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Friday, April 27, 2012

Vote for the May Book Club Read

A little business first: You still have until Tuesday, May 1 to enter this giveaway to win Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris. There are X-Files references and cute boys and guns and all, so go ahead and enter.

Next, we need to vote on the book we’ll be reading for May’s YA Book Club. I’ve taken your suggestions,* added one of my own, and—voila!—a poll. (It happened just like that. Really.)

I know I’ve said no sequels to novels the book club hasn’t read about 7.2 gazillion times, and I generally mean that because this is an INCLUSIVE book club and people who haven’t read the first book in a series should be free to join any month, but I think I’ve found an exception.

I’ve added Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, to the list because A) so many of you have read Divergent and B) so many of you requested Insurgent. Therefore, by order of the Supreme Poobah of the book club, I say we can read sequels if the first book is huge enough and if it’s what the people want.

Here are your choices (click the image to see the Goodreads description of the book):


What would you like to read for May's book club?
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  • The List by Siobhan Vivian
  • Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  • How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
  • Belles by Jen Calonita

Also, it’s been about two eternities since I reviewed one of the books I’ve been reading. It’s not that I haven’t read anything good, either. I blame America, really. I mean, we’re such workaholics that—and this might shock and awe you—I’ve felt compelled to put the day job first. I KNOW. But soon you’ll get the lowdown on:
  • A book I can’t get out of my mind almost three months after I read it.
  • A post-apocalyptic book that separates itself from many of the dystopians out there.
  • A contemporary novel that I didn’t expect to love as much as I did.
Go ahead and vote. I’ll reveal the winner on Monday.

*Though I did cut it down a bit since there were a lot of suggestions that didn’t get any other votes. I think if the list gets too long then it’s harder as a group to pick a winner.

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