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message 1: by Luella (new)

Luella Parameters are

Rules
1. One book per person and the nominator must lead the discussion
2. Must have 5,000 ratings or less
3. Forgotten Classics must be 50 years or older (cut off 1967)
4. Lesser Known books must be 10 years ore older (cut off 2007)

Also as a result of the poll we are only reading one book per month so you may nominate a forgotten classic or a lesser known book.


message 2: by Carol (new)


message 3: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn The Blackwater Lightship by Colm Tóibín. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1999.


message 4: by Dianne (new)


message 5: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Oh, how exciting! I've read a couple of novels by Frank Norris and have been intending to sample Dreiser soon.


message 6: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 279 comments Mod
I will nominate Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam. Would second The Blackwater Lightship.


message 7: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) As it stands, I have a 75% likelihood of being delighted. Well done, friends. :)


message 8: by Nina (new)

Nina I nominate The Travels by Marco Polo


message 9: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl (cherylllr) Nina wrote: "I nominate The Travels by Marco Polo"

Because of this review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... I'll second that.


message 10: by Dianne (new)

Dianne | 46 comments Ooh carol I want to know which one does not delight you!


message 11: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) Dianne wrote: "Ooh carol I want to know which one does not delight you!"

Shhhh. Let's focus on the positive. Dreiser is an old favorite and Aslam a new one. Powell is one I haven't met yet, but who intrigues me.


message 12: by Dianne (new)

Dianne | 46 comments Oh very well. Good point. We just know you have fabulous taste !


message 13: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) Dianne wrote: "Oh very well. Good point. We just know you have fabulous taste !"

What a lovely, generous compliment. Thank you, and back at you.


message 14: by ConnieD (new)

ConnieD (bookwithcat) I read the travels of Marco Polo a long time ago. I liked it. very interesting.


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