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After announcing the 6 fabulous books for #camplitsy24, Meg, Barbara and I thought you might like to see the 10 books that ‘nearly‘ made the list. (In no particular order)

James was by far our runaway winner, with 4 in 10 Littens voting for it. Next were Bear and Clear, with around a quarter of you voting for each one.

The other 3 winning books gained just a few more votes than these 10, so a close-run race!

We‘d love to hear your thoughts!

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ChaoticMissAdventures Greta and Valdin has been one of my favorites of the year, I hope this post gets more to check in out!! Thank you hosts for all your work on Camp! 3w
TheBookHippie Knife I‘m reading asap now 🙃 . 3w
RaeLovesToRead I got Warm Hands of Ghosts, The Familiar and Book of Doors on my TBR.... looking at these covers though... I need to investigate the book with the trippy blue trees! 3w
Kimberlone lol all but one of the books I voted for were on this list 3w
Susanita Three of these were on my list! 3w
squirrelbrain It‘s one of my favourites too @ChaoticMissAdventures - I wonder if it didn‘t get more votes because a lot of us have already read it? 3w
dabbe Only one of my choices made the summer list. I'm a horrible picker! 😂 3w
squirrelbrain @TheBookHippie - I have a #netgalley ARC of Knife. I was saving it just in case it got nominated (along with *many* other books 🤣) so probably need to get to it now. 3w
squirrelbrain It‘s a fab cover isn‘t it?! @RaeLovesToRead 3w
squirrelbrain @Kimberlone @Susanita @dabbe - there were SO many great books, though, the votes were bound to be reasonably spread out. 3w
Leniverse I loved Greta & Valdin, but didn't vote for it since I've already read it. Two of my nominations are on that runner-up list, so I definitely have to read them! 3w
BarbaraBB Great collection of books! I couldn‘t resist purchasing 3w
TrishB @BarbaraBB I‘ve brought that too. And Whale Fall. 3w
Meshell1313 Ooh I‘ll def pick up a few of these to read soon. I‘m hearing fantastic things about Knife! 3w
Hooked_on_books An interesting mix! I‘m glad the Emily Henry didn‘t make our list because I have zero interest in it. And I clearly have weird tastes, as nothing I voted for (or nominated) made it on here. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3w
youneverarrived Interesting to see what almost made it! None of these were on my list but I do want to read Greta and Valdin. 3w
JamieArc Whale Fall is one that only got on my radar because of the nominations. I‘m super intrigued by it, so I‘m sure it‘s going to make its way to my summer reading list. 3w
BarbaraJean This is so interesting to see! Several of these I thought (or hoped) would make it onto the final lineup, and several I‘m glad didn‘t 😂 Greta & Valdin is on my list to read. 3w
Roary47 Aww so close. 🥰💛 3w
Karisimo Several of these were my picks! 3w
Suet624 @Hooked_on_books I‘m with you. 3w
Suet624 Thank you for letting us see all of these. Really interesting. (edited) 3w
Ruthiella Nice! I voted for the Leigh Bardugo because I wanted a good excuse to finally try one of her books! 😂 3w
julieclair Thank you for this! And for ALL the work that goes into Camp! 3w
Larkken Very cool! I love seeing what everyone is excited about this year! 3w
Chelsea.Poole I was hoping the tagged would make the list. Really look forward to reading 3w
Caroline2 These all sound so good. I want to read all the books!! I may swap Warm Hands for Bear if it proves too difficult to order it here. There‘s a long wait on Amazon at the moment. 😬 3w
squirrelbrain @TrishB @JamieArc @chelsea.poole - I just finished Whale Fall. I liked it but not as much as I thought I would. And I‘m not sure how much discussion we would have had, as it‘s very short. 3w
squirrelbrain @leniverse @youneverarrived - Greta is so good, but I also didn‘t vote for it as I‘d read it. I think you‘ll love it too, Katie. 3w
squirrelbrain @Meshell1313 - I‘m going to read Knife soon as well. 3w
squirrelbrain @Hooked_on_books @suet624 - not weird tastes, just eclectic! 🤪 3w
batsy I've got Irena Rey on hold and am excited to read it! 3w
sarahbarnes Thanks for doing this! 3w
Bookbuyingaddict They‘re all great 👍 thank you for organising ☺️looking forward to reading 📖 around the camp 🏕️ fire 🔥 starting 1st June 🙂 are posting our progress ? 😀 3w
Bookbuyingaddict They‘re all great 👍 thank you for organising ☺️looking forward to reading 📖 around the camp 🏕️ fire 🔥 starting 1st June 🙂 are posting our progress ? 😀 @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @dabbe @TheAromaofBooks @TrishB @Kimberlone @Chelsea.Poole @Megabooks (edited) 3w
squirrelbrain Hi @Bookbuyingaddict - we‘ll post the schedule soon. We read 1 book over 2 weeks and the host for each book posts some questions each weekend for us all to discuss. Looking forward to getting started! 🏕️ 3w
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I‘m thrilled to be hosting your August #camplitsy24 books!

First, we‘ll be heading off to Ireland to read about 4 gifted sisters in The Alternatives, then heading to the Pacific Northwest to read Bear, which was our second most voted for book, after James.

We‘ll confirm all of the dates for each book shortly.

That‘s all 6 books revealed now, what do you think of our final two, and of the full selection for camp? 🏕️

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jenniferw88 I'm surprised Knife isn't on there! 3w
Soubhiville I‘m excited for these two! 3w
julesG Looking back at the longlist, I'm surprised we don't have six one word titles this year. That would have been awesome 🤣🤣 3w
Bookwormjillk Yay Bear! I‘m excited that so many of these books aren‘t on my radar, but am happy this one made it. Can‘t wait for summer reading! 3w
Hooked_on_books It‘s an interesting list! Like last year, I‘ve already read 2 (Clear and James) and the rest look promising! 3w
Bookwormjillk @julesG ha! That does seem to be the trend this year. Thank goodness it has seemed to replace “The Girl” 3w
BarbaraBB @Bookwormjillk 😂 ‘The Girl‘ 3w
BarbaraBB @jenniferw88 Knife had many votes too. @squirrelbrain will share the runner-up‘s later this week! 3w
squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @julesG - look out for the ‘nearly-theres‘ later this week! 3w
squirrelbrain @Bookwormjillk - it‘s great to have a mix of known and hitherto unknown books, isn‘t it?! 3w
squirrelbrain @Soubhiville - glad you‘re pleased about these two! 3w
squirrelbrain @Hooked_on_books - I‘ve also read James, and would have probably read Clear as well, but I had insider information about how well it was doing in the voting, so I saved it. ☺️ 3w
Caroline2 Oh intrigued by these two!! 😃 👍 3w
Meshell1313 Exciting! Can‘t wait! 3w
monalyisha I‘m thrilled! This went much better than when my book club (or ahem, my whole country) votes! 3w
kspenmoll I am thrilled to be part of this group- some books I was aware of, some not. I have not read any of them. ❤️ 3w
TrishB Brilliant ❤️ looking forward to them all. 3w
CBee Yay! 3w
JamieArc I‘m truly looking forward to reading all of these, and I believe 4 of them I either nominated or voted for. Though my own votes don‘t reflect this, I do with there were a nonfiction. Looking forward to the discussions! 3w
AmyG Yay! I am so excited. Thank you all. 3w
charl08 I have a feeling this is going to add to my wishlist... 3w
batsy Don't know much about these two and look forward to finding out! 3w
Suet624 Just broke down and ordered several books yesterday. I usually cross my fingers that a library will have the books but none of them did. I‘m very excited! 3w
jlhammar Awesome! Beyond excited for both of these. 3w
peaKnit Very excited to read some new book this summer! 3w
squirrelbrain @monalyisha - we‘re a good group here, as far as voting for the right things goes! 🤣 3w
squirrelbrain @kspenmoll - I think we had a lot more ‘new to everyone‘ books this year, whereas last year some Littens had already read a few. 3w
squirrelbrain @JamieArc - non-fiction didn‘t do so well in the voting this year. 🤷‍♀️ Only Knife ever really troubled the top 6. 3w
squirrelbrain @charl08 - my TBR always explodes at this time of year! 3w
squirrelbrain @batsy - I don‘t know much about these two either, that‘s the beauty of #camplitsy! 3w
squirrelbrain Which ones tempted you? @Suet624 3w
Suet624 Butter and All Fours 3w
Megabooks So excited for these!! 🏕️🎉 3w
squirrelbrain @Suet624 - glad you can join us for those two. Hopefully your library may get some of the others in soon. 3w
Suet624 Thanks! Somehow or other I‘ll get the others. 😊 3w
sarahbarnes These are two more great choices! I love camp this year!! 😁 3w
Ruthiella These two are completely off my radar! I‘m so happy to be discovering them! 3w
BarbaraJean These were nowhere near my radar until nominations—I‘ll be crossing my fingers for those library holds! 3w
CBee @Suet624 I can‘t find Butter either - might have to order it! 3w
Deblovestoread Ireland and the PNW 🙌🏼. Love camp!⛺️ 3w
youneverarrived They sound interesting! Besides from All Fours none were on my radar, but I‘m looking forward to reading them all ❤️ 3w
squirrelbrain @sarahbarnes - glad you‘re loving camp! ❤️ 3w
squirrelbrain @Ruthiella @BarbaraJean - these two weren‘t on my radar either until they were nominated - the beauty of camp! 3w
squirrelbrain @Deblovestoread - we‘ve got 6 fabulous books this year! 3w
squirrelbrain @youneverarrived - I‘m looking forward to all of them too! ❤️ 3w
Christine What a great bunch of books - summer can‘t come fast enough!! ❤️ 3w
squirrelbrain I know @christine - I can‘t wait either! 3w
Jess I am so excited about these selections! 4 of the 6 are either on my TBR or I was already planning on buying. The other 2 new to me picks sound great. Can‘t wait to get started! 3w
Bookbuyingaddict Haven‘t heard of either of these two always love ❤️ a surprise 😮😆happy camp 🏕️ reading 📖😀 3w
squirrelbrain It makes me happy that you‘re so excited! @jess 3w
squirrelbrain @Bookbuyingaddict - these were new to me too, before Camp! 3w
julieclair Looks like August will be Sisters Month! We really have a great selection lineup this year. None of the winners were on my radar, and that‘s what I love about camp! 3w
GatheringBooks Thank you so so much for the tag! Great picks for #CampLitsy24 already bought 4 books out of 6. 📚📚📚📚 (edited) 3w
squirrelbrain Great spot! @julieclair Glad you‘re pleased with the lineup! 3w
squirrelbrain They are all fantastic picks aren‘t they? @GatheringBooks 3w
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Repost for #Megabooks

