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

Bob | 5012 comments Mod
Nominations are open for our October 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.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle, September 2016
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

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 Brina (last edited Aug 01, 2016 05:33AM) (new)

Brina I'd like to nominate A Tree That Grows in Brooklyn.


message 3: by Duane (new)

Duane (tduaneparkeryahoocom) | 296 comments I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.


message 4: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments I nominate Les Misérables by Victor Hugo.


message 5: by Nargus (new)

Nargus | 567 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "I nominate Les Misérables by Victor Hugo."

Second :)


message 6: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Thanks again Nargus!!! ;-)


message 7: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B I nominate Don Quixote. I've been meaning to read it for a loooong time. :)


message 8: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Ellen wrote: "I nominate Don Quixote. I've been meaning to read it for a loooong time. :)"

Oh good!!! ;-)


message 9: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments I would like to nominate The Woman in White. I have not read Wilkie Collins yet and would love to read it with this group.


message 10: by Izunia (new)

Izunia | 32 comments I second Don Quixote.


message 11: by Nathalie (new)

Nathalie | 325 comments Renee wrote: "I would like to nominate The Woman in White. I have not read Wilkie Collins yet and would love to read it with this group."

I second this!


message 12: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B Thanks, Izunia! :)


message 14: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9700 comments Mod
Phil wrote: "The Good Soldier Švejk"

Seconded


Michaela (Journey into Books) I second The Woman in White.


message 16: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Thanks Nathalie and Michaela :)


message 17: by Nathan (new)

Nathan | 421 comments I nominate Mansfield Park by Jane Austen


message 18: by Brina (new)

Brina Les Mis and Don Quixote are amazing choices but both are scaring me because they are so long ;). I actually tentatively thought about Don Quixote for Dec/Jan buddy read.


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I'll second Mansfield Park :)


message 20: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B Hey Brina, my fellow hispanoparlante ;). I'd be okay with a buddy read of Quixote with you. There's a lot being nominated here anyway. :)


message 21: by Brina (new)

Brina Ellen I have an English copy although I could read it in Spanish if it has been modernized. Let's wait to see how it does in the polls then we can add to the buddy read schedule.


message 22: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B Sounds good. I have a few different versions I can use too. (I did recently here of modernized Spanish version, I'll do some research and get back to you.) :)


message 23: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2384 comments Just as a comment - Don Quixote is really 2 separate books. So if reading the full text in one month seems too onerous, you can easily read half one month and save the other half for another month.


message 24: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B Very true.


message 25: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2384 comments I'll nominate One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Just got the audiobook for it so I really want to read it soon!


message 26: by Brina (new)

Brina Melanti too many good choices :) :). Solitude is high on my list but so is A Tree That Grows in Brooklyn. I'd like to read both by end of next year ;)


message 27: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B If it hadn't already been seconded when I got here, I would have seconded Tree as well.


message 28: by Brina (new)

Brina As my grandma used to say: decisions, decisions


message 29: by Emerson (new)

Emerson | 348 comments I nominate The Caine Mutiny, Thank you!


message 30: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments I second The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk 560 pages and published in 1951. Last group read was in 2012.


message 31: by Kim (new)

Kim | 190 comments I nominate Frankenstein. Was thinking to reread it this fall.


message 32: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B Ooooh, good one for Oct.


message 33: by Nathalie (new)

Nathalie | 325 comments Kim wrote: "I nominate Frankenstein. Was thinking to reread it this fall."

I've already seconded the woman in white but I wouldn't mind if this one came out for October. Good choice!


message 34: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I read Frankenstein last Oct. It's really good.


message 35: by Jon (new)

Jon (jonpill) | 122 comments I nominate a A Clockwork Orange.


message 36: by Paula W (new)

Paula W | 553 comments Jon wrote: "I nominate a A Clockwork Orange."

I second this one.


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message 39: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you Alissa :)


message 40: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 587 comments I'd like to nominate A Tale of Two Cities.
Read by the group in November 2014.


message 41: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 5012 comments Mod
Saturday the 6th I will but together a summary and see where we stand, so far it looks like great choices. That's the advantage for the revisit category all of our choices are past group winners.


message 42: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 830 comments I'll second Sarah's nom of Tale of Two Cities. I have read it but would like to read again with the group.


message 43: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2384 comments Wendy wrote: "I second One Hundred Years of Solitude."

Thanks, Wendy!


message 44: by Brina (new)

Brina Same problem as usual, too many good choices. I'll read Solitude if it wins but I want to read Brooklyn also sigh.


message 45: by [deleted user] (new)

Melanti wrote: "Wendy wrote: "I second One Hundred Years of Solitude."

Thanks, Wendy!"


You're welcome!


message 46: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 587 comments Matt wrote: "I'll second Sarah's nom of Tale of Two Cities. I have read it but would like to read again with the group."

Thanks Matt!


message 47: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Aug 12, 2016 11:06AM) (new)

Bob | 5012 comments Mod
Here is where we are with one week finished and one week to go,

*indicates books that have been seconded

*A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, 496 pages, 1943
*Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, 1463 pages, 1862
*Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 982, 1615
*The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 672 pages, 1859
*The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 752 pages, 1921
*Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, 507 pages, 1814
*One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, 457 pages, 1967
*The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk, 560 pages, 1951
*Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 273 pages, 1818
*A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, 192 pages, 1962
*A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, 489 pages, 1859
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, 144 pages, 1886


message 48: by Lilly (new)

Lilly | 518 comments There are quite some interesting books on this list - difficult choice ... Though I think I'll probably side with the Woman in White party; I've wanted to read that book for quite a while ... :)


message 49: by Brina (new)

Brina Lilly I always have trouble picking this category and people can always make a buddy read group if a book doesn't win in the polls.


message 50: by Kim (new)

Kim | 190 comments Anyone interested in seconding my pick of Frankenstein so it makes it to the polls? :)


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