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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (last edited Aug 16, 2009 05:10PM) (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10021 comments Mod
Ok, So I decided to start this a little early.
I have a feeling next week might be too hectic for me to monitor this closely so here we go:

Please read the rules for nominating BEFORE you creat your post!!

We will have two catagories this month:
Cat1- Regular Fiction/Non-Fiction
Cat2- Required School Reading
*

*If you choose to nominate a book for catagory 2, please nominate a book that you were forced to read in High School that you feel you will have a better appreciation for now that you have grown and matured into a book loving adult OR a book everyone else got assigned but you never had the chance to read!

Only ONE nomination per person.

Please be sure to post the title, author, and the catagory it belongs to.

If your post does not have those three things, it will not be counted.

Are you ready?
I will accept nominations through Saturday night. Once I close nominations I will create the polls and let you know when it is time to vote!



message 2: by Hayes (last edited Aug 13, 2009 09:56AM) (new)

Hayes (hayes13) Cat 2 Invisible Man Ralph Ellison

I never did read this in school, just pretended... high time I got to it!!


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) OK - I'll go first. If I have it correct, Cat 2 is something I read but didn't appreciate, so:

Cat 2 - The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway


message 4: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10021 comments Mod
Lyn, yes, OR it could be something other people were assigned, but you never were!


message 7: by Bhumi (new)

Bhumi | 524 comments Category 1 - Shanghai Girls by Lisa See


message 8: by AnnaMaria (new)

AnnaMaria (annamariaw) The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien for cat 2.

(Apologies if this has already been read - I'm newbie to the list>)


message 9: by Bree (new)

Bree (breezybaby) | 10 comments Category 2: The Great Gatsby By Fitzgerald


message 10: by Carol (new)

Carol (caroldias) Cat 2 - Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

I so pretended to read it at school hehe


message 11: by Vicki (last edited Aug 13, 2009 11:49AM) (new)

Vicki Category 2- 1984 by George Orwell.

So I didn't like it then, but maybe given a chance, I'd like it now.


message 12: by JSou (last edited Aug 13, 2009 04:34PM) (new)

JSou Wow, I already see a lot of good ones for Cat 2, so I'll nominate:

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield for Cat 1.


ETA:Crap! I just was looking through the group's bookshelves and saw this was already a group read! Ooops, sorry! I'll withdraw my nomination until I can think of another one...


message 13: by Leslie (new)

Leslie (lesliecs) Somebody already nominated the one I was thinking for Category 2 (The Great Gatsby - I remember not hating it in high school, but I think I'd get something different out of it now), so I'll go for Category 1.

Category 1: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez


message 14: by Catamorandi (new)

Catamorandi (wwwgoodreadscomprofilerandi) | 1045 comments I'll nominate The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for cat 1.


message 15: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 437 comments Cat 1: Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay


message 16: by Monica (new)

Monica (monnieh722)
Cat2- Invisible Man Ralph Ellison. It's on my TBR in 2009 list. Might as well read it with everyone else and talk about it!



message 17: by Danielle (last edited Aug 13, 2009 02:25PM) (new)

Danielle (thewolvessaid) psst...Invisible Man was the first thing nominated already.


message 18: by Samantha McNulty (new)

Samantha McNulty Cat2- Skellig by David Almond


message 20: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (sbez05) | 556 comments Cat 1 - Invisible Monsters - Chuck Pahlaniuk


message 21: by Jennifer (new)


message 22: by Dgcox (new)

Dgcox | 1 comments Lori wrote: "Ok, So I decided to start this a little early.
I have a feeling next week might be too hectic for me to monitor this closely so here we go:

Please read the rules for nominating BEFORE you crea..."


sorry to be such a newbie, but are discussions of books on political topics, asian culture, international relations, terrorism, counterterrorism and war appropriate on this page or can someone direct me to a more appropriate group.