I am incredibly excited to be your counselor for July! We‘ll start off with the #1 vote getter, James, and if you haven‘t read Everett, be ready to leap into his backlist after this because he‘s wonderful. Then very appropriately we‘ll move on to Miranda July‘s All Fours. An artist on the edge? Yes, please! I hope you‘ll join us for one or both books! #CampLitsy24

See original post at https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2728511

BarbaraBB Thanks as always 🩷🩷 4w
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Repost for @BarbaraBB

Meg, Helen and I are so glad you are as thrilled as we are about #CampLitsy24: 74 people voted, which is a new record!
Clear will be our first June read, followed by Butter. We hope you‘re happy with these first books!
I‘ll be your host in June & will get back to you with the reading schedule.

See original post at https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2728155

Let's Go Camping! | Jan Mader
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I am incredibly excited to be your counselor for July! We‘ll start off with the #1 vote getter, James, and if you haven‘t read Everett, be ready to leap into his backlist after this because he‘s wonderful. Then very appropriately we‘ll move on to Miranda July‘s All Fours. An artist on the edge? Yes, please! I hope you‘ll join us for one or both books! #CampLitsy24

@squirrelbrain will announce August‘s books tomorrow!

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Suet624 Thank you!!! 4w
jlhammar Exciting! I‘ve got James (though might be tempted to start it before July) and this will be my first experience with Miranda July. 4w
CBee Thanks Meg! 4w
sarahbarnes Yay!! Very excited for these two! 4w
TheKidUpstairs Exciting! Very much looking forward to James. I'm not a huge Miranda July fan, but what better reason to give her another try! 4w
Megabooks @Suet624 @CBee @sarahbarnes looking forward to seeing you at camp! 4w
Megabooks @jlhammar James is the only one for camp I‘ve already read, and I loved it! Even if you give into temptation, I hope you‘ll join us for discussion. 😁 4w
Megabooks @TheKidUpstairs I have her short story collection, but I haven‘t read it yet. I‘m going to try to get to it before I dive into this novel. I hope you will join us for both! 4w
Caroline2 Ohhhh seriously intrigued about these two. 👍 4w
TrishB Thanks Meg 👍🏻 looking forward to them. 4w
mcctrish Oh yay! I so wanted James to get picked ❤️❤️ (edited) 4w
youneverarrived Happily surprised All Fours was chosen 😁 look forward to reading them both. 4w
Megabooks @TrishB @mcctrish @youneverarrived so glad you‘ll be joining us!! 4w
Megabooks @Caroline2 glad you‘re excited for camp, too! 4w
TheBookHippie I‘m in! I‘m excited for these two!! A camp Litsy first for me! 4w
BarbaraJean James was very high on my list and All Fours was very low on my list 😆 I have holds placed for James and I‘ll see if I can talk myself into the other before July! 4w
Bookwormjillk I was going to vote for James but thought a lot of other people would so I gave my vote to a different book. Happy to see my gamble paid off! 4w
batsy Fun! Need to brush up on my homework (read Huckleberry Finn 😁) 4w
Oryx Excited for both of these! 4w
Deblovestoread Looking forward to both of these! 💜🌸💜 4w
Meshell1313 Hooray! Sounds great! 4w
Ruthiella James is no surprise! 😅 I figured it would make it. Miranda July is so weird, so I can‘t wait to see what she‘s writing. 4w
Daisey I‘ve got James on audio, so I may need to keep it for this summer and follow the discussion. 4w
monalyisha Oh yay! I wasn‘t convinced All Fours would make it in. Love it! 🤩 4w
Bookbuyingaddict Hooray 🙌🏻 great picks thanks ☺️ 4w
Megabooks @TheBookHippie Awesome! 🎉 🎉 4w
Megabooks @BarbaraJean even if you just join us for James, I'll be glad to have you! 4w
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk yes! I don't remember the final number but about ⅓ of the campers voted for James. It was a very popular one! 4w
Megabooks @batsy yes, I may reread it, too. I'm not a huge Twain fan, but I am a huge Everett fan, and I loved James the first time I read it. I'm really pleased to be leading the discussion. 4w
Megabooks @Oryx @deblovestoread @meshell1313 really glad to have all of you at camp! 4w
Megabooks @Ruthiella same! I think every camp needs a slightly (or maybe very!) weird book. 4w
BarbaraBB @Daisey Please do! We would love you to join us for 4w
Megabooks @Daisey I'd love for you to join us! 4w
Megabooks @monalyisha yes! I'm very excited All Fours made it in, too! Glad you'll be joining us this summer. 4w
Megabooks @Bookbuyingaddict yay! Glad you're excited! 4w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks So glad most people love these winners and I certainly am looking forward to both of them and discussing them with you as our host 💓 4w
TheBookHippie @batsy same… pulls out old book.. 4w
Larkken @batsy same! I started with Tom Sawyer tho, so I've gotten sidetracked I fear... 4w
kspenmoll All Fours I have not heard of & sounds intriguing! 4w
BkClubCare Wowza! One I voted for (I think?) and one I am reading now. 😎 4w
Chelsea.Poole @TheKidUpstairs I‘m not a huge fan of July either but I am willing to give her a shot too…I have a feeling camp will help me appreciate her! 4w
JamieArc I‘ve been impatiently waiting all day to see this and I‘m glad I checked your page to discover you posted this hours ago! 😂😂. I‘ve been saving James, convinced it would make the cut. Glad to see it did! 4w
Megabooks @JamieArc I don‘t know why you didn‘t make it on the tag list!! I assume you want to be added?? Glad you checked and are excited about James! 4w
Megabooks @kspenmoll @BkClubCare so excited you‘re coming to camp! 4w
AmyG Awesome! Thank you!!!! 4w
Kitta Before reading James, should I read (edited) 3w
JamieArc @Megabooks Yes, definitely add me to the tag list! 3w
jenniferw88 @Megabooks, I should have been tagged, too! Can you add me to your list, please?! 3w
Megabooks @JamieArc @jenniferw88 I think @squirrelbrain has added you! Glad you‘re coming to camp! 3w
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Meg, Helen and I are so glad you are as thrilled as we are about #CampLitsy24: 74 people voted, which is a new record!
@Chelsea.Poole was it so CLEAR that Clear would be one of the selected books 🤣? You were right: it will be our first June read, followed by Butter. We hope you‘re happy with these first books!
I‘ll be your host in June & will get back to you with the reading schedule. Tomorrow check Meg‘s thread: she‘ll announce the July reads!

