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message 1: by Kristel (last edited Oct 11, 2017 03:20AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
In October we will be nominating books for our 2018 quarterly reads. These are from books >600 pages. You can nominate as many books as you like. Books must not have been a previous seasonal read (?time period). We will vote on these in November. Each person will have 4 votes to use. (no participation points will be needed). Three books are chosen from the books that get the most votes and one by randomizer from all nominated books. The order is assigned by randomizer.

1. Metamorphoses (The Golden Ass), Vol 1: Books 1-6 and Metamorphoses (The Golden Ass), Vol 2, Books 7-11 by Apuleius, 824 pages.
2. Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, 688
3. Cecilia by Fanny Burney, pages 1056
4. Camilla by Fanny Burney, pages 952
5. The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt, 675 pages
7. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, 639 pages.
8. The Sorrow of Belgium by Hugo Claus, 608 pages
9. Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen, 1110 pages
10. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1023 pages
11. The Viceroys by Federico De Roberto, pages 627.
12. 120 Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade, 800 pages
13. Underworld by Don DeLillo, 827 pages.
14. David Copperfield 974 pages
15. Our Mutual Friend 801 pages
16. USA: The 42nd Parallel / 1919 / The Big Money by John dos Passos
17. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 768 pages
18. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, 786 pages
19. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, 1276
20. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 623 pages
21. Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
22. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, 796 pages.
23. Celestial Harmonies by Péter Esterházy, 846 pages
24. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding, 975 pages
25. Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford 836 pages
26. The Magus by John Fowles, 656 pages
27. Camera Obscura by Hildebrand, 787
28. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, 656 pages
29. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, 628 pages
30. Green Henry by Gottfried Keller, 706 pages
31. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey, 627 pages
32. Land by Park Kyung-ni 626 pages
33. The Apes of God by Wyndham Lewis, 656 pages
34. The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell, 984 pages
35. Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann, 731 pages
36. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann, 706 pages
37. The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni, 720 pages
38. Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear / Dance and Dream / Poison, Shadow, and Farewell, Javier Marías, 1300 pages.
39, Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham,
40. Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville, 720 pages
41. The Sea of Fertility by Yukio Mishima, 822 pages
42. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, 603 pages
43. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
44. The Discovery of Heaven Harry Mulisch 730 pages
45. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
46. The Man Without Qualities byRobert Musil, 1774 pages
47. The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Álvaro Mutis 700 pages
48. Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle by Vladimir Nabokov 604 pages
49. Metamorphoses by Ovid 723 pages
50. Fortunata and Jacinta by Benito Pérez Galdós, 818 pages
51. Pharaoh by Bolesław Prus 628 pages
52. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon by Thomas Pynchon, 773 pages
54. Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon, 1028 pages
55. Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais, 1041 pages
56. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, 654 pages
57. Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson, 1534 pages
58. Julie, or the New Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 728 pages
59. The Swarm by Frank Schätzing 881 pages
60. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, 1182 pages.
61. Islands by Dan Sleigh, 768 pages
62. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle by Tobias Smollett 781 pages
63. The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 608 pages
64. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne 784 pages.
65. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, 867 pages
66. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 1392 pages
67. The Last Chronicle of Barset by Anthony Trollope 890 pages
68. He Knew He Was Right byAnthony Trollope, 950 pages
Halbzeit by Martin Walser, over 900 pages, no English translation available
69. The Once and Future King by T.H. White, 639 pages
70. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe, 690 pages
71. Blonde byJoyce Carol Oates, 943 pages more or less.
72. The Memory of Fire Trilogy: Genesis, Faces and Masks, and Century of the Wind by Eduardo Galeano around 980 to 1000 pages.


This was very difficult to do. I lost it twice and had to start over. I may have missed some. I checked on those that were around 600 pages and if there were editions available with less than 600 I did not include them. I did not count Kindle editions as some of those can be iffy. If you think a book that wasn't listed here would make a better seasonal read because of the difficulty of the book. Speak up. I am sure we could consider it. Some of these books are easier than a quarterly read ought to be.

Remember, you can nominate as many books as you like to have a chance to vote for in November. Nominations will be done right here. You have a week to nominate. So, I will close nominations, late on the 22 or early on the 23.


message 2: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
I nominate:

The Once and Future King
The Sea of Fertility
Your Face Tomorrow


message 3: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 557 comments Ada, or Ardor
Gravity’s Rainbow
Gargantua And Pantagruel
Finnegan’s Wake


message 4: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 557 comments Jen wrote: "I nominate:

The Once and Future King
The Sea of Fertility
Your Face Tomorrow"

All good books for discussion/group reads!


message 5: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
The Count of Monte Cristo
Underworld
Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Will be my nominations. There is quite a few here I would love to read.


message 6: by Chili (new)

Chili Hanson (chilipinkcat) | 59 comments Demons
Of Human Bondage
The History of Tom Jones


message 7: by Diane (new)

Diane | 2022 comments Testament of Youth
The Metamorphoses of Ovid
Middlemarch
Sometimes a Great Notion


message 8: by John (new)

John Seymour Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1023 pages
David Copperfield 974 pages
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, 786 pages
Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, 796 pages.
Celestial Harmonies by Péter Esterházy, 846 pages
Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford 836 pages
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell, 984 pages
The Discovery of Heaven Harry Mulisch 730 pages
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, 1392 pages


message 9: by Dianne (new)

Dianne | 167 comments Thank you Kristen for your effort and time to put this together!

