I was 100% way more prepared this month and had a wide selection of books suggested for the poll. I had to really cut the list down to make it less overwhelming. I basically sorted the nominations into genres and made sure we had a few from each.
The full list that people voted from:
The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman | The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman | Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan | Failure to Communicate by Kaia Sonderby | We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia| Nightingale by Amy Lukavics | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin | The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum | The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers | Witchmark by C.L. Polk
There are some amazing names in this list but the winning book is:The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
I’m very happy that this was the winning book for June as its something I had recently started reading for other reasons! Evelyn Hugo was a very close second.
Additionally each month we’re going to encourage members who don’t want to read the winning book to read a book of choice that fits the theme & encourage the discussion of these books and whether they’d recommend them.
We’ve kept all read-along chats open that have started this year so that members can hop in and out of past choices should they be new members or just didn’t have time that designated month.
For July out theme will be “TRANSLATED” so any book that was written not in English can be nominated, what are your suggestions? I’ve also made it so that only 1 book per author will be in the final poll so it’s not just Murakami.