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Old 06-13-2019, 02:17 PM   #376
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My first thought on a possible topic idea for next month is a sort of counter to this month; from 'under the sun' to something with the moon. I think 'Blood Moon' is out as a distinct topic seeing this month's book selection , but some other possibilities are:

-Blue Moon
-Over the Moon
-Promise Me the Moon
-Many Moons Ago
-The Moon is a Loyal Companion
-Aim for the Moon
-A Honeyed Moon
-The Dark Side of the Moon
-Do Not Swear by the Moon
-Moonlight and Roses
-Not All Moonlight and Roses
-The True Joy of a Moonlit Night
-By Moonlight
-Moonlighting

Or perhaps there's another. Do any of these sound interesting or inspire any other topic ideas?
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What about 'Moonlighting'? It was the last one I thought of in connection to 'moon' but I like that it has a few possible interpretations despite being only one word, and though the interpretations can be varied it would be a focused topic. Also, it seems to zag in a different direction from other recent topics.

Though it could be anything to do with nighttime, the night sky, the moon, moonlight, etc., it could also be related to the alternate definition of moonlighting- a second or separate job or occupation aside from any main employment, where one 'moonlights'.

I'll give it a day or so before finalising the topic for next month. I'm fine with this or any other topic, whether moon related or not!
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:03 AM   #378
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All right, Moonlighting it is for July!

Although, if anyone has any ideas, tweaks or other preferences for July's topic, let us know and we can incorporate or use that instead.
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Now is the time to choose August's topic!

All ideas are appreciated; just post! We're very flexible with our monthly topic; it can be a topic, theme, category or whatever else. This can also be collaborative so any little kernel of an idea is great.

The floor is now open!
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Just to move these towards the front again for possible inspiration, here are posted ideas we haven't used since they were suggested (or possibly haven't used anything too similar to since they were suggested, although with some we might've):


-Birthdays, Parties and Celebrations. This could be a pretty open topic but could focus on books with prominent celebrations of some sort, or perhaps a significant birth or birthday. Then there's a few meanings of the word 'party' that could be inspiration. And of course a book with any of those main words in the title, or even just a celebratory title, could work.

-Dawn of a New Day. This one could not only include any new/contemporary books, but also books relating to 'dawns'/sunrises/etc., or books about a character or characters having a big change of life or emerging from tribulations, or maybe books about a societal change happening, or books with 'new', 'dawn', or 'day' in the title, or maybe simply books about hope or optimism since that's a major component of the expression.

-Fresh Blood. This could include any new/contemporary books but could also have something to do characters going into a new situation where they might be considered fresh blood, or maybe books with blood, violence, murder, etc.

-Mad as a March Hare. It could have something to do with pronounced mental illness, it could be about 'mad' taken as anger, it could be about hares or rabbits, it could be something to do with the actual character of the March Hare, it could be something to do with the month of March, it could be something to do with the original source of the phrase being that hares act more erratic and excitedly in their mating season and so about characters who act erratic and excitedly, etc. Lots of diverging possibilities with this one.

-Fantasy & Science Fiction. There is a healthy amount of literary fantasy and science fiction so it could be interesting to have a month devoted specifically to that and see what happens.

-Brand New Authors. This could be a month for nominating authors who've never been nominated before in any of the book clubs in this forum. While many of our monthly slates often have many nominations of brand new authors, it's rare to have a month entirely made up of them and it could be interesting to see what we find.

-Humour. This is a straight-up category so it basically is what is says.

-Mysteriousness. This topic is not necessarily a mystery, but just something with an aura of mysteriousness about it or in it.

-Bridesmaids. This would be any selection that was on a nomination/shortlist for an award but never won any major award.

-Man Booker Nominees and Winners. This could include the international prize as well.

-Mystery. This could be literary mystery, not necessarily something from the mystery genre but something that somehow relates to a mystery, and could even be a non-fiction with a mystery.

-Romance. This could be a good literary drama book with a great romance in it.

-Melancholia. This could be a book either focusing on or with a heavy atmosphere of melancholy or ennui.

-Contemporary Cross Continental. It could also be called Intercontinental. This could be a contemporary book, from the last say 20, 30 or 40 years, that takes place on at least two continents and/or far-away islands/places.

-World Exploration. This could be a book focusing on some type of physical exploration, perhaps like an adventure or journey.


And here's a spoiler of all our previously used monthly topics, themes and categories, any of which we could use again or do a new spin on:

Spoiler:

1501-1800
1801-1900
1901-1920
1921-1940
1941-1960
1961-1980
1981-2000
Award Winners
BCE-1500
Biographies & Memoirs
Canada & the U.S.
Central Asia, East Europe & Russia
Ch Ch Changes
Contemporary
Free Falling
Fun! Fun! Fun!
Highly Challenging
International Feel
Ireland & the U.K.
Japan
Journey around the World
Journey, or Journeys, A
Korean Peninsula, Mongolia & China
Latin America
Moonlighting
New Beginnings & Uncharted Waters
Non-Fiction
North & Central Europe
North Africa & the Middle East
Obscure
Open
Plays
Poetry
Portugal, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain & France
Queer as Folk
Region
Retrospective
Short
Short Stories
Something New Under the Sun
South Asia
South Pacific
Southeast Asia
Southeast Europe
Sub Saharan Africa
Time Period
Touch of the Poetic, A
Unusual Viewpoint, An
With Heart
Youth Fiction
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No other ideas or preferences for August? I kind of like the idea of 'Bridesmaids' or 'Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride', books that have been nominated/shortlisted for awards but that have never won a major award. It would be a pretty wide field to nominate from but still have a topical consistency, and a change of pace from the topics we've had recently.

I'll give it another day or two before finalising next month's topic; if anyone has any opinions or suggestions for August let us know before then.
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