We passed the halftime mark of Phase 1 in September, and things are going to get interesting from here on. We are (slowly *cough*) weaving through the books in our group and we hope to get a clearer idea which one our finalist will be by the start of November. But that's a bit further away, so let's focus on the here and now. Today Team RockStarlit BookAsylum is going to say goodbye to 5 books, some we enjoyed reading, some not so much. This means we'll be eliminating 11 books so far, so almost half of our entrants will be out of the game.
For a change, Jen and me doing a post together, as some of the books below are already cut, and as I'm being slow with reading and don't have enough material for a post on my own, I decided to chime in.
July is about to end, and following in my fellow judges' footsteps, I'll give you my first update on the progress I made this month. Please note, that this is only my opinion and my ratings, and these books still can end up as semi-finalists if one of my fellow judges deem them worthy. Once we have a couple of books all of us thinks won't make it, I'll write up announcement posts.