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message 1: by Nina (last edited Jun 11, 2017 11:39AM) (new)

Nina | 449 comments Fellow classic lovers, it's time for August nominations!

Nomination Rules
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books only (over 50 years old).
3. Books can be of any length, but if a book wins and is over 600 pages, we will read it over a two month period.
4. No book we have read before as a group read.*
5. No book from an author who we have read in the last 10 months.†
6. To facilitate poll creation, please use a Goodreads link to add the nomination by clicking on 'add book/author' above the text box.
7. Please indicate whether or not you would be willing to lead the discussion if your nomination is chosen.

*For a full list of books we have read before please check the master-list:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

(Note: lists sorted by book title, author surname, or date read)

†Authors not to nominate:
L.M. Montgomery (July 2017)
Malcolm X (June 2017)
Yevgeny Zamyatin (May 2017)
Victor Hugo (March-April 2017)
Theodore Dreiser (January-February 2017)
Daniel Defoe (December 2016)
Albert Camus (November 2016)
M.R. James (October 2016)
Charles Dickens (October-December 2016)

You have 2 weeks to nominate. The poll will go up on June 14.

Nominations so far:
The Travels by Marco Polo (Nina can lead)
My Ántonia by Willa Cather (Emily can lead)
The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton (Gisela can lead)
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie


message 2: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments August is vacation time and thus I nominate the ultimate travel book: The Travels by Marco Polo


message 3: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 772 comments Mod
My Ántonia by Willa Cather I can lead.


message 4: by Gisela (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 116 comments Can I nominate The Custom of the Country. I can lead.


message 5: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments Of course you can! Edith Wharton is always welcome in this group :-)


message 6: by Dj (last edited Jun 11, 2017 10:26AM) (new)

Dj | 51 comments And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, won't be able to lead.


message 7: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments Dj wrote: "And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, won't be able to lead."

Awesome pick, Dj! I am happy to lead if it wins, I loved that book!


message 8: by Louise (new)

Louise I nominate Khirbet Khizeh by S. Yizhar, can lead


message 9: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments Great, will add it. Poll opens tomorrow.


message 10: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments Poll is up:
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Voting starts tomorrow, the poll closes on June 28.


message 11: by Dj (new)

Dj | 51 comments Nina wrote: "Dj wrote: "And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, won't be able to lead."

Awesome pick, Dj! I am happy to lead if it wins, I loved that book!"
It's worth the love, would enjoy a re-read with the group if it wins.


message 12: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments Dj wrote: "Nina wrote: "Dj wrote: "And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, won't be able to lead."

Awesome pick, Dj! I am happy to lead if it wins, I loved that book!" It's ..."

It's on a pretty good track for that!


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