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message 1: by John (new)

John Seymour Brideshead Revisited and Candide were tied for the Popular Vote, so into the Randomizer and our Popular Vote Winner is Candide, by Voltaire. That left Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh as our Weighted Vote Winner. The remaining 28 books that received votes were tumbled into the Randomizer and our Random Selection is The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton.

To Recap:

Popular Vote Winner - Candide, by Voltaire

Weighted Vote Winner - Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh

Random Selection - The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton

What are your plans for November, will you be reading one of our November BOTMs? Perhaps the ultimate dysfunctional family, the Karamazovs? Our November Calendar Read? Or perhaps November is your month to get Stoned?


message 2: by John (new)

John Seymour Oh yes, Dianne, Cafémom and MaryAnn share credit for The Age of Innocence


message 3: by Dianne (new)

Dianne | 167 comments This is great! I haven't had much luck in the most recent polls but I like all of these so will be tough to decide.


message 4: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 557 comments I've read all of these, and they're all really good! I'll try to get more of my TBR knocked off, and get the monthly read in.


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 1214 comments Mod
I am going to read the two I voted for; Age of Innocence and Candide. And of course the monthly challenge selection.


message 6: by John (new)

John Seymour I have all three of these on my shelf, so . . .

I will definitely read Brideshead Revisited, since it is also our BOTM at the Catholic Book Club for November. I may also try to squeeze in Candide since it is short. Age of Innocence will have to join. The growing pile of 2016 BOTMs that I own but haven't gotten to yet.

I, of course, will try to read the October Calendar Read. I have finished the Annual Read, and still hope to finish the Brothers Karamazov this month, so with any luck I will be able to whittle down the back log of BOTMs.


message 7: by Lynn (new)

Lynn L | 152 comments I have Brideshead Revisited on cd waiting for me at the library.


message 8: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3958 comments Mod
I have Age of Innocence yet to read. I have read the other two but would not mind reading them again with everyone. But will have to see. I will be reading the Calendar selection I think. And continuing on with the Brothers K


message 9: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
I've read all three so I will catch up on past botms.


message 10: by Patrick (last edited Oct 21, 2016 06:35PM) (new)

Patrick Robitaille | 904 comments *sigh* I don't think I had any of my picks chosen since April... My TBR shelf is now bulging with recent purchases (more than 70 List books). I have read Candide and Brideshead Revisited, which leaves only The Age of Innocence to be read. I might be able to add it to my BOTM catch-up effort which is still ongoing. Otherwise, I will go through the November Calendar selection.


message 11: by Diane (last edited Oct 21, 2016 06:35PM) (new)

Diane | 2022 comments Age of Innocence is one of my all-time favorites, but I probably won't re-read it this time. I may re-read Candide, since it is short, and another of my favorites. I will definitely read Brideshead since I haven't read it yet. I still need to finish re-reading Anna.


message 12: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Carter | 32 comments I read Candide in 6/14, Brideshead Revisited in 8/12 and The Age of Inncocence in 8/04. All really good reads. I will be using the time to read more 1001 list books.


MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) | 16 comments I am going to try for all three.

I want to catch-up a few BOTM's.
from this year, as well. A lot of the
books this year are ones I wanted
to read, and don't want to wait
another 3 years.


message 14: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 91 comments Sorry, just not in the mood for those (I've read Candide and Age of Innocence already).

I'm just starting Colour, and I just got Rabbit Run from the library too, so it looks like I'll be doing October in November.


message 15: by Sushicat (new)

Sushicat | 292 comments Definitely don't want to re-read Candide. And feel no urge towards the other two. But there is quite a collection of earlier BOTMs on the shelf...


message 16: by Paula (new)

Paula S (paula_s) | 220 comments I'm adding all three to my list. I watched half of the Brideshead revisited tv-series, so I'm looking forward to finding out the ending.


message 17: by Judith (new)

Judith (jloucks) | 86 comments Read and enjoyed all three.

I really need to go back and look at the list of BOTM I missed before joining the group and pick something there. Is there a list like that available here on goodreads?


message 18: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3958 comments Mod
Judith, there is a list probably in the general tab here at Goodreads.


message 19: by John (new)

John Seymour Kristel wrote: "Judith, there is a list probably in the general tab here at Goodreads."

