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message 1: by Kaseadillla (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:02AM) (new)

Kaseadillla | 1352 comments Mod
Hello all! Starting up the monthly discussions for March 2018 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.

For 2018, we will be trying some new monthly themes, the first being NON-FICTION.
Please nominate a book that is designated as non-fiction.

I'll start off by suggesting No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald.


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Sarah | 731 comments I nominate:

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari


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Sarah | 731 comments Oh, I also nominate:

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell


message 4: by Rusty (new)

Rusty Grey I nominate :-
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


message 5: by Martina (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:36AM) (new)

Martina Bučková | 146 comments I would like to second from Sarah's nominations : Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

And one more as my first choice was not in correct thread so something from last year Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge 🙂


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Kaseadillla | 1352 comments Mod
Martina wrote: "I would like to nominate Night from Elie Wiesel ...maybe this time I will be more successful :) "

Night was first published in 1958. Please nominate in the classics thread https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Thanks!


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Kaseadillla | 1352 comments Mod
Rusty wrote: "I nominate :- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote"

In Cold Blood was first published in 1966, please nominate in the Classics Thread https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Thank you!!


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Martina Bučková | 146 comments Kaseadillla wrote: "Martina wrote: "I would like to nominate Night from Elie Wiesel ...maybe this time I will be more successful :) "

Night was first published in 1958. Please nominate in the ..."


Thanks 🙂 somehow the first publication skipped my eye, only saw 2006. I will nominate it in classics thread


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Sarah | 731 comments Second Hidden Figures


message 17: by Monique (new)

Monique | 159 comments Second Born a Crime


daniela (daniela_nieblina) | 337 comments Seconding (fouthing?) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry!

I would also like to nominate The Girl with All the Gifts again.


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Cassinator | 43 comments Second Hidden Figures


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Briee | 4 comments I second Astrophysics for People in a Hurry! I've been meaning to read it for ages, which of course is the whole point of this group :)


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Kaseadillla | 1352 comments Mod
Daniela wrote: "I would also like to nominate The Girl with All the Gifts again."

Since The Girl with All the Gifts is not nonfiction, it will not be eligible this month, but will be the following month, thanks!


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Sabrina (sappie) | 15 comments Second Mindhunter. I just watched the tv-show and I really liked it:)


message 25: by Leesa (new)

Leesa I would like to nominate ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ by Rebecca Skloot.
It’s been on my shelf for a while...


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Marcos Kopschitz | 1768 comments And also

The Tongue Set Free, by Elias Canetti, Nobel Prize, 1981

Another first volume of a trilogy, it's an autobiography. Beginning with his childhood in Bulgaria, going on to other nations to where his family had to move for several reasons, including World War I. At the same time that he records events and remarkable people of this stage of his life - we get to know the books his father gave him, his grandfather, who spoke seventeen languages, his hard times learning German with his mother - Canetti brings to the foreground the fascination that language and literature inevitably exerted on a boy who the years would make into a brilliant writer.


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Jim Townsend | 37 comments Good evening,

I second Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis and nominate A People's History of the United States (originally published 1980) by Howard Zinn (1922-2010).

Jim


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Sarah | 731 comments Second Wild


message 31: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 202 comments I’ll second The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks!


message 32: by Melanie (last edited Jan 02, 2018 06:56PM) (new)

Melanie The World of Lore Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
I hereby nominate The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke. It is a well researched compilation of America most common folk lore (vampires, werewolves, the Jersey Devil, and the Like) and my favorite non-fiction read from last year.

As You Wish Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
And also nominate As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride because I can.


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message 36: by Linda (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:34PM) (new)

Linda | 526 comments Second Hidden Figures and I am Malala
I would like to nominate Angela's Ashes


message 38: by Hannah (new)

Hannah And nominate Travels with Herodotus


message 39: by Innastholiel (new)

Innastholiel Some truly popular ones:

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (or any of the Bryson books, really)

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Some you may have heard of:

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Some underdogs:

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

And one I've already read but would love to re-read:

Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright

Second Hidden Figures.


message 40: by Jen (new)

Jen (irisheyes17) I also like hidden figures and then the radium girls suggestion..


message 41: by daniela (last edited Jan 03, 2018 07:23AM) (new)

daniela (daniela_nieblina) | 337 comments Kaseadillla wrote: "Daniela wrote: "I would also like to nominate The Girl with All the Gifts again."

Since The Girl with All the Gifts is not nonfiction, it will not be eligible this ..."


ACK! I didn't even notice the Non-Fiction tag added! Serves me right for not reading everything... lol.

In that case i'll second The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women along with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry of course, and nominate From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, even though I already read it because I think everyone should be death positive! (not in a morbid way.. but in a "lets learn" kinda way)


message 42: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I second flowers of the yellow moon. I have heard nothing but good on this book. I apologize for my lack of capitalization. I have two broke fingers from a bike accident.


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Renee (elenarenee) Chrissy wrote: "seconding Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

nominate Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

nominate [book:The Radium Girls: The D..."


I second Killers of The FLower MOon. I have heard many good things about this book.



message 44: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) Melanie wrote: "Hello!

I would like to nominate:

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai


I will second Wild
[book:Wild: From..."



message 45: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) Innastholiel wrote: "Some truly popular ones:

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson (or any of t..."



I second Stiff


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message 47: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (emilissa15) I second The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


message 48: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1768 comments A tip especially for new members: when nominating more then one book, it's better to present one per line (like Innastholiel and Melanie), for example.

This way, it's easier to spot the nomination, and count it. Noticing each nomination and noting it in a spreadsheet is tricky. So, let's help Kasey, our Moderator. :-)


message 49: by Monique (new)

Monique | 159 comments Also second A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson - been sitting on my bookshelf for a long time.


message 50: by Mary (new)

Mary (mynightstandrunnethover) | 68 comments Killers of the Flower Moon
Radium Girls
Shoe DOg


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