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BOTM Contender Discussion and Campaign

Post by Gravy » 03 Feb 2016, 15:14

This is the place to explain why you nominate whatever you nominate, that way we can all hear your reasons.

In other words: Why do you want ______ to be a Book of the Month?


Also, if you want to nominate something, but it isn't on enough shelves (the minimum is four), here's the place to make a shameless plea for others to add it to their shelves (I'll get to mine later :shhh: ).

And lastly, if (like one of mine) it's almost out of the running, due to it being made into a movie, here's where you can let us know.

The current requirements for valid nomination are:
To be nominated, the book must:
  • be available in paperback or hardcover; i.e. no ebook only books.
  • be originally published within the last 15 years
  • must have had at least 4 people add it to their shelves
  • NOT be part of a series
  • NOT have been made into a movie
Let the discussion (and shameless pleas) commence!


Here's a link to the BOTM page on Bookshelves.
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Post by Scott » 08 Feb 2016, 08:34

Great topic. :) @Gravy, what's your nomination?
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Post by cogarae » 08 Feb 2016, 10:21

Salt to the sea by Ruta sepetys

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Post by Gravy » 09 Feb 2016, 00:11

cogarae wrote:Salt to the sea by Ruta sepetys
Welcome to the forums, @"cogarae"
This thread is to discuss the current nominations (what you nominated, and why), and shamelessly beg for other users to add certain books to their shelves so they'll be eligible.

If you'd like to nominate a book you must go to the books page on Bookshelves, and click on the nominate/vote link under the book cover :)
Scott wrote:Great topic. :) @Gravy, what's your nomination?
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My current nomination is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (the link is to a thread about it). I've yet to read it, but, between it's being an award winner, the great things I've heard about it, and it's upcoming movie later this year, I wanted to nominate it before it became ineligible, which means most likely only one more voting round :(

As for a shameful plea for addition to shelves, that would be the new ya We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson (again, the link leads to a thread with a full description).
I've not read this yet, either, but I've heard really wonderful things, and any book where the main character has 144 days to decide whether or not to save the world by pushing a button, I think, would make for an interesting discussion! :lol:

And thank you :mrgreen2:
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Post by gali » 09 Feb 2016, 00:19

I have nominated "Orphan Train" which I read and loved. I posted about it on the November Genre Discussion Forum at the time.

I have added your two books to my shelves though. The second book especially sounds great. :)
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Post by cogarae » 09 Feb 2016, 00:43

My current nomination is for saint anything by Sarah Dessen. Let me first start by saying I absolutely love her. One of my favorite books, Dreamland, is also written by her. I remember as a kid getting her books and reading them in less than a day and my mom taking them back to the store the same day to exchange lol. I have had saint anything on my to read list on good reads for some time as well!

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Post by Gravy » 09 Feb 2016, 02:18

I've looked into both of those and, while not the kinds of books I'd typically read, both sound promising. If they become BOTM I might just have to read them :)
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Post by rockandroll » 19 Feb 2016, 11:28

Two Years, Eight Months Twenty Eight Days by Salman Rushdie. It's his new novel.

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Post by the_gia0ur » 22 Feb 2016, 01:21

Nominating "The Bone Clocks" by David Mitchell. I'm not sure if it's allowed to nominate a book we haven't finished yet (I'm only about 130 pages in), but I can't put it down. So far it's shaping up to be science-fiction, but it takes place in "real" life (more specifically, 1980s England). There have been two narrators so far, both with very distinct voices. I'm very excited to see where it ends up, as far as the science-fiction side to the world, and the emotional lives of the characters.

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Post by Gravy » 22 Feb 2016, 02:05

@"rockandroll", and @"the_gia0ur",
Welcome!

To nominate a book for BOTM you must go to that books page on Bookshelves and click on the link (under the books cover) that says "nominate/vote for BOTM".

Here is where you can explain what you nominated, and why you nominated it, as well as explain why other users should add certain books to their shelves. Presently, a book must be on four different users shelves to be eligible :)

-- 22 Feb 2016, 01:16 --

And on that note, We Are the Ants only needs one more shelf to be eligible! :mrgreen2:
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Post by hsimone » 23 Mar 2016, 08:14

gali wrote:I have nominated "Orphan Train" which I read and loved. I posted about it on the November Genre Discussion Forum at the time.

I have added your two books to my shelves though. The second book especially sounds great. :)
I have also nominated Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline for the next Book of the Month. This historical fiction book seems like a wonderful read about an American event that I never knew about and would love to learn more. It seems like a well-known and likable read that I think would generate good discussion topics. It would be a read that people could easily have an opinion on and can easily become passionate during discussions.

However, I have added the two you suggested, Gravy, to my 'want to read' list! Thank you! :)
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Post by Vermont Reviews » 12 May 2016, 09:49

hsimone wrote:
gali wrote:I have nominated "Orphan Train" which I read and loved. I posted about it on the November Genre Discussion Forum at the time.

I have added your two books to my shelves though. The second book especially sounds great. :)
I have also nominated Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline for the next Book of the Month. This historical fiction book seems like a wonderful read about an American event that I never knew about and would love to learn more. It seems like a well-known and likable read that I think would generate good discussion topics. It would be a read that people could easily have an opinion on and can easily become passionate during discussions.

However, I have added the two you suggested, Gravy, to my 'want to read' list! Thank you! :)
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Post by Gravy » 16 Aug 2016, 02:33

I took a chance and switched my current vote to A Monster Calls. October has yet to be announced :handgestures-fingerscrossed:
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Post by hsimone » 16 Aug 2016, 03:15

Gravy wrote:I took a chance and switched my current vote to A Monster Calls. October has yet to be announced :handgestures-fingerscrossed:
Hm...I vaguely remember you mentioning this one before. What is A Monster Calls about again? Currently, my nomination is We Are the Ants.
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Post by Gravy » 16 Aug 2016, 04:10

This is the description (but I've also linked to the thread):
At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.
A Monster Calls.

I finally got around to reading it and loved it.

If October falls through I'll be switching my vote back to We Are the Ants :lol:
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