I think Judith is looking for a list of past BOTMs for the Shelfari 1001 group.

Judith, I don't think that exists yet. I think I have info on a lot of them and on my to do list for someday is to pull the list together. If I do, it will show up here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 20: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3958 comments Mod
I see. Yes, I don't think I have an official list. I think we used to have threads back when we were elsewhere but that didn't come over when we left elsewhere. Too bad. That was fun information. Sometimes i know when I go through the list but now with other challenges etc. I don't.


message 21: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3958 comments Mod
Maybe the BOTM should be shelved by year they were books when they go on the group shelf. Is that possible?


message 22: by John (new)

John Seymour Kristel wrote: "Maybe the BOTM should be shelved by year they were books when they go on the group shelf. Is that possible?"

I would think so, but you would have to know that first. And we will have that information going forward.


message 23: by Diane (new)

Diane | 2022 comments Judith wrote: "

I really need to go back and look at the list of BOTM I missed before joining the group and pick something there. Is there a list like that available here on goodreads?"


I would love to see the list of past BOTM's, too.


message 24: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 91 comments Me too.


message 25: by Amie (new)

Amie (amie-b) | 79 comments I have a list of all BOTM from 2009 to now. I'll post it in a bit.


message 26: by Amie (new)

Amie (amie-b) | 79 comments Sorry for the delay. I got sick and was resting up. Here is the list of previous BOTM from 2009 to the present. I have it in document form on my Google Drive if anyone would like a copy.

2009 BOTM
A: The Handmaid's Tale by Atwood, Hawksmoor by Ackroyd
B: The Sea by John Banville
C: Life and Times of Michael K by Coetzee
D: The Lover by Margaret Duras
E: Silas Marner by George Eliot
F: Madame Bovary by Flaubert, Tender is the Night by Fitzgerald
G: Lord of the Flies, Golding, Memoirs of a Geisha by Golden
H: Jude the Obscure by Harding , Catch 22 by Heller
I: Prayer for Owen Meany by Irving, Never Let Me Go by Ishiguro
J: Turn of the Screw by Henry James, Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
K: The Road by Jack Kerouac, Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Kundera

2010 BOTM
January
Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carre
February
Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
Of Human Bondage by by William Somerset Maugham
March
The Unfortunate Traveller by Thomas Nashe
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
April
1984 by George Orwell
The English Patient by Ondaatje
Black Water by Oates
May
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
Works of Poe
June
The God of Small Things by Roy
Wide Sargasso Sea by Rhys
Midnight's Children by Rushdie
July
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Grapes of Wrath By John Steinbeck
August
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Vanity Fair by Wm Thackeray
September
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Candide by Voltaire
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
October
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
The Once and Future King by TH White
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
November
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
The House of Spirits by Allende
December
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Murial Barbery
Le Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac

2011 BOTM
January
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Old Wives Tale by Arnold Bennett
February
The Plague by Albert Camus
Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Berneires
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
March
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
Woman in White by Willkie Collins
The Awakening by Kate Chopin
April
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
May
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Rebecca by by Daphne du Maurier
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
June
Madame Bovary by Flaubert
The Virgin Suicides by Eugenides
Absalom, Absalom! by Faulkner
July
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Yellow Wallpaper
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
August
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
September
Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
Reasons to Live by Amy Hempel
October
The Piano Teacher by E. Jelinek
The Castle by Franz Kafka
Schindler's Ark by Thomas Kenealy
November
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre
Princess of Cleaves by Lafayette
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
December
The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
The Iron Heel by Jack London
The Short History of Tractors in the Ukrainian by Marina Lewyck

2012 BOTM
January
Live of Pi by Yann Martel
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
February
Kafka On the Shore by Murakami
Lolita by Nabokov
Watchmen by Alan Moore
March
Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Things They Carried by Tim O'brien
April
The Shipping News by Anne Proulx
Poe selections
The Club Dumas
May
The God of Small Things by Roy
Contact by Carl Sagan
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
June
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott
Quo Vadis by Henry Sienkiewicz
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
July
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Dracula by Bram Stoker
August
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
The Invention of Curried Sausage by Uwe Timm
September
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Invisible man by H. G. Wells
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
October
We by Zamyatin
Half of Man is Woman by Zhang Xianliang
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
November
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams
Foundation by Asimov
December
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Murial Barbery
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Music of Chance by Paul Auster

