Hello and welcome to the voting for the May Reader Fox Readalong!
Voting will be open from today to April 14th. The book chosen here will be featured in the giveaway at the end of the month and will be read and featured on this blog for the entire month of May! Below is a google form in which you can vote for the May book and nominate a book for June if you want to! Descriptions for the book can be found beneath the form.
The current nominees are:
Famous by Default by M.K. Harkin
By my family’s fame.
Dying to escape the limelight,
And finally, I do.
In my past.
Struggling to feel settled.
And finally, I do.
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and my understanding of it is that this is one of those books I would have screamed about when I was twelve. I’m curious enough to want to read it and since I’m fairly certain it’s not super well known, I thought it might be worth giving a read. The story follows two characters, one who deals with the limelight because of his famous brothers and another who has been in the foster system and resultingly feels incredibly desperate to find a place to stay consistently.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
“Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.”
I’ve had this on the voting list a few times now as a choice and it’s mainly because I love Greek Mythology and it’s been sitting around just waiting to be read for a while now. I haven’t managed to get to it, but I think it’d be exciting to have it as a Readalong book. And I mean, Achilles and Patroclus? What better characters could there be, really? Basically, this book genuinely just sounds like a lot of fun.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
“There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.”
Okay, so not only is the cover of this book gorgeous, but it’s about pirates. I’m pretty much sold on the idea that this book will be awesome and I’d like to read the book to prove that to myself. Hopefully, I won’t be disappointed. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book in recent months and therefore am really excited to get started. Strong female characters, pirates, and an awesome plot? Sign me up!
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared.
I’m sure anyone who blogs about books has heard about this one. I haven’t had a chance to read it just yet but it’s definitely been on my list for a while and what better time to read it than in a readalong with others? I’m sure there’s a lot to love about this book and that premise sounds absolutely wonderful. Following Zélie as she fights against the malevolent ideas that criminalized magic, this story promise an adventure well worth reading.
And those are the books! Feel free to vote for whichever one you’d like most to have featured in the Readalong. Remember, whichever book has the most votes by April 14th will be the book we’re reading in May and will be in the giveaway beginning sometime next week! Thanks for dropping by! Happy reading!