Originally Posted by Bookpossum
In December, have nominations for the 12 categories for 2014, ie as many categories as people want to put up, and then we vote in the top 12. Well, it would actually be only 11 if we stay with the Runner-Up category in January.
If it is one big vote, I would worry that we wouldn't get much variety. I think we only get as much variety as we do since we can see what else is already selected so we tend to vote (at least a little) for something different.
While I prefer sci-fi and fantasy for most of my reading, I would hate to see the book club look like:
Golden age sci-fi
*Token non-fiction selection describing some sci-fi technology that is now available instead of just science fiction.