Friday, 24 September 2010

October Theme?

In August I decided to begin doing themed months, picked by you, the reader. I will offer you three options and the option that receives the most votes will be the theme for the following month.

In September (although you wouldn't have believed it!) I did an historical fiction themed month. I say this because a surprising amount of other reviews also appeared on my blog, although these had been scheduled from before my decision to move to themed months. I hope you have been enjoying those reviews of novels with an historical bent!

Now, we are moving rapidly towards October and it is time to pick a new theme. I know that a number of blogs around the blogosphere are choosing to go with a horror/paranormal theme for the month of October, thanks to Halloween. Rather than follow the crowd I have picked three themes that hopefully avoid this!

1) Chick Lit (who wouldn't want to plough through some books with pink, sparkly covers in the dark month of October?)

2) Black Library novels (alright, war in the far future might be dark enough for October!)

3) Books published by Quercus (I received a number of books from this lovely publishing house, and would like to celebrate the diverse novels they're currently bringing out).

So, there you have it! Which do you want to see for October?

18 comments:

  1. I'm going with Black Library. Never read any and would love some insight.

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  2. Quercus! Not that I'm biased at all...

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  3. Chick lit! There are some great chick lit releases in October!

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  4. Quercus, I read The Leaping by Tom Fletcher a couple of months ago, best book I've read this year.

    BL is best in small chunks, you'll get bored with the bolter porn after a couple of books, perhaps that's just me!

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  5. Wow, Quercus are an early leader with 4 votes so far :-) Was not expecting that!

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  6. I'm not a huge reader of chick lit in general, but I would LOVE to see some chick lit reviews in October to balance out all the grim book reviews one sees elsewhere!

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  7. I'm going to have to vote Black Library. There was a time I thought I could keep up with all of their releases, but no longer. It'd be great to see some reviews so I could tell which ones were worth picking up these days.

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  8. Black Library! I need more incentives to move these books up on my TBR.

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  9. Real close at the moment!

    4 for Quercus
    3 for Black Library
    2 for Chick Lit

    Have your say :-)

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  10. I'd say Quercus! I recently read Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran from them and loved it.

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  11. Quercus as it's a different theme than anyone else will have done! :-)

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  12. Black Library has my vote.

    Alot to choose from.

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  13. Black Library. There is war porn, of course, but there's also a lot of character driven stuff by Dan Abnett (Blood Pact for instance), lighter wittier stuff by Sandy Mitchell (Ciaphas Caine), some good new Horus Heresy work by Aaron Dembski-Bowden... and that's just the 40K stuff. There's also a chance to read shorter fiction by picking up a novella, and a new short story collection set in the Sabbat Worlds; BL Digital is on its way, and there's a range of audio books. How could you possibly go wrong?

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