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message 1: by Kaseadillla (new)

Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
Hello all! Starting up the monthly discussions for May 2018 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.

The following books are NOT eligible as we have reread them as a group within the last twelve months:
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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


message 2: by Rachelnyc (last edited Mar 15, 2018 06:09PM) (new)

Rachelnyc I nominate A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman.


message 3: by Stephanie (last edited Mar 28, 2018 05:50AM) (new)

Stephanie Gwaltney | 94 comments If anyone wanted a tally of the nominations and the number of seconds so far (Update 3/28 After message 46):

A Man Called Ove - 10 seconds
Neverwhere - 8 seconds
One Hundred Years of Solitude - 7 seconds
The Sun Also Rises - 6 seconds
A Tale of Two Cities - 5 seconds
Dune - 5 seconds
1984 - 3 seconds
Breakfast at Tiffany's - 2 second
Gone with the Wind - 1 second
All the Light We Cannot See - 2 seconds


message 4: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Gwaltney | 94 comments I nominate Neverwhere


Penguin_Mustard | 31 comments I'll nominate One Hundred Years of Solitude, since I missed it when we first read it here.


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 729 comments Second A Man Called Ove


message 7: by Kim (new)

Kim Lewis-Hengy | 1 comments I agree with a man named ove


message 9: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka | 332 comments I second The Sun also Rises by Hemingway


message 10: by herondale ☀️ (new)

herondale ☀️ (akaashiseyes) | 15 comments I second The Sun Also Rises and Neverwhere.


message 11: by Quinty (new)

Quinty | 139 comments I second Neverwhere and The Sun Also Rises


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message 15: by Emily (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) I'd like to nominate Breakfast at Tiffany's!


message 16: by Darren (new)

Darren I nominate Dune and 1984.


message 17: by Monique (new)

Monique | 159 comments Second A Man Called Ove


message 18: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Second A Man Called Ove


message 19: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1765 comments I second One Hundred Years of Solitude.


message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Gwaltney | 94 comments I second 1984. Over on the modern thread, 1Q84 has been nominated. It would be kinda cool if the group read both in the same month.


Cheryl has hopes her life will calm down soonish (cherylllr) | 1013 comments I second 1984. I didn't realize 1Q84 was related; I'll check that out.


message 22: by Cheryl has hopes her life will calm down soonish (last edited Mar 17, 2018 01:12PM) (new)

Cheryl has hopes her life will calm down soonish (cherylllr) | 1013 comments Stephanie wrote: "I second 1984. Over on the modern thread, 1Q84 has been nominated. It would be kinda cool if the group read both in the same month."

WITHDRAW my second for 1984, because my main interest in reading it would be to compare it to 1Q84. Just to warn ppl, 1Q84 is over 900 pp long. And one reviewer says 'icky sex scenes.' (And she doesn't seem to be the kind of person who would call a sex scene 'icky' without good reason.)

Edit again - oh boy did I confuse myself, sorry. Clarified now, I hope. Thank you for the catch, Ella.


message 23: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I will second the sun also rises


message 24: by Ella (last edited Mar 17, 2018 02:17PM) (new)

Ella (ellamc) No worries, Cheryl. I just didn't want anyone to run away from Orwell because of length. ;) And yes, the titles aren't easy to type quickly without at least a few mistypes! Now I'll just do my seconds all in one post as I meant to do first time. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone.

I second:

The Sun Also Rises
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Breakfast at Tiffany's


message 25: by Kim (new)

Kim WV | 95 comments I second A Man Called Ove


message 27: by Ա․ (last edited Mar 18, 2018 11:14PM) (new)


message 28: by Alison (new)

Alison (ajanteau) | 20 comments I second 1984 and Neverwhere.


message 29: by MissLemon (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 274 comments Neverwhere please


message 30: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I will second a Tale of Two Cites. It is a favorite


message 33: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline I second Neverwhere.


message 34: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 201 comments I’ll second Dune.


message 35: by Megan (new)

Megan | 386 comments I second A Tale of Two Cities and A Man Called Ove


message 36: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Drees | 12 comments I second neverwhere


message 37: by Sj (new)

Sj | 46 comments I second Dune


message 38: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Drees | 12 comments I also would like to nominate gone with the wind.


message 39: by NancyJ (last edited Mar 24, 2018 11:23PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) I nominate All the Light We Cannot See.
It came in second last month, so I know a lot of other people want to read it too.


message 40: by Shaneka (new)

Shaneka Knight | 103 comments I second: A tale of two cities and One hundred years of solitude!


message 41: by NancyJ (last edited Mar 24, 2018 11:22PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) Cheryl wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "I second 1984. Over on the modern thread, 1Q84 has been nominated. It would be kinda cool if the group read both in the same month."


Thanks for the warning about IQ84!


message 42: by NancyJ (last edited Mar 22, 2018 11:49PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) I second Breakfast at Tiffany's - though as I recall it's very short
I second Gone with the wind


message 43: by Sierra (new)

Sierra J (sierraj0303) | 115 comments I'll second - All the Light We Cannot See & A Man Called Ove


message 44: by Quinty (new)

Quinty | 139 comments I second All the Light We Cannot See and A Tale of Two Cities


message 45: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 701 comments I'll second Dune again :)


message 46: by Susan (new)

Susan | 442 comments Gotta second A Man Called Ove! I have to read it one way or another!


message 47: by Kaseadillla (new)

Kaseadillla | 1349 comments Mod
Jennifer wrote: "I also would like to nominate gone with the wind."
We have not read gone with the wind as a group, so unfortunately not eligible here. But next month please keep it in mind for the Classics thread!


message 48: by Jacinta (new)

Jacinta | 62 comments I second One Hundred Years of Solitude.


message 50: by KP (new)

KP | 42 comments I second.

Man called ove
All the light we cannot see
1984


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