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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
December 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.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 3: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3183 comments Even though these first two nominations sound great, I want to nominate A Prayer for Owen Meany byJohn Irving.


message 4: by Brina (new)

Brina I would like to nominate So Big by Edna Ferber.


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sasstel) | 426 comments Brina wrote: "I would like to nominate So Big by Edna Ferber."

I'll second that.


message 6: by Ann (new)

Ann (sasrdl81) | 33 comments I nominate My Ántonia by Willa Cather.


message 7: by Brina (new)

Brina That you Sarah :)


message 8: by Angie (last edited Oct 01, 2017 08:59AM) (new)

Angie | 583 comments Someone brought up The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum in another thread, and it sounds fun, so I'll nominate that.


message 9: by Carol (new)

Carol | 16 comments Ann wrote: "I nominate My Ántonia by Willa Cather."

I will second My Ántonia.


message 10: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments I nominate The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, published in 1092 and 224.


message 11: by Tina (new)

Tina | 104 comments I nominate Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre.


message 12: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments Wreade1872 wrote: "Nominate The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien."

I'll second this. I've been interested since Leni read and reviewed it a few months ago :)


message 14: by Zoe (new)

Zoe (bookfanatic66) | 241 comments I nominate The Trial by Franz Kafka


message 15: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 553 comments Francisca wrote: "I nominate Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières"

Second!


message 16: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 820 comments I'll second Sue's nomination of A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. I still have letter "I" open on my A-Z author list and this looks interesting. Also, I loved the Cider House Rules.


message 17: by Piyangie (new)

Piyangie | 417 comments Francisca wrote: "I nominate Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières"

I'll third this.


message 18: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1508 comments Zoe wrote: "I nominate The Trial by Franz Kafka"

I second. This book simply belongs on any list of classics.


message 19: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1867 comments Sue wrote: "Even though these first two nominations sound great, I want to nominate A Prayer for Owen Meany byJohn Irving."

I second this :o)


message 20: by Marilyn (new)


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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Marilyn wrote: "I nominate Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner."

I'll second that


message 22: by maja (new)

maja | 41 comments I nominate We.


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

I nominate Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence.


message 24: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1217 comments Ina wrote: "I nominate We."

I'll second this.


message 25: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 587 comments I'd like to nominate I, Claudius by Robert Graves


message 26: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna (adeczka13) | 55 comments I nominate 'Possesion' by A.S. Byatt


message 27: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) I nominate Chess Story by Stefan Zweig.


message 28: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2384 comments Sarah wrote: "I'd like to nominate I, Claudius by Robert Graves"

I'll second this. I keep meaning to read it and never get around to it.


message 29: by Cynda (new)

Cynda | 2762 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "Zoe wrote: "I nominate The Trial by Franz Kafka"

I second. This book simply belongs on any list of classics."


I third it. I is waiting on my shelf to be read--and not too patiently.


message 30: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 587 comments Melanti wrote: "Sarah wrote: "I'd like to nominate I, Claudius by Robert Graves"

I'll second this. I keep meaning to read it and never get around to it."


Thanks, Melanti!


message 31: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 740 comments Katy wrote: "Marilyn wrote: "I nominate Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner."

I'll second that"


Thanks, Katy!


message 32: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3183 comments Thanks Matt! I've been wanting to read it for a long time. It's a favorite book of a good friend.


message 33: by Solange (new)

Solange | 54 comments Hi! I'd like to nominate Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, first published 1996, 468 pages.


message 34: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Piyangie wrote: "Francisca wrote: "I nominate Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières"

I'll third this."

I'll fourth this. Good chance for this one with this many opting for it in nomination process.


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Ina wrote: "I nominate We."

I also second this.


message 36: by Francisca (new)

Francisca | 368 comments Janet wrote: "Piyangie wrote: "Francisca wrote: "I nominate Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières"

I'll third this."
I'll fourth this. Good chance for this one with this many opting..."


Thanks Aprilleigh, Piyangie, and Janet! I hope it does well in the polls :)


message 37: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 130 comments I just finished Corelli's Mandolin two days ago! I'll be very interested to hear what everyone thinks if it wins for December. :)


message 38: by katie (new)

katie | 73 comments I second Alias Grace!


message 39: by Solange (new)

Solange | 54 comments katie wrote: "I second Alias Grace!"