2013 BOTM
January
Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow
Ficciones by Jorge Louis Borge
February
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain
March
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
The Amazing Adventures of Kavelier & Clay by Michael Chabon
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
April
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Heretic by Miguel Delibe
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry
May
Out of Africa by Dinesen
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Lover by Marguerite Duras
June
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
The Last of The Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
July
Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
August
Diary of a Nobody by Grossmith
The Tin Drum by Grass
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Hamid
September
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
October
A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
Carry Me Down by M. J. Hyland
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
November
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Fatelessness by Imre Kertész
December
At the Mountain of Madness by Lovecraft
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

2014 BOTM
January
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
The Daughter by Pavlos Matesis
February
The Wind Up Bird Chronicles by Murakami
Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels
The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro
March
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
The Country Girls by Edna O’Brien
April
Snow, by Orhan Pamuk
The Year of the Hare, by Arto Paasilinna
The Labyrinth of Solitude, by Octavio Paz
May
The Kiss of the Spider Woman, by Manuel Puig
All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
Eugene Onegin, by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
June
Grimus, by Salman Rushdie
American Pastoral, by Philip Roth
Bonjour Tristesse, by Sagan, Françoise
July
A Town Like Alice, by Nevil Shute
The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields
Animal's People, by Indra Sinha
August
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Cancer Ward, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Master of Ballantrae, by Robert Lewis Stevenson
September
The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman, by Andrzej Szczypiorski
Waterland, by Graham Swift
The Colour, by Rose Tremain
October
The Birds, by Tarjei Vesaas
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Memoirs of a Peasant Boy, by Xosé Neira Vilas
November
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, by Winifred Watson
Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters
The Graduate, by Charles Webb
December
The Passion, by Jeanette Winterson
Thank You, Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse
Chocky, by John Wyndham

2015 BOTM
January
Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Untouchable, by Mulk Raj Anand
February
Surfacing, by Margaret Atwood
Flaubert's Parrot, by Julian Barnes
Crash, by J.G. Ballard
March
Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Alamut, by Vladimir Bartol
Story of the Eye, by Georges Bataille
April
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, by Heinrich Böll
The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan
Invisible Cities, by Italo Calvino
May
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
On the Black Hill by Bruce Chatwin
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
June
Falling Man by Don DeLillo
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga
Pricksongs & Descants by Robert Coover
July
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Díaz
Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
August
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Silence by Shusaku Endo
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
September
Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons
The Shadow Lines, by Amitav Ghosh
Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams, by William Godwin
October
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
November
The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong
December
Measuring the World, by Daniel Kehlmann
The Castle, by Franz Kafka
The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson

2016 BOTM
January
The Shining, by Stephen King
The Dark Child, by Camara Laye
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, by John Le Carré
February
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
March
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
April
The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford
May
A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
June
All Quiet on the Western Front
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
The Yellow Wallpaper
July
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih
August
There But for the, by Ali Smith
The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy L. Sayers
Murder Must Advertise, by Dorothy L. Sayers
September
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Perfume by Patrick Siskins
Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
October
The Colour by Rose Tremain
Rabbit, Run by John Updike
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
November
Candide by Voltaire
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton


message 27: by Connie (new)

Connie D | 91 comments Thank you, Amie. I hope you are feeling much better.


message 28: by Amie (new)

Amie (amie-b) | 79 comments You're welcome Connie! I am feeling much better today! :)


message 29: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3958 comments Mod
I am creating shelves for each year, so when done, it will be an easy way to check. Thanks Amie for your keeping this list.


message 30: by Amie (new)

Amie (amie-b) | 79 comments You're welcome! :)


message 31: by John (new)

John Seymour Yes, thank you, Amie. I am also adding the list to the Ancient History Folder. It may take awhile. But that way we have the info in a couple places and don't have to remember it is posted in the November 2016 Voting folder.


message 32: by Amie (new)

Amie (amie-b) | 79 comments You're welcome John! I knew I was keeping the list for a good reason...lol...I'm glad I could help. :)


message 33: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Thanks Amie!


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