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Hi friends, we are excited to announce #CampLitsy, a Camp ToB-style summer read along run by @BarbaraBB @Megabooks and @squirrelbrain

Everyone is welcome to join!

We‘ve made a longlist from last weekend‘s nominees. Link to the list: https://bit.ly/3w5SSIN

Once you‘ve decided on your top 6, we‘ve opened up voting in this Google Doc:

We hope you‘ll join, vote and share! Poll closes on Monday 16th May!

squirrelbrain Tagging a few friends who may not have done ToB before, so shout if you want to know more! 3mo
julesG Shout! 3mo
Megabooks So excited to see what our campers choose from the longlist! 🏕📚 3mo
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squirrelbrain @julesG - the Tournament of Books is an annual (American) knockout competition for books. Barbara runs a Litsy version alongside to see how our votes compare. It was my first year joining in this year - good fun! There is also a mini CampToB each summer, with just 6 books. We decided to nominate our own, which we did last weekend, as well as voting for them. When we‘ve picked the 6 we‘ll read 2 a month and vote our winner. 3mo
rockpools **Kind of a whispery shout** When you were putting the lists together last week there were SO MANY I fancied reading. I think I‘m in, and I think I understand. As long as you don‘t require us to sign up to the grown-up tob because 🤯 3mo
rockpools P.S. Nice spreadsheet 😘 3mo
julesG Okay. Got it. Thought it was more complicated. 😬 3mo
squirrelbrain I know @rockpools -there are so many good books! We had to take a few out even due to the dates not fitting; there were over 70! Could you tell my job was to do the spreadsheet?! 🤣 3mo
julesG Spreadsheet queen! 3mo
squirrelbrain No, just voting for books and then reading the 6 we choose over the course of 3 months @julesG (and chatting on here about them then voting for your overall fave) 3mo
Leniverse Wow. So many books to research! I've eyed the ToB in previous years, but it was just way too many books in addition to what I had already planned on reading. This mini version looks doable though. 3mo
KristiAhlers Y‘all have some great titles on this list! I‘m totally in for this! 3mo
TrishB I‘ll do my best to have a look and vote. You know how rubbish I am at reading along with others! 3mo
rockpools Next up in ‘things I didn‘t know I didn‘t know‘ - website Litsy shows who has stacked a book! The hours I‘ve spent going back through posts to see who I‘d meant to send stuff on to… (Thanks for adding the links to the spreadsheet, Helen!) 3mo
squirrelbrain Ooh, good spot Rachel! @rockpools 3mo
squirrelbrain It would be fab if you could vote @TrishB ! 3mo
squirrelbrain @Leniverse @KristiAhlers - there are so many fab books. I ended up only voting for 1 of my own 6 nominations, there are so many others I hadn‘t even heard of! 3mo
jlhammar Count me in! Just voted. Looking forward to it. 3mo
squirrelbrain Yay! Thanks for voting @jlhammar - there were so many great books to choose from! 3mo
vivastory Thanks for organizing! I'm really excited 📚📚🏕️ 3mo
BarbaraBB @julesG @rockpools @Leniverse @KristiAhlers @TrishB @jlhammar So glad you all are thinking of joining. It‘s really low key and relaxed. Just a chance to read 6 probably great books during summer! 3mo
Caroline2 Oh this sounds mega fun but I don‘t think I have any of those books and I‘m reallllly trying to stick to mount tbr this year. 😬 3mo
squirrelbrain You could still vote @Caroline2 and you never know, one or two might be on Kindle deal! 😁 (I know you won‘t resist a 99p deal, never mind what you say about #mountTBR!) 🤣 3mo
Megabooks Thanks for sharing Helen! Your spreadsheets are 💯💯💯💯!! 💜 and “probably great” @BarbaraBB 😂😂 but part of the fun is finding out for sure! 3mo
Emilymdxn I would love to join this sounds so perfect! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Emilymdxn Please do! Just read the two documents and choose the 6 books you‘d like us to read this summer ! We would love you to join! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks You never know of course, we‘ve had some weird ones in the real #CampToB 😉 3mo
squirrelbrain We‘d love you to join in @Emilymdxn ! 3mo
Daisey This is so tempting! I see a few books that have definitely caught my interest, but I also usually have very limited reading time in the summer. I‘ll keep watching and see what‘s picked. 3mo
squirrelbrain Why not vote anyway @Daisey ?! We‘d love to know your favourites! 3mo
Caroline2 Oh yeah! 😃 I do love a good kindle deal. 😊 voted! ✅ 3mo
squirrelbrain Thanks for joining in! @caroline2 😁 3mo
Leniverse So... I've narrowed my choices down to 17. 🤣 Where do I go from here? 😅 Do I remove the ones I'm going to read anyway, or do I vote for them because it would make it more likely that I get the ToB books read? 😬 3mo
squirrelbrain I got mine down to 13 before I chose my final 6. Then I picked one or two that I own but haven‘t read, and the rest were ones I *really* wanted to read. You definitely need to vote though @leniverse as it‘s so tight at the top, with around 10 books fighting it out at the moment! No clues as to which though! 😝 3mo
Leniverse I paired it down, somewhat randomly, by removing the ones I have and the once that aren't published until June, and then made sure they weren't all bleak doorstoppers. And then I judged by the cover. 😂 I've voted now, but I'd happily read half the books on the longlist. 3mo
squirrelbrain I saw that you voted Leni - thank you! 😁 CampToB is having a serious effect on all of our TBR lists! 3mo
Oryx Voted. Couple that I was going to read anyway, but lots that I haven't heard of, but sounded good. When will the list be decided? Might impact my shopping on Saturday... 😉 3mo
squirrelbrain Voting closes on Monday @oryx so we‘ll know the books by Saturday. Good idea for shopping…. We may be buying the same books! 😁 3mo
jhod Voted! 3mo
squirrelbrain Thanks @jhod - not long until we know the outcome now! 3mo
Leniverse I'm ridiculously excited to find out which books to add to my shopping list for Saturday. 😄 3mo
squirrelbrain Not long now @Leniverse - we‘ll announce tomorrow or Wednesday….. 😁 3mo
thereadingpal oh I'm late to the party - but alas I wasn't on Litsy back then xD can I still join? 2mo
squirrelbrain Of course you can still join in @thereadingpal ! We‘ve chosen the books now and only started discussing the first part of How High We Go in the Dark yesterday so you‘re not that late. There‘s some great insights on our three threads; do a search for the book or for my name and you‘ll see them there. We‘ll add you to the tag list as well, so you‘ll get included in the posts each Saturday. @Megabooks @BarbaraBB 2mo
Megabooks @thereadingpal welcome to litsy! I‘ve added you to our master tag list. I hope you enjoy camp! @squirrelbrain 2mo
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