Fairytale Retellings (October, 11)
Humor (November, 11)
Fantastical Realism (December, 11)
Steampunk/Cyberpunk (January, 12)
Psychological Suspense (February, 12)
Mental Disorders (March, 12)
War & Conflict (April, 12)
Animals as Characters (May, 12)
Middle Grade (June, 12)
Romance (July, 12)
From 1980s (August, 12)
Dysfunctional Families (September, 12)
Multicultural Fiction (October, 12)
Action (November, 12)
From 1990s (December, 12)
Traditional Literature (January, 13)
Classics (February, 13)
ALA Top Ten List (March, 13)
Printz Award (April, 13)
Morris Award (May, 13)
Reluctant Readers (June, 13)
Death/Dying (July, 13)
Alex Award http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/alex (August, 13)
Alternative Families (September, 13)
Characters with Disabilities (October, 13)
Asian setting/characters/theme (November, 13)
Schneider Award http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Secti... (December, 13)
Middle Eastern Characters or Setting (January, 13)
Walden Award http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_E... (February, 14)
LBGT Fiction & From 2000s (March, 14)
Autism/Aspergers (April, 14)
New Release (May, 14)
Illustrated Novel (June, 14)
Science Fiction (July, 14)
Steampunk/Cyberpunk (August, 14)
Mystery (September, 14)
Historical Fiction (October, 14)
Banned Books (November, 14)
Fantasy (December, 14)
Traditional Literature (January, 15)
ALA Top Ten List (February, 15)
Dystopian (March, 15)
Series (April, 15)
Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic (May, 15)
Fantastical Realism (June, 15)
Horror/Paranormal (July, 15)
Mental Disorder (August, 15)


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura (apenandzen) Nice, Kellee!


message 3: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) April 2011
*Non-fiction
*Ghost Stories
*LBGT
*Classics
*Autism/Aspergers


message 4: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Kellee wrote: "April 2011
*Non-fiction
*Ghost Stories
*LBGT
*Classics
*Autism/Aspergers"


Time for us to vote for the April theme. The poll will be up until March 4th- please vote!!


message 5: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) May 2011 choices will be:
*Multicultural
*Alternative families
*Autism/Aspergers
*Friendship
*Middle Eastern

I am going to go ahead and put up the poll now. The voting will end in 2 weeks. This way we'll know the theme for 2 months ahead of time...


message 6: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) June choices will be:
Overcoming adversity
From 2000s
Middle Eastern
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Fiction
Alternative families


message 7: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) July choices will be:
From 1990s
Poetry anthologies
Superheroes
Manga
From 1980s

I am putting the poll up now- please go vote!


message 8: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) August choices will be:
Romance
Middle Eastern
Translated Books
From 2000s
Science Fiction


message 9: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) September choices will be:
Middle Eastern
Poetic Form (Books-in-verse)
Manga
Sports
Apocalyptic/Post Apocalyptic


message 10: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) October choices will be:
Characters with disabilities
Steampunk/Cyberpunk
Poetic Form (Books-in-verse)
War & Conflict
Fairy Tale Retellings

November choices will be:
Humorous
Romance
Classic
Poetry Anthologies
Mental disorders

December choices will be:
Alternative families
Fantastical Realism
Dysfunctional families
From 2000s
Multicultural Fiction


message 11: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) January choices will be:
Steampunk/Cyberpunk
Non-fiction
From the 1980s
Alternative families
Characters with disabilities


message 12: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) February choices will be:
Psychological suspense
Non-fiction
Poetry Anthologies
From 1980s
Classic

March choices will be:
Translated books
Parents/Family/Home related
Mental disorders
Characters with disabilities
Alternative families

April choices will be:
War & Conflict
Dysfunctional families
Sports
From 2000s
Multicultural fiction


message 13: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) May choices will be:
Parents/Family/Home Related
From 1990s
Animals as Characters
Multicultural Fiction
Autism/Aspergers

June choices will be:
Translated books
Characters with disabilities
Poetic Form (Books-in-verse)
Middle grade books
Sports

July choices will be:
From 1980s
Non-Fiction
Romance
From 2000s
Alternative families


message 14: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) August choices will be:
Nonfiction
Sports
From 1980s
Poetry Anthologies
Translated Books

September choices will be:
Autism
Manga
Characters with Disabilities
Dysfunctional Families
LBGT

October choices will be:
Asian Characters/Culture
From 1990s
Multicultural Fiction
Books-in-Verse
From 2000s


message 15: by Kellee (last edited Sep 08, 2012 09:45PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) November choices will be:
Asian characters/culture
Characters with disabilities
Action
Middle Eastern
Sports

December choices will be:
Novels-in-Verse
Alternative families
Poetry Anthologies
Alex Award (http://www.ala.org/yalsa/alex-awards)
From 1990s


message 16: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) January 2013:
Traditional Literature (Fables, Legends, etc.)
Non-fiction
Death/Dying
Morris Award http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris
Printz Award http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz

