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message 1: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments April 2017 Nominations - Old School Classics group read

1. Books that have already been featured as group reads and currently on our bookshelf are not eligible to be nominated.

Bookshelf link: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

2. Only books that were published before 1900 are eligible to be nominated in this section.

3. Only one nomination OR one second, per member. Only books that have been seconded will advance to polls.

4. Nominations will remain open until the 14th February; polls will open on the 16th and run until 28th February 2017.


message 2: by Bat-Cat (last edited Feb 01, 2017 06:51AM) (new)


message 3: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments I nominate Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842 and 464 pages.


message 4: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B I'll second Tristram Shandy.


message 5: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "I nominate The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne."

Oh that's one I really want to read, but it's quite long and I might need more than one month to read it. That's my excuse for putting it off for so long!


message 6: by Lena (new)

Lena | 300 comments I know it's been mentioned before but I'll remind the threads that we haven't been reading many female authors... (I'm guilty of forgetting this too)


message 7: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Very true Lena! I'm especially bad at doing this for older classics.


message 8: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3548 comments How about Gösta Berling's Saga, by the first woman to get the Nobel Prize for literature, Selma Lagerlöf.


message 9: by Jessica (new)

Jessica (longlivelibraries) | 8 comments I second Dead Souls.


message 10: by Brina (new)

Brina Kathleen-- second :)


message 11: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Jessica wrote: "I second Dead Souls."

Thank you so much Jessica! :)


message 12: by Wend (new)

Wend (wends) | 74 comments Please can I nominate Melmoth The Wanderer Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin by Charles Robert Maturin Charles Robert Maturin


message 13: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3548 comments Brina wrote: "Kathleen-- second :)"

Thanks Brina!


message 14: by Lena (new)

Lena | 300 comments I'll second Gösta!


message 15: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1300 comments Ellen wrote: "I'll second Tristram Shandy."

Thanks Ellen!!!

Pink, Tristram Shandy is chosen, I would most likely require more than a month too - if that makes you feel any better. ;-)


message 16: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3548 comments Lena wrote: "I'll second Gösta!"

Yay! Thanks Lena.


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sasstel) | 426 comments I'll nominate Villette by Charlotte Brontë.


message 18: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
I nominate Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell, published 1853, 432 pages.


message 19: by Hailee (new)

Hailee | 365 comments Sarah wrote: "I'll nominate Villette by Charlotte Brontë."

I'll second Villette.


message 20: by Pamela (new)

Pamela Shropshire (pswap57) | 48 comments I'll second Ruth.


message 21: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9165 comments Mod
Kathleen wrote: "How about Gösta Berling's Saga, by the first woman to get the Nobel Prize for literature, Selma Lagerlöf."

Yes! I will second this one, I have it on a couple of my challenges. And the book is sitting out ready to read, but April would be great.


message 22: by MJ (new)

MJ | 180 comments I nominate Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy, published in 1899.


message 23: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
Pamela wrote: "I'll second Ruth."

Thank you


message 24: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9165 comments Mod
Actually so far I would be happy to read any of these books nominated.


message 25: by Jen (last edited Feb 01, 2017 02:48PM) (new)

Jen (skipp) | 103 comments Withdrawing my previous nomination (deleted), and instead:

I nominate The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

Which, as an early feminist novel, I think would be perfect for the International Women's month theme


message 26: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 714 comments Second Jen's nomination of Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte.


message 27: by Luella (new)

Luella | 5 comments The Female Quixote forgotten classic by a women


message 28: by Nente (new)

Nente | 772 comments Pink wrote: "Bat-Cat wrote: "I nominate The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne."

Oh that's one I really want to read, but it's quite long and I might..."


I took more than a year, don't think it would be as enjoyable stuffed into just one month...


message 29: by Susan O (new)

Susan O (sozmore) Luella wrote: "The Female Quixote forgotten classic by a women"

I'll second The Female Quixote.


message 30: by Neon's (new)

Neon's | 33 comments Jen wrote: "I nominate The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë"

I'll second The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.


message 31: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Ohh so many good choices and lots I want to read already! I'll compile a list of everything later when I'm at the computer :)


message 32: by Karin (new)

Karin Sarah wrote: "I'll nominate Villette by Charlotte Brontë."


I'll third or whatever this. I do love The Tenant of Widlfell Hall, but have never read Villette.


message 33: by Missy J (new)

Missy J (missyj333) I would like to nominate Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (1861).


message 34: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) Missy J wrote: "I would like to nominate Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (1861)."

I'll second Incidents.


message 35: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments The Last of the Mohicans has done well in the polls but it has not won yet so I will nominate it again.


message 36: by Missy J (new)

Missy J (missyj333) Carol wrote: "Missy J wrote: "I would like to nominate Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs (1861)."

