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message 1: by Rose (last edited Dec 09, 2015 02:33PM) (new)

Rose Rocha dos Santos (roserocha) | 192 comments Hello, everyone!

I thought it would be more organised if we post here our nominations for January!

Feel free to nominate!


message 2: by Ian (new)

Ian | 317 comments Mod
Since I suggested a novella, I probably should at least nominate one. I was going to suggest Candide, but I see it was the BOTM for November 2013.

How about The Stranger by Albert Camus - I am not sure if this would qualify as a classic?


message 3: by Emily (new)

Emily Baragar (embaragar) Les Miserables (Victor Hugo) could be an option good for winter reading! I don't know if it's already been a BOTM though. Other winter-y reads I like are Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte) and Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte). Also, Little Women (Louisa May Alcott).


message 4: by Patricia (new)

Patricia I second Wuthering Heights


message 5: by Ian (new)

Ian | 317 comments Mod
Hello All - I went through the discussion groups and these look like the books that have already been BOTM. I have only been here since September, so as long as we don't do Dorian Grey or Scarlet Letter again, I am happy. :-)



2015 October BOTM - The Picture of Dorian Gray
2015 September BOTM (To Kill a Mockingbird)
2015 September BOTM (The Scarlet Letter)
2014 May Book: The Secret Garden
2015 August Book - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
2014 September Book- The Wind in the Willows
2015 February Book- Pride and Prejudice
2014 August Book- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
2014 July Book- Brave New World
2013 October Book- Dracula
October, November and December Book - Les Miserables
September Book - Wuthering Heights
October Book - The Picture of Dorian Gray
August Book - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
April Book - Jane Eyre
2015 April Book- Fahrenheit 451
2015 May Book- Treasure Island
2015 March Book- Common Sense
2015 January Book- At the Mountains of Maddness
2014 November Book- Robinson Crusoe
2014 October Book- Frankenstien
2014 June Book- Peter Pan
2014 April Book- Around the World in Eighty days
2014 March Book - Hamlet
2014 January Book- Oliver Twist
2014 February Book- The Woman in White
2013 September Book-Sense and Sensibility
2013 November book- Candide
2013 July and August Book- For Whom the Bell Tolls
2013 April Book- The Time Machine
2013 June Book- Animal Farm
2013 May Book- Kidnapped
2013 March Book - Emma
2013 February Book - Of Mice and Men
December - A Christmas Carol
2013 January Book - The Taming of the Shrew
June and July Book - The Count of Monte Cristo
May Book - Huckleberry Finn


message 6: by Jon (new)

Jon | 397 comments I'll nominate The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco. I'm reading it now, and it is quite interesting.

It may not qualify as an old book, since it was written and published in 2010.


message 7: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 225 comments I second The Stranger. I want to nominate A Clockwork Orange.


message 8: by Emily (new)

Emily Baragar (embaragar) Middlemarch?


message 9: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat I would like to second Middlemarch and nominate Jane Eyre. I just joined and will write a formal introduction as soon as I can.


message 10: by Jon (new)

Jon | 397 comments Michelle wrote: "I second The Stranger. I want to nominate A Clockwork Orange."

I'll offer a second for A Clockwork Orange. Some of the spoken language in it is Nadsat, a specialized blend between English and Russian. Don't let that confuse you. Some editions will include a glossary of its translations.

Anthony Burgess is a brilliant writer, mainly for his superb use of language and meaning. Many of his novels are excellent. But A Clockwork Orange is at the top of my list.


message 11: by Jon (new)

Jon | 397 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "I would like to second Middlemarch and nominate Jane Eyre. I just joined and will write a formal introduction as soon as I can."

I will cash in a third for Middlemarch.


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message 13: by Stacie (new)

Stacie Logue | 3 comments I vote for The Stranger by Camus


message 14: by Annina (new)

Annina Barbosa Hello, everyone!
I'll nominate Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.


message 15: by Jon (new)

Jon | 397 comments Annina wrote: "Hello, everyone!
I'll nominate Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens."


My brain is at a bursting point with all these great ideas. To me, Great Expectations is Dickens' best work. An excellent nominee.


message 16: by Rose (new)

Rose Rocha dos Santos (roserocha) | 192 comments Hi, guys!

I would like to nominate A Tale of Two Cities.

I am sorry to say that the books in the list below were already BOTM in this group, according to the list Ian posted here:

Les Misérables
Wuthering Heights
Jane Eyre

And Jon, would you nominate another book? I think 2010 is really new... It can be another one from Umberto Eco, if you like! I always wanted to read something from him!

So, until now we have:

The Stranger
Middlemarch
A Clockwork Orange
Little Women
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Great Expectations
A Tale of Two Cities

I wanted to start the poll tomorrow so everyone have enough time to vote and acquire the book before the new year.
Let me know what you guys think!


message 17: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat If Jane Eyre is out then how about Master & Margarita or Don Quixote? Would either of those work?


message 18: by Rose (new)

Rose Rocha dos Santos (roserocha) | 192 comments Yes, Bat-Cat! But you have to choose one! :)


message 19: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat Rose wrote: "Yes, Bat-Cat! But you have to choose one! :)"

Okay, I choose Master & Margarita.


message 20: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 49 comments I love all of these suggestions. I'd second Don Quixote. :-)


message 21: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 49 comments Ok, being redirected. My suggestion elsewhere was Paradise Lost. Honestly, I love all of these suggestions and will happily read any.


message 22: by Luella (new)

Luella I second Master & Margarita.


message 23: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I nominate Pillars of the Earth.

I just read Paradise Lost last year and don't care to reread it just yet.


message 24: by Rose (new)

Rose Rocha dos Santos (roserocha) | 192 comments I second Great Expectations.


message 25: by Rose (last edited Dec 15, 2015 04:47AM) (new)

Rose Rocha dos Santos (roserocha) | 192 comments Aaaand the poll is up, guys!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 26: by Fernando (new)

Fernando | 4 comments the heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad


message 27: by Rose (new)

Rose Rocha dos Santos (roserocha) | 192 comments Fernando wrote: "the heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad"

Fernando, we are already voting. Please answer the poll in the link above and help us decide! :)


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