One of the most awesome things about the book blogging community is all the events that you can participate in. Here are a few that you can join in May.
May 1-15. Blog Ahead. The goal is to increase your scheduled blog posts by 15.
May 5 – Aug. 17. SYNC. SYNC 2016 will give away 30 titles – two paired audiobook downloads a week – one classic and one modern day YA!
May 9 – 15. Bout of Books 16. A week-long read-a-thon. There are challenges and more – it’s a very community oriented event, so sign up and read!
May 11 – 13. Bookexpo America including BEA Bloggers Conference in Chicago, IL. Books, authors, bookish people.
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May 11-16. Armchair BEA. If you can’t attend BookExpo America (and even if you can) – join in online with the daily topic prompts for the bookish community. Answer on your own blog, then link back up and read everyone else’s answers.
May 28-30. Take Back Your Shelves Readathon. Are you tired of your to-be-read shelves making you their bitch? There’s a readathon for that! Read the books you’ve put off for too long, or read something new to prevent it from becoming a forgotten book. The choice is yours!
May 1 – Aug. 31. Fun in the Sun Reading Challenge. Read as little or as many books as you want but books may be any genre but must have a fun in the sun theme, a cover with these elements on it, or something in the title that is about the theme. This includes everything associated with spring and summer such as weddings, swimming pools, the ocean, beaches, lounge chairs, flowers, sunglasses, palm trees, vacations, the sun, a garden, rain, thunderstorms, heat and so on.
#BookAwards Happenings in May
May 2. Nominees for the Shirley Jackson Awards honoring outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.
May 3. Shortlist for the 2016 Locus Awards Finalists which honors the best in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Winners will be announced on June 25.
May 4. Winners for the Best Translated Book Awards which highlights the best original works of international fiction and poetry published in the US.
May 6. Shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction which celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women from throughout the world.
May 6. Nominees for the Anthony Awards which honors mystery fiction writers and their works.
May 11. Winners of the Audies which recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.
May 14. Winners for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards which highlights the best of horror fiction for 2015.
May 14. Winners of the Nebula Awards for the best in science fiction.