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ChaoticMissAdventures @BarbaraBB Excited! Getting on those library lists! 4w
Prairiegirl_reading This is great! I already got Clear just because of the long list! I‘m excited to read it! Thanks for taking the time to encourage me to join! 😊 4w
BarbaraBB @Prairiegirl_reading And there‘s more to come. We‘ll be reading some great books and it will be so fun to discuss them during Camp! Glad you‘ve joined! 4w
sarahbarnes Very excited for these choices! I just learned that a friend‘s daughter was the editor for Clear so now I‘m even more excited to read it. 4w
batsy Nice! Very keen to read both 😍 4w
Leniverse Oh! Yes, super happy. I voted for both of those, and I'm especially looking forward to Clear ❤️ 4w
BarbaraBB @Leniverse Did I tag you twice again?? 4w
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes @batsy @Leniverse Glad you like them! We‘re happy too! Littens do have great taste 😀 4w
RaeLovesToRead Ooh! Not surprised by Butter... not investigated Clear yet though! 💕💕 4w
Leniverse @BarbaraBB Yes, you did 😂 4w
ImperfectCJ I didn't have the bandwidth for voting this time, but I'm totally comfortable having put myself in y'all's capable hands. 😀 Quite excited to read these! 4w
TheBookHippie I‘m in for Clear. 🙃 4w
Kitta So excited for these! I voted for Clear so glad to see it up there 4w
BarbaraBB @Leniverse 🤣 I‘m sorry! 4w
BarbaraBB @ImperfectCJ I missed your votes but you are right, you will enjoy the books votes for! 4w
BarbaraBB @TheBookHippie 👍🏽👍🏽 4w
BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead It‘s a short one. I read an earlier book by the author and that one was very readable! 4w
BarbaraBB @Kitta Glad you like them! 4w
Deblovestoread Excited to read both of these! 4w
BarbaraBB @Deblovestoread Yay! I thought you would! 4w
TrishB Brilliant ❤️ look forward to it. 4w
monalyisha Hooray! Thanks for all of your work! 4w
julesG This is what I like about Camp Litsy, it drags me out of my comfort zone. 😉 I had neither book on my radar; well, apart from the nominations. 4w
TheBookHippie @julesG SAME!! It‘s never a book I‘d read 😅 4w
JamieArc Woohoo 🎉 Glad for an excuse to hit the bookstore this weekend to pick them up! And looking forward to what @Megabooks has for us tomorrow! 4w
Suet624 Thank you so much!!! 4w
CBee Thank you ladies ♥️♥️ 4w
jlhammar Yay! I already have Clear and Butter sounds great. Can‘t wait! 4w
kspenmoll Thanks! 4w
Caroline2 Yay! Very happy these two got selected. Can‘t wait!! 😃 4w
AmyG Ooooooo thank you! So excited! 4w
youneverarrived Fab! Look forward to reading them ❤️ 4w
BarbaraJean So excited!! Clear was one of my top choices, but I marked Butter with an “eh” ranking 😂 I‘ve put it on hold anyway and will give it a shot if I can get it in time! 4w
Megabooks Clear just came in at the library for me!! 4w
peaKnit Got my holds placed! 4w
KateReadsYA Yayyy! I voted for Clear. I've placed my hold at the library (: 4w
Soubhiville Woohoo! Can‘t wait to read with you all! 4w
BarbaraBB @TrishB @monalyisha @julesG @TheBookHippie @JamieArc @JenReadsAlot @Suet624 @CBee @jlhammar @kspenmoll @Bookwormjillk @Caroline2 @AmyG @youneverarrived @BarbaraJean @peaKnit @KateReadsYA @Soubhiville I was out tonight, it‘s our King‘s Night, a big celebration where I live, and when I came home I read your reactions and they warm my heart! Looking forward to Camp with you all🤍 4w
TheBookHippie @BarbaraBB my annual summertime snark 😅😘🤭🤷🏻‍♀️ I‘m looking forward to reading with you all!!! 4w
Megabooks @JamieArc idk 😏🏕️🤔🤔🚣🏿‍♀️ 4w
Chelsea.Poole A CLEAR favorite! Glad to see it make camp! Pretty surprised about Butter, but very much looking forward to it as well 🧈 4w
Chelsea.Poole @TheKidUpstairs I feel like Clear is such a you-book!! 4w
TheKidUpstairs @Chelsea.Poole you're so right! I already own a copy (I had it pre-ordered). I was about to start reading it, but then I saw there was a lot of camp interest! Can't wait to read it with everyone 4w
TheKidUpstairs @BarbaraJean I had the same reaction to Butter. But that's one of the great things about camp, it paid you to try books you might pass up otherwise. Who knows, it could be a total hit! 4w
Roary47 I‘m excited to try these out with everyone. 🥰 4w
Hooked_on_books I read about Clear shortly before it came out and knew I had to read it immediately, so I did so when it showed up at my library. It‘s slim but I think there‘s a lot to talk about. I know almost nothing about Butter, so we‘ll see what I think about it when my hold comes in! 4w
Bookbuyingaddict Amazing. 🤩 I purchased clear in London yesterday and already ordered butter 🧈 from the library 📚 thank you ☺️ for organising this #camplitsy24 which do we read first ? @BarbaraBB 4w
Meshell1313 Hooray! Sounds great!! 4w
BarbaraBB @Bookbuyingaddict Such coincidence! I hope you‘ll like them. We‘ll read Clear first (edited) 4w
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I am amazed at all of the nominations for #camplitsy this year. This was a really tough decision, and there are so many more I‘m just as interested in reading. But after spending an enjoyable afternoon reading as many blurbs as I could, I wound up voting for these 6. I wonder if any of them will wind up on our camp roster. We‘ll see!

Thank you so much to our hardworking hosts!

Bookwormjillk I have high hopes for Bear! 1mo
Soubhiville @Bookwormjillk me too, Disappearing Earth was just so good. 1mo
Megabooks I‘m hoping to see Phillips at Parnassus in July! Nice choices. Thanks for voting! 1mo
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JamieArc Bear feels likely to make the list. It got one of my votes too! 1mo
BarbaraBB Great choices. I want to read Bear too. And Plaka! And A Woman of Pleasure and The Alternatives! (edited) 1mo
Caroline2 Great choices! I want to read Bear too. 😃 4w
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Well that was difficult! (I mean that in the best way!) 😆 Just picked 6 books off the long list for #CampLitsy24
So many great books to pick from & so many I wasn‘t familiar with-which is kind of the beauty of it. Can‘t wait to see what‘s picked!

Check out @BarbaraBB ‘s posts for the list & voting link if you haven‘t yet & want to get your vote in.

Thank you @BarbaraBB @Megabooks & @squirrelbrain for all of the work that goes into camp!🏕️

Megabooks You‘re welcome! So glad you loved the longlist too! 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading The longlist really blew up my tbr but making my picks was fun! 1mo
BarbaraBB All those books I hadn‘t heard of yet made my head spin 😀 1mo
squirrelbrain Such a great longlist! 1mo
SaceReads I‘m looking forward to seeing the results. If I may, I will be a lurker. 😊 1mo
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You know it‘s serious work when I pull out my computer for Litsy. Worked on my shortlist for #CampLitsy24 and my votes are in! It was hard to narrow down. I‘m curious what the shortlist will be!
Mad props to whoever prepared the spreadsheet - that made it much easier!

Megabooks That would be @squirrelbrain !! She‘s amazing at spreadsheets!! Glad you enjoyed pursuing it. 😁 1mo
squirrelbrain You know I love a spreadsheet @Megabooks ! 🤣 Off to check out your votes now, Jamie, and add them on to my *other* spreadsheet! 1mo
BarbaraBB Helen is a real spreadsheet 🧙 wizard! Thanks for joining Jamie! 1mo
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Prairiegirl_reading Can I still join? I‘m not 100% clear on how it works and am reluctant to join because of that but also always regretful when it‘s actually happening. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
JamieArc @Prairiegirl_reading After we all vote, our Camp Litsy Counselors will announce the 6 books that we will be reading together this summer. 2 books each month. They will post a schedule, and there will be questions each week for us to discuss. You can join for as many or as few as you like. If you check out @LitsyEvents you can find the list of all books submitted to choose from as well as a link to a form for your 6 top choices. 1mo
JamieArc @squirrelbrain I love a good spreadsheet too 🤓. I appreciated how easy it was to copy from the master list into my own spreadsheet! 1mo
squirrelbrain Of course you can still join in @Prairiegirl_reading ! As Jamie said, check out either @LitsyEvents or @BarbaraBB for the long list of books to choose from, and the voting form. Once the 6 books have been chosen, you can join in buddy reads of some or all of them - it‘s all very flexible! 1mo
squirrelbrain You should see my spreadsheet that minters the voting, Jamie! I keep sharing updates with @BarbaraBB and @Megabooks - I get so excited by it! 🤪 1mo
JamieArc @squirrelbrain I can only imagine 😂 1mo
monalyisha I grabbed my laptop, too. 😂 1mo
yourfavouritemixtape Haha, I did the same! Can‘t remember the last time I logged into Litsy via computer-browser :) 1mo
youneverarrived Just done the same 😂 1mo
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Original post https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2726565

#CampLitsy24 longlist!!
Although we limited the amount of nominations to 4 this year, we still have an extensive list of over a 100 books!

Megabooks Thank you for sharing both links!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Thank you so much 😊 1mo
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I'm so excited to see what gets picked! @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @squirrelbrain

BarbaraBB Me too! So many good ones!! Thank you for joining and sharing 🩵 1mo
Megabooks Me too! Thank you for voting! 1mo
squirrelbrain Thanks for voting! It‘s exciting watching the results coming in. 😃 1mo
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My #camplitsy24 nominations are:
~Murder Road by Simone St. James
~Family Family by Laurie Frankel
~Becoming Madam Secretary by Stephanie Dray
~The Twilight Garden by Sara Nisha Adams

@squirrelbrain @megabooks @barbarabb

squirrelbrain Thanks for nominating! 😍 1mo
Lesliereadsalot Family Family is a good one! 1mo
BarbaraBB Wow, they all seem so good!! 1mo
Megabooks Nice choices!! 1mo
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Very excited for #CampLitsy24! Under the wire, here are my four nominations. Thank you for hosting again this year @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @squirrelbrain !

Ruthiella I‘m definitely eyeing the new Miranda July title. I read her first novel and it was so weird but also kinda great 1mo
sarahbarnes @ruthiella that one by her also sounds very intriguing! 1mo
Megabooks Great nominations! I‘m excited about All Fours, too, Sarah and @Ruthiella ! 1mo
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AmyG Oooo new Miranda July. I love seeing all the new books being released. 1mo
BarbaraBB They all seem great - as expected 👯 1mo
sarahbarnes @BarbaraBB I felt the same about your nominations. 😁 1mo
TheKidUpstairs Great choices! I just picked up my pre-order of The Alternatives today! 1mo
squirrelbrain Great choices! It‘s going to be so difficult to pick just 6. 1mo
sarahbarnes @TheKidUpstairs oh fun! I‘ll be interested to hear what you think of it! And thank you! 1mo
sarahbarnes @squirrelbrain I‘ve been thinking the same thing as I see everyone‘s nominations!! 1mo
jlhammar I just voted for The Alternatives - sounds fantastic! 1mo
sarahbarnes @jlhammar I‘m glad you think so, too! 😃 1mo
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ICYMI Camp Litsy is back! You still have until Sunday to nominate up to four books for #CampLitsy24. The books need to be published in 2024 but before mid-June.

In June, July, and August, we will read two books a month with discussion led by Me, @squirrelbrain or @BarbaraBB each Saturday. After we publish the longlist of nominees, we‘ll have voting by Google Doc to come up with the six books for Camp. Lmk if you‘d like to be tagged in posts!

squirrelbrain So exciting! And so many great books nominated already! 1mo
BarbaraBB I can‘t wait for the longlist. And I doubt it will be shorter than last year‘s even though we decreased the nominations from 6 to 4 😀💖 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Looking forward to it! 🏕️ 1mo
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#campLitsy24 @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks
It‘s late ⏰😣 but if nominations still open …here we go 👆 thanks 🙏 for doing this can‘t wait to see the winners and read along … 🏕️ 📚🤓

BarbaraBB Yes they are! Welcome to camp! 1mo
Megabooks So glad you‘re joining us!! 1mo
TheKidUpstairs List of Suspicious Things looks so good, I wish there was a North American publishing date! 1mo
squirrelbrain Some great choices! I loved The List. 1mo
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I‘ve spent way too much time obsessing over this!