February 2013:
Manga
Alternative Families
Poetic Form (Books in Verse)
Classics
Sports

March 2013:
Poetry Anthologies
Reluctant Readers
Teens Top 10 List http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten
Alex Awards http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/alex
From 2000s


message 17: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) April 2013:
Poetic Forms (Novel-in-Verse)
Printz Award http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transexual Fiction
Translated Books
Death/Dying

May 2013:
Sports
Morris Award http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris
From 2000s
Schneider Award http://bit.ly/JHqCut
Illustrated Novel

June 2013:
Manga
Middle Eastern
Poetry Anthologies
Reluctant Readers
Characters with Disabilities


message 18: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) July 2013:
Schneider Award http://bit.ly/JHqCut
Death/Dying
Middle Eastern
Independently Published
Asian Characters/Culture

August 2013:
Characters with Disabilities
Manga
Translated Books
Alex Award http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/alex
Autism/Aspergers

September 2013:
Poetic Form (Novel-in-Verse)
Alternative Families
Illustrated Novel
Sports
Walden Award http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_E...


message 19: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) October 2013:
Walden Award
Characters with Disabilities
Poetic Form (Books-In-Verse)
From 2000s
Lesbian/Gay/Transsexual Fiction

November 2013:
Asian Characters/Culture
Translated Books
Middle Eastern
Manga
Autism/Aspergers

December 2013:
Independently Published
Poetry Anthologies
Sports
Schneider Award
Illustrated Novel


message 20: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) January 2014:
Translated Books
Middle Eastern
Illustrated Novels
Autism/Aspergers
Independently Published

February 2014:
Poetic Form (Books-in-Verse)
Manga
Poetry Anthology
Sports
Walden Award


message 21: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) March 2014:
Poetry Anthologies
Non-fiction
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Fiction
From 2000s
Illustrated Novel

April 2014:
Independently Published
Manga
Translated Books
Sports
Autism/Aspergers


message 22: by Kellee (last edited Feb 09, 2014 02:40PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) May 2014:
Sports
New Release
Non-Fiction
Translated Books
Poetry Anthology

June 2014:
Illustrated Novel
Manga
Independently Published
Poetic Form (Novels-in-Verse)
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir


message 23: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Adding back in all of the old themes to the active list as we were running out. This gives us more of a variety.

Here are the options for upcoming polls.

July 2014:
Science Fiction
World War II
Fantasy
From 2000s
World War I

August 2014:
Fantastical Realism
Graphic Novel
Mental Disorders
Poetry Anthologies
Steampunk/Cyberpunk

September 2014:
Friendship
Feminism
Morris Award http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
Mystery

October 2014:
Winter
Historical Fiction
Reluctant Readers
Urban Setting
Schneider Award http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Secti...


message 24: by Kellee (last edited Aug 16, 2014 12:26PM) (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) November 2014:
Asian Setting/Characters/Themes
Death/Dying
Romance
Banned Books
LGBT Fiction

December 2014:
Fantasy
New Release
Independently Published
Manga
Poetic Form (Novel-In-Verse)

January 2015:
Traditional Literature (Fairy tales, Folk tales, Legends, etc.)
Middle Eastern Characters/Setting/Theme
Ghost Stories
Orphaned, Displaced Children
Illustrated Novel


message 25: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) February 2015:
ALA Top Ten List
Non-Fiction
Poetry Anthologies
Death/Dying
Winter

March 2015:
Dystopian
Fairytale Retellings
Horror/Paranormal
Alternative Families
Classics

April 2015:
Coming of Age
Overcoming Adversity
Book Series
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
Walden Award http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_E...


Graham & Wolf The Uncanny (graham_and_wolf) | 10 comments Our vote:

February: Winter

March: Dystopian

April: Coming of Age


message 27: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Lee and J.J. The Uncanny wrote: "Our vote:

February: Winter

March: Dystopian

April: Coming of Age"


Please go to POLLS on the right hand side and vote :)


message 28: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) May 2015:
From 2000s
War & Conflict
Apocalyptic/Post Apocalyptic
Autism/Aspergers

June 2015:
Humor
Fantastical Realism
Books to film
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir

July 2015:
Horror/Paranormal
Winter
Non-Fiction
Morris Award

August 2015:
From 1990s
Adventure
Animals as Characters
Mental Disorders


message 29: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) September 2015:
Asian Setting, Characters, Theme
Printz Award
Non-Fiction
Adult Books YA might enjoy
Orphaned, Displaced Children

October 2015:
Sports
Animals as Characters
War & Conflict
Middle Eastern Characters, Setting, Theme
Classics

November 2015:
Romance
Death/Dying
Poetic Form (Books-in-verse)
Schneider Award http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Secti...
Morris Award

December 2015:
Walden Award http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_E...
Action
Independently Published
Winter
Adventure


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