My nominations are (some of my favorites are already nominated, so I'll list those that haven't been yet):

1. The Man Without Qualities (this is a 2 volume set, we could go with first volume possibly, or both depending on what group prefers)
2. The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll
3. Against the Day


message 10: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
Dianne wrote: "Thank you Kristen for your effort and time to put this together!

My nominations are (some of my favorites are already nominated, so I'll list those that haven't been yet):

1. The Man Without Qu..."
Usually we go with full volume when picking a book off the list unless the list specifies it is only one of the books/volumes. When I listed the book, it was supposedly linked to the full volume, both 1 and 2. That was the intention anyway. It can be hard to locate the right volume in GR.


message 11: by Dianne (new)

Dianne | 167 comments Oh ok thanks Kristel!


message 12: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Ok... I'm going to nominate, if I'm to new to be participating in this just let me know and ignore these.

18. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, 786 pages
19. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, 1276
21. Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
24. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding, 975 pages
27. Camera Obscura by Hildebrand, 787
29. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, 628 pages
39, Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham,
40. Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville, 720 pages
56. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe, 654 pages
57. Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson, 1534 pages
69. The Once and Future King by T.H. White, 639 pages


message 13: by Pip (new)

Pip | 1361 comments Our Mutual Friend Dickens
Underworld De Lillo
The Once and Future King T H White
Moby Dick Melville


message 14: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Melissa wrote: "Ok... I'm going to nominate, if I'm to new to be participating in this just let me know and ignore these.

18. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, 786 pages
19. The Count of Monte Cristo by Al..."


You are welcome to nominate! Love it when new members jump right on in! Some good options in there.


message 15: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Jen wrote: "Melissa wrote: "Ok... I'm going to nominate, if I'm to new to be participating in this just let me know and ignore these.

18. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, 786 pages
19. The Count of Mo..."


Phew! I’ve gathered some things require participation points and some don’t, and I thought I’d read this one correctly that it didn’t require any points.

And yes, trying to jump in with both feet here. It’s always nice to have someone to read with.


message 16: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 1218 comments Mod
So I think one is missing Blond by Joyce Carol Oats (750 pages) and I am nominating that one.
Testament of Youth
The Count of Monte Cristo


message 17: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "So I think one is missing Blond by Joyce Carol Oats (750 pages) and I am nominating that one.
Testament of Youth
The Count of Monte Cristo"



I typed that one, I must have lost that one in one of those times I lost everything. Good catch, thanks.


message 18: by Jamie (last edited Oct 10, 2017 08:33PM) (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) | 468 comments 10. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1023 pages
20. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, 623 pages
21. Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages
22. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, 796 pages.
25. Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford 836 pages
28. The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, 656 pages
29. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, 628 pages
39, Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham,
42. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry, 603 pages
45. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
46. The Man Without Qualities byRobert Musil, 1774 pages
58. Julie, or the New Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 728 pages
60. The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, 1182 pages.
63. The Red and the Black by Stendhal, 608 pages
64. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne 784 pages.

I own copies of most of these, and intend to read them all relatively soon. The more tedious of them would certainly be nice to read in the company of other readers, if only for peer pressure to actually finish some of them in less than a year.


message 19: by John (new)

John Seymour Kristel wrote: "I must have lost that one in one of those times I lost everything."

Groan. That sounds so painful.


message 20: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
John wrote: "Kristel wrote: "I must have lost that one in one of those times I lost everything."

Groan. That sounds so painful."
Extremely


message 21: by Pip (new)

Pip | 1361 comments I would like to Read Blond too.


message 22: by Diane (new)

Diane | 2022 comments Does anyone know - is Camera Obscura in English? I was thinking it was one of the untranslated ones.


message 23: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "Does anyone know - is Camera Obscura in English? I was thinking it was one of the untranslated ones."

I think maybe it isn’t available in English, but is in Dutch and French. I thought I found an English translation but now I am not finding one. The kindle copies are not in English. If no English translation is available then I will not include this in the list of nominated books. If anyone knows of an English translation, let me know. Thanks Diane for catching that.


message 24: by Sushicat (new)

Sushicat | 292 comments Cryptonomicon (this is not on the list above - but it should be?)
Memory of Fire (neither is this - it is published in 3 volumes in English - adds up to about 1000 pages)
Green Henry


message 25: by Kristel (last edited Oct 11, 2017 03:21AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
Sushicat wrote: "Cryptonomicon (this is not on the list above - but it should be?)
Memory of Fire (neither is this - it is published in 3 volumes in English - adds up to about 1000 pages)
..."