Deblovestoread I almost picked Sociopath. Glad to see it nominated! 1mo
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squirrelbrain Perfect timing - I‘m currently embroiled in creating the mammoth spreadsheet! 🤣 I read a review of Sociopath in the paper at the weekend - definitely on my TBR list! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @squirrelbrain A mammoth spreadsheet. So basically it‘s like Christmas morning for you. 😉 1mo
Caroline2 Ohhhhh great choices! 😃 1mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @MicheleinPhilly A mammoth spreadsheet and Christmas morning 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
TrishB 😂😂 oh these look good….. 1mo
monalyisha I‘m not sure I‘d read Sociopath on my own but I think I‘d be very into reading it with a group! 1mo
Megabooks Another nomination for Liz Moore! I've also read great things about the memoir. My library's list is looooong! 1mo
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I‘m seeing some great nominees for #CampLitsy24 (voting is going to be hard)! I‘d like to throw these 4 into the ring as my nominees.

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BarbaraBB A new Matar! To be honest all four sound great! 1mo
squirrelbrain You always pick such good books! 1mo
Megabooks I just bought the Chung and hate the idea of holding off reading it, lol! Thanks for the great nominations! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Megabooks I know, that‘s the hard part! 😂 1mo
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Here are my nominations for #CampLitsy24
Excited to see what gets picked!

See the post from @BarbaraBB if you‘d like to participate.

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Nessavamusic Hell for Hire by Rachel Aaron is not on Litsy yet! 1mo
squirrelbrain Thanks for nominating! 🏕️ 1mo
BarbaraBB That Japanese one looks great! Thanks for joining! 1mo
Caroline2 Ohhh Horror movie looks fab!! 😮 1mo
Megabooks Love Tremblay! Thanks for nominating! 1mo
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Here are my nominations for #CampLitsy2024

See the post from @BarbaraBB if you‘d like to join in the fun!

squirrelbrain Ooh, Latinoland sounds interesting! Thanks for nominating. 1mo
BarbaraBB Irena sounds right up my alley! 1mo
batsy I've placed a hold on Irena. It sounds so good! 1mo
Megabooks Latinoland looks fantastic! Thanks for nominating! 1mo
Karisimo Irena Rey sounds very intriguing!! 1mo
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I cannot wait for #CampLitsy24 ! I absolutely loved it last summer and still think about the fantastic books we read! Can‘t wait to see everyone‘s picks and see which ones win! Here‘s my four picks to add to the mix! All great new 2024 releases I‘m excited for! Thank you soo much for hosting this awesome event again camp counselors! 🏕️

KateReadsYA OMG the book of doors sounds seriously amazing!!!! Adding to my tbr 1mo
KateReadsYA I'm convinced we have identical reading tastes haha because I've added them all to my TBR 1mo
Meshell1313 @KateReadsYA Same!!!! I‘m surprised our 4 choices weren‘t exactly the same! The only reason I did t choose the familiar is that I‘m reading it right now 🤣🤣🤣 ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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KateReadsYA @Meshell1313 Hahahah the fact that I looked for it on my Libby app after I posted it 🤭😅 it isn't available just yet! 1mo
JamieArc I just got A Short Walk with my most recent BOTM box so I wouldn‘t be mad if that were chosen! 1mo
kspenmoll Clear looks good! 1mo
squirrelbrain Great choices - I nominated Clear too! 1mo
BarbaraBB They all seem great! And James is everywhere 💕 1mo
Meshell1313 @BarbaraBB yeah I bet that will be one of our reads for sure. Everyone seems into it. Soo many great choices you can‘t go wrong. We‘ll have a great list! 1mo
Megabooks So excited you'll be joining us again! Thanks for nominating! 1mo
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Here are my choices! Thanks to you lovely ladies for hosting again ♥️ @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Megabooks #CampLitsy24

ChaoticMissAdventures I am glad someone nominated Greta! I wasn't sure if it qualified since the NZ pub date was in 2021 but it is so, so good and I want to read it again. 1mo
squirrelbrain Greta and Valdin is SO good! 1mo
BarbaraBB They‘ve all been on my radar! I want to read all of them! 1mo
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Suzze I bought James recently and can‘t wait to read it! 1mo
Kitta I had clear as my tentative 5th nomination. It looks good!! 1mo
AmyG Great choices!!! 1mo
Megabooks Glad Murder Road got a nod!! 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Leniverse Greta&Valdin ❤️ 1mo
CBee @ChaoticMissAdventures I had no idea! I was just going off of the US pub date - wonder why that took so long? I actually made a special request with my library and they‘re ordering it for me this month, can‘t wait!! 1mo
CBee @Megabooks had to throw a thriller in there 😁😁 1mo
CBee @squirrelbrain even if it doesn‘t get picked, I‘ll be reading it very soon! I‘ve heard nothing but good things 😊 1mo
mcctrish I want to read James too ( I‘m trying to figure out this camp Litsy thing ) 1mo
CBee @mcctrish did you check the post about it that @BarbaraBB has on her page? It‘s super easy and really fun. Last year was my first time participating and I loved it 😊 1mo
mcctrish I did read it, besides publishing date books can be anything as long as publishing date is June? 1mo
squirrelbrain @mcctrish - yes, books can be fiction or NF, as long as they‘re published in 2024, and before June. At this stage, nominate 4 books you‘d like to see on the longlist. We (your hosts) collate them all together and we all vote. We discuss 2 in June, 2 in July and 2 in August. You can join in with any or all parts of #camplitsy24. We‘d love you to join! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Kitta I also nearly added Clear! 1mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole didn‘t you say you‘d like to read Telephone by Percival Everett? I just finished it and can send it along to you if you‘d like! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @cbee How did you like it? That‘s so kind of you to offer, but I have access to a library copy 😊 I always wonder why I haven‘t read more of Everett‘s books each time I finish one of his. I have read Trees, Erasure, and James and loved every one! 1mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole I liked it a lot! Not sure if you know about the different endings? I got the good ending apparently 😂 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @CBee what?? No, I had no idea about the different endings!! 1mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole yep, three different endings 😊 1mo
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I‘m so excited that we‘ve launched #camplitsy24 - here are my 4 nominations.

Looking forward to seeing what everyone else picks, and to my TBR list growing exponentially!

If #camplitsy24 is new to you, take a look at @BarbaraBB ‘s post from earlier today and make your own 4 nominations. We‘ll then all vote for 6 books from the long list and discuss them throughout the summer here on Litsy.

BarbaraBB I was thinking about The Sleepwalkers too! 1mo
Megabooks I‘m on the list at my library for Clear! 1mo
batsy Yes to The Sleepwalkers and Clear! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk The Coast Road has such a good cover 1mo
sarahbarnes Ohh fun picks! 1mo
AmyG I almost added Clear to my list. Good list! 1mo
squirrelbrain It‘s gorgeous isn‘t it? @Bookwormjillk 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘m glad you all like my picks - praise indeed! @batsy @sarahbarnes @AmyG 1mo
TrishB Oh look at that cover on Clear! I want to read it now and know nothing about it. 1mo
Chelsea.Poole I just read about The Coast Road last week I‘m glad to see it nominated 😊 1mo
JamieArc The Sleepwalkers and Clear almost made my list too. 1mo
squirrelbrain Oh, I‘m glad it‘s being talked about in the US too. @Chelsea.Poole 1mo
squirrelbrain There are too many great-sounding books to choose from, aren‘t there?! @JamieArc 1mo
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Yes, the rumors are true…Camp Litsy is back! Please check @BarbaraBB ‘s page for details!! Here are my nominees for #CampLitsy24. 😁👍🏻🏕️ We can‘t wait to see you there!

Bookwormjillk YAAYYYY 🌻🌻🌻🌻👙🍉🌞☀️😎 1mo
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Megabooks @Bookwormjillk so excited to see you there!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB Great choices Meg!!! 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I almost picked Real Americans too! These are all great choices. voting is going to be so hard. 1mo
Ruthiella Oh, I would definitely vote for Rachel Khong. I loved 1mo
squirrelbrain I did pick Real Americans @ChaoticMissAdventures 🤪 as I have the ARC. I was going to swap it, but couldn‘t find anything else I wanted to read as much. 1mo
sarahbarnes Oh great list!! 1mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain so glad to be hosting with y‘all again!! 1mo
Megabooks @ChaoticMissAdventures @Ruthiella I love that real Americans is so popular!! 1mo
Megabooks @sarahbarnes thanks!! 1mo
JamieArc When searching, I came across this book that looked interesting, and it made me think of you. Do you have this one on your radar? 1mo
Megabooks @JamieArc No I don't, but thanks for letting me know about it!! Looks interesting. 1mo
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We are pleased to announce a new edition of Camp Litsy🏕️

We're opening nominations for the longlist now. We invite you all to suggest 4 books to read this summer. Post your choices on Litsy with #CampLitsy24 and tag @Megabooks, @squirrelbrain and @BarbaraBB The nominated books need to be published in 2024 and by 15 June so campers can procure the final choices.

Nominations are open until 21 April. Then we'll publish the longlist for voting

squirrelbrain Thanks for posting! 🙏 1mo
Megabooks Thank you! 😁😁 1mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for the repost 💖 1mo
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We are pleased to announce a new edition of Camp Litsy 🏕️ 📚

We're opening nominations for the longlist now. We invite you all to suggest 4 books to read this summer. Post your choices on Litsy with #CampLitsy24 and tag @Megabooks, @squirrelbrain and me. The nominated books need to be published in 2024 and by 15 June so campers can procure the final choices.

