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message 1: by Maxwell (new)

Maxwell (welldonebooks) | 375 comments Mod
Hello once again, friends! It's time to vote on the February book of the month. This will be our last month of voting for a while as the International Prize longlist comes out in mid-March and we will be focusing on that for the months of March, April, May and June. More info about the prize is located here: http://themanbookerprize.com/internat...

If you've not had the chance to join the conversation for January's pick, Midnight's Children, you can do so here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

As always, you are able to nominate one book and up-vote two others. Please DO NOT nominate a book that you've seen someone already nominate in this thread. Instead, you can give it 1 of your 2 upvotes so I know that you are also interested in reading it. Of course you can only nominate past Man Booker winners (not books that were short or long-listed).

In the past we have read the following, so they are not eligible for February:
-The God of Small Things
-The Blind Assassin
-The Line of Beauty
-The Luminaries
-The Narrow Road to the Deep North
-A Brief History of Seven Killings (last year's winner)
-The Sellout (this year's winner)
-The Sense of an Ending
-Hotel du Lac
-Midnight's Children

I'll start the nomination process with The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Nominations will close on January 30th @ midnight PST. Winner will be announced on the 31st.


message 2: by Robert (new)

Robert | 363 comments I nominate J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace


message 3: by Simon (new)

Simon Hill | 3 comments Iris Murdoch The Sea The Sea


message 4: by Brad (new)

Brad Waller (bradwall) | 12 comments I nominate V.S. Naipaul's In A Free State


message 5: by Miguel (new)

Miguel Vidal | 1 comments Peter Carey- Oscar and Lucinda


message 6: by Britta (new)

Britta Böhler | 314 comments Mod
I nominate Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald and second Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea.


message 7: by Robert (new)

Robert | 363 comments I second Offshore


message 8: by MichelleG (new)

MichelleG (michellegreiss) | 20 comments I'll second Oscar and Lucinda


message 9: by Brad (new)

Brad Waller (bradwall) | 12 comments Second Offshore


message 10: by Jeremy (new)

Jeremy Kreamer (jersingsandreads) | 2 comments I'll second Disgrace


message 11: by Fiona (new)

Fiona (lusciousleeta) | 0 comments Nominate Adiga's The White Tiger


message 12: by Hugh (last edited Jan 24, 2017 02:05AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 151 comments I nominate The Bone People by Keri Hulme and second Remains of the Day


message 13: by Robert (last edited Jan 24, 2017 12:46AM) (new)

Robert | 363 comments My second second is The Bone People


message 14: by Dyzelle (new)

Dyzelle | 6 comments I second ThebRemains of the Day


message 15: by Barbara (new)

Barbara (barbara_63) | 29 comments I second "The Bone People"


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

I second The Bone People


message 17: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne (grauspitz) I nominate the 1974 winner The Conservationist


message 18: by Sabrina (new)

Sabrina Inserra (sainserra) | 3 comments I second Remains of the Day


message 19: by Kay (new)

Kay | 71 comments I second Offshore and Disgrace.


message 20: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah May (rebekahmay) | 27 comments I second The Remains of the Day!


message 21: by Malvina (new)

Malvina (malvina85) | 15 comments I second Offshore and Disgrace.

I nominate Schindler's Ark / Schindler's List


message 22: by Paula (new)

Paula | 131 comments I nominate Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. My first 'second' is The Bone People.


message 23: by Neil (new)

Neil | 511 comments I second Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha (because I was about to nominate it!).


message 24: by Brad (new)

Brad Waller (bradwall) | 12 comments My second second is The Bone People.


message 25: by David (new)

David | 40 comments I second the bone people too


message 26: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah May (rebekahmay) | 27 comments I second Schindler's Ark


message 27: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I second Disgrace.


message 28: by Robert (new)

Robert Boyle (nastybob) | 1 comments I second Disgrace.


message 29: by Riddick (new)

Riddick | 5 comments Simon wrote: "Iris Murdoch The Sea The Sea"

I second The Sea, the Sea.


message 30: by Jill (new)

Jill (jillreads) | 48 comments I second The Sea, The Sea and the Conservationist


message 31: by MajorTom (new)

MajorTom | 5 comments I nominate The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel


message 32: by Paula (new)

Paula | 131 comments MajorTom wrote: "I nominate The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel"

MajorTom, with respect, this is not Yann Martel's Booker winner. "Life of Pi" is his Booker winner. Would you care to make another nomination?


message 33: by MajorTom (new)

MajorTom | 5 comments Sorry about that! My book cover literally reads "The High Mountains of Portugal. Winner of the Man Booker Prize. Yann Martel" So I assumed he'd won it twice! Misleading advertising, ha ha. I'll think of another nomination, then, but I'll check the official lists first!


message 34: by Britta (new)

Britta Böhler | 314 comments Mod
My second second is voor The Conservationist.


message 35: by MajorTom (new)

MajorTom | 5 comments I nominate Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel


message 36: by Paula (new)

Paula | 131 comments I will spend my second up-vote on "The Remains of the Day."


message 37: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne (grauspitz) I second Wolf Hall and The White Tiger


message 38: by Craig (new)

Craig Rimmer | 33 comments I nominate Vernon God Little and second Remains of the Day


message 39: by Azra Kapetanovic (new)

Azra Kapetanovic I second the Remains of the Day! <3


message 40: by Agnes (new)

Agnes | 1 comments I second The Conservationist.


message 41: by Sakshi (new)

Sakshi (sakshisharda) | 8 comments White Tiger by Aravind Adiga


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, PLEASE! :0)


message 43: by Holly (new)

Holly Blackwood | 2 comments The inheritance of loss


message 44: by silly_soup (new)

silly_soup | 2 comments I second The Bone People


message 45: by silly_soup (new)

silly_soup | 2 comments My second second is for The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch


message 46: by MajorTom (new)

MajorTom | 5 comments I second White Tiger and The sea, the sea


message 47: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (elaine107) I second White Tiger and The Remains of the Day


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