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[ARCHIVES] BOTM SUGGESTIONS > BOTM Suggestions Mar '18 - Classics (1969 and before) - NONFICTION

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Kaseadillla | 1437 comments Mod
Hello all! Starting up the monthly discussions for February 2018 book-of-the-month suggestions. This discussion is for the CLASSICS CATEGORY.

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

Will start off by suggesting The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.


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Rusty Grey In cold blood by Truman Capote


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Sarah | 799 comments I second The Diary of a Young Girl!


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Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
Kasey is great for opening suggestions!
I've read this one, but I'm seconding it, it's a great read.
And not originally in the English language, so it's a good choice for variety as well.


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Martina Bučková | 147 comments This time in correct thread I nominate Night by Elie Wiesel 🙂

I already read the diary of a young girl, great and
frightening book.


message 6: by Kaseadillla (new)

Kaseadillla | 1437 comments Mod
Martina wrote: "This time in correct thread I nominate Night by Elie Wiesel "

Second Night!


message 7: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy eckert second Night


message 8: by Kyra (last edited Jan 02, 2018 10:24AM) (new)


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Cassinator | 43 comments I second The Diary of a Young Girl.


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Quinty | 141 comments I also second The Diary of a Young Girl!


daniela (daniela_nieblina) | 342 comments I'd like to nominate Bram Stroker's Dracula because it has not left my mind since Halloween.


message 13: by Kaseadillla (new)

Kaseadillla | 1437 comments Mod
Daniela wrote: "I'd like to nominate Bram Stroker's Dracula because it has not left my mind since Halloween."
Brian wrote: "Nominate Cat's Cradle and The Grapes of Wrath"

As Dracula, Cat's Cradle, and The Grapes of Wrath are not Nonfiction titles, they will not be eligible this month. You can nominate again next month, thanks!


message 14: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
Guys, it would be a good habit to read the opening message at least sometimes! :-)

It changes, it is not the same ever, and usually has all the important guidelines for the nominations of the month.


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Kyra Keeton | 263 comments I will second Walden and The Communist Manifesto as I thought about adding those as well.


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Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
Well, I intended to nominate Survival in Auschwitz, also published in English as If This Is A Man, by Primo Levi (Se questo è un uomo).

Considered one of the most important books on the Holocaust. Also a trilogy.

But that'd be a direct competition to "Night", with the very same theme.

So, I'll second Night.


message 18: by Brian (new)

Brian | 275 comments Kaseadillla wrote: "As Dracula, Cat's Cradle, and The Grapes of Wrath are not Nonfiction titles, they will not be eligible this month. You can nominate again next month, thanks!"

Clearly I wasn't reading thoroughly enough. My apologies.

Second to The Origin of Species and The Communist Manifesto

Nominate The Autobiography of Malcolm X


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 799 comments Second The Communist Manifesto.


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Jasmine I second In Cold Blood.


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Melanie I will second: The Autobiography of Malcom X because racism is an often ignored topic, Night because (seriously) everyone should read this book), and finally The Republic and The Communist Manifesto because they have been on my TBR see I’ll forever.


message 23: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Origin of the Secies was very difficult t read. I do not recommend it.


message 24: by Melanie (new)

Melanie I will nominate Silent Spring.


message 25: by Ա․ (new)

Ա․ Հ․ Second Walden.


message 26: by Linda (new)

Linda | 527 comments I second Walden


message 27: by Innastholiel (new)

Innastholiel How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan.

Second The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.


message 29: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (emilissa15) I second In Cold Blood


message 30: by Jen (new)

Jen (irisheyes17) Diary of a young girl would be great!


message 31: by daniela (last edited Jan 03, 2018 07:40AM) (new)

daniela (daniela_nieblina) | 342 comments Kaseadillla wrote: "Daniela wrote: "I'd like to nominate Bram Stroker's Dracula because it has not left my mind since Halloween."
Brian wrote: "Nominate Cat's Cradle and


*Bangs head on screen*
Forgive me Kaseadilla, I'm an idiot!

I'll second The Diary of a Young Girl, since I haven't read it in years
And seconding The Autobiography of Malcolm X, because I've never read it myself


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Renee (elenarenee) Kyra wrote: "I'll nominate three: History of My Life, Vols. I & II, A Movable Feast, and Profiles in Courage."

I second movable feast
It is a book I feel I need read. Please notice I said need not want. That is why I want it to be a group read ,If the book becomes a group read I will want to read a book I need to reed.


message 33: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) Hannah wrote: "I nominate Down and Out in Paris and London"

I second down ant out in Paris


message 35: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 64 comments Oh, I'll also second Profiles in Courage


message 36: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 2 comments I'll also second the Communist Manifesto


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message 38: by Jen (new)

Jen Lewis | 24 comments I'll 2nd Silent Spring by Carson


message 39: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Roberts (debblesthebookworm) | 41 comments I second Night by Elie Wiesel and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote


message 40: by Maddie (new)

Maddie | 4 comments I second The Diary of a Young Girl!


message 41: by Katie (new)

Katie | 11 comments Kaseadillla wrote: "Also nominating:

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

The Communist Manifesto by [author:Karl Marx..."


I second all of the above!


message 42: by Daniel (new)

Daniel (danintennessee) Silent Spring


message 43: by Tara (last edited Jan 14, 2018 06:55PM) (new)


message 44: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 799 comments Second A Room of Ones Own


message 45: by Susan (new)

Susan | 443 comments I second Night,
A Moveable Feast, and
The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

I also nominate
The Art of War,
since even though it's short & I've started it more than once, I've always gotten waylaid & never finished it.


message 47: by Penguin_Mustard (new)

Penguin_Mustard | 31 comments I second The Republic and Walden :-)

Also, pretty long and possibly quite tedious, but will suggest just on the off chance more people are interested: Democracy in America


message 48: by Maya (new)

Maya | 2 comments Silent Spring


message 49: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Gwaltney | 94 comments I second The Prince


message 50: by Kyra (new)

Kyra Keeton | 263 comments I'll add to my seconds Down and Out in Paris and London.


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