Monthly Themes: Main Thread
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This might just be a little crazy with all the other group reads going on, but what do y'all think of doing thematic group reads for the "history months" here in the States?
So February - Black History Month - we could choose any book (fiction or nonfiction) dealing with African-Americans.
March - Womens' History Month - repeat again.
The months are listed here:
The idea is not to vote on a particular book for that month. We just create a thread for each month, anyone reads anything they want, and maybe some interesting interplay of ideas will happen. The broadness of the category makes it likely that there is already something on your TBR list that would fit the bill.
I've decided to host this over at 2013 Category Challenge. I'll post here with links though, and put it on the wiki.
Is anyone interested?
The reason no one's answered you yet is because there are so few people in the group so far. :) (ETA: They will come, trust me, they're just not as hop-to-it as those Categoriers - making their threads months in advance!) But regardless of where you make the thread, if you announce it here people will know about it and be able to join.
I was also hosting a Social Justice theme read on my blog in February. I was planning on making a thread here and announcing it on the group read thread that you originally made your announcement about themes. Social Justice will fit in nicely with black history month, anyway. :)
Announcing on both threads is really a good idea, because it makes sure everyone who wants to participate knows.
Definitely! I'm going to post the final list of months and themes here as soon as everyone in the other thread agrees to it. I've already got a book picked out for the social justice theme. :)
I'm going to keep a low profile on the other thread for a while. :p
While we're perking up this thread...is there a theme for January?
Don't worry, Rachel, this is a common occurrence on the internet. It's why I avoid the Let's Talk Religion group completely.
Oh, I so want to join in on this. But I'm so undisciplined. Not good at following through to the end.
Fourpawz - No worries. Do what you can. I'll be setting up the threads and hopefully providing some measure of coherence in everyone's book choices!
Greetings - the first month of the heritage month group read is here:
Lat year we did Journeying in January. Or rather, others did and I lurked. ;) I would love to do an Art themed read at some point (April? August?) as I remember having fun several years ago reading fiction with fine art (real or fictional) on the covers. Girl in Hyacinth Blue is still a favorite book of mine. I do like the themed reads.
Sounds good to me. Last year, I think The_Hibernator coordinated monthly themes. Hopefully we can continue on this year!
Journeying in January! I've been thinking about doing a quick reread of the Hobbit this month..... as well as starting Ship of Fools for a different online group.
I know that Mark will be doing his Fantasy February and I hope to continue with September Series and Sequels as well.
17. Over in the 2013 CC the Agatha Award is one of March's Award CATs.
Oh, I forgot. I did Mystery March last year, too. I would be happy to do it again, I'm always ready to read mysteries!
19> *cheers* I love Mystery March, even if I never get to read as many mysteries as I'd like.
April is Autism month, but we could do Art in August.
ETA: Yes, I posted monthly themes at the end of the year, though I lost both December and January because I was struggling to move states. I'm happy to help out again this year!
I made a thread for a February Social Justice Theme Read.
If you will be reading any books about social justice or injustice next month, please hop over to my thread and let us know your thoughts! :) Any book is welcome, but I suggested two fiction group reads: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee and Noughts and Crosses, by Marloire Blackman. I figured that would hit both the literature/classics crowd and the YA/dystopia crowd. :)
Just checking in to see if there is interest in having a Mystery March this year. If so, I can set up the thread in the next day or so.
23 > Mystery March: definite yes!
24 > Sharpe September: also definite yes!
Four thumbs up for Mystery March! (Whoops, forgot humans only have two thumbs. Nevermind. Two thumbs, for sure!)
There seems to be plenty of interest in Mystery March, so I will probably go ahead and set up the thread later tonight. I'll come back later with the link.
Ok, I have started the thread for March Mystery Month .
Hope to see you there!
Jonathan just added a thread for his joint monthly history reads. This month it's for Women's History and the thread is here: http://www.librarything.com/topic/151063
New Thread for April Is Autism Awareness Month: http://www.librarything.com/topic/152197
Thank you for posting and supporting on the monthly heritage reads!
There's also Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month -
YAY! managed to unlock my Sharpe ebooks! YAY! Very much thinking about a Sharpe September (Peninsular War themed books (and Cornwell's Sharpe's, of course)) again...
And coming to think of it... how about a Discworld December? There is plenty of material in both the series itself as well as regarding the world...
36. I was planning on making my first trip to Discworld in July so if I like what I read and I'm not swamped with other reads, I'd definitely be up for a Discworld December - sounds amazing.
I'm slowly (re) reading the whole lot, so I'm sure I can fit in a couple in December.
Does anybody want to do "September Series & Sequels" again this year? (It's only a month away . . . )
You are right, and that means "September Science Fiction" is coming up as well!
Hi everybody, I am looking forward to the September Series & Sequels thread and hope to start it sometime later in the month, perhaps around the 18th or so.
45 Great news, Judy! I have a zillion series going, so it will be a great month for me.
The September Series and Sequels Thread is up and running. Here's the link:
September Series & Sequels
Looking forward to seeing what everyone is planning on reading.
For several years, Mac (blackdogbooks) put together a Halloween reading list that was a pretty popular feature around here. Last year, Mac wasn't available, so I put a list together. Unfortunately, work is insane this year and I'd like to find another volunteer. Anybody interested in putting together a suggested reading list?
If not, we could treat this as the October theme and folks could report on their own selections.
Oops, I should have put a note here. Stephen (Ape) has already volunteered. Thanks for offering, though!
I haven't seen any great clamor for the September Science Fiction theme--shall I just forget it?
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