Nominations are open until 21 April. Then we‘ll publish the longlist for voting ⬇️⬇️

BarbaraBB You can vote for 6 longlisted books and the 6 books with the most votes will be our contenders. We'll read 2 books each month in June, July and August. Each weekend one of the counsellors will post discussion questions about that week's book. Campers choose their favorite book each month and the monthly winners will face off to find the Camp Litsy favorite. Everyone is welcome to nominate and join us on Camp. 1mo
BarbaraBB Tagged are participants from earlier years. If you want to be added or removed from the taglist please let us know below. 1mo
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Caroline2 Oh yayyyyyy!!!! Sooooo excited!!! 👏 🥳 1mo
BarbaraBB @Caroline2 😂😘 1mo
TheKidUpstairs Yay! So exciting! 1mo
TheBookHippie Yay!!! My yearly challenge!! 😘 1mo
AmyG Camp already???? 🙌🏻 Thank you for tagging me! 1mo
sarahbarnes Yay! Thanks for hosting again! 🏕️ 1mo
JenReadsAlot Woohoo! 1mo
ChaoticMissAdventures Yay!!!! I am so excited for this. Thanks for hosting 🎉 1mo
Read4life I‘m looking forward to this. Thank you for hosting 💙💙💙 1mo
squirrelbrain So exciting! ⛺️❤️⛺️ 1mo
Roary47 Can you please tag me? I‘d like to join! 1mo
BarbaraBB @Roary47 Yes of course! Welcome to camp! You can post and nominate four books 💕 @squirrelbrain @Megabooks (edited) 1mo
Oryx Yay! Camp time! 1mo
Suet624 Yippee!!! 1mo
monalyisha Thanks for including me! Even if I don‘t participate (summers are SO hectic for me at work), I absolutely adore seeing which books are nominated! I‘ll have a think. 🩵 1mo
Jess This was so fun last year! Can‘t wait for this year‘s nominations. Thanks for hosting again this year. 1mo
BarbaraBB @monalyisha Take all your time. You can also participate without nominating or just join in for one or two books. All is fine. If you want to be untagged, let me know 💕 1mo
BarbaraBB @Jess Happy you‘re joining again! 1mo
yourfavouritemixtape Yayy! I am so looking forward to this! I participated for the first time last year, so I have a question regarding the nominees: is it fiction only? 1mo
Ruthiella Awesome! I will start thinking about potential candidates. 1mo
BarbaraBB @yourfavouritemixtape No you can add NF as well. Last year a NF read was included in the summer reads! (edited) 1mo
JamieArc Oooh! I had fun with this last year, and actually read all the books! Looking forward to it! 1mo
Ruthiella @AmyG I know! It feels like winter is just over and summer is still so far away to me. 😃 1mo
Deblovestoread Yay for camp! 1mo
Bookwormjillk I am sooooo excited for this and summer in general 1mo
Suet624 I‘ll definitely be joining. 1mo
Read4life I‘m definitely joining 🤓 1mo
batsy Fun! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole So excited for this! 🏕️ 1mo
Cupcake12 This will be my first time joining in 1mo
Kitta Yay!! 1mo
Kitta Are there any other guidelines for nominating books? Is nonfiction okay? 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cupcake12 You‘re very welcome! We‘ll tag you from now on! @squirrelbrain @Megabooks 1mo
BarbaraBB @Kitta Just the rules mentioned in the post. NF is definitely okay! 1mo
dabbe Some fun in the ☀️! Count me in! 💙🩵💙 1mo
BarbaraBB @dabbe Will do! Glad you‘re joining! 1mo
CBee Yay! I‘ll have to think about my choices 🤓 1mo
DebinHawaii I had such a blast last year & really enjoyed all the books! Can‘t wait to do it again this year! 🎉🏕️ 🎉 1mo
Karisimo I‘m in! 1mo
youneverarrived Exciting! 😁 1mo
Hooked_on_books Oh wow, time for camp already! I‘ll have to work on coming up with some nominees. 1mo
Soubhiville Oh yay! I can‘t wait! I‘ll have to find time to peruse new/summer release lists. Thanks for continuing to host! 1mo
Meshell1313 I loved it last year! Excited that you are hosting again this year! Can‘t wait! Count me in! 1mo
Meshell1313 @KateReadsYA - in case you want to join summer camp this year!!!! 1mo
peaKnit Looking forward to this! 1mo
julieclair Yay! Looking forward to camping again with my fellow Littens! Thanks so much for hosting this fun tradition again this year. 😃🏕️ 1mo
KateReadsYA @Meshell1313 Thanks for the tag @Meshell1313 I'm definitely joining 🤗 1mo
BkClubCare Yay! 🏕️ 🔥 📚 1mo
CatLass007 I enjoyed Camp Litsy so much last year! I adored The Bandit Queens and would love to read more books like it. Not likely this year. I don‘t have anything I‘d like to nominate but I‘m definitely in! 1mo
BkClubCare Goodness! How long is the longlist going to be?! 🤣 Bring it! 1mo
BarbaraJean Please add me to the tag list! I remember seeing all the Camp Litsy posts last year and wishing I had joined in! 1mo
TheBookHippie @kspenmoll here it is! These lovely peeps run this fun summer reading! We all vote off a huge list that we‘ve all had input on- listing four- and then all read the same books. They will post which books we read and when discussions are! It‘s very fun and it‘s ALWAYS books I‘d never read, so I grow every year! 🤣🤭🤭😊 1mo
Nessavamusic Love to be added! Somehow I have missed this in the past, but sounds very fun! I‘ll post my picks soon. 1mo
kspenmoll @TheBookHippie Thanks so much! I will add my 4 tomorrow! 1mo
kspenmoll Count me in!!! 1mo
BarbaraBB @CatLass007 You‘re very welcome again! Hopefully we‘ll discover some new gems together! 1mo
BarbaraBB @BkClubCare we already brought it down from 6 to 4 books for nominations 😅🤣 1mo
Bklover Ohh please keep me in! I may not read them all and won‘t nominate, but I will participate as much as I am able. Thanks again @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @megabooks Makes it feel like summer is coming! (edited) 1mo
BarbaraBB @BarbaraJean @Nessavamusic @kspenmoll So glad to have you all joining! Welcome to camp 🏕️ 🧡 @squirrelbrain @Megabooks 1mo
BarbaraBB @Bklover We‘re happy to have you again and please join whenever you want! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Can't believe it's time to start thinking about this again!! I never seem to actually read the books, but I really enjoy browsing the long list and seeing everyone's thoughts, so do keep me on the list 😂 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Also, I can't remember, are there “rules“ for the nominated books regarding when they were published? 1mo
BarbaraBB @TheAromaofBooks you‘re very welcome to browse or norminate or vote and/or read. The books are from 2024, pubslished in the US and UK before June 15! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Thank you!! I couldn't remember the exact restrictions!! 1mo
BarbaraBB @CBee @DebinHawaii @Karisimo @youneverarrived @Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville @Meshell1313 @peaKnit @julieclair We‘re happy you all want to join in again! Let‘s make this as good as last year 🙌🏽 1mo
PuddleJumper Can I be added to the list? I'm not sure if I can read everything but I've been enjoying seeing the books people are recommending 1mo
BarbaraBB @PuddleJumper We‘re happy to have you, welcome to Camp! @squirrelbrain @Megabooks 1mo
CatLass007 Please remind me of what happens once the voting is done and the books have been announced. Two books a month, in June, July, and August? Or am I remembering it wrong? 1mo
BarbaraBB @CatLass007 That‘s right! Two books a month and a weekly discussion of half a book! 1mo
CatLass007 Thank you! 1mo
Larkken 😫 I'm having the hardest time narrowing down to four!! Can't wait for the long list though! 1mo
BarbaraBB @Larkken It will be long again I‘m afraid 😉 1mo
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Time to vote on which July #CampLitsy23 book was your favorite Yellowface or Hijab Butch Blues. I really enjoyed both books and discussions!

I‘ll announce the winner Wednesday morning, so get your vote in before then. The winner will face Bandit Queens and August‘s winner for Best of Camp.

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TheKidUpstairs This is a tough choice. I'm glad to have read both, but I think I'm going with 10mo
jenniferw88 Yellowface just edges it out for me - there's .25 of a star between them! 10mo
GatheringBooks Tough one. I vote for 10mo
Laughterhp I haven‘t finished either one yet. 🤦‍♀️ 10mo
batsy Both were so-so for me for different reasons, but I'll go with HBB because it's brave and takes risks 10mo
TrishB Yellowface for me. Thanks for the discussions 😁 10mo
JenReadsAlot Going with Yellowface! Thanks for hosting this month! 10mo
rockpools I‘m doing a great job of lurking rather than joining in at the mo - sorry! I am reading along though, and I enjoyed both of these. I‘m going with HBB because it made me think! This might be a very tight vote. 10mo
eraderneely Really difficult choice, but Yellowface for me 10mo
Meshell1313 Ooh both so good! But Yellowface wins for me. ❤️ 10mo
ImperfectCJ I vote for Yellowface. 10mo
DebinHawaii A tough choice, but I am going to go with Yellowface. Both books made me think & I admire Lamya‘s courage, but I had a hard time putting down Yellowface in between reading sessions which is what I want in a summer camp book.🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
Oryx Both were so great - but voting for Yellowface 10mo
CatLass007 Hands down choice for me! 10mo
Oryx @rockpools I feel like I've been lurking too! Reading along, but haven't managed to join in. But really enjoying all the reads. 10mo
squirrelbrain So difficult to choose between these two books but I‘m going to go with this one as I‘m still thinking about it 10mo
SamAnne It‘s hard to choose between these two books. Apples and oranges. I liked them equally. I will flip the proverbial coin and say Hijab Butch Blues. 10mo
Cinfhen Great job, Meg 💜I vote for 10mo
ChaoticMissAdventures Unfortunately HBB hit me at the wrong time and I wasn't in the mood for it, started it but then put it down twice. My vote is for the one that I flew through and is one of the few 5⭐ of the year 10mo
BkClubCare Yes to everyone‘s comments in the discussions 👏 and yikes, this is a difficult choice. I think I am going to vote for Yellowface because … fiction. But tough decision! 10mo
peaKnit Yellowface for me. Thank you for being our camp counselor. 🥰 10mo
Ruthiella Because I learned alot, I‘ll pick 10mo
BarbaraBB Although I rated Yellowface higher I keep thinking of Lamya and so will vote for 10mo
Deblovestoread Thanks for the great discussions! Even though I couldn‘t put down Yellowface I liked HBB more so my vote is 10mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve been traveling and am sad I missed the discussion the last two weeks! Thanks so much for hosting! I‘ll vote for Yellowface. 10mo
dabbe YELLOWFACE for me. Thanks for hosting! 🤩🤩🤩 10mo
willaful It's hard for me to choose because one is a memoir and a very brave one but for pure reading pleasure I'm voting Yellowface.

