Category Archives: Bookclub Nominations

#blerdbookclub: Vote for our reads for May!


Greetings fellow bookworms! It’s that time again to vote on our reading selections for the month of May! Check out the goodies up for voting this month below then check into Goodreads to cast your vote!

Book Poll #1 for our Fiction reading selection for May: 
  • We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
  • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  • Huntress by Malinda Lo
  • Half World by Hiromi Goto

Book Poll #2 for our Non-Fiction reading selection for May:
  • The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss
  • The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
  • Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
  • Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  • Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World’s Most Famous Heroine by Tim Hanley

Participating in our book discussions is easy! 

Check out our Twitter chat page for our discussion schedule for the month and join in via the hashtag #blerdbookclub on twitter.

Happy readings and we look forward to chatting with everyone on the twitterz!


My Soul To Keep by Tananarive Due, our featured guest for our #blerdbookclub chat happening in April

We have some exciting news! We have selected My Soul To Keep by Tananarive Due as our book reading for March and Tananarive Due will be our featured guest author during our #blerdbookclub chat for My Soul To Keep in April! So, mark your calendars for Sunday, April 6th at 4:00pm EST.

*cues happy dancing moment*

My Soul To Keep is the first book in the African Immortals series. Excerpt from the book’s description from Amazon: (no spoilers!)

 When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian sect traded their humanity so they would never die, a secret he must protect at any cost. Now, his immortal brethren have decided David must return and leave his family in Miami. Instead, David vows to invoke a forbidden ritual to keep Jessica and his daughter with him forever.

Participating in our #blerdbookclub guest chats on twitter is easy. Read My Soul To Keep by Tananarive Due for March’s reading selection, then join us on twitter on  Sunday, April 6 at 4:00pm EST via the hashtag #blerdbookclub to chime in with your thoughts and chat with our guest and fellow readers during the discussion.

The book poll for our regular monthly (non-featured guest chat) reading is now open! Be sure to check into Goodreads to cast your vote for our book club reading selection for March! The voting ends March 1st.

March voting is now closed. The chat schedule for March is up!

Happy readings!

Update! Our Storify from this discussion is available here



December’s Book Nominations!

The Voting for this month is open! Feast your eyes on December 2013 book nominees:

Featured Poll #1: 

Featured Poll #2:

Check into The Blerd Book Club on Goodreads to cast your vote for December’s readings selections! Voting ends December 1st.