Thanks



Yvette (hooked on the nook) (yjacobs99) Cat 1: My Life in France by Julia Child


message 24: by scherzo♫ (last edited Aug 13, 2009 03:57PM) (new)

scherzo♫ (pjreads) cat 1: The Supreme Court and the American Elite by Lucas A. Powe


message 25: by JSou (last edited Aug 13, 2009 04:22PM) (new)

JSou Okay, back with my real nomination :)

Cat 1: Posession by A.S. Byatt


message 26: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 2 comments cat 2- Romeo and Juliet


message 27: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10021 comments Mod
Recap of what we have nominated so far:

Cat1:
Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
In the Time of the Butterflies - Julia Alvarez
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay
The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. - Sandra Gulland
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Pahlaniuk
The Gun Seller - Hugh Laurie
My Life in France - Julia Child
The Supreme Court and the American Elite - Lucas A. Powe
Posession - A.S. Byatt
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood


Cat2:
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Of Mice of Men - Steinbeck
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Country Girls - Edna O'Brien
The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
1984 - George Orwell
Skellig - David Almond


These are the valid nominations so far. If you don't see yours listed, you may be missing one of the three vital pcs of information I require!!

Keep em coming!



message 29: by Carol (new)

Carol Category 2-Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I hated it.


message 30: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 14 comments Cat 1--The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley


message 31: by Denise (new)

Denise | 4 comments Cat 2 - Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.


message 34: by Tammy AZ (new)

Tammy AZ (tammyaz) Category 2: The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Category 1: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
(This is 2009 Hugo Award winner for Best Novel)

Category 2: Holes by Louis Sachar


JG (Introverted Reader) Beng, we only get one nomination each, so you'll have to choose between your two.


message 37: by Bookworm (new)

Bookworm | 3 comments cat 1:deception point dan brown


message 38: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) The Scarlet LetterNathaniel Hawthorne

Cat 2

Read back in high school, didn't get it and the teacher was boring, spent the rest of classics using cliff notes


message 39: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikareading) Gilead by Marilynne Robinson for Category 1


message 40: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 14, 2009 07:14AM) (new)

JG wrote: "Beng, we only get one nomination each, so you'll have to choose between your two."

Oh, my fault. ^0^
I assumed 1 for each category.
I'll stick with Cat 1: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


message 41: by Annie (new)

Annie (smallbookblogger) | 46 comments cat 2: The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliff. I was supposed to read this for a gothic section of lit class but missed it when grandpa passed.


message 42: by Gretta (new)

Gretta | 18 comments Cat2 - On the Beach by Nevil Shute


message 44: by Suzanne (last edited Aug 14, 2009 11:48AM) (new)

Suzanne (bellamy22) | 610 comments Cat 1- 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' by Stieg Larsson


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) Cat 1 - 'Julie & Julia' by Julie Powell


message 46: by Kate (new)

Kate MacKinnon | 21 comments Cat 2 - 'Animal Farm' - George Orwell


message 47: by Diane (new)

Diane  (dianedj) How about Cat 1 - The Hour I First Believed A Novel by Wally Lamb


message 48: by Mita (new)

Mita (mitab) Category 2 - The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck!


message 49: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10021 comments Mod
Recap of what we have nominated so far:

Cat1:
Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
In the Time of the Butterflies - Julia Alvarez
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay
The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. - Sandra Gulland
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Pahlaniuk
The Gun Seller - Hugh Laurie
My Life in France - Julia Child
The Supreme Court and the American Elite - Lucas A. Powe
Posession - A.S. Byatt
Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
The Outside World - Tova Mirvis
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
deception point - dan brown
Gilead - Marilynne Robinson
The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalian
Julie & Julia - Julie Powell
The Hour I First Believed A Novel - Wally Lamb


Cat2:
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
Of Mice of Men - Steinbeck
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Country Girls - Edna O'Brien
The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald
Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
1984 - George Orwell
Skellig - David Almond
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
The Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Mysteries of Udolpho - Anne Radcliff
On the Beach - Nevil Shute
Animal Farm - George Orwell



message 50: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 10021 comments Mod
Some of you are repeating nominations that have already been posted. Some of you are not putting all the required information. Tsk Tsk.... Remove your old post and repost a new one with the correct information to make it on the list....


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