(Litsy needs a poll option!)
merelybookish I only read 1/2 books so doesn't really feel fair to vote. But I am ready for August. 👍 🙂 10mo
Soubhiville This is a difficult choice! For me 10mo
Hooked_on_books I liked both of these books. But I thought HBB was such a beautiful look at how someone deeply connects with their religion (a trait I do not share) and a demonstration of how to find your way in the world when you don‘t fit what others want you to be. So my vote goes to 10mo
Bookwormjillk @SamAnne I agree. I really liked both but for different reasons. I‘ll cancel your vote and pick 10mo
JamieArc Like others, while I couldn‘t put Yellowface down, my vote goes to HBB because I will be thinking about it for a while. 10mo
thewallflower0707 Yellowface just felt so original and was so funny & quick to read, my vote goes to R F Kuang. She never disappoints! 10mo
Christine I‘m voting too late and not sure I should because I haven‘t been able to finish HBB yet, though I enjoyed the first half! Yellowface is a fave of the year so far for me, though, so it gets my vote. 💛 (edited) 10mo
Megabooks @Christine thank you for reminding me to post the winner! I did count your vote, but Yellowface was ahead already by a few. I hope you finish and enjoy HBB. (edited) 10mo
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Your camp hosts thought you‘d like to see the next 6 books for #camplitsy23 - those that nearly made it but didn‘t!

It was very close with the winners changing with almost every vote. Questions and August Blue were very close, only missing out by a single vote each. The remaining 4 books received a few votes less, but all were on the same score.

And I make no apologies for using the UK cover of Big Swiss; so much nicer than the US one! 🤣

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JenReadsAlot That cover is much better! 13mo
TheBookHippie Thank god no Emily Henry 😵‍💫 13mo
TheBookHippie I agree about the cover!!! 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 😁I‘m actually thrilled with the 6 we got but there were so many great outcomes 13mo
julesG @TheBookHippie Agree! And I read Henry as an ARC. 13mo
monalyisha @TheBookHippie Oh, pshaw! 😜 I love Emily Henry‘s books…but I agree that I don‘t need a whole community read or discussion about them. 😉 It‘s a little bittersweet to know that Questions was so close! You‘re right in thinking that some of us might want a peek into the workings behind-the-scenes, though. Interesting post! Thank you! ✨ (edited) 13mo
TheBookHippie @julesG She‘s an alt right religious zealot that does harm 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫 (edited) 13mo
TheBookHippie @monalyisha I don‘t like her. As a person. The genre is fine. 13mo
julesG @TheBookHippie Didn't know that. 13mo
TheBookHippie @julesG she went to college here I can‘t separate person from book in this case 😵‍💫😅😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 13mo
monalyisha @TheBookHippie Where did you see that? Before I deleted my social media accounts, I followed her on Instagram and subscribed to her newsletter and never got that impression! I‘d love to follow-up and read more about her, though, if you can direct me! (edited) 13mo
TheBookHippie @monalyisha she went to college here. She was and could still be a member of Hillsong church. I don‘t follow her. One of her first books we read and her author note was what made me put the two together. I didn‘t realize they were the same person. 13mo
TheBookHippie @monalyisha it all use to be in her bio on her web page -she deleted it. 13mo
monalyisha @TheBookHippie Hmm. Something to keep an eye out for, I guess…but I‘m going to reserve judgment. College is a weird time. Everyone‘s still forming themselves and their own opinions, separating their individuality out from how they were raised. Maybe (hopefully) she‘s changed her stance. At the very least, it seems like it‘d be challenging to write & widely publish so much steamy sex before marriage while pursuing an evangelical Christian ideology. 13mo
monalyisha @TheBookHippie But I totally get and respect your decision not to read her! 13mo
sarahbarnes I voted for four of these! 😃 Thanks for posting this as well! 13mo
TheBookHippie @monalyisha There‘s always that hope. I agree about college. I only know as recent as 2017 which is 5 years after.. . And a long time ago. People change -let‘s hope she has. I can‘t unsee the damage. Many books to read. I just chose not to read these. 13mo
Larkken I‘m excited to read several of these! The nonfiction about the museum looks esp good and wouldn‘t have been on my radar if not for the long list. Hooray for camp Litsy already! 🥰 13mo
BarbaraBB Thanks Helen for sharing and keeping track of all those votes! You‘re the best 🩵 13mo
Soubhiville I so agree about the big Swiss cover! Thanks for sharing these, BS is the only one I‘ve read, so onto my TBR with the other 5, of course! 💕📚 13mo
batsy Cool! One I really enjoyed (Big Swiss) and about three others on my TBR. 13mo
AmyG @TheBookHippie Ha! I so enjoyed People we Meet on Vacation and bailed on Book Lovers. So I agree with you. I am very happy with the chosen books. Good job everyone. (edited) 13mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm totally happy with the picks we have for camp, but there are some intriguing books here too... 😯 13mo
peaKnit The UK cover is waaay better! 13mo
dabbe The American cover of Big Swiss scared the ___ out of me! 🤣 13mo
jlhammar Thanks for sharing. Very interesting. I agree, I just can‘t with the US cover of Big Swiss. 13mo
squirrelbrain @JenReadsAlot @TheBookHippie @Soubhiville @peaknit @dabbe @jlhammar - how about the US cover of this one, which @megabooks spotted when we were pulling together the long list? We nearly disqualified it for that! 🤣 13mo
squirrelbrain @Larkken - the museum one sounds fabulous doesn‘t it? 13mo
TheBookHippie @squirrelbrain 😵‍💫 13mo
TheBookHippie @dabbe 😵‍💫 13mo
Soubhiville Huh, the close to home cover is strange, but I don‘t mind it quite as much as Big Swiss, possibly because it‘s a child? 13mo
jlhammar @squirrelbrain 😂 Yikes! That one is also terrible. 13mo
Caroline2 Oh interesting! Thanks for sharing!! 😀 13mo
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Attention campers! This weekend is the last chance to vote for the books we'll be reading at #CampLitsy23 this summer! You do not have to have nominated books to vote, and you don't have to vote to read with us this summer. Please let us know if you want to be added to our tag list!

Before you vote, check out the full longlist here: bit.ly/41VFK5X

And here is the voting form: https://forms.gle/9JQ3j35AtC5STjXt9

@barbarabb @squirrelbrain

RaeLovesToRead Excited for the results!!! 13mo
Megabooks @RaeLovesToRead We are too!! 13mo
squirrelbrain Can‘t wait to see the final results! It‘s close at the top, so every vote counts…. 13mo
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monalyisha I definitely would‘ve forgotten to vote if not for the reminder 🙈! Thanks so much! Will look deeply (and contentedly) at the longlist today. I love planning my reading. 🤗 13mo
Ruthiella My only prediction is that Birnem Wood will be one of the six…the rest is anyone‘s guess! Looking forward to seeing it and setting my library holds accordingly. 😃 13mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to seeing your votes @monalyisha ! 13mo
squirrelbrain I wonder if you‘re correct?! @Ruthiella 🤔 13mo
Megabooks @monalyisha glad you‘re voting this weekend! The longlist has so many hidden gems. 13mo
Megabooks @Ruthiella my lips are sealed! 🤐 13mo
Megabooks @squirrelbrain it is close at the top! 13mo
monalyisha @Megabooks No kidding! I just pre-ordered the audiobook for 13mo
dabbe May I please be included in this tag? #soundslikelotsoffun 🤗 13mo
Megabooks @dabbe yes! Welcome to camp! 😁🏕️ @BarbaraBB could you please add Denise to the tag list? 13mo
BarbaraBB @dabbe Hi Denise! We are happy to add you! If you want to vote, there is still time! 13mo
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Repost for @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain and @Megabooks


Time to vote for the six books you would like to read at camp. See original post https://litsy.com/p/RG92ZUs4M3l5 for links to the long list and voting form. Please vote by Monday.

BarbaraBB Thanks all ❤️ 13mo
Caroline2 Yay yay yayyyyy! 😀 👏 13mo
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Newbie camper here!! Here are my six picks (this was hard 😂)! Looking forward to “camp” 💚💚 #CampLitsy23 #CampLitsy @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @squirrelbrain

Megabooks Great choices!! Burst was almost one of mine. Welcome to camp! 😁🏕️ 13mo
CBee @Megabooks thank you! 💚 13mo
BarbaraBB They all look fantastic! Thanks for nominating! 13mo
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AmyG I only know of Yellowface! Great list. 13mo
CBee @BarbaraBB I‘m excited! 😊 13mo
CBee @AmyG I might have to wait to read Hello Beautiful if it gets chosen! 13mo
AmyG I want to read all of these. I just stacked them! 13mo
CBee @AmyG don‘t they all look great?? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Cinfhen Excellent selections!!!! I love the cover for 13mo
squirrelbrain Great choices! Welcome to camp! 🏕 13mo
CBee @BarbaraBB I just double checked and one of my choices is published after the deadline (Little Monsters). I‘ll choose another one instead! 13mo
squirrelbrain Thanks! I‘ll make sure that gets changed! 13mo
CBee @squirrelbrain okay, I‘m a doofus. One more change and I promise this is it. The one I chose to replace it was published in 2022 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ 13mo
CBee @squirrelbrain final change made!! Sorry about that! 🤪 13mo
squirrelbrain No problem! 😁 13mo
CBee @squirrelbrain I thought I was done, I wasn‘t. Next time I‘ll do better with my dates! So I ended up changing two books. Let me know if I‘ve thoroughly confused you 🤦‍♀️😂 (edited) 13mo
Megabooks Thanks for letting us know about the updates!! 👍🏻👍🏻 13mo
CBee @Megabooks I chalk it up to newbie mistakes😂😂 13mo
squirrelbrain Don‘t worry @CBee - it‘s fine! 😁 13mo
CBee @squirrelbrain 😅😅😅 13mo
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ICYMI! We are pleased to announce #CampLitsy23! We‘re opening nominations for the longlist. We invite folks to suggest 6 books for campers to read this summer. Post your choices on Litsy with #CampLitsy23 and tag me, @BarbaraBB and @squirrelbrain . The nominated books need to be published in 2023 and by 15 June, so campers can procure the final choices.

