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message 1: by John (new)

John Seymour Now that we've selected our BOTMs for November, it is time to turn our thoughts to next year's Seasonal Reads. Books are eligible to be a Seasonal Read if they are published in an edition (other than large print) which has between 700 and 1500 pages, shorter and they are BOTM material, longer and they are on the Annual Read list. The list below is my list of the books that are eligible, based on the list I have with pagination information. My information may not be perfect and is not the last word. If you have, or are aware of an edition of a book on the 1,001 list that is more than 700 pages long, in whatever language, but excluding large print, feel free to nominate the book and explain why you think it is eligible.

Books read as Seasonal Reads the last five years are not eligible. The list of those books is re-posted below the list of eligible books.

So much for introduction. Now for the fun part. Post your nominations of the books you would like to be considered for 2017 Seasonal Reads in this thread. Once a book is nominated it does not need to be nominated again, we are just nominating books right now. We will vote for the 2017 Seasonal Reads in November, after selecting our December BOTMs.

Nominations will remain open until 5 pm CT, Friday, October 28.


message 2: by John (new)

John Seymour The following is the list of books eligible for nomination as 2017 Seasonal Reads, in alphabetical order by title. The initial number is the page count from my list.

1085 Against the Day Pynchon, Thomas
1300 Amadis of Gaul de Montalvo, Garci Rodríguez
1110 Belle du Seigneur Cohen, Albert
989 Bleak House Dickens, Charles
752 Blonde Oates, Joyce Carol
784 Buddenbrooks Mann, Thomas
787 Camera Obscura Hildebrand
992 Camilla Burney, Fanny
1056 Cecilia Burney, Fanny
864 Celestial Harmonies Esterházy, Péter
1467 Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady Richardson, Samuel
832 Daniel Deronda Eliot, George
882 David Copperfield Dickens, Charles
733 Demons Dostoevsky, Fyodor
848 Fortunata and Jacinta Pérez Galdés, Benito
1041 Gargantua and Pantagruel Rabelais, Françoise
748 Giles Goat-Boy Barth, John
1024 Gone with the Wind Mitchell, Margaret
776 Gravity's Rainbow Pynchon, Thomas
706 Green Henry Keller, Gottfried
898 Halftime Walser, Martin
992 He Knew He Was Right Trollope, Anthony
741 In the First Circle Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr
1079 Infinite Jest Wallace, David Foster
768 Islands Sleigh, Dan
728 Julie; or, The New Eloise Rousseau, Jean-Jacques
736 La Regenta Alas, Leopoldo
784 Mason and Dixon Pynchon, Thomas
704 Melmoth the Wanderer Maturin, Charles Robert
911 Memory of Fire Galeano, Eduardo
723 Metamorphoses Ovid
704 Of Human Bondage Maugham, W. Somerset
880 Our Mutual Friend Dickens, Charles
864 Parade's End Ford, Ford Madox
752 Phineas Finn Trollope, Anthony
700 The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll Mutis, Álvaro
720 The Betrothed Manzoni, Alessandro
1276 The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas, Alexandre
729 The Discovery of Heaven Mulisch, Harry
934 The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling Fielding, Henry
720 The Idiot Dostoevsky, Fyodor
984 The Kindly Ones Littell, Jonathan
890 The Last Chronicle of Barset Trollope, Anthony
1216 The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J. R. R.
706 The Magic Mountain Mann, Thomas
925 The Making of Americans Stein, Gertrude
1130 The Man Without Qualities Musil, Robert
736 The Mandarins de Beauvoir, Simone
704 The Mysteries of Udolpho Radcliffe, Ann
784 The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Tressell, Robert
956 The Recognitions Gaddis, William
832 The Sea of Fertility Mishima, Yukio
1182 The Tale of Genji Shikibu, Murasaki
741 The Wings of the Dove James, Henry
720 The Woman in White Collins, Wilkie
1312 U.S.A. Dos Passos, John
832 Underworld DeLillo, Don
786 Vanity Fair Thackeray, William Makepeace
1221 Your Face Tomorrow Marías, Javier


message 5: by John (new)

John Seymour John's nominations, from my shelf:


989 Bleak House Dickens, Charles
882 David Copperfield Dickens, Charles
723 Metamorphoses Ovid
864 Parade's End Ford, Ford Madox
1276 The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas, Alexandre
729 The Discovery of Heaven Mulisch, Harry
984 The Kindly Ones Littell, Jonathan
832 Underworld DeLillo, Don


message 6: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 557 comments Tracy's nominations:
Infinite Jest- Wallace
Fortunata and Jacinta- Perez Galdos
Gargantua and Pantagruel- Rabelais
Gravity's Rainbow- Pynchon
Phineas Finn- Trollope


message 7: by Dianne (new)

Dianne | 167 comments The adventures and misadventures of maqroll
Your face tomorrow
The recognitions
The last chronicle of barset


message 8: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Robitaille | 904 comments As John nominated Littell and Tracy did the same for Rabelais, I will nominate the following three to add to the short list:

The Betrothed (Manzoni)
The Man Without Qualities (Musil)
The Tale of Genji (Shibuku)


message 9: by Diane (new)

Diane | 2022 comments Blonde
Buddenbrooks
Cecilia
Gone with the Wind
Metamorphoses
Of Human Bondage
The Woman in White


message 10: by Pip (last edited Oct 22, 2016 07:38PM) (new)

Pip | 1357 comments The Mandarins Simone de Bouvoir


message 11: by Kristel (last edited Oct 23, 2016 06:16PM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3965 comments Mod
I will nominate The First Circle


message 12: by Amie (new)

Amie (amie-b) | 79 comments The Mysteries of Udolpho


message 14: by Connie (last edited Oct 25, 2016 05:54PM) (new)


message 16: by Judith (new)

Judith (jloucks) | 86 comments Phineas Finn


MaryAnn (EmilyD1037) | 0 comments 1216 The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J. R. R.


message 18: by John (new)

John Seymour Nominations are closed. We will vote for the 2017 Seasonal Reads after voting for the December BOTMs. Watch for the rules and voting shortly after the results of the December BOTMs are announced.


message 19: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
gah, I missed it. October has been insane for me with work and personal deadlines. But I'm happy to see what people nominated. Thanks to Tracy for nominating Infinite Jest. I want to read that one and just bought a copy in NYC while visiting a bunch of indie bookstores (and skipping out on part of a conference I'm attending).


message 20: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 557 comments Jen wrote: "gah, I missed it. October has been insane for me with work and personal deadlines. But I'm happy to see what people nominated. Thanks to Tracy for nominating Infinite Jest. I want to read that one ..."
It's David Foster Wallace's year!


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