Just to add to what Naphthalene said, the reason we’re voting on the next book before we’ve even started Natsume is that we won’t be reading Natsume for very long.
Ordinarily, we vote on a book, start reading it, and then vote on the next one while we’re reading (so that there’s enough time for people to order, as Nath explained).
In the last voting round though, we picked two at once because they were both quite short (non non biyori and natsume). We usually vote about six weeks before starting to read, and we’re planning to spend five weeks on Natsume, hence starting to vote on the next pick already.
did that make any sense oh my
Non non biyori, the current pick, will end on the 12th of October. The last week will just be reading the bonus chapters at the end though, so we’ll have finished the ‘proper’ chapters by the end of this week (Friday), as Nath said.