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message 1: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2386 comments August 2017 New School group read nominations are now open! Please review the requirements below for book eligibility.

Please take note of the nomination rules!

1.) Books that have already been featured as group reads are not eligible for nomination.
BOOKSHELF: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

2.) Eligible publication dates for books are 1900-1999.

3.) Only ONE nomination OR one second per member.

4.) Nominations will remain open until the 14th of the month. Polls will open on the 16th and run until the last day of the month. Books that have received a nomination and a second will advance to the poll.


message 2: by Emerson (new)

Emerson | 348 comments I would like to nominate Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis!


message 3: by Tina (new)

Tina | 104 comments I nominate The Color Purple.


message 4: by Anik (new)

Anik Acosta I nominate The Wind up Bird Chronicle from Haruki Murakami


message 5: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments I nominate The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran published in 1923 and 127 pages.


message 6: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1846 comments for August, I nominate Faulkner's Light in August ;o)
Light in August by William Faulkner


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sasstel) | 426 comments Darren wrote: "for August, I nominate Faulkner's Light in August ;o)
Light in August by William Faulkner"


I'll second this.


message 8: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3694 comments I nominate Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. 1977. 337 pages.


message 10: by Aprilleigh (last edited Jun 01, 2017 09:54AM) (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 548 comments I'll nominate Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières - I forget who recommended it to me, but it's been on my list for a while and I just purchased a copy.


message 11: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Aprilleigh wrote: "I'll nominate Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières - I forget who recommended it to me, but it's been on my list for a while and I just purchased a copy."

I will second this nomination.


message 12: by katie (last edited Jun 01, 2017 01:02PM) (new)

katie | 73 comments I nominate Soldiers' Pay by William Faulkner. I've been wanting to read more Faulkner. Published 1926,


message 13: by Carlo (last edited Jun 01, 2017 01:34PM) (new)

Carlo | 206 comments I would like to nominate The Trial by Franz Kafka.


message 14: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9314 comments Mod
katie wrote: "I nominate Soldiers' Pay by William Faulkner. I've been wanting to read more Faulkner. Published 1926,"

I will second this book!


message 15: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1846 comments Sarah wrote: "Darren wrote: "for August, I nominate Faulkner's Light in August ;o)
Light in August by William Faulkner"

I'll second this."


Thanks Sarah! :o)


message 16: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments Loretta wrote: "I nominate The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran published in 1923 and 127 pages."

I will second this.


message 17: by katie (new)

katie | 73 comments Katy wrote:

I will second this book!"


Thank you Katy, Dueling Faulkners! Great list already, I'd read any of these!


message 18: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 772 comments Kathleen wrote: "I nominate Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. 1977. 337 pages."

I'll second Kathleen's nomination of Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison


message 19: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3694 comments Matt wrote: "Kathleen wrote: "I nominate Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. 1977. 337 pages."

I'll second Kathleen's nomination of Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison"


Thanks, Matt!


message 21: by Luella (last edited Jun 01, 2017 06:44PM) (new)

Luella | 5 comments Would Girl, Interrupted count as a classic at this point? If so I would like to nominate it.

Nevermind, just noticed we've never read The Jungle and its on my list. I'd like to nominate that instead.


message 22: by Ann (new)

Ann (sasrdl81) | 33 comments Luella wrote: "Would Girl, Interrupted count as a classic at this point? If so I would like to nominate it.

Nevermind, just noticed we've never read The Jungle and its on my list. I'd l..."


I'll second The Jungle.


message 23: by Brina (new)

Brina I'll nominate The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler


message 24: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Brina wrote: "I'll nominate The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler"

I'll second The Big Sleep. I was also thinking of nominating it.


message 25: by Brina (new)

Brina Great, Renee. Thank you!


message 26: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Christine wrote: "Loretta wrote: "I nominate The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran published in 1923 and 127 pages."

I will second this."


