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message 1: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia (ifyougaveagirlabook) A House in the Country by Jose Donoso

The total opposite of a light, summery read :)


message 2: by Adira (new)

Adira (introvertinterrupted) | 391 comments Mod
I nominate The Farming of bones by Edwidge Danticat


message 3: by binnudeya (new)

binnudeya | 1 comments I second Giovanni's Room!


message 4: by Lynecia (new)

Lynecia (luvnecia) I second "Salvage The Bones"!


message 5: by Ikebukuro (new)

Ikebukuro I would be interesting in reading Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.


message 6: by Marina (new)

Marina (amakeshiftlibrary) I second Giovanni's Room!


message 7: by Heather (new)

Heather (ladymcheth) I second The Farming of Bones.


message 8: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia (ifyougaveagirlabook) Can I second something even though I proposed a title? if so, then I second Giovanni's Room because that's on my tbr.


message 9: by Estelle (new)

Estelle (stellatokyo) I'd like to option Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor.
Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

I don't know how well known the writer is, but this novel's been recommended to me in the past and maybe more people would be interested to read it.


message 10: by Ikebukuro (new)

Ikebukuro I second Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


message 11: by Katie (last edited May 03, 2014 05:27PM) (new)

Katie (effusionsofwit) | 6 comments I'd like to second Salvage the Bones.

I'm a little out of the loop on which authors are more well-known, so please correct me if this is wrong, but I saw some Julia Alvarez books yesterday and thought How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents looked good.


Elli (The Bibliophile) (thebibliophilebooks) | 53 comments I second How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents!


message 13: by Tracey (new)

Tracey S (trendytracey1) | 3 comments I second Giovanni's Room


message 14: by Cathy (new)

Cathy I'm super late to this party but I nominate The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie. He's an extremely captivating Native American writer and I've been dying to read this!

http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Ranger-Ton...


message 15: by Amber (new)

Amber I'd like to nominate We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo


message 16: by Lynecia (new)

Lynecia (luvnecia) I second "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"


message 17: by Lynecia (new)

Lynecia (luvnecia) I also nominate "For Today I Am A Boy" by Kim Fu


message 18: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (marisa21) I second Who Fears Death
I also second The Lone Ranger and Tonto


Rosie (prosesroses) (prosesroses) | 1 comments I second "For Today I Am A Boy" by Kim Fu.


message 20: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa (vll1990) I'd also really like to second 'Giovanni's Room' - the feedback on it recently has been great so far!

I'd also like to recommend 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' by Maya Angelou :)


message 21: by Amber (new)


Danika at The Lesbrary (lesbrary) I option Adaptation by Malinda Lo! By a queer woman of colour with a bisexual protagonist, it also talks about race, gender, and sexuality while having an amazing sci fi/conspiracy theory fast-paced plot!


message 23: by Adira (new)

Adira (introvertinterrupted) | 391 comments Mod
I second we need new names and How a The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent.


message 24: by Myriam (new)

Myriam (ofbooksnmore) | 4 comments I second Giovanni's Room!


message 25: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Spines (hilikus_00) | 1 comments I'm into The Farming of Bones!


message 26: by Vivian (new)

Vivian  Garzon (goodreadscomviviangarzon) I second Giovanni's room! Exce


message 27: by Vivian (new)

Vivian  Garzon (goodreadscomviviangarzon) Excellent option ***


message 28: by Clairementine (new)

Clairementine I second Giovanni ' s room


message 29: by Caroline (new)

Caroline (carolinedenise) I second Adaptation by Malinda Lo.


message 30: by Raye of the Dead (new)

Raye of the Dead (wordsremainmyonlyescape) I second Adaptation.


message 31: by Lydia (new)

Lydia (lydiaemilyy) I second Adaptation! (:


message 32: by Louize (new)

Louize | 3 comments I would like to recommend 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' by Junot Diaz. It's brilliant!


message 33: by Lynecia (new)

Lynecia (luvnecia) Louize wrote: "I would like to recommend 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' by Junot Diaz. It's brilliant!"

I second.


message 34: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (diamond_rebel) | 2 comments I second "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao". I've been meaning to read it!


message 35: by Marisa (new)

Marisa (marisa21) I second The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao


message 36: by Esther (new)

Esther  (estame) | 1 comments I'll second Giovanni's Room please.


message 37: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2 comments If it has not already been nominated (I am having trouble loading some comments) Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/...


message 38: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (imamandamichele) | 1 comments I also second The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.


message 39: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (nicolepo) I second Who Fears Death
And Tonto and the Lone Ranger Fist fight in Heaven (if I'm allowed to second two books. Am I allowed to second two books?)


message 40: by Chaneli (new)

Chaneli | 42 comments I second Giovanni's Room


message 41: by Chaneli (new)

Chaneli | 42 comments I second Half of a Yellow Sun


message 42: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2 comments I second half of a yellow sun


message 43: by Myriam (new)

Myriam (ofbooksnmore) | 4 comments I second the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao!!


message 44: by Louise (new)

Louise (atrixa) I'd like to propose And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.


message 45: by Louize (new)

Louize | 3 comments Chaneli wrote: "I second Half of a Yellow Sun"

I have already recommended a book, so I don't know if this is allowed, but I really liked Half of a Yellow Sun also


Brown Girl Reading Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos.


message 47: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia (ifyougaveagirlabook) ah ah down the rabbit hole ah! too bad I already seconded something....


message 48: by Adira (new)

Adira (introvertinterrupted) | 391 comments Mod
Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to remind you all that tonight the nominations will close at 10 PM EST. We will be choosing the top FIVE books to move on to the next part of polling for selecting our June book club selection.

The books that are currently in the running are:
—Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin (10 votes)
—The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (5...)
—The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight In Heaven by Sherman Alexie (4...)
—Adaptation by Malinda Lo (4...)
—Salvage The Bones by Jesymn Ward (4...)
*votes =seconded nominations

Impromptu nominations are still open until 10 PM EST so keep the votes coming along with nominations if you have any other books you want to throw in the mix.

I'm loving the book selections so far and can't wait to see which books make it to the final round!

Adira


message 49: by Ruth (new)

Ruth  (KindleReads) (kindle_reads) | 2 comments I second Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


message 50: by Ruth (new)

Ruth  (KindleReads) (kindle_reads) | 2 comments I would like to vote for Americanah by chimamanda ngozi adichie


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