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message 1: by Maggie, The Malazan Queen of Chaos (new)

Maggie K | 1202 comments Mod
It's that time of year again......Nominations!

Please check the bookshelf for what has already been read.
Please use links to nominate.
Only nominate series that are finished or will be finished in time for the read!
One nomination and one second per member


message 2: by Maggie, The Malazan Queen of Chaos (new)

Maggie K | 1202 comments Mod
I am thinking the Tamir Trilogy by Lynn Flewelling starting with The Bone Doll's Twin


message 3: by Katy (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 143 comments Maggie wrote: "I am thinking the Tamir Trilogy by Lynn Flewelling starting with The Bone Doll's Twin"

Oh I'll second that one!


message 4: by Margret (new)

Margret The Mallorean starting with Guardians of the West


message 5: by Jakub (new)

Jakub (jnareb) | 10 comments I'd recommend the Spiral Saga (trilogy + one) by Michael Scott Rohan, starting with Chase the Morning.

If Urban Fantasy is out, then I would recommend another series: Elenium by David Eddings, starting with The Diamond Throne


message 6: by *Layali* (last edited Oct 08, 2016 09:08AM) (new)

*Layali* (layalireads) | 10 comments I would like to nominate The Dark Elf trilogy (the first part of The Legend of Drizzt series). Homeland by R.A. Salvatore is the first in the trilogy. I need a good kick in the rear to finish it! XD

Homeland (Forgotten Realms The Dark Elf Trilogy, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #1) by R.A. Salvatore Exile (Forgotten Realms The Dark Elf Trilogy, #2; Legend of Drizzt, #2) by R.A. Salvatore Sojourn (Forgotten Realms Dark Elf Trilogy, #3; Legend of Drizzt, #3) by R.A. Salvatore


message 7: by Margret (new)

Margret Second Drizzt


message 8: by Candle (last edited Oct 08, 2016 10:15AM) (new)

Candle | 4 comments I'd like to nominate the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik starting with His Majesty's Dragon


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Wastrel | 51 comments Margret wrote: "The Mallorean starting with Guardians of the West"

If you're going for Eddings, it should probably be either The Belgariad or The Elenium; the Mallorean is a sequel to the Belgariad.

Of those two series, the Belgariad is the more famous; the Elenium, though, is much more interesting. Tonally, it tries to unite the fun, easy-going approach of his earlier books with much greater grittiness and darkness and hints of Lovecraft at the edges - it may be rainbows and light compared to some modern grimdark, but it was pretty bold at the time. It also incorporates plot elements less often seen in mediaeval fantasy - papal (not actually called a pope, but similar) electoral politics and sieges play a role.
I'm not going to say it's great, but it's not terrible, and it's interesting.


message 10: by Mary (last edited Oct 08, 2016 01:06PM) (new)


message 11: by Kathi, There’s no such thing as too many books! (new)

Kathi | 842 comments Mod
Second Temeraire series.


message 12: by Thomas (new)

Thomas | 11 comments Second the dark elf trilogy


message 13: by Chris (new)

Chris King | 6 comments I'd like to nominate Brent Weeks' Lightbringer series starting withThe Black Prism.


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The Jokester (thejokester) | 1 comments I would like to nominate Juliet E. McKenna for her series Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution


message 15: by Brent (new)

Brent | 39 comments I would second Elenium by David Eddings.


message 16: by Kerry (new)

Kerry (rocalisa) | 50 comments I'd like to nominate the Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier.


message 17: by Maggie, The Malazan Queen of Chaos (new)

Maggie K | 1202 comments Mod
ooooohhh...I will second Sevenwaters


message 18: by Maggie, The Malazan Queen of Chaos (new)

Maggie K | 1202 comments Mod
Margret wrote: "The Mallorean starting with Guardians of the West"

This does seem to be a sequel to the other series---you can change your nomination to that one if you would like!

I know someone was talking about another Eddings series---be advised, it has been our experience that 2 nominations by the same author just split the vote---not advisable!


message 19: by Maggie, The Malazan Queen of Chaos (new)

Maggie K | 1202 comments Mod
Brent wrote: "I would second Elenium by David Eddings."

Brent-The Elenium: The Diamond Throne / The Ruby Knight / The Sapphire Rose wasnt actually nominated, just talked about


message 20: by Shelly K (new)

Shelly K I second the Lightbringer series


message 21: by Bill (last edited Oct 09, 2016 04:59PM) (new)

Bill I would like to nominate The Watergivers series by Glenda Larke. It starts with The Last Stormlord.


message 22: by Kerry (new)

Kerry (rocalisa) | 50 comments I'll second The Watergivers.


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Waffles - Kelsey (waffles_library) | 1 comments Jennika wrote: "I would like to nominate The Dark Elf trilogy (the first part of The Legend of Drizzt series). Homeland by R.A. Salvatore is the first in the trilogy. I need a good kick in the rear to..."

I second the Dark Elf Trilogy. Have always wanted to read those.


message 24: by Margret (new)

Margret I'll change it to the Elenium then since it's already seconded ;)


message 25: by Anja (new)

Anja (shuusui) Chris wrote: "I'd like to nominate Brent Weeks' Lightbringer series starting withThe Black Prism."

I second the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks


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Perry Morris | 6 comments Anja wrote: "Chris wrote: "I'd like to nominate Brent Weeks' Lightbringer series starting withThe Black Prism."