Nominations are open until 25 April. Then we will publish the longlist for voting. Details ⬇️

Megabooks Camp Litsy is a summer event where Littens nominate books written in 2023, then we create a longlist, and you vote on which books to read. We read two books each month in June, July, and August. Every weekend one of the counselors will post discussion questions about that week‘s book. Campers choose their favorite book each month, and the monthly winners will face off to find the Camp Litsy favorite! Join us for individual books or all six. 13mo
Megabooks And I have LOVED seeing everyone‘s posts today. So pleased there‘s already so much excitement for the summer! 🏕️💜 13mo
IndoorDame I‘ve never participated in camp before… can I vote on books if I don‘t nominate any? 13mo
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Megabooks @IndoorDame yes! Anyone is welcome to vote and/or join in reading the final choices regardless of whether you nominate for the longlist. Glad to have you at camp! @BarbaraBB will add you to the tag list. 👍🏻 13mo
IndoorDame @Megabooks yay! Thanks ☺️ 13mo
Bookwormjillk I am beyond excited for summer reading 🍉⛱️🕶️🧴 13mo
Read4life I‘ve never participated before but I‘m in. Can I please be added to the tag list? 13mo
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk me too!! 🤩☀️ 13mo
Megabooks @Read4life yes! @BarbaraBB will add you. Welcome to camp! 😁🏕️ 13mo
JenReadsAlot I think I want in! I loved all the posts today! @BarbaraBB 13mo
Megabooks @JenReadsAlot yay!! Welcome to camp! 🏕️🎉 13mo
ErikasMindfulShelf Please add me to the list. 😊 13mo
BarbaraBB @ErikasMindfulShelf @JenReadsAlot @Read4life @IndoorDame I‘ve added you to our taglist! Welcome to Camp 🏕️ 💕 13mo
Jess This sounds fun and there are some great nominees so far. Can I be added to the tag list? I would love to join the other campers. 13mo
Megabooks @Jess yes! @BarbaraBB will add you. Welcome to camp!! 😁🏕️ 13mo
BarbaraBB Hi @Jess 👋🏽, welcome to camp! I have added you to the tag list! 13mo
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My nominations for #camplitsy2023

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CSeydel Oops I think #camplitsy23 is the proper hashtag (edited) 13mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for nominating! I am very excited to check out your choices! 13mo
Megabooks A few I haven‘t seen yet! Great choices! 13mo
Ruthiella Great list! I‘m seeing the Justin Cronin book on a few list now! I‘ve never read him, though I did start The Passage, but didn‘t get past much more than a page. Not the book‘s fault. Something else distracted me and I never got back to it. 13mo
CSeydel @Ruthiella I‘ve had the Passage trilogy on my shelf for a few years now but I haven‘t worked up the nerve to read them yet 🙈 13mo
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Need to make this official before I‘m paralyzed by anxiety. 🤣 #CampLitsy23

Chelsea.Poole I've had my eye on Chrysalis and Juno! 13mo
BarbaraBB Drive me crazy. I don't know any of those. My TBR is exploding 🙈 13mo
squirrelbrain Me too! @BarbaraBB I was waiting for your list, @micheleinphilly, for precisely this reason; I knew you‘d come up with some goodies that I‘d never heard of. (edited) 13mo
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MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I was purposely trying to come up with some picks that I hadn‘t seen mentioned yet. My bank account is going to be SO MAD when this longlist gets released. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 13mo
Megabooks I knew you‘d bring the 🔥! I almost picked up The Unfortunates at the library this week. Great choices! 13mo
TrishB I can‘t wait to go through everyone‘s tomorrow 😁 loving the posts! 13mo
Cinfhen I almost posted the Shulman and Juno sounds great! 13mo
Ruthiella Great list! I‘ve long wanted to read something from Ivy Pochada! 13mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 13mo
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It‘s been so exciting seeing everyone‘s #camplitsy23 nominations today - here are mine! There‘s a couple of duplicates, the Levy and Fuller but hopefully some new ones too!

We‘d love you to join in; if you haven‘t been to camp in previous years and you want to know what it‘s all about, check out the hashtag #camplitsy23 or my previous post, or those on Barbara and Meg‘s pages.


Ruthiella I actually love seeing duplicates! Maybe it‘s FOMO but when multiple Littens are excited about an unread book, I want to find out why! 😂 13mo
sarahbarnes Ooh Rosewater sounds good! 13mo
Cinfhen Yay! Counselor picks 🫶🏼 I just posted my review of 13mo
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AmyG Oooo Games and Rituals! (edited) 13mo
BarbaraBB Such a great selection Helen! Your spreadsheet is exploding I guess?! 😘 13mo
squirrelbrain We‘re so easily influenced aren‘t we?! @ruthiella 🤣 13mo
squirrelbrain It does sound good doesn‘t it? @sarahbarnes I just got it on #netgalley in the UK. 13mo
squirrelbrain Love your review @Cinfhen - I‘m definitely reading this if it makes the shortlist or not @AmyG 13mo
squirrelbrain My spreadsheet is highly dangerous @barbarabb 💣 💥 13mo
Cinfhen The spreadsheet 🎊🙌🏻 13mo
Megabooks You know I hope a short story collection is chosen. Glad you nominated the Heiny! 13mo
jhod I just read Elizabeth Day's review of Rosewater - sounds great! 13mo
squirrelbrain That‘s good to know! @jhod I don‘t think it will make the shortlist, although you never know, but I plan to read it anyway. 13mo
Cathythoughts These look great Helen, I‘ve taken a screenshot 👍🏻. I‘m not going to officially join camp this year as life is busy and I‘d be afraid I wouldn‘t contribute very much. Loving looking at all the books though 🥰 🥰🥰 my TBR is overwhelmed , in a very good way. @Megabooks @BarbaraBB You guys are great to host this camp 👍🏻♥️ fair play ! 13mo
BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts We‘ll miss you Cathy! You‘re always welcome to jump in for one of the books 🤍 13mo
squirrelbrain You‘ll be missed Cathy! @Cathythoughts - it‘s very dangerous for one‘s TBR though, this camping business! 13mo
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I‘ve already seen so many books nominated for #CampLitsy23 that I‘d love to read, it‘s killing for my TBR. To add some to the mix, here are my nominations. A few of them have been nominated already, but fortunately not all of them!

TheKidUpstairs Oooh, very intriguing list! 13mo
Chelsea.Poole Greek Lessons almost made my list! Several I haven‘t heard of before 😊 13mo
batsy I read about Brother and Sister... somewhere and thought it sounded interesting! Also 13mo
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batsy Oops clicked send too soon 😆 Also think the Erpenbeck and Onda sound so good. You came through with the fiction in translation picks 💜 13mo
sarahbarnes Biography of X! 😍 I almost included Greek Lessons in my list! 13mo
Ruthiella I‘ve been long meaning to read a title from Erpenbeck! Great list! 👍 13mo
Cinfhen Excellent options! I‘ve been filling my BD cart all day 😉 13mo
BarbaraBB @batsy Yes I chose mostly translated books. I hope we will be reading at least one not UK/US based book! 13mo
BarbaraBB @sarahbarnes I couldnt' resist that one of course. I already have my copy, no matter what 😉 13mo
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella I loved the tagged book so am very curious about the new one. 13mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen This is spinning totally out of control 😂 13mo
squirrelbrain @cinfhen - I hope you don‘t end up ordering the whole of the longlist….! 13mo
Cinfhen I need to reign it in @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB 😳 13mo
youneverarrived The Vegetarian was great so I‘m intrigued by Greek Lessons. 13mo
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These are my six selections for #CampLitsy23! Valkyrie by Kate Heartfield, House of Whispers by Anna Mazzola, Homecoming by Kate Morton, Birman Wood by Eleanor Catton, Day Of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon & Godkiller by Hannah Kaner. Looking forward to it this June. What are your selections? For more details see either of the 3 tagged Littens original posts.

