And the September genre is…

11 Aug

Hope you’re all in the mood to read some FANTASY!

There you have it, everyone!  For September, we’ll be reading fantasy books!

Quite honestly, fantasy is a genre I don’t usually read.  That’s a good thing, though–first month, and I’m already outside my comfort zone!  Anyone else?

I have no idea what to vote for, personally, so I’m counting on everybody who reads the blog and who is considering participating next month to step up and vote for books!  And for those of you who, like me, are not sure what books to vote for–investigate!  I’ll give you some help:

Top 100 Fantasy Books
Another Top 100 Fantasy Books
Top 25 Best Fantasy Books

If you have any good lists that you think should be posted on the blog, send them to us at, or reply to this post in the comments with the link!

Voting for books will be open until 9 pm EST on August 20th!  We need five books, one for each week of September.  The weeks will go like this:

Week one: August 29 – September 4
Week two: September 5 – September 11
Week three: September 12 – September 18
Week four: September 19 – September 25
Week five: September 26 –  October 2

Each Sunday, we’ll be posting videos, blogs, comments, what-have-you–all of them discussing the book we read that week!

Alright, everyone!  Submit your votes for books by posting your choices (up to 10) in the comments on this blog, at your facebook page, in an email, or in a tweet @heymanletsread!

12 Responses to “And the September genre is…”

  1. Danielle (@paranerdhead) August 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    1. Harry Potter
    2. Artemis Fowl
    3. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    4. A Game of Thrones
    5. Wicked

    • heymanletsread August 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm #

      YAY! Thanks for your votes! You meant the first HP book, I’m assuming? I mean, we could PROBABLY read the entire series in a week, if we all took the week off work and did nothing else, but I’m not sure how many people will be willing to do that! Haha. 🙂

      • Danielle (@paranerdhead) August 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

        Haha, yes that’s what I meant. The first Artemis Fowl book also. I mean, I know I could read the series in a week if I did nothing else, but I need my internet. Lol.

  2. Emily August 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    My vote:
    1) A Wrinkle in Time
    2) Alanna: The First Adventure
    3) Redwall
    4) The Last Unicorn
    5) Howl’s Moving Castle

    • Quigz August 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

      How about…
      1) The Hobbit
      2) Harry Potter (any)
      3) Golden Compass
      4) Neverwhere
      5) Name of the Wind

      I’d really like to vote for Game of Thrones, but I think it might be a little long for a one-week read. But then again, Name of the Wind might also be too long…

  3. Cora August 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    1. The time travlers wife
    2.The last unicorn
    3. Animal farm
    4.Harry Potter (the first one)
    5. Life of Pi

  4. Renee August 17, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    1. Black Company
    2. A Game of Thrones
    3. Harry Potter (any/all)
    4. Hounded (because Kateri made it sound so awesome)
    5. The Golden Compass

  5. Cav August 17, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    1. A Wrinkle in Time
    2. The Magician’s Nephew (OR The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
    3. The Hobbit
    4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone*
    5. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

    *see Kelly, i willing to try the HP stuff at some point

    • Cav August 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm #


  6. Kateri August 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    1) Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman – this book is laugh out loud funny!
    2) Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalastier
    3) Sunshine by Robin McKinley
    4) Carpe Demon: Tales of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner
    5) Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
    6) Storm Front by Jim Butcher
    7) Fluke, or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore
    8) Graceling by Kristin Cashore
    9) Sabriel by Garth Nix
    10) Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

    • Renee August 18, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

      Kateri, you are like THE fantasy authority!

      • Kateri August 19, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

        lol i read a lot of it. it’s fun you should check some of it out!

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