I'll second Incidents."


Thank you Carol :)


message 37: by Jen (new)

Jen (skipp) | 103 comments Matt wrote: "Second Jen's nomination of Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte."

Lee wrote: "Jen wrote: "I nominate The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë"

I'll second The Tenant of Wildfell Hall."


Thank you to you both!


message 38: by Pink (last edited Feb 12, 2017 06:20AM) (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Here's what we have so far -

Nominated:
Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin 1820, 659 pages
Nominated by Wend

Desmond by Charlotte Turner Smith 1792, 488 pages
Nominated by Maia

Seconded:
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne 1767, 784 pages
Nominated by Bat-Cat, seconded by Ellen

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 1842, 512 pages
Nominated by Loretta, seconded by Jessica

Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf 1891, 368 pages
Nominated by Kathleen, seconded by Brina, Lena, Kathy, Pam

Vilette by Charlotte Brontë 1853, 573 pages
Nominated by Sarah, seconded by Hailee, Karin, Hilary

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell 1853, 432 pages
Nominated by Bob, seconded by Pamela, Piyumi

The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox 1752, 464 pages
Nominated by Luella, seconded by Susan

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs 1861, 176 pages
Nominated by Missy J, seconded by Carol

The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper 1826, 410 pages
Nominated by Janet, seconded by Debra, Lee, Jennifer Lynn

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle 1883, 400 pages
Nominated by Sarah, seconded by Myst

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1774, 149 pages
Nominated by N.J., seconded by Tintinnabula

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 1862, 244 pages
Nominated by Gary, seconded by Nix

Ineligible for Old School:
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë 1848, 489 pages
Nominated by Jen, seconded by Matt, Lee


message 39: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1822 comments haven't we already read Tenant..,?


message 40: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4766 comments Mod
Darren wrote: "haven't we already read Tenant..,?"

Yes, you are correct, we've read it twice. Our shelf is getting large enough it's getting easier to miss prior read books.

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show_...

First reading in May 2013
Revisited in April 2015


message 41: by Pink (last edited Feb 03, 2017 06:09AM) (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Hah, you both beat me to it! I was just sitting here thinking to myself that I'd checked the eligible dates, but not if these were already on our bookshelf. I'll edit the list and double check the rest. Thanks :)


message 42: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Right, so just The Tenant of Wildfell Hall has previously been a group read, which makes it ineligible for our Old School category.

Jen, Matt and Lee feel free to nominate The Tenant in the re-read nomination thread and make another choice here :)


message 43: by Jen (new)

Jen (skipp) | 103 comments Pink wrote: "Right, so just The Tenant of Wildfell Hall has previously been a group read, which makes it ineligible for our Old School category.

Jen, Matt and Lee feel free to nominate The Tenant in the re-re..."

Can't believe I missed that! So many books on our shelves now, apologies Pink, and thanks for double checking :)


message 44: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1822 comments if I'm thinking of nominating something I sort the shelf by title so that they appear listed alphabetically, it even helpfully ignores leading "The " and "A " (so e.g. "The Lord Of The Rings" appears at L and "A Passage to India" at P)
:o)


message 45: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Debra wrote: "I would love to read The Last of the Mohicans."
Thanks Debra for your support.


message 46: by Jen (new)

Jen (skipp) | 103 comments Darren wrote: "if I'm thinking of nominating something I sort the shelf by title so that they appear listed alphabetically, it even helpfully ignores leading "The " and "A " (so e.g. "The Lord Of The Rings" appea..."

I made the mistake of searching by author & looking for 'Anne' rather than 'Brontë'! Making a lot of silly mistakes like that this week -_-


message 47: by Piyumi (new)

Piyumi Oh, if The Tenant gets to the nominations in the Re-reads, I'll vote there for it as I wanna read it too.

I'm stuck between Ruth and Villete...hhmmm....well I've read many of all the Brontes' works and Gaskell, not so much, not even Gaskell's biography of the Brontes.
So Ruth by Gaskell gets my vote for this nomination


message 48: by Jen (new)

Jen (skipp) | 103 comments Piyumi wrote: "Oh, if The Tenant gets to the nominations in the Re-reads, I'll vote there for it as I wanna read it too.

I'm stuck between Ruth and Villete...hhmmm....well I've read many of all the Brontes' work..."


I've sadly already seconded a book in re-reads, but if you want to nominate it there please do! I'm sure someone will second it ^_^


message 49: by Piyumi (new)

Piyumi Thanks Jen


message 50: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 587 comments I'd like to nominate The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle, published in 1883


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