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Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
Hello all! Starting up the monthly discussions for December 2017 book-of-the-month suggestions. This discussion is for a brand new category called BOOKSHELF CATCH-UP.

This is a catch-up book club, after all. For this category, you can nominate any book that the group has previously read. For a list of books that the group has previously read and discussed, please see the bookshelf.

I'll start off by suggesting a group read that I personally missed - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.


Sarah | 729 comments Did we vote on November books yet? It's Sunday, my lazy brain is drawing a blank.


Sarah | 729 comments I'll just list all of the ones I want to read next:

All the Light We Cannot See
American Gods
The Kite Runner
Memoirs of a Geisha


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Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Did we vote on November books yet? It's Sunday, my lazy brain is drawing a blank."
Just opened polls here!


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D.L. The Gift of the Magi & Wuthering Heights please :)


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Rowen | 47 comments I would like to nominate A Christmas Carol and Little Women.

I second The Book Thief and Wuthering Heights.


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Nicole Second Little Women


Hannah Second A Christmas Carol


Martina Bučková | 145 comments I second All the Light We Cannot See as I always wanted to read but so far did not find time to do so.


Leesa I second 'All the light we cannot see.' Hoping the other two will be short enough this month that I find time to squeeze this in!


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Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
Leesa wrote: "I second 'All the light we cannot see.' Hoping the other two will be short enough this month that I find time to squeeze this in!"
all the light was great would love to discuss with more people.


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Kyra Keeton | 250 comments I'll second A Christmas Carol and Little Women


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Quinty | 139 comments I second The Handmaid's Tale


Kristin B. Bodreau (krissy22247) | -2 comments I would like to second The Handmaid's Tale


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D.L. I'll second Little Women too.


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Allegra | 249 comments I'll second A Christmas Carol and The Kite Runner (early returns are not looking good).

As a general comment on this new category...
Since old discussions are not taken down, and since everyone doesn't read the books at exactly the same time anyway, I would suggest reserving this list for titles the group read at least 6 months ago (or even a year). All the Light We Cannot See has comments in the current discussion as recently as late August; it's still fresh enough in my mind for comment.
Opinions? Thoughts?


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lethe | 92 comments Allegra wrote: "I would suggest reserving this list for titles the group read at least 6 months ago (or even a year)."

+1


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Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
lethe wrote: "Allegra wrote: "I would suggest reserving this list for titles the group read at least 6 months ago (or even a year)."
+1"

Allegra wrote: "As a general comment on this new category...
Since old discussions are not taken do..."


Totally get that. The plan I have in mind is that we can only re-read a book once every 12 months, aka if it wins this category it cannot be re-read by the group again for 12 months. May make sense to broaden that to ALL books read within the past 12 months.
Might leave it alone for now and see how it works for a few months, then institute this rule if it makes sense?


Leesa Is there a way to link the current read to the old thread Kasey? That way, those in the group who have already read the book and commented are still involved and they can join in from where they left off, rather than reciting everything again in a new thread?


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Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
Leesa wrote: "Is there a way to link the current read to the old thread Kasey? That way, those in the group who have already read the book and commented are still involved and they can join in from where they le..."
Hi Leesa - the plan is to move the old threads back into the "currently reading" folder if/when books are voted as official bookshelf re-reads for the group - I agree with you, better to discuss with all and be able to see old comments rather than start completely anew.


Cheryl has hopes her life will calm down soonish (cherylllr) | 1013 comments I agree that books recently discussed should not be eligible, and that new discussion should be connected to old (or even just added on to same threads!).


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Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
Allegra wrote: "I'll second..."
lethe wrote: "+1"
Leesa wrote: "Is there a way to link the ..."
Cheryl wrote: "I agree that books ..."

Moving the feedback discussion to the BOTM catch-up feedback discussion here. Thanks everyone!


Leesa Perfect, thanks Kasey!


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Sarah | 343 comments Kaseadillla wrote: "lethe wrote: "Allegra wrote: "I would suggest reserving this list for titles the group read at least 6 months ago (or even a year)."
+1"
Allegra wrote: "As a general comment on this new category......"


I think down the line setting a limit like that would make sense.
Right now though, the group bookshelf isn't all that big since this group hasn't been around for all that long. It would limit options significantly right now.


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Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Kaseadillla wrote: "lethe wrote: "Allegra wrote: "I would suggest reserving this list for titles the group read at least 6 months ago (or even a year)." +1" Allegra wrote: "As a general comment on ..."

Adding your comment to the other thread BOTM catch-up feedback discussion here.


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Sarah | 343 comments Kaseadillla wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Kaseadillla wrote: "lethe wrote: "Allegra wrote: "I would suggest reserving this list for titles the group read at least 6 months ago (or even a year)." +1" Allegra wrote: "As a gener..."

Thanks, Kasey!


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Chelsea | 47 comments Seconding The Sun Also Rises!


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Pye (helenduvall) | 30 comments I nominate The Martian and second Little Women!


Sarah (sarath595) | -1 comments I'll second The Martian and Little Women


Hannah I also second The Martian and Little Women


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Kim (elsalovelove) Little Women and A Man Called Ove!


Joanna Loves Reading (joannalovesreading) | 1108 comments Second The Kite Runner -- I have a physical copy just sitting on a shelf waiting to be read


Innastholiel Good Omens. I've been meaning to re-read that one.


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Marcos Kopschitz | 1765 comments I'll second The Handmaid's Tale and All the Light we cannot see.


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lethe | 92 comments Innastholiel wrote: "Good Omens. I've been meaning to re-read that one."

I'll second Good Omens. Nice December fare :)


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Abigail I second The Martian.


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Linda | 540 comments Since it is Dec I will second A Christmas Carol and alsoThe Kite Runner


Kristin Ames (kmames) | 147 comments I second handmaid's tale and little women


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Corinna I second The Book Thief


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Chrissy eckert +1 The book Thief

Nominate Fahrenheit 451


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vrenzy goel | 331 comments the sun also rises would be perfect


Tiffany Dimmick (tiffanydimmick) | 18 comments I'll add my vote to The Book Thiefers!


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