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message 1: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 5123 comments Mod
Nominations are open for our September 2016 reread. Only books currently on our group bookshelf are eligible.

BOOKSHELF: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Below is a list of the past years reread winners.

Pride and Prejudice, August 2016
Jane Eyre, July 2016
The Name of the Rose, June 2016
To Kill a Mockingbird, May 2016
The Bell Jar, April 2016
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, March 2016
A Farewell to Arms, February 2016
Slaughterhouse-Five, January 2016
Lolita, December 2015
1984, November 2015
Dracula, October 2015
The Time Machine, September 2015

Only one nomination or one second per member. Only books that are seconded will move forward to poll.

Time Since Last Read
All of the books currently on our bookshelf are eligible for nomination. However, many members have requested that only books not read in the last year should be eligible. I tend to agree, but I'm not ready to make it a firm rule. So using the honor system, please make an effort to only nominate books that have not been read by the group in the last year.

Nominations will run from today thru the 14th. Polls will open on the 16th and will run till the end of the month


message 2: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments I nominate Les Misérables.


message 3: by Brina (new)

Brina I nominate Dr. Zhivago.


message 4: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 881 comments Second Bat-Cat's nomination of Les Mis' - I've wanted to read that for a while now.


message 5: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Matt wrote: "Second Bat-Cat's nomination of Les Mis' - I've wanted to read that for a while now."

Thank you Matt! ;-)


message 6: by Jen (new)

Jen  (jennsps) | 138 comments I second Dr. Zhivago.


message 7: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Matt wrote: "Second Bat-Cat's nomination of Les Mis' - I've wanted to read that for a while now."

Interesting, another big book! This one could prove easier for me as I'm halfway through...although I haven't picked it up in 2 years, oops!


message 8: by Brina (new)

Brina Thanks Jen.


message 9: by Brina (new)

Brina Bat Cat I would be up for a buddy read or long read of Les Mis. I'd love to read it but hard to commit to one month.


message 10: by Nargus (new)

Nargus | 567 comments Les Mis would be a good one to have for our final quarterly read. I got a copy entitled "The Wretched", so I'd be keen for a group or buddy read :)


message 11: by Pink (last edited Jul 02, 2016 09:28AM) (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Nargus wrote: "Les Mis would be a good one to have for our final quarterly read. I got a copy entitled "The Wretched", so I'd be keen for a group or buddy read :)"

It's won a group read before so isn't eligible for the quarterly classic (originally back in 2011, then as a quarterly classic in 2014). I also prefer a longer time frame for bigger books, as I often don't even attempt them within a month. At least when bigger books do win, we can continue to comment on the discussion threads in our own time. And if they don't win....more buddy reads!!


message 12: by Brina (new)

Brina Pink my thoughts exactly :)


message 13: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments As Pink says, Les Miserables has already been picked once so it no longer qualifies for any of the other categories, so I had to put it here. I, for one, will most definitely require more than one month read it (I suspect that will be the case with most others as well). If it doesn't get picked I guess a Buddy Read at some time will be inevitable. ;-)


message 14: by Warner (new)

Warner West | 45 comments I nominate Dune. I've yet to read it and I haven't read much science fiction lately.


message 15: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) | 6 comments I nominate Oliver Twist


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll second Dune. I've been wanting to reread it for years.


message 17: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments I nominate A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess published in 1962 and 192 pages.


message 18: by Paula W (new)

Paula W | 579 comments Loretta wrote: "I nominate A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess published in 1962 and 192 pages."

I second this one.


message 19: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Paula wrote: "Loretta wrote: "I nominate A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess published in 1962 and 192 pages."

I second this one."


Thanks Paula! :)


message 20: by Sarah (last edited Jul 01, 2016 06:11PM) (new)

Sarah | 587 comments I'll add another second for Dune.
I somehow haven't read that yet.


message 21: by Nargus (new)

Nargus | 567 comments Pink wrote: "Nargus wrote: "Les Mis would be a good one to have for our final quarterly read. I got a copy entitled "The Wretched", so I'd be keen for a group or buddy read :)"

It's won a group read before so ..."


Oh right, thanks Pink. I forget this group has already read so many hehe


message 22: by Nathan (new)

Nathan | 421 comments I second Oliver Twist.


message 23: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4200 comments I'll nominate We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.

It looks like it was last a group read in 2013. 160 pages, 1962. Nice and short for a time when our books are piling up on us. And I'm so anxious to read it! :-)


message 24: by Brina (new)

Brina That book sounds lovely. I have Dr Zhivago slated for a group read later in the year so I would read this one if my choice doesn't win.


Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin | 124 comments I will add another for Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert Dune I have this set up to read this year and it would be great to read with the group :-)


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message 27: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4200 comments Susie wrote: "I will second We Have Always Lived in the Castle..."

Thanks, Susie!


message 28: by Kim (new)

Kim | 190 comments Kathleen wrote: "Susie wrote: "I will second We Have Always Lived in the Castle..."

Thanks, Susie!"


I want to read this, too, but my library doesn't have it!


message 29: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4200 comments Kim wrote: "Kathleen wrote: "Susie wrote: "I will second We Have Always Lived in the Castle..."

Thanks, Susie!"

I want to read this, too, but my library doesn't have it!"


I hate it when that happens, Kim! You might see if you can get it through interlibrary loan, but if not, I see it is available online in a few places.


message 30: by Kim (new)

Kim | 190 comments Kathleen wrote: "I hate it when that happens, Kim! You might see if you can get it through interlibrary loan, but if not, I see it is available online in a few places."

I'll have to ask next time I'm there. :)


message 31: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Jul 12, 2016 05:09AM) (new)

Bob | 5123 comments Mod
Last chance nominations end on the 14th, here's how we stand.

*Seconded books
*Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 1463 pages, 1862
*Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, 592 pages, 1957
*Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages, 1965
*Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 554 pages, 1838
*A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, 192 pages, 1962
*We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, 160 pages 1962
*Paradise Lost by John Milton, 453 pages, 1667

A note on Les Miserables being 1463 pages. None or our book reads have to be finished in the month it is selected. Our reread folders are open for three months before they are returned to their permanent folder. And all of our books have open threads and can be read and commented on anytime.


message 32: by James (new)

James (pepecamello) | 41 comments I'll nominate Paradise Lost.


message 33: by Julie (new)

Julie | 649 comments James wrote: "I'll nominate Paradise Lost."

I 2nd this :-)


message 34: by James (new)

James (pepecamello) | 41 comments Thanks Julie!


message 35: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Aug 01, 2016 05:22AM) (new)

Bob | 5123 comments Mod
Nominations are now CLOSED! All nominated rereads were seconded.

*Seconded books
*Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 1463 pages, 1862
*Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, 592 pages, 1957
*Dune by Frank Herbert, 604 pages, 1965
*Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 554 pages, 1838
*A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, 192 pages, 1962
*We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, 160 pages 1962
*Paradise Lost by John Milton, 453 pages, 1667

Link to Poll: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1... - Voting Starts 7/16/16

Winner: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson


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