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message 1: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1217 comments March 2016 New School group read nominations are now open! Please review the requirements below for book eligibility.

Please note the new nomination rules beginning this month!

1.) Books that have already been featured as group reads are not eligible for nomination.
BOOKSHELF: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

2.) Eligible publication dates for books are 1900-1999.

3.) Only ONE nomination OR one second per member.

4.) Nominations will remain open until the 14th of the month. Polls will open on the 16th and run until the last day of the month. Books that have received a nomination and a second will advance to the poll.


message 2: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments I nominate The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Published in 1923 and 240 pages.


message 3: by Kelly B (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 266 comments I would like to nominate On the Beach by Nevil Shute.


message 4: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1919 comments I have noticed that very few "New" School choices have been very recent, so thought I would nominate something from the 1990's... how about:
Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting


message 5: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "I would like to nominate On the Beach by Nevil Shute."

Great nomination I Second !!!


message 6: by Myst (new)

Myst | 173 comments I'd like to nominate A Game of Thrones.


message 7: by Alissa (new)


message 8: by Emily (new)

Emily | 0 comments Darren wrote: "I have noticed that very few "New" School choices have been very recent, so thought I would nominate something from the 1990's... how about:
Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting"


I second!


message 9: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments In last month's discussion of "A Farewell to Arms" I told Amy that I was going to nominate one of her favorites for New School so here goes. I nominate Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis.


message 10: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments I second A Game of Thrones.


message 11: by Tytti (new)

Tytti | 1092 comments Darren wrote: "I have noticed that very few "New" School choices have been very recent, so thought I would nominate something from the 1990's..."

Part of the reason might be that there are many in the group who don't think books written in the 1980's or 90's are yet classics, so they don't get chosen.

I'll come out of my hiding to nominate Mephisto by Klaus Mann. It was published 1936 so it will be 80 years this year and the Oscar winning movie based on it was made 35 years ago. I am reading it at the moment and it does have an interesting history.


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message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

I second Babbitt.


message 14: by Maarit (new)

Maarit | 285 comments I'd like to got to Asian direction this time and nominate The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata.


message 15: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1656 comments I will second The Sound of the Mountain. I haven't read any of this author yet, but I have his novel, A Thousand Cranes on my TBR.


message 16: by Duane (new)

Duane (tduaneparkeryahoocom) | 296 comments I second The Master and the Margarita


message 17: by Nente (new)

Nente | 780 comments I second The Call of the Wild.


message 19: by Shraddha (new)

Shraddha Datta (shraddhayo) I nominate Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, published in 1913.


message 20: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 67 comments I nominate Watership Down.


message 21: by Erin (new)

Erin Green | 178 comments I second Watership Down


message 22: by Julie (new)

Julie | 644 comments Shraddha wrote: "I nominate Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, published in 1913."

2nd :-)


message 23: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I second The Call of the Wild.


message 24: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1217 comments Nominations will remain open until March 14. Here is what we have so far:

Loretta: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 1923, 240 pages
Kelly: On the Beach by Nevil Shute, 1957, 296 pages - Seconds: Bob
Darren: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, 1993, 448 pages - Seconds: Emily
Myst: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, 1996, 835 pages - Seconds: Phil
Alissa: The Call of the Wild by Jack London, 1903, 172 pages - Seconds: Nente, Sarah
Janet: Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, 1922, 356 pages - Seconds: MMG
Tytti: Mephisto by Klaus Mann, 1936, 272 pages
Bat-Cat: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, 1966, 407 pages - Seconds: Duane
Maarit: The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata, 1949, 276 pages - Seconds: Laurie
Nargus: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, 1989, 544 pages
Shraddha: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 1913, 134 pages - Seconds: Julie
Ruth: Watership Down by Richard Adams, 1972, 478 pages - Seconds: Odwyer


message 25: by Joseph (new)

Joseph Fountain | 290 comments I nominate The Ambassadors


message 26: by Nathan (new)

Nathan | 421 comments I second The Power of One.


message 27: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3936 comments I nominate The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. 1926 288 pages.


message 28: by Wreade1872 (new)

Wreade1872 | 848 comments I nominate Lost Horizon by James Hilton 1933


message 29: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Wreade1872 wrote: "I nominate Lost Horizon by James Hilton 1933"

Great nomination!!! If I didn't already nominate another book I would second this. Thanks.


message 30: by Sylwia (last edited Mar 09, 2016 08:13AM) (new)

Sylwia (sylwialovesloki) | 145 comments Kathleen wrote: "I nominate The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. 1926 288 pages."


Seconded. I like the new rule.


message 31: by Jon (new)

Jon (jonpill) | 122 comments I nominate A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.


message 32: by Amy (new)

Amy Eckert | 117 comments Thanks to those who voted for Babbit! In the meantime, I will second Trainspotting.


message 33: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 587 comments I'll also second Watership Down


message 34: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Wreade1872 wrote: "I nominate Lost Horizon by James Hilton 1933"

Seconded


message 35: by Yegor (new)

Yegor | 8 comments I'll second "Mephisto"


message 36: by Dave (new)

Dave (adh3) | 688 comments I second Trainspotting


message 37: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 839 comments I second Jon's nomination of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


message 38: by Cosmic (new)

Cosmic Arcata | 135 comments I nominate We


message 39: by Jen (new)

Jen  (jennsps) | 121 comments I second We.


message 40: by Christine (last edited Mar 14, 2016 12:54PM) (new)

Christine | 1217 comments Nominations are now closed. The poll will open on the March 16 and continue through the end of the month. Link to poll

Here is our final list of books that will be included in this month's poll:

Kelly: On the Beach by Nevil Shute, 1957, 296 pages - Seconds: Bob
Darren: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, 1993, 448 pages - Seconds: Emily, Amy, Dave
Myst: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, 1996, 835 pages - Seconds: Phil
Alissa: The Call of the Wild by Jack London, 1903, 172 pages - Seconds: Nente, Sarah
Janet: Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis, 1922, 356 pages - Seconds: MMG
Tytti: Mephisto by Klaus Mann, 1936, 272 pages - Seconds: Yegor
Bat-Cat: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, 1966, 407 pages - Seconds: Duane
Maarit: The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata, 1949, 276 pages - Seconds: Laurie
Nargus: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, 1989, 544 pages - Seconds: Nathan
Shraddha: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, 1913, 134 pages - Seconds: Julie
Ruth: Watership Down by Richard Adams, 1972, 478 pages - Seconds: Odwyer, Monica, Sarah
Kathleen: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, 1926, 288 pages - Seconds: Sylwia
Wreade1872: Lost Horizon by James Hilton, 1933, 241 pages - Seconds: Kathy
Jon: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, 1914, 329 pages - Seconds: Matt
Cosmic: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1924, 225 pages - Seconds: Jen

These are the books that were not seconded, and so will not be included in the poll this month. Maybe next time!

Loretta: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 1923, 240 pages
Joseph: The Ambassadors by Henry James, 1903, 528 pages


message 41: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1217 comments The winner of our May 2016 New School Group Read poll is Watership Down by Richard Adams.


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