Thursday, June 30, 2016

Book of the Month: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Starting July 2 is our Book of the Month discussion of Looking for Alaska by John Green

This is Green's first work, published in 2005 and despite the movie rights being sold, apparently the film version has been shelved indefinitely. 

If you are a fan of contemporary YA fiction, or if you just want to give John Green a try, why not join us for this group read here?

Friday, June 24, 2016

June Books of the Month

July Books of the Month have been voted for!
2nd July is Looking for Alaska​ by John Green​
12th July is At The Water's Edge by Sara Gruen​
22nd July is Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Join us to discuss these in July here!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Book of the Month: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Starting June 22 is our group discussion of Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. 

Probably best known for "Gone Girl", Flynn has become a very popular and successful writer. 

Sharp objects was her 2006 debut novel. It was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two of Britain’s Dagger Awards—the first book ever to win multiple Daggers in one year. 

Come along and join us here

Friday, June 10, 2016

June Young Adult Book of the Month: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Starting June 12 is our Young Adult Book of the Month, Rebel of the Sands. 

This is the debut novel of Alwyn Hamilton ;published by Penguin Random House.

Part Young Adult Fantasy, part Romance, this tells the story of Amani Al’Hiza, a gifted gunslinger looking to leave her back-country town in a world where mortals rule, mythical beats roam, and it is rumoured that somewhere Djinn still perform magic.

Join us to discuss this new novel here

Thursday, June 9, 2016

WOBBLE Team Threads are Open!

Teams have been announced and team threads are open! If you have signed up for WOBBLE, remember to check the spreadsheet linked here (and also is linked in the header of the main page of our group) to find your team name.

REMEMBER: There are over 300 players so we are unable to PM individuals with their team information. If you don't sign in by the 15th you may be replaced. Happy Wobbling!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Books of the Month

(Click on the cover to go to discussion)

New Challenges
Choose Your Own Adventure: Eras

June Challenges
Embrace Your Inner Child
Doughnuts and Donuts
June Challenge: Get Royal
June Bugs & the Jitterbug
Beach Blanket Bingo
Camp Gottaread Summer Reading Challenge
Summer Camping Reading Challenge
Design Your Perfect Wedding Reading Challenge
Something Old, Something New June Challenge

NetGalley Challenge
❀ June NetGalley challenge is here

We're All Ears
Have you ever wondered about audiobooks? Not sure where to start?
Every year over the Northern American summer, Audiobook Sync release a free pair of audiobooks every week for 15 weeks which are usually a mix of Young Adult and Classic titles.
You can chyeck it out here:
Once you have downloaded, come and join our audiobook challenges. Part one is here

Not sure that you will remember to download the books each week? Follow our Facebook page where a reminder will be posted every Friday :)

Notice Board
Event: The Great White Dragon

Young Adult
Anything Goes
❀ It's a TAKEOVER for our Sci-fi/Fantasy BOM! Congrats to Jen, who won a prize during our leprechaun event and chose the July sci-fi/fantasy BOM. Our BOM will be Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

❀ There will be no BOM nominations/discussions for Back Room(*) during WOBBLE. The group is still open for buddy reads, recommendations and chat for book genres and themes not suited for the main group.


Sign-ups are for RESERVE LIST ONLY
From now on, any sign-ups will be placed on the waiting list. Meaning you only get to join a team if a replacement player is needed.

No more teams will be created for W.O.B.B.L.E
No, this is not the mods being mean. Wobble requires both seasoned captains and an even number of teams.

WOBBLE Begins June 17th @ 11am LONDON time.
COUNTDOWN to Wobble!!
Time Converter

NBRC Mods 
P.S. New to our group? Not sure where to start? We have created a new thread explaining the different areas of our group here

*You must be over 18 years old to join the NBRC Back Room

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Our June NetGalley challenge is now open!

Join some like-minded souls in trying to get your shelf numbers down and feedback ratio up! 

 Each month we post our NetGalley books, progress and reviews. 

 The June thread is here