The Selective Collective: One Year Anniversary!


The Selective Collective celebrates one year!

Oh, happy day! We at The Selective Collective are celebrating our one year anniversary! Yep. One year ago in October 2012, we transformed our original idea of “Casting Call” (which was essentially us dreamcasting our favorite books) into a full promotional feature called The Selective Collective!

It’s been a wonderful year reading and discussing books with these ladies and I am SO grateful they took me under their wing! Last year when they asked me to join the group, I was just a baby blogger still, only 6 months under my belt and they liked me and trusted me enough to invite me into their group and I cannot tell you how honored that made me feel!!! I’ve loved working with them and I think my favorite thing about any of our reads is our Round Table discussions because we get to know so much more about each other and how we felt about the book.

Of course, we also have CRAZY email conversations that frequently have nothing to do with reading too… Like how are days are going, crazy work situations, and celebrity crushes. They are such a wonderful group of ladies with such kind hearts! We even did a Selective Collective gift exchange for Christmas and we had an absolute blast picking out gifts for each other because it all meant so much!

For our anniversary celebration, we’re each writing a special post in honor of one year including what were our favorite books, special moments over this past year, and each blog is also hosting a small giveaway!

Let’s kick off this post by first telling you my favorite books read with The Selective Collective this year!





Lauren Morrill & Lenore Appelhans
Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville, IL


Rainbow Rowell
BEA, New York


Sandie and I got to meet at BEA! The first member of The Selective Collective I got to meet in person!

I also got to meet Lauren Myracle (at BEA & Anderson’s) and Amanda Sun (at BEA) but didn’t get photos with/of them! 

It’s been a phenomenal year and we look forward to what 2014 holds for us! Here’s a sneak peek at what we have coming up starting in November:

  • November: Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin (Random House/Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • December: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine (Harper Teen/Balzer + Bray)
  • January: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (Random House/Delacourte)

I’m so excited to work with them on many, many more books! Another big round of thanks to all of the authors that we’ve worked with! They are so amazing and so kind and I can’t tell you how much fun we’ve had reading their books and being able to do Q&A on their writing!
We also want to give a HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to all of the publishers, publicists, and marketing agents who have helped us make The Selective Collective such a huge success for us! We would not be able to do it without their support and generosity for all of the ARCs, finished copies, giveaways, and author partnerships!



Each of the blogs at the Selective Collective is giving away some of the books we’ve read this year! Here are the books I have to give away! 🙂


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Tee @ YA Crush  Monday, October 28, 2013
Kristina @ Gone Pecan  Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Diana & Sandie @ Teen Lit Rocks  Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Candice @ The Grown-Up YA  Thursday, October 31, 2013



Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

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4 thoughts on “The Selective Collective: One Year Anniversary!

  1. Tee

    I LOVE this post! We have had such a fun year. I really love our group, not just for the great reads and bookish conversations, but for the friends we’ve become. 🙂


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