Cryptonomicon was a seaonal read in 2013 as is not eligible until next year, only 2012 books are eligible this year. Sorry.

Memory of Fire, another one I had lost, and so I added it to the above list
71 Blonde
72. Memory of Fire.


message 26: by Sue (new)

Sue Dix | 61 comments Anna Karenina(?), if not, then War and Peace
David Copperfield
Foucault's Pendulum

I'm new to the group, so I hope this is OK(?)


message 27: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Sue wrote: "Anna Karenina(?), if not, then War and Peace
David Copperfield
Foucault's Pendulum

I'm new to the group, so I hope this is OK(?)"


You are welcome to nominate! But Anna Karenina isn’t eligible bc we read it this year, right Kristel? The other two are fine


message 28: by Sue (new)

Sue Dix | 61 comments Jen wrote: "Sue wrote: "Anna Karenina(?), if not, then War and Peace
David Copperfield
Foucault's Pendulum

I'm new to the group, so I hope this is OK(?)"

You are welcome to nominate! But Anna Karenina isn’t ..."


Thank you. That's what I was afraid of. I fear I'll never finish Anna Karenina.

Well, then, my nominations are:

War and Peace
David Copperfield
Foucault's Pendulum


message 29: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Sue wrote: "Jen wrote: "Sue wrote: "Anna Karenina(?), if not, then War and Peace
David Copperfield
Foucault's Pendulum

I'm new to the group, so I hope this is OK(?)"

You are welcome to nominate! But Anna Kar..."


Sue wrote: "Jen wrote: "Sue wrote: "Anna Karenina(?), if not, then War and Peace
David Copperfield
Foucault's Pendulum

I'm new to the group, so I hope this is OK(?)"

You are welcome to nominate! But Anna Kar..."


You are welcome to join in the discussion for this year. I did hear someone on Litsy mention a buddy read for it but can’t remember who it was


message 30: by Sushicat (new)

Sushicat | 292 comments Kristel wrote: "Sushicat wrote: "Cryptonomicon (this is not on the list above - but it should be?)
Memory of Fire (neither is this - it is published in 3 volumes in English - adds up to a..."


So my nominations are:
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Memory of Fire
Green Henry
Savage Detectives (unless that one is also excluded due to recent reading)


message 31: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 282 comments I’m most interested in Blonde, Middlemarch and A Fine Balance.


message 32: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
I should have done this before. these are the previous books that were seasonal reads. Only 2012 is eligible this year.

2012
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Middlemarch, by George Eliot
The Swarm, by Frank Schätzing
War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy

2013
Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
The Arabian Nights, by Anonymous (and can you blame them?)
1Q84, by Haruki Murakami

2014
Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Undset
Martin Chuzzlewit, by Charles Dickens
The Good Soldier Švejk, by Jaroslav Hašek
The Forsyte Saga, by John Galsworthy

2015
2666, by Roberto Bolaño
Ulysses, by James Joyce
A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth
Nicholas Nickleby, by Charles Dickens

2016
Cloudsplitter, by Russell Banks - Discussion questions are here
House of Leaves, by Mark Z. Danielewski - discussion questions are here
Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy - discussion questions are here
The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - discussion questions are here (less)

2017
The Idiot
Infinite Jest
Lord of the Rings
Bleak House


message 33: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 557 comments Shuva wrote: "These seem to show there is an english translation available. Worth a look?"
The closest copy from a library to me is in Princeton, NJ, and the next closest says it’s in Britain. There could be a long wait...😂


message 34: by Kristel (last edited Oct 12, 2017 04:30AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
Sushicat wrote: "Kristel wrote: "Sushicat wrote: "Cryptonomicon (this is not on the list above - but it should be?)
Memory of Fire (neither is this - it is published in 3 volumes in Englis..."



Savage Detectives was excluded because there are copies less than 600 pages so it is on the border so tipped over to a regular BOTM.

I haven't read it but I think JenP has. If JenP thinks it should be a seasonal read instead of BOTM then we can reconsider my decision to not include it.


message 35: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
I almost did not include A Fine Balance. It is borderline. I recently read it and I did not think it read like a 3 month book. I could not find any books under 600 pages though. So it was included.


message 36: by Book (new)

Book Wormy | 1932 comments Mod
I will vote for;

The Three Musketeers
Portrait of a Lady


message 37: by Gina (new)

Gina Andrews | 58 comments I vote for:
The Three Musketeers
The Children's Book
The Swarm
Islands


message 38: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3967 comments Mod
I think I can lock this thread. this is the end of nominations. I will post the books soon and we will vote sometime after we are done voting for December BOTM. That list should go up tomorrow.


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