- All of the ideas were great, but one of the ideas I am just so interested in excited to about.
- This idea was suggested twice.
- Becky of The Bookette suggested an idea, but she has developed the idea and wants to do more on it herself, and so it would be unfair to hold a poll in case it gets voted for.
I'd like to hold this themed month in July like last year, if that's ok with everyone? There were a fair few people who said they would be interested in taking part in a themed month when I first suggested it, and I just want to check that those people are still interested, and if anyone else is, now you know the topic? Also, I think a fair number of books will need to be recommended/suggested for this, if there are a fair number of people taking part.
Some of the books suggested are...
Second Star to the Right by Deborah Hautzig (eating disorders)
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (eating disorders)
Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell (self-acceptance)
Purge by Sarah Darer Littman (eating disorders)
Skinny by Ibi Kaslik (eating disorders)
Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee (obesity)
Huge by Sasha Paley (obesity)
Skin by A.M Vrettos (eating disorders)
Jane in Bloom by Deborah Lytton (eating disorders/self-esteem)
If you know of any others, please comment with their titles, and what they cover!
To remind you all, last year's SiTL Month had reviews, author interviews, discussion posts, blogger and author guest posts, and I think it would be cool if we could have the same again. If there are any authors reading who are interested in recommending their book and being interviewed/writing a guest post, please let me know.
I also think it's fine if it turns out several people end up reviewing a few of the same books, as we'll all have differing opinions - just as long as we're not reviewing exactly the same books. I can post a Mr Linky for each sub-topic (eating disorders, low self-esteem, etc) for everyone to post their reviews, discussion posts, etc etc.
Things can be organised a little more when there's more of an idea of who wants to contribute - it wouldn't be so great if we're all having the same discussions, so I guess "pitching" ideas for discussions may be an idea, and then I can perhaps post with a schedule; who's reading/discussing/interview/etc what/who. That kind of thing.
So yeah, thoughts, book suggestions, willingness to contribute/take part, let me know in the comments.
ETA: More Recs:
Fairest of Them All by Jan Blazanin (Alopecia/Self-Esteem)
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley (Disfigurement)
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (Eating Disorders/Self-Esteem)
Jumping to Confusions by Liz Rettig (Obesity/Self-Esteem)
Last Chance by Sarah Dessen (Obesity/Self-Esteem)
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler (Obesity/Self-Esteem)
My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter (Body image/Self-Esteem?)
Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham (Disability)
Out of the Fire by Deborah Froese (Disfigurement)
Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson (Disability)
Nothing by Robin Friedman (Eating Disorders - Male Protag)
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff (Eating Disorders - Male Protag)
Perhaps some recs that aren't eating disorder/obesity based now? I think there may be enough there if we can get a fair number of other recs as well.