There is no limit to how many nominations one person can make
There is no cooldown in-between nominations
Ambiguous subtext nominations are not accepted
Nominations that are not chosen will automatically be placed in the nominations of the next round, with the exception of:
(1) Nominations that don’t get any votes
(2) The 3 least voted nominations
(3) Tied nominations will all be removed
(4) Removed nominations will have a cooling period of 1 cycle
Nomination Template (made by the amazing @bibliothecary ):
Cover image (optional)
**Title**: Put the Natively link here.
**Book type**: (light novel, manga, etc)
**Available formats**: physical / ebook / audiobook / full-furigana (delete as appropriate)
[details="Summary - Japanese"]
Copy and paste the Japanese summary from whichever source you prefer.
[details="Summary - English"]
Check Anilist or similar sites to see if they have an English summary. If not, use a machine translator like DeepL or Google Translate.
If you know whether the book contains adult content or potentially triggering topics, include the information here.
**Reason(s) for nominating:** Share the reason you are nominating this book - it might persuade others to vote for it!
Schedule (open for changes, don’t hesitate to let me know if you need it):
Nominations closes 25th October
Voting closes 1st November
Start reading by 19th November (if you need more time for the physical books to arrive please let me know so we can start later accordingly)
Opened the club for now, since we’re only 4 people (potentially 3) I’ll later add the template and 2 polls to be organized about what we allow and what we don’t and I think we don’t need any more until we have more people?
I dont mind writing some down regardless of nominations lol
the one I was thinking about is called 這い寄るな金星 (frankly from the summary you would think it is but I can’t find the tag?? baka-updates said it has “GL subtext” hence the ambiguous thing)
another one that is vibes but nothing explicit is マザーグール, but that one I’m not sure about nominating since it’s a lot more of a “survival world” themed, hence wasn’t sure it’ll fly (edit; so according to baka-updates it is Shoujo ai and not just vibes)
Michiru and her toddler son move in with Michiru’s ex-girlfriend Maya after Michiru’s husband’s death. I really like this one - it has a gentle and serious feel, and the question of whether it’s a good idea for Maya and Michiru to get back together isn’t one that can be quickly resolved. (I’ll be honest and say I don’t LOVE the ending, but the first few volumes are very good.)
One of my favorite Japanese authors wrote a novel about a girls’ fight club that apparently at least has lesbian vibes and I’ve seen a few reviews refer to it as “yuri,” so I’ll probably investigate it a little more closely before I officially put it up for a vote (also I might want to go ahead and read it just so I can do content warnings, because when she goes hard on dark content she goes pretty hard on dark content.) Somehow I have never read this! But it might be a good opportunity!