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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8383 comments Mod
Hey everyone. Its about that time again!

Let's start nominating novels we would like to see become a group read for February. There will be two catagories for the novels to be voted in. (1)Regular fiction/non fiction or (2) Love/Romance.

Please nominate one book per person.
YOU MUST HAVE:
title and author
the catagory you are nominating it in

If your post does not have title, author or catagory, it will not be accepted.

It is not necessary to second or third someones nomination. If it is nominated, it will be placed in the voting polls.

I will leave the nomination thread open for 3 days. So we have until Thursday night to get our noms in.

Then, I will create two seperate polls in which we can place our votes.


message 2: by silvia (last edited Jan 20, 2009 05:41AM) (new)

silvia  | 277 comments yeah! its my favourite time of the month :D

nominating:
category 1
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami


Kathy | 38 comments Category 1
"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini or, also catergory 1, "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert.


message 4: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8383 comments Mod
Kathy, which will it be..??? Only one nomination.


Beth F. (quietknitter) | 342 comments I'll nominate Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, which fits under category numero 1.


Melissa Category 1, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons


Allison (sockweasel) | 432 comments Category 1
The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon


Pamela GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell......Category 2


message 9: by Kandice (last edited Jan 20, 2009 07:34AM) (new)

Kandice | 3380 comments The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough
Category 2


Donna (DFiggz) | 1631 comments Category 1 Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo


Jessica | 1000 comments Category 1 We Were the Mulvaney's-Joyce Carol Oates


Vanessa Category 2-Outlander-Diana Gabaldon


Fiona (bookcoop) Oh ghosh decisions can't I just nominate my whole tbr shelf? :P

Category 1 - Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor


Hayes (Hayes13) Category 1

The White Tiger A Novel by Aravind Adiga

The White Tiger  A Novel by Aravind Adiga


message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

Category 2: The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff


Leila (softlyblush) | 247 comments Category 1: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


message 22: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8383 comments Mod
Ok since we have two catagories, I will be tallying often, to keep track and make sure I dont miss anything.

So far we have:

Cat1:
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Bridge of Sighs - Richard Russo
We Were the Mulvaney's - Joyce Carol Oates
Monkey/Folk Novel of China - Cheng-en Wu
Bleeding Heart Square - Andrew Taylor
The White Tiger A Novel - Aravind Adiga
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.



Cat2:
GONE WITH THE WIND - Margaret Mitchell
The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
The Kommandant's Girl - Pam Jenoff





Tien (tiensblurb) Category 2
PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern


Fiona (bookcoop) Lorriiii... I'm going to change mine. *poke poke*

Category 2: I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith


Heather (hsditto) Category 1
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


Joanie | 711 comments Category 2
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez



Jamie Category 2
Persuasion by Jane Austen

Bree & Lori - I'll rescind my nomination if you think it's a bad idea to have multiple books by an author on the list.


message 28: by jzhunagev (last edited Jan 20, 2009 04:48PM) (new)

jzhunagev I think we hadn't picked up any non-fiction in our group read yet, so I choose for my cat.1 The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama . I think it's the proper time to read this book by the President.
The Audacity of Hope  Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama


For my cat.2 The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett


Becky (Beckyofthe19and9) I'd have to nominate "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Please squeeze it into Category 1!


Julianne | 311 comments jzhunagev wrote: "I think we hadn't picked up any non-fiction in our group read yet, so I choose for my cat.1 [b:The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream|9742|The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on..."

jzhunagev-you can only nominate one book (and Heather already nominated Pillars)



message 31: by Eliza (last edited Jan 20, 2009 06:09PM) (new)

Eliza (Eliza_Morgan) | 151 comments Category 1: A Simple Plan, Scott Smith




Andrew (sir_reads_a_lot) | 509 comments I'm going to nominate for category 2....You Suck by Christopher Moore


Angela | 1934 comments Going with Category 1: Four Spirits by Sema Jeter Naslund


Becky (Beckyofthe19and9) Andrew wrote: "I'm going to nominate for category 2....You Suck by Christopher Moore"

You know thats the sequel right? I think that Bloodsucking Fiends has to be read before moving on to the sequel. :)


Lisa Julianna (LisaJulianna) | 1053 comments ok I nominate Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore.


message 36: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8383 comments Mod
Cat1:
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Bridge of Sighs - Richard Russo
We Were the Mulvaney's - Joyce Carol Oates
Monkey/Folk Novel of China - Cheng-en Wu
The White Tiger A Novel - Aravind Adiga
The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
The Audacity of Hope Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Barack Obama
A Simple Plan - Scott Smith
Four Spirits - Sema Jeter Naslund
Bloodsucking Fiends - Christopher Moore
You Suck - Christopher Moore


Cat2:
GONE WITH THE WIND - Margaret Mitchell
The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
The Kommandant's Girl - Pam Jenoff
PS I Love You - Cecilia Ahern
Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Persuasion - Jane Austen
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Jzhunagev - She is right, you only get one nomination. So I took the first one.

Becky - Kite Runner was already nominated.

Andrew - I put You Suck in catagory one. Its not what I would consider a love story/romance novel really, and Lisa, you are correct, Bloodsucking Fiends should be read first.... Im totally OCD with my series.




Becky (Beckyofthe19and9) Whoops, sorry! How about Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides then, still category 1?



jzhunagev Sorry, for that Lori..
Thanks, my nomination would be The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama.
Thanks for doing just that Lori.


Katie | 112 comments I nominate Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier for Category 2


Meghanly | 218 comments I nominate Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel for category 2.


Andrew (sir_reads_a_lot) | 509 comments Sorry about that guys...I'm totally a series reader and I have already read Bloodsucking Friends, but wasn't really thinking about that as I nominated it! Sorry again.


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Katerina, that is an awesome book.
If I hadn't already nominated a book, I'd second the nomination of this one :-)


Kim | 27 comments Sorry if I missed this, but when does voting begin?


Donna (DFiggz) | 1631 comments OMG!! I wanna read so many of these books! A few of them I already own. Let's see if one of them wins!


message 46: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori | 8383 comments Mod
Kim, right now we are nominating the books to be voted on. Voting polls will be opened thursday nite or friday.... depending when I can get them set up.

So we have one more day to get noms in.


Jeane | 4887 comments Karen wrote: "Category 2
PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern"


Great one Karen!!!


DevonAlyse | 75 comments Category 1: Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson


Jenni (NekoKitty) | 110 comments Someone mentioned earlier about nominating a non-fiction book because we haven't read one as a group yet. I think that's an awesome idea, and wonder if a consideration might be made for March to have a non-fiction category and a fiction category?

I really hope that this doesn't come across wrong, and I also hope that I'm not stepping on toes. I just thought it sounded like a good idea since there's not much for a March theme that I can think of other than St. Patrick's day. Granted, there's probably something I'm not thinking of... that is usually my luck. :)


message 50: by (G)Emma (last edited Jan 21, 2009 04:48PM) (new)

(G)Emma  (litlover) | 2398 comments I nominate Emma by Jane Austen for Category 2. :D

EMMA.

Hey, it's February, romance novel!


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