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message 1: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3228 comments Mod
We will be choosing books from authors Hawthorne through Peter Høeg. This is the last month of 2017. How to Vote
You may cast votes according to participation points. Your participation points can be found here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...
Everyone gets 1 free votes and you can use 4 more participation points if you have them. You can cast all your votes for one book or you could spread them out to 5 books if you have the participation points to do so. Participation points are earned by various means. You can get some quick points by answering Fast Point questions, reading and discussing BOTM, challenges and many other ways.

Please feel free to make comments about various books, try to persuade people to vote for your preferences or other comments pro or con.

The link for voting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NDR3VDS. Voting is open for a week or so and JenP will announce winners. If there is a need for a play off or revote she will let us know. Have fun! May the best book win.

1. The House of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1851, 350 pages.

2. The Blithedale Romance, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1852, 250 pages.

3. The Marble Faun, Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1860, 432 pages.

4. Love in Excess, Eliza Haywood, 171999, 300 pages.

5. A Question of Power, Bessie Head, 1973, 200 pages.

6. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein, 1961, 528 pages.

7. Aithiopika, Heliodorus of Emesa, 200 AD, 300 pages.

8. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway, 1926, 200 pages

9. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway, 1929, 300 pages.

10. To Have and Have Not, Ernest Hemingway, 1937, 250 pages

11. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway, 1940, 500 pages.

12. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway, 1952, 100 pges.

13. Nowhere Man, Aleksandar Hemon, 2002, 250 pages.

14. Reasons to Live, Amy Hempel, 1985, 150 pages.

15. Martín Fierro, José Hernández, 1872, 250 pages.

16. Dispatches, Michael Herr, 1977, 250 pages.

17. Rosshalde, Hermann Hesse, 1914, 200 pages.

18. Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse, 1922, 200 pages.

19. Steppenwolf, Hermann Hesse, 1927, 250 pages

20. The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse, 558 pages.

21. The First Garden, Anne Hébert, 1988, 200 pages.

22. The Talented Mr. Ripley, Patricia Highsmith, 1955, 250 pages.

23. Blind Man with a Pistol, Chester Himes, 1969, 200 pages.

24. A Kestrel for a Knave, Barry Hines, 1968, 200 pages.

25. The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr, E.T.A. Hoffmann, 1820, 400 pages.

26. The Parable Of The Blind, Gert Hofmann, 1985, 150 pages.

27. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, James Hogg

28. The Swimming-Pool Library, Alan Hollinghurst, 1988, 250 pages.

29. The Folding Star, Alan Hollinghurst, 1994, 400 pages.

30. The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst, 2004, 450 pages.

31. The Cathedral, Oles Honchar, 1968, 300 pages.

32. Whatever, Michel Houellebecq, 1998, 250 pages.

33. The Elementary Particles, Michel Houellebecq, 1998, 250 pages.

34. Platform, Michel Houellebecq, 2001, 250 pages.

35. Hyperion, or The Hermit in Greece, Friedrich Hölderlin, 1797, 250 pages.

36. Closely Watched Trains, Bohumil Hrabal, 1965, 100 pages.

37. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo, 1831, 500 pages.

38. What I Loved, Siri Hustvedt, 2003, 350 pages.

39. Crome Yellow, Aldous Huxley, 1921, 150 pages.

40. Antic Hay, Aldous Huxley, 1923, 200 pages.

41. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, 1932, 200 pages.

42. Eyeless in Gaza, Aldous Huxley, 450 pages.

43. Against the Grain, Joris-Karl Huysmans, 1884, 200 pages

44. Down There, Joris-Karl Huysmans, 1891, 300 pages.

45. Carry Me Down, M.J. Hyland, 2006, 400 pages,

46. Smilla's Sense of Snow, Peter Høeg, 1992, 450 Pages.


Not eligible, BOTM 2015, not in English, >600 pages
(The Blind Owl BOTM 2015, note eligible)
The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorn
There is no English version of Margot and the Angels, Margot en de engelen by Kristien Hemmerechts
Camera Obscura, not eligible, no English.
The House on the Borderland, William Hope Hodgson, 1908,m 150 pages.
Paradise of the Blind, not eligible, BOTM 2015.


message 2: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 317 comments I’m not on the point spreadsheet yet...so safe to still vote once I hope?


message 3: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 352 comments I’m most interested in The Swimming-Pool Library, The Talented Mr. Ripley or maybe a Hemingway (I’ve only read For Whom the Bell Tolls and Old Man isn’t he Sea.)


message 4: by Pip (new)

Pip | 1030 comments I vote for The Swimming-Pool Library. I loved The Line of Beauty.


message 5: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 579 comments Voted- Thanks, Pip- The Swimming Pool Library sounds perfect.


message 6: by Sushicat (new)

Sushicat | 331 comments The one I most want to read is Dispatches.


message 7: by Sushicat (new)

Sushicat | 331 comments I don’t want to read The Swimmingpool Library after reading some of the reviews...


message 8: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3228 comments Mod
The one’s I am most interested in are;
The Blithedale Romance
The Marble Faun
The Sun Also Rises
The Line of Beauty
What I Loved
Those are what I actually own.


message 9: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3228 comments Mod
Melissa wrote: "I’m not on the point spreadsheet yet...so safe to still vote once I hope?"

Melissa, you get one vote. Have you done any of the Fast points or earned any points. Just start a thread in the
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group... And then we can get you into the spreadsheet.


message 10: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1726 comments Mod
Melissa wrote: "I’m not on the point spreadsheet yet...so safe to still vote once I hope?"