BarbaraBB Thanks for nominating and coming to camp with us! It'll be so fun again! 13mo
Megabooks So excited for Wood, and I want to look into your others too! Great choices! 13mo
LeeRHarry I have had my eye on The Valkyrie 😊 13mo
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squirrelbrain Great choices! Looking forward to having you at camp again! 13mo
Ruthiella Another vote for the new Samantha Shannon. 👍 I think Birnem Wood is a done deal, which is great because I already have a copy. 😂 13mo
Sapphire I am interested in the Valkyrie. I have seen 4 of the 5 operas in the ring series done by the Chicago lyric. The fifth was pandemic cancelled in May 2020🥲 (edited) 13mo
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Nominations for #camplitsy23 🏕️
I‘m so excited to see what everyone comes up with but my tbr is terrified 😂
Titles tagged in comments ⬇️

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LeeRHarry I thought Unsettled Ground was good so I‘d be up for another Claire Fuller. 😊 (edited) 13mo
BarbaraBB I was hoping you would nominate books I'd want to read and yes you do! I've been intrigued by the Fuller too as well as Chain-Gang All Stars! 13mo
Cinfhen A new fuller? Cool 😎 13mo
Megabooks I preordered The Last Animal! Great choices! 🤩 13mo
Ruthiella I would definitely like to read the new Emma Cline novel. I‘ve not read any Ivy Pochada but have long wanted to! 😃 Also, My Murder sounds super intriguing. (edited) 13mo
sarahbarnes The Guest is on my list, too! 13mo
TheKidUpstairs oooh, good list! The Memory of Animals and The Last Animal both intrigue me 13mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole have you read other books by Claire Fuller? I‘d love to read something of hers, so if you recommend any, let me know 😊 13mo
Chelsea.Poole @CBee no, I haven‘t. I‘m always interested in her but have yet to read one. I‘m hoping to change that soon! 13mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole 🤞🏻😊 13mo
CatMS I voted for The Guest by Emma Cline, sounds really good. 13mo
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My pic editing skills are a disgrace 🤣 but here are my nominations for #CampLitsy23
I want to pitch my tent with eco-warriors in Birnam Wood, go supernatural homesteading with Lone Women, dance my way between London and Ghana in Small Worlds, head to Ukraine to listen to Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv, take Greek Lessons with a speechless woman in Seoul, and when the summer gets too hot let's visit eternal winter And Put Away Childish Things.

BarbaraBB I love your pitch! Great nominations, I loved Birnam Wood, will nominate Greek Lessons too and really want to read Lone Women as well. Choices!! 13mo
Leniverse @BarbaraBB When it comes down to the vote I'll find at least six other books that I want to read as much. And then we'll end up with six books I didn't vote for at all. And so my summer TBR will be at least 18 books 🤣😅 13mo
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Chelsea.Poole Great list!! I nearly added Greek Lessons and Birnam Wood to my list! Also—same I usually vote for books I didn‘t nominate lol 13mo
LeeRHarry I nearly went for Birnam Woods but then saw your post 😊 13mo
BarbaraBB I am prepared for that too, those 18 books I mean 😂😂 13mo
Megabooks Love your post!! I‘m very curious about Lviv! Headed to look these up! 👍🏻 13mo
batsy So happy to see Birnam Wood and I've got Greek Lessons on the TBR! 13mo
squirrelbrain Fab post! I‘m intrigued by Lviv and wondered about including it on my list, but didn‘t, so I‘m pleased that you did. 13mo
Leniverse @Megabooks @squirrelbrain I've been a fan of Kurkov's mellow black humour since 13mo
Ruthiella I wonder now if Birnem Wood is a shoe-in! 😃 I read Death and the Penguin a few years ago now, but would definitely be interested in reading more from him. 13mo
Leniverse @Ruthiella Birnam Wood does seem to get nominated a lot! Along with Yellowface (which I also wouldn't object to reading). 13mo
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Attention all campers! We are pleased to announce #CampLitsy23! We‘re opening nominations for the longlist. We invite folks to suggest 6 books for campers to read this summer. Post your choices on Litsy with #CampLitsy23 and tag your 3 counselors. The nominated books need to be published in 2023 and by 15 June, so campers can procure the final choices.

Nominations are open until 25 April. Then we will publish the longlist for voting. Details ⬇️

squirrelbrain Camp Litsy is a summer event where Littens nominate books written in 2023, then we create a longlist, and you vote on which books to read. We read two books each month in June, July, and August. Every weekend one of the counselors will post discussion questions about that week‘s book. Campers choose their favorite book each month, and the monthly winners will face off to find the Camp Litsy favorite! Join us for individual books or all six. 13mo
BarbaraBB Let's get this party started ❤️ 13mo
Magpiegem This is making me feel summery already! 13mo
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Chelsea.Poole Thank you all for putting this together! Love #camplitsy 🏕️ @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @squirrelbrain 13mo
Cinfhen Already SO MANY GOOD TITLES 13mo
RaeLovesToRead Ooh! Can I join! I have bought a LOT of new books this year 😁 13mo
Megabooks Woo hoo!! It‘s camp time!! 🤩😁🏕️ 13mo
BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead Of course you can! Be aware that it probably will lead to buying more books 😂 13mo
BookBosomed1 Woot! 13mo
squirrelbrain Please do join in @RaeLovesToRead - can‘t wait to see your nominations. 13mo
AmyG Oh fun! I love camp…..with books! 13mo
RaeLovesToRead @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I'll have a think 🤔 Also, I am down with any excuse to buy new books!!! 😉 🏕🏕🏕🏕 13mo
monalyisha This is so fun! I probably don‘t realistically have time to participate (Children‘s Librarian…summers are busy!) — but I‘m going to think about it, at least! 13mo
BarbaraBB @monalyisha Do you want me to add you to our taglist? That way you can vote and decide once the winners are in if and when you want to join in for a book? 13mo
monalyisha @BarbaraBB Sure! Thanks. 😊 13mo
julieclair I‘d love to participate! Please add me to the tag list. 😀 13mo
squirrelbrain Lovely to have you along @julieclair and thanks for your votes! We‘ll add you to the tag list going forward. @BarbaraBB @Megabooks 13mo
BarbaraBB @julieclair I did and I saw your votes! Thanks for participating! 13mo
Megabooks @julieclair fantastic! Welcome to camp! 🏕️😁 13mo
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Nominations for #CampLitsy23
Maybe if I get the timing just right I can join 1 or 2 of these this year!

BarbaraBB Thanks for nominating! Such good ones 🤍 13mo
squirrelbrain Great choices - I really want to read The Met one! 13mo
Chelsea.Poole I like your choices! I have Bandit Queens on hold and I want to read Birnam Wood and Yellowface. 😊 13mo
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Cinfhen Lots of awesome suggestions 🤓 13mo
Megabooks Very curious about the Rushdie! Great choices! 13mo
Ruthiella I definitely considered Bandit Queens for my list and definitely want to read it, whether it makes the cut or not! 👍 13mo
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Here‘s my six nominations for #CampLitsy23 . I feel like probably everyone has already read Age of Vice and Big Swiss, but I haven‘t and feel the FOMO! 😆 Catherine Lacy is intriguing. The Survivalists, Ada‘s Room and City of Blows seemed interesting and I‘ve not seen posts on Litsy about them. I used The Million Most Anticipated: The Great 2023A Book Preview: https://themillions.com/2023/01/most-anticipated-the-great-2023a-book-preview.ht...

BarbaraBB Great choices. I am going to read Big Swiss next and will nominate X too. The others I‘ll definitely check! 13mo
Christine Great picks! (Also, Tim Blake Nelson wrote a novel?? Cool!) 13mo
squirrelbrain You‘re quick off the mark! I haven‘t read Big Swiss and considered nominating it. I agree, the Lacey sounds intriguing. 13mo
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batsy Oooh, these are fun choices! 13mo
Chelsea.Poole Same for me with Big Swiss!! I like all your choices The Survivalists is also intriguing as well as Ada‘s Room. 13mo
Cinfhen Off to investigate 💕😊 13mo
Megabooks The Lacey would make for great discussion!! Nice choices! 13mo
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB Thanks! I noticed that you had Big Swiss on your TBR for this week. 13mo
Ruthiella @Christine Yes! His debut and a satire on Hollywood. Could be great- insider view. 13mo
Ruthiella @squirrelbrain I hope Big Swiss makes the cut so I will read it sooner rather than later! (edited) 13mo
Ruthiella @batsy Thanks! Thinking about what I COULD read is almost as fun as actually READING! 😂 13mo
Ruthiella @Chelsea.Poole IGo Big Swiss! 😂 I only read about The Survivalists and Ada‘s Room on The Millions, but the synopsis sounded interesting. 🤞 13mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Investigation into everyone‘s choices is so fun! I love how we build our own longlist here! 😃 13mo
Ruthiella @Megabooks I‘ve never read any Lacy and feel the need to correct that! Hope it makes the cut - especially if it will generate interesting discussion. 😃 13mo
Bklover I have The Age of Vice on my bookshelf but haven‘t read it yet! 13mo
Ruthiella @Bklover I‘m very curious about it! 13mo
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#CampLitsy23 I might have been waiting weeks for this day 😁Here‘s my nominations @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @squirrelbrain Can‘t wait to see that excel spreadsheet, Helen 😉♥️

squirrelbrain Wow that was quick Cindy! 🤣 Yours is the first post (obvs!) so is the start of our exponentially increasing TBR lists! 13mo
BarbaraBB Super cool Cindy! I notice some I really dig too! Will post mine shortly! 13mo
Ruthiella Love it! I didn‘t know Emma Cline had a follow up to The Girls, a book I really liked for its accurate portrayal of one girl‘s adolescence. 13mo
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Bookwormjillk I was looking at Yellowface and Half Moon too. I guess now that you‘ve nominated them I have an excuse to find more books 🙂 13mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh nice list!! I also nominated the Emma Cline! 13mo
Megabooks Yellowface is on mine too, and I nearly added the Cline! Nice list! 13mo
Cinfhen I love #CampLitsy @Megabooks @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella @Bookwormjillk @Chelsea.Poole I can‘t wait to indulge in all the suggestions 😁 13mo
LeeRHarry Like the look of these choices 😊 I have The Guncle on my TBR- so definitely interested in another book by this author. 13mo
marleed I have the Celebrants on pre order. I loved his previous 3 books and thought he deserved my shout out with a pre order! 13mo
Cinfhen I pre-ordered the audio @marleed @LeeRHarry because I‘ve LOVED all of his books too 13mo
marleed @Cinfhen haha, I also made an early library request for the audio through the library. Hoping they purchase so I can read/listen in stereo! 13mo
sarahbarnes The Guest is on my list, too! 13mo
Cinfhen It feels like a good summer camp 😌read @sarahbarnes 13mo
TrishB Loving the choices 😁 13mo
Cinfhen I‘m excited by all the recommendations @TrishB 13mo
jlhammar So excited for the new Grann! 13mo
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