Thanks so much Christine! 😊


message 27: by Piyangie (new)

Piyangie | 409 comments I'll third The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran


message 29: by Anetq (new)

Anetq | 315 comments That's a great book Zoe! (But I've read it so I'll nominate something else)
I'd like to inject a Southamerican classic here, as Borges has (shamefully!) never been read. It could be any of his stories, but I'll nominate Brodie's Report by Jorge Luis Borges


message 30: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Zoe wrote: "I nominate One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn"

I'll second this.


message 31: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) I nominate Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, published 1956


message 32: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Piyangie wrote: "I'll third The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran"

Thank you Piyangie! 😊


message 33: by Michele (new)

Michele | 1008 comments Anetq wrote: "I'd like to inject a Southamerican classic here, as Borges has (shamefully!) never been read. It could be any of his stories, but I'll nominate Brodie's Report by Jorge Luis Borges "

I will totally second anything by Borges :)


message 34: by Zoe (new)

Zoe (bookfanatic66) | 241 comments Pink wrote: "Zoe wrote: "I nominate One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn"

I'll second this."


Thank you!


message 35: by Sorento62 (new)

Sorento62 I second The Color Purple.


message 36: by Luella (new)

Luella | 5 comments Ann wrote: "Luella wrote: "Would Girl, Interrupted count as a classic at this point? If so I would like to nominate it.

Nevermind, just noticed we've never read The Jungle and its on..."


Thank you!


message 37: by Francisca (new)

Francisca | 368 comments I'd like to nominate Manalive by GK Chesterton. 160 pages and published in 1912


message 38: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 548 comments Wow, lots of good choices in here this month.


message 39: by Biblio (new)

Biblio Curious (bibliocurious) | 39 comments Holy hanna!! You guys are going to destroy my neatly organized TBR!!! I'll just snoop in the discussion threads and polls. What a great line up so far!


message 40: by Tonia (last edited Jun 03, 2017 06:00PM) (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments Is poetry eligible for nomination?

If so I'd like to nominate Watchers of the Sky by Alfred Noyes.

The database here seems to have it listed as being published 1885, but it was actually 1922.


message 41: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 548 comments Janet wrote: "Aprilleigh wrote: "I'll nominate Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières...

I will second this nomination."


Thanks Janet!


message 42: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Hope :-)


message 43: by Anetq (new)

Anetq | 315 comments Michele wrote: "I will totally second anything by Borges :) "
Yay! Thanks Michele


message 44: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2386 comments Tonia wrote: "Is poetry eligible for nomination?

If so I'd like to nominate Watchers of the Sky by Alfred Noyes.

The database here seems to have it listed as being published 1885..."


Fixed the pub date.

Yes, poetry is eligible.


message 45: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments Tonia wrote: "Is poetry eligible for nomination?

If so I'd like to nominate Watchers of the Sky by Alfred Noyes.

The database here seems to have it listed as being published 1885..."


It looks very interesting Tonia.

I second it.


message 46: by Tonia (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments Melanti wrote: "Fixed the pub date. "

Thank you, Melanti. I didn't know it could be changed, I thought it came automatically from somewhere.

siriusedward wrote: "It looks very interesting Tonia.

I second it."


Thanks. I thought so too. :)


message 47: by N. (new)

N. G. G. Ellis (ngge) Anik wrote: "I nominate The Wind up Bird Chronicle from Haruki Murakami"

I will second Wind up Bird Chronicle.

(Although choosing between seconding this and The Trial was tough.) :(


message 48: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2386 comments Tonia wrote: "Thank you, Melanti. I didn't know it could be changed, I thought it came automatically from somewhere. ..."

Most of the book data does come from automated imports, but they can be edited when it's wrong.

You can post things like this in the Librarian's Group and simple changes are usually fixed fairly quickly.


message 49: by George P. (new)

George P. | 533 comments I'd like to nominate The Godfather by Mario Puzo (again- I think I nominated it previously). Longish but not enough for the long read category.


message 50: by Anik (new)

Anik Acosta Nate wrote: "Anik wrote: "I nominate The Wind up Bird Chronicle from Haruki Murakami"

I will second Wind up Bird Chronicle.

(Although choosing between seconding this and The Trial was tough.) :("


Thanks Nate!!!


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