Everyone gets one free vote. You should be on the spreadsheet next month with some points since you are reading Blind Assassin and I think you’ve answered some fast points questions. If you haven’t already, make sure you start a personal thread in the challenge folder so you can track your points. That way book worm sees them and adds you to the spreadsheet. Ask if you have questions!


message 11: by Book (new)

Book Wormy | 1619 comments Mod
Hi all,

Here is the list of points available to everyone up until 15th October

Name Points Left
Amie 5
Anita 21
Becky 6
Beverly 15
Bookworm 107
Café Mom (Diane Zwang) 89
Chilli 13
Connie 13
Daph 5
Dianne 2
Dree 16
Hilde 28
Jamie 8
Jan 1
JenP 23
John 77
Kristel 88
Kyle 3
Lynn 1
Manda 4
MaryAnn 2
Melissa 12
Patrick 90
Paula 10
Pip 89
Rory 54
Sally 6
Shuva 11
Sushicat 53
The other Diane 259
Leni 7
Tracy 57
Kate Thomson (Kathleen) 4


message 12: by Book (new)

Book Wormy | 1619 comments Mod
Melissa wrote: "I’m not on the point spreadsheet yet...so safe to still vote once I hope?"

Melissa I have done a quick search and I have you at 12 points

10 for reading and discussing LOTR
2 fast points questions

Have added you to the spreadsheet


message 13: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 352 comments I’m missing from the spreadsheet, but will probably use some points to vote.


message 14: by Diane (new)

Diane | 1441 comments I hated The Swimming Pool Library. Too much graphic sex. Same goes for Houellebec.

I have actually read most of this grouping. I am most attracted to the shorter books I have not yet read, such as Too Loud a Solitude, Crome Yellow, or Reasons to Live. I wouldn't mind reading The Glass Bead Game, but it's long book to read during such a busy time of year (December).


message 15: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 966 comments Mod
I have read quite a few books from this list. I read A Farewell to Arms and enjoyed it. I read Dispatches this summer for the Road Trip challenge and loved it. It was a 5 star read for me. The Talented Mr. Ripley was just ok, I was disappointed. I also really enjoyed Smilla's Sense of Snow.


message 16: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 966 comments Mod
Chinook wrote: "I’m most interested in The Swimming-Pool Library, The Talented Mr. Ripley or maybe a Hemingway (I’ve only read For Whom the Bell Tolls and Old Man isn’t he Sea.)"

Chinook I would like to read more Hemingway. Maybe The Sun Also Rises?


message 17: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 966 comments Mod
Kristel wrote: "The one’s I am most interested in are;
The Blithedale Romance
The Marble Faun
The Sun Also Rises
The Line of Beauty
What I Loved
T..."


I am interested in The Sun Also Rises.


message 18: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3228 comments Mod
I agree with Diane, The Talented Mr Ripley is just okay. I was hoping for more. I also like Smilla’s Sense of Snow. Reasons to live is short stories, it was BOTM many years ago. I remember liking it. Crome Yellow was okay. I’ve read many of these but wouldn’t mind reading one of the one’s I listed though I rather suspect I will hate A Line of Beauty.


message 19: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3228 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "Kristel wrote: "The one’s I am most interested in are;
The Blithedale Romance
The Marble Faun
The Sun Also Rises
The Line of Beauty
[book:What I..."


Yes, I would like that one, too.


message 20: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 966 comments Mod
Kristel wrote: "Diane wrote: "Kristel wrote: "The one’s I am most interested in are;
The Blithedale Romance
The Marble Faun
The Sun Also Rises
[book:The Line of Beauty|139087..."


I have been looking into The Line of Beauty. One of my friends gave it 5 stars. It looks like a good book.


message 21: by Sushicat (new)

Sushicat | 331 comments I have The Sun Also Rises on the TBR.


message 22: by Paula (new)

Paula S (paula_s) | 253 comments A lot of interesting books this month. I wouldn't mind reading more Hemingway, and both Hoeg, Hustved and Huxley are on my short-list.


message 23: by Book (last edited Oct 20, 2017 01:31PM) (new)

Book Wormy | 1619 comments Mod
Chinook wrote: "I’m missing from the spreadsheet, but will probably use some points to vote."

Sorry Chinook I had added you to the first tab of the spreadsheet but not transferred you to the second tab I make it you have 12 points available :)

I see you have already voted and that you have added another point since I last looked I will update again over the weekend :)


message 24: by Book (new)

Book Wormy | 1619 comments Mod
Voted


message 25: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Husemoller | 6 comments I cast my vote! It was difficult because I have several on this list that I'd like to start! 😊


message 26: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 232 comments Diane wrote: "I hated The Swimming Pool Library. Too much graphic sex. Same goes for Houellebec.

I have actually read most of this grouping. I am most attracted to the shorter books I have not yet read, such as..."


Reasons to Live sounds really good. I'm into short stories right now . . .


message 27: by Gina (new)

Gina Andrews | 70 comments I read to live and live to read. What other reasons do you need? "Reasons to Live" by Amy Hempel sounds great; it's also nice and short so will be easy to finish is a busy holiday season


message 28: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 3228 comments Mod
Winning books will be announced today. You may have a chance to get a last minute vote in!


message 29: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1726 comments Mod
I will post results tonight around 7pm est in case anyone needs a little extra time


message 30: by Melissa (new)

Melissa | 317 comments Yay!


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