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If you're anything like us, you'll most likely have a mountain of books that you just never get around to reading, and we bet you just keep adding to it. Well, that's where thestoryinside comes in - have someone choose your next book for you!

The process is simple: join the community, and each month sign up to be partnered with a buddy, who will then choose a book from your 'to read' list. At the end of each month there will be a community post to discuss your thoughts on the book(s) you read!

You do not need to take part every month! You must be a member of the community, but you don't need to sign-up every month. Also, please don't worry if you sign up and half way through the month you've been unable to read any of your chosen books - it happens to us all from time to time, so don't worry! This is for fun, remember!

Of course, with every community, we have to have some rules:
• You must join the community to take part, but you do not need to take part every month, so please don't feel pressured. Membership does not mean you are signed up for each month's activities, so please watch out for sign-up posts.
• You must have a 'to read' list that is public (ie. Goodreads, a Tumblr post, a LJ post, Google doc, etc.) as your buddy needs to be able to pick from your list.
• Please ensure you have a few books on your list. If there are any books you can't read for whatever reasons, you'll have the opportunity in the sign up post to let us know. It would also be helpful to have a good mixture of genres on your list.
• If you sign up but then realise you can't take part (meaning, you can't choose for your partner), please let a mod know ASAP so we can remove you from the sign-ups.

Some Useful Links:
Book Swap || Suggestions Post || Genre Help || Affiliations || Promo || Mod Post
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April Sign Ups



It's officially time to sign up for April! Buddy assignments will be posted on the 1st. You'll have until the 5th to choose books for your partners.

The themes for April will be:
THRILLER // FANTASY // MALE AUTHOR
You must choose books with one or a combination of these genres and themes for your buddy. If you think your buddy might have a problem picking from your TBR pile, please mention that in your comment.

Please sign up in the comments:


Also:
• Our March Discussion is still open!
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April Voting Post



How it works:
We're going to vote for two genres, based on the new voting selections. The two options with the most votes will be the choices for April. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the mods or comment in our suggestion post.

Genre/Theme Help | March Discussion Post

You are voting for TWO genres. Please tick TWO boxes only.

Poll #2099990 April Voting Post

Vote for TWO options

thriller: mystery, crime, suspense, police procedurals
4(20.0%)
horror: paranormal, ghost
1(5.0%)
fantasy: dystopian, utopian, magical realism, supernatural, fairytale, folklore, mythology
4(20.0%)
sci-fi: space, futuristic, steampunk
1(5.0%)
nonfiction
3(15.0%)
romance: erotica, new adult
3(15.0%)
classics
1(5.0%)
movie/tv adaptation
0(0.0%)
lgbt theme
1(5.0%)
historical fiction
1(5.0%)
contemporary: family saga, women's fiction, literary fiction
1(5.0%)


Poll #2099991 Author

Male or Female Author?

Male Author
5(55.6%)
Female Author
4(44.4%)
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March Discussion Post



It's time for our monthly discussion post! This post will remain open for you to contribute at any time, so no pressure. Even if you didn't get around to reading any of your selected books or opted out of participating for the month, you're still more than welcome to take part in the discussion.

Please copy and paste this in the comments!
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March Signs Ups



It's officially time to sign up for March! Buddy assignments will be posted on the 1st. You'll have until the 5th to choose books for your partners.

The themes for March will be:
NONFICTION // HISTORICAL FICTION // FEMALE AUTHOR
You must choose books with one or a combination of these genres and themes for your March buddy. If you think your buddy might have a problem picking from your TBR pile, please mention that in your comment.

Please sign up in the comments:


Also:
• Our February Discussion is still open!
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March Voting Post



How it works:
We're going to vote for two genres, based on the new voting selections. The two options with the most votes will be the choices for March. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the mods or comment in our suggestion post.

Genre/Theme Help | February Discussion Post

You are voting for TWO genres. Please tick TWO boxes only.

Poll #2099311 March Voting Post

Vote for TWO options

thriller: mystery, crime, suspense, police procedurals
2(11.8%)
horror: paranormal, ghost
2(11.8%)
fantasy: dystopian, utopian, magical realism, supernatural, fairytale, folklore, mythology
2(11.8%)
sci-fi: space, futuristic, steampunk
1(5.9%)
nonfiction
4(23.5%)
romance: erotica, new adult
1(5.9%)
classics
1(5.9%)
movie/tv adaptation
0(0.0%)
lgbt theme
0(0.0%)
historical fiction
3(17.6%)
contemporary: family saga, women's fiction, literary fiction
1(5.9%)


Choose ONE

Female Author
8(88.9%)
Male Author
1(11.1%)
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February Discussion Post




It's time for our monthly discussion post! This post will remain open for you to contribute at any time, so no pressure. Even if you didn't get around to reading any of your selected books or opted out of participating for the month, you're still more than welcome to take part in the discussion.

Please copy and paste this in the comments!
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February Sign Ups



It's officially time to sign up for February! Buddy assignments will be posted on the 1st. You'll have until the 5th to choose books for your partners.

There was a two-way tie for the second place vote, so there are four themes for February:
NONFICTON // HORROR // SCI-FI // MALE AUTHOR
You must choose books with one or a combination of these genres and themes for your February buddy. If you think your buddy might have a problem picking from your TBR pile, please mention that in your comment.

Please sign up in the comments:


Also:
• Our January Discussion is still open!