I second the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks"


I third the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks


message 27: by Jakke (new)

Jakke | 2 comments I'll second the dark elf trilogy.


message 28: by Beth (new)

Beth | 1 comments I'll fourth Lightbringer! I've been wanting to read some Brent Weeks.


message 29: by Bill (new)

Bill The Lightbringer series isn't complete as Week's extended it to 5 books and the 4 is just about to be released.


message 30: by Kathi, There’s no such thing as too many books! (last edited Oct 14, 2016 09:53AM) (new)

Kathi | 842 comments Mod
I will nominate The Sharing Knife series by Lois McMaster Bujold. There are 4 books:
1. Beguilement
2. Legacy
3. Passage
4. Horizon
I have read and enjoyed her science fiction series about Miles Vorkosigan but have not read any of her fantasy.


message 31: by Margret (new)

Margret I'm begging everyone who is seconding and nominating to please join in on the discussions with the few of us who already do, it would be awesome if there was more than 2-3 people chatting about the books!


message 32: by Shelly K (new)

Shelly K


message 33: by Mary (new)

Mary Catelli | 15 comments Margret wrote: "I'm begging everyone who is seconding and nominating to please join in on the discussions with the few of us who already do, it would be awesome if there was more than 2-3 people chatting about the..."

Depends on which one wins. 0:)


message 34: by Bill (new)

Bill I was the only one who commented on the 4th book of Earthsea. So lonely.


message 35: by Kathi, There’s no such thing as too many books! (new)

Kathi | 842 comments Mod
I always comment if I am reading along with the group, but I don't always chose to read the series that the group is reading. If it's a series I've read in the past, I try to comment but usually don't remember enough to say anything coherent.


message 36: by Margret (new)

Margret I know there's a lot of lurkers too.. just trying to draw people out cause it does get a little lonely!


message 37: by Brenda ╰☆╮ , In Memoriam (new)

Brenda ╰☆╮    (brnda) | 343 comments Mod
I'm certainly not the most active lately, but I agree. It helps when others at least know they are listening.
Just a hey, I'm reading too, or I like it helps.


message 38: by Helen (new)

Helen I was in one of our reads with a couple of others and not one of the people who voted it in joined the read! Grrrrrrrrrr


message 39: by Helen (last edited Oct 16, 2016 09:44AM) (new)

Helen Seconded
Bone dolls twin
Elenium
Homeland
Temeraire
Black Prism not qualified
Seven waters
Last storm Lord

Not seconded
Chase the morning
Pillars of reality
Chronicles of Loscari
Goblin trilogy
Beguilement

This is no indication on whether they qualify!


message 40: by Katy (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 143 comments Bill wrote: "I was the only one who commented on the 4th book of Earthsea. So lonely."

Yep, The Shadows of the Apt has been a lonely read. I'm hoping the next series I read with the group will be more popular.


message 41: by Kathi, There’s no such thing as too many books! (last edited Oct 16, 2016 06:34AM) (new)

Kathi | 842 comments Mod
Trying to delete a comment...


message 42: by Mary (new)

Mary Catelli | 15 comments It might be interesting to have a series of polls on each nominated book -- would you join in reading -- so that we would get the one the most people would read.

Though that would be a LOT of polls, and also people might say Yes when they meant, maybe.


message 43: by Maggie, The Malazan Queen of Chaos (new)

Maggie K | 1202 comments Mod
Bill wrote: "The Lightbringer series isn't complete as Week's extended it to 5 books and the 4 is just about to be released."

This is correct! #4 is being released soon enough, but now there is a #5, so we will have to wait on this one!


message 44: by Maggie, The Malazan Queen of Chaos (new)

Maggie K | 1202 comments Mod
Seconded
Bone dolls twin
Elenium
Homeland
Temeraire
Black Prism
Seven waters
Last storm Lord

Not seconded
Chase the morning
Pillars of reality
Chronicles of Loscari
Goblin trilogy
Beguilement


message 45: by Helen (new)

Helen I'm adding a nomination: The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin which is a published trilogy, Dreamblood.


message 46: by Brenda ╰☆╮ , In Memoriam (new)

Brenda ╰☆╮    (brnda) | 343 comments Mod
I'll second...The Killing Moon.
It is evidently on my want to read list.


message 47: by Helen (new)

Helen Woohoo!


message 48: by Femmy (new)

Femmy | 32 comments Mary wrote: "It might be interesting to have a series of polls on each nominated book -- would you join in reading -- so that we would get the one the most people would read.

Though that would be a LOT of polls, and also people might say Yes when they meant, maybe."


This is an interesting idea. It would be more practical to move the polls off Goodreads, where you can set up a checklist and people can check which series they would be interested in participating.


message 49: by Kathi, There’s no such thing as too many books! (new)

Kathi | 842 comments Mod
Just a comment on voting in a poll vs. participating in a discussion--I sometimes choose to vote in a poll because I may be interested in a series later and want to see what people have to say about it, not because I am ready to read it along with the group. So I am one of those people who may vote for something and then follow but not participate in the discussion. If I nominate or second a series, then I will read along with the group and participate in the discussion if the series I nominate or second wins.


message 50: by John (last edited Oct 17, 2016 09:54AM) (new)

John LeViness (jlawrence) | 7 comments I'd love to read the Brent Weeks series a few others have mentioned here. The guy has been on my TBR forever, but it's not done....


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