Classics for Beginners discussion

note: This topic has been closed to new comments.
58 views
Upcoming Reads > August Nominations

Comments Showing 1-12 of 12 (12 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Louise (last edited Jun 09, 2016 09:31AM) (new)

Louise Hi everyone,
It's time to nominate books for our August group read!

Nominations will close and poll will open on 15th June. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.

Usual rules for nominations apply:
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books only (over 50 years old).
3. Books should be under 600 pages (books over can be nominated for our tri-monthly read instead).
4. No book we have read before as a group read.*
5. No book from an author who we have read either in the last 10 group reads or the last 4 tri-monthly reads.†
6. To facilitate poll creation, please use a Goodreads link to add the nomination by clicking on 'add book/author' above the text box.
7. Please indicate whether or not you would be willing to lead the discussion if your nomination is chosen.


*For a full list of books we have read before please check the master-list:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
(Note: lists sorted by book title, author surname, or date read)

†Authors not to nominate:
Truman Capote (July 2016)
Henry Miller (June 2016)
Rebecca West (May 2016)
Anne Brontë (April 2016)
Robert Louis Stevenson (March 2016)
Frank Kafka (February 2016)
Nevil Shute (January 2016)
Daphne du Maurier (December 2015)
Oscar Wilde (November 2015)
Jane Austen (October 2015)
James Joyce (July-September 2016)
Wilkie Collins (April-June 2016)
R.D. Blackmore (January-March 2016)
Charlotte Brontë (October-December 2015)

Nominations so far
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain


message 2: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)


message 3: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Ooohh, I second the Elizabeth Gaskell! Love her!


message 4: by Louise (new)

Louise Nominating Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar. I can lead.


message 5: by Nina (new)


message 6: by Nina (last edited Jun 08, 2016 06:11AM) (new)

Nina | 449 comments Louise wrote: "Nominating Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar. I can lead."
Interesting nomination, Louise, have never heard of this book. Added to my TBR :)


message 7: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 772 comments Mod
Louise wrote: "Nominating Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar. I can lead."

Louise, have you read the fiction and non-fiction of David Grossman, who deals with the conflict of Israel and Palestinians with sympathy for both?


message 8: by Louise (new)

Louise I have not. But it sounds interesting!


message 10: by Louise (new)

Louise Nominations now closed. Poll to go up shortly.


message 11: by Louise (new)

Louise And the winner is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Heather L, are you happy to lead?


message 12: by Heather L (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) Louise wrote: "And the winner is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Heather L, are you happy to lead?"

I can do that.


back to top
This topic has been frozen by the moderator. No new comments can be posted.