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message 1: by Amalie (new)

Amalie  | 650 comments Mod
Hi all! Time to start another reading. I glad most of you liked to see the continuation of the group discussions!

Please include your nominations.

We will not be reading Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy this time because we have already read a number of books by them. Include any other fiction despite the genre.

The nominations will end on June 7th.


message 2: by Aloha (new)

Aloha | 5 comments I nominate Nabokov's short story collection, which I heard was terrific. My well-read GR friends love them.

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Nabokov The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov


message 3: by Speranza (new)

Speranza My nominations are:

1. 'Cancer ward' - Solzhenitsyn
2. 'Sin' - Zakhar Prilepin
3. 'Medea and her children' - Lyudmila Ulitskaya


message 4: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Graham | 7 comments Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time?


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message 6: by Mary (last edited Jun 02, 2013 04:18AM) (new)


message 7: by Toan (new)

Toan Nguyen | 1 comments I nominate " How the steel was tempered" by Nikolai Ostrovsky.


message 9: by Olive (new)

Olive Fellows (abookolive) (abookolive) I would like to second Sin by Zakhar Prilepin.


message 10: by Connie (new)

Connie (conigot) | 2 comments Cancer Ward, something by Nabokov or Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov.


message 11: by Apollo's Crow (new)

Apollo's Crow (apolloscrow) | 7 comments It might be fun to move into some of the more modern literature. How about Vasily Grossman's Life And Fate or something from Victor Pelevin?

If we'd rather stay in the "golden age", I nominate The Enchanted Wanderer: Selected Tales of Nikolai Leskov. Or maybe one of Turgenev's lesser-known novels like Smoke.

I'd also be happy to read Cancer Ward, since a lot of people seem to be into that.


message 12: by Olga (new)

Olga Oblomov by Gontcharov or anything by Gontcharov or Scarlet Sails by Alexander Green. Stories by Nabokov sound interesting too. Prince Serebryanny by Tolstoy (not Leo Tolstoy).


message 13: by Amalie (new)

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Olga wrote: " Prince Serebryanny by Tolstoy (not Leo Tolstoy)..."

Olga you have to give me the full name or even better, link the book here.


message 14: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (tewks) Would anyone be interested in reading We?


message 15: by Tim (new)

Tim (tkk77) I second the Seagull by Chekhov.


message 16: by Inderjit (new)

Inderjit Sanghera (inderjitsanghera) | 1 comments Short Stories by Nabokov


message 17: by Rowena (new)

Rowena Lauren wrote: "Would anyone be interested in reading We?"

I'd love to read We


message 18: by Nawal (new)

Nawal (Nawalhat) | 1 comments The Cancer Ward or doctor Zhivago


message 19: by Ana Paula (new)

Ana Paula (paula_cifu) I second " How the steel was tempered" by Nikolai Ostrovsky.


message 20: by Olga (last edited Jun 02, 2013 08:40PM) (new)

Olga I meant to say "Prince Serebryanni" by Alexey Konstantinovich Tolstoy. I do not know if there is a translation into English.


message 21: by Olga (new)

Olga I second anything by Turgenev.


message 22: by Dorly (new)

Dorly I would again propose Strugatsky brothers, Roadside Picnic. Or maybe this is too contemporary and would fit better in another poll?


message 23: by Amalie (new)

Amalie  | 650 comments Mod
Dorly wrote: "I would again propose Strugatsky brothers, Roadside Picnic. Or maybe this is too contemporary and would fit better in another poll?"

It's good that you asked. Contemporary books can also be included here, if one gets selected, we are just going to read it under contemporary-reads, that's all.


message 24: by Hendrik (new)

Hendrik I second 'Sin' by Zakhar Prilepin.


message 25: by D.j. (new)

D.j. Lang | 12 comments I'm fine with any of the choices so far...I'll vote for the book with less pages. :D


message 26: by Olga (new)

Olga How about The Winter Queen by Boris Akunin
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61...
That's contemporary.


message 27: by Olga (new)

Olga I hope I am not submitting too many nominations, but here is another one: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15...
The Twelve Chairs by Ilf and Petrov.


message 28: by Olga (new)

Olga Amalie wrote: "Olga wrote: " Prince Serebryanny by Tolstoy (not Leo Tolstoy)..."

Olga you have to give me the full name or even better, link the book here."


Here is a link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...


message 29: by Inna (new)

Inna (innas) | 1 comments The Twelve Chairs is incredible. Definitely would second that.


message 30: by Amalie (last edited Jun 06, 2013 09:19PM) (new)

Amalie  | 650 comments Mod
Thanks for all the great nominations. I tried to include many choices as I can. Polls will be opening soon!


message 31: by ZezagPolla (new)

ZezagPolla | 1 comments Pushkin " The Captain's daughter "
Pushkin " Dubrovsky "

Those books are so interesting!


message 32: by Amalie (new)

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Khuzama wrote: "Pushkin " The Captain's daughter "
Pushkin " Dubrovsky "

Those books are so interesting!"


I've read The Captain's Daughter yes I too love Pushkin. Khuzama, please renominate these next time and we will see.


message 33: by Olga (new)

Olga Could you please post or email a link to the poll?


message 34: by Olga (new)

Olga Oops, sorry, I found the poll - it is just I did not know where to look and it is hard to see everything on a cell phone.


message 35: by Tim (new)

Tim (tkk77) I can't find the poll...


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Timothy wrote: "I can't find the poll..."

Click on "Poll" in the menu box above, right hand side. Poll will appear


message 37: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 1 comments How about "Mozart and Salieri" by Pushkin?


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