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[ARCHIVES] BOTM SUGGESTIONS > BOTM Suggestions Dec '17 - Modern Classic/Popular (1970 and after)

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message 1: by Kaseadillla (last edited Oct 01, 2017 11:24AM) (new)

Kaseadillla | 1352 comments Mod
Hello all! Starting up the monthly discussions for December 2017 book-of-the-month suggestions. This discussion is for the MODERN CLASSICS/POPULAR READS CATEGORY.

As a reminder, books that qualify for this category must have a publication date 1970 and after. If the book you wish to nominate was published 1969 or prior, please make your suggestion on the Classics thread.

I'll start off by suggesting A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.


Cheryl is busier irl atm. (cherylllr) | 985 comments Given no designation of theme, I'll plug a science non-fiction again:
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson.


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Sarah | 731 comments Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Help by Kathryn Stockett


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Leesa It's Christmas time so I nominate 'The Christmas Box' by Richard Paul Evans


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I second Astrophysics for people in a hurry :)


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Moonglowpages Bookstagram | 4 comments Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe


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D.L. Leesa wrote: "It's Christmas time so I nominate 'The Christmas Box' by Richard Paul Evans"

I will second this!


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D.L. I will nominate Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.


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Kevin (sidious) | 22 comments I'll nominate The Golden Compass.


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I second Dark Matter


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Nicole I second Skipping Christmas!


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Kerri | 701 comments I will second Red Queen!


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Rowen | 48 comments I would like to nominate The Essex Serpent and second A Game of Thrones.


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Martina Bučková | 146 comments I will second Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


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Anne-Kathrin | 55 comments I second A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin and I would like to nominate (once again ;-) ) My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante


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Daisy I have some required reading books I need to get to fairly soon so group-reading any of them would give me a helpful push! They are Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton and Small Island by Andrea Levy. :)


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Kristin B. Bodreau (krissy22247) | -2 comments I would like to second Astrophysics for People in a Hurry


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Sarah | 345 comments I'll second (or whatever we are up to) Dark Matter
and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry


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daniela (daniela_nieblina) | 337 comments I would like to nominate The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
And Second A Game of Thrones


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lethe | 89 comments I second The Golden Compass a.k.a. Northern Lights.


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D.L. Melanie wrote: "The Golden Compass and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, second

I will also nominate The Maze Runner"


I'll also second The Golden Compass :)


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second Small Island


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D.L. MsG wrote: "Snow Falling on Cedars"

Oh I second this! I've been meaning to read it for soooo long.


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MsG wrote: "Snow Falling on Cedars"

I also second this


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Kristin Ames (kmames) | 147 comments I second dark matter and golden compass


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Marcos Kopschitz | 1768 comments Well, Kazuo Ishiguro has just been awarded the Nobel Prize!

It may be a good time for reading this author. I nominate The Remains of the Day, his 1989 book that was also awarded the Man Booker Prize in that year.


message 31: by Hannah (new)

Hannah I'll second The Remains of the Day and Small Island


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Brigia I second Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. I've bought in this summer, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.


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Emma (emma_folk) I second The Remains of the Day. or any other book by Kazuo Ishiguro. Have seen the movie version for Never Let Me Go, so would be interesting to read it as well.


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lethe | 89 comments Seconding The Remains of the Day as well.


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MissLemon  (misslemon) | 275 comments I second Never Let Me Go


message 36: by Daisy (new)

Daisy I second Never Let Me Go also.


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Marcos Kopschitz | 1768 comments There's a movie based on "The Remains of the Day" as well, with Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins.


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Brian | 277 comments If anyone wants to do a blind read, Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker is a new book being released at the end of October that is a retelling of the Nutcracker. This is by the same author who retold The Wizard of Oz with Wicked. As a new book, obviously it is hard to tell if it will be good or not, but it is a holiday story by a well established author. In addition, as far as I can tell this group has never opted to read a book hot off the presses which could prove an interesting experiment.


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Chelsea | 48 comments Seconding Skipping Christmas!


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Quinty | 139 comments I second A Game of Thrones and The Ocean at the End of the Lane!


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Kristin B. Bodreau (krissy22247) | -2 comments I would like to nominate Looking for Alaska.

I've been meaning to read John Green for awhile. But I want to start with his first novel.


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Thanveerul Hak | 2 comments I support the suggestion.


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Thanveerul Hak | 2 comments let me guess 4321 will be best to read. Paul Auster


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Allegra | 248 comments I'd like to second a couple of these:
Skipping Christmas (For Obvious Reasons)
Northern Lights (FOR)
Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker (FOR, plus for once our group could be ahead of the game, as in "EVERYONE [Is Reading] This [Including] Me)
Never Let Me Go (in honor of his Nobel Prize)
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (because maybe it's time has come)


Joanna Loves Reading (joannalovesreading) | 1109 comments Second The Remains of the Day -- enjoyed the movie

Also second Astrophysics for People in a Hurry -- hopefully there's an audiobook narrated by the author!


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Innastholiel The Witches by Roald Dahl, or any other of the Dahl books.


message 49: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 345 comments Joanna wrote: "Second The Remains of the Day -- enjoyed the movie

Also second Astrophysics for People in a Hurry -- hopefully there's an audiobook narrated by the author!"


Regarding Astrophysics for People in a Hurry- Yes there is!


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