Thank you, Katie!


message 40: by Zoe (new)

Zoe (bookfanatic66) | 241 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "Zoe wrote: "I nominate The Trial by Franz Kafka"

I second. This book simply belongs on any list of classics."


Thanks :)


message 41: by Carlo (new)

Carlo | 206 comments I'd like to nominate Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.


message 42: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Oct 05, 2017 01:22PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Nominated:
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre, 1938, 253 pages, Nominated: Tina

Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, 1920, 416 pages, Nominated: Pam

Possession by A.S. Byatt, 1990, 55 pages, Nominated: Ada

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 1941, 104 pages, Nominated: Carol

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 1981, 647 pages, Nominated: Carlo

Nominated & Seconded:
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, 1967, 200 pages, Nominated: Wreade1872, Seconded: Pink

So Big by Edna Ferber, 1924, 376 pages, Nominated: Brina, Seconded: Sarah

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 1918, 232 pages, Nominated: Ann, Seconded: Carol

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, 1902, 224 pages, Nominated: Angie, Seconded: Loretta

Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières, 1994, 437 pages, Nominated: Francisca, Seconded: Aprilleigh. Piyangie, Janet

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, 1989, 637 pages, Nominated: Sue, Seconded: Matt, Darren

The Trial by Franz Kafka, 1925, 255 pages, Nominated: Zoe, Seconded; J_BlueFlower, Lynda

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, 1971, 569 pages, Nominated: Marilyn, Seconded: Katy

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1924, 225 pages, Nominated: Ina, Seconded: Christine, Pigletto

I, Claudius by Robert Graves, 1934, 468 pages, Nominated: Sarah, Seconded: Melanti

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, 1996, 468 pages, Nominated: Solange, Seconded; katie


message 43: by Jane (new)

Jane Brina nominated So Big by Ferber. I second that.


message 44: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) | 309 comments I second We. It's been on my radar for a while.


message 45: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellevoorhees) | 111 comments I will second Midnight's Children.


message 46: by Carlo (new)

Carlo | 206 comments thanks Michelle


message 47: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments Carol wrote: "I nominate Chess Story by Stefan Zweig."

I'll second the chess story.
I've already read it, but it blew my mind and I'd love to read it again to discuss it.


message 48: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) Thank you, Petrichor!


message 49: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Oct 14, 2017 09:52PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9434 comments Mod
Nominations close tomorrow.
Here is the update of what we have so far:

Nominated:
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre, 1938, 253 pages, Nominated: Tina

Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, 1920, 416 pages, Nominated: Pam

Nominated & Seconded:
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, 1967, 200 pages, Nominated: Wreade1872, Seconded: Pink

So Big by Edna Ferber, 1924, 376 pages, Nominated: Brina, Seconded: Sarah, Jane

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 1918, 232 pages, Nominated: Ann, Seconded: Carol

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, 1902, 224 pages, Nominated: Angie, Seconded: Loretta

Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières, 1994, 437 pages, Nominated: Francisca, Seconded: Aprilleigh. Piyangie, Janet

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, 1989, 637 pages, Nominated: Sue, Seconded: Matt, Darren

The Trial by Franz Kafka, 1925, 255 pages, Nominated: Zoe, Seconded; J_BlueFlower, Lynda

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner, 1971, 569 pages, Nominated: Marilyn, Seconded: Katy

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1924, 225 pages, Nominated: Ina, Seconded: Christine, Pigletto, Sam

I, Claudius by Robert Graves, 1934, 468 pages, Nominated: Sarah, Seconded: Melanti

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, 1996, 468 pages, Nominated: Solange, Seconded; katie

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 1981, 647 pages, Nominated: Carlo, Seconded: Michelle

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 1941, 104 pages, Nominated: Carol, Seconded: Petrichor

Possession by A.S. Byatt, 1990, 555 pages, Nominated: Ada, Seconded: George.


message 50: by George P. (last edited Oct 14, 2017 07:34AM) (new)

George P. | 537 comments I'ld like to second Possession by Byatt. I actually have this near the top of my to-read list. It won the Man-Booker prize and is on the Feminista list. Thanks to Ada for nominating it. I think I was just in time, I hope..


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