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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Apr 14, 2018 09:14PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Nominations are open for our June 2018 reread. Only books currently on our group bookshelf are eligible: Book Shelf

Below is a list of the past year's reread winners.

North and South, May 2018
Persuasion, April 2018
A Tale of Two Cities, March 2018
The Catcher in the Rye, February 2018
Doctor Zhivago, January 2018
A Christmas Carol, December 2017
Madame Bovary, November 2017
Fahrenheit 451, October 2017
Slaughterhouse-Five September 2017
The Grapes of Wrath, August 2017
Wuthering Heights July 2017
Brave New World, June 2017

Revisit the Shelf Nomination Requirements:
1. Time Since Last Read. A book is only eligible for rereading if it has not been a group read in the last 12 months (1 year). A book read by the group in any of our reading categories in the past year is not eligible for nomination.

2. When making a nomination, please use "add book/author" link to help others view the book selected.

3. Nominations will run from today thru the 14th. Polls will open on the 16th and will run until the end of the month


message 2: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
1. Only five books, by five different authors will move forward to each poll. This will be determined by the number of seconds a book receives. The five books with the most seconds moves to the poll.

2. Only one nomination or one second per member will be allowed. A nomination can be changed only until it has been seconded. Once seconded, in fairness to the member making the second, the nomination will stand.

2a. A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice. This change must in some way be noted in a post such as, "I am withdrawing my second for book A and placing it on book B." It will be easier to moderator to track changes.

3. Only one book per author, In the event of more than one book by the same author is nominated, only the first one to receive a second will be eligible. The nominator of the ruled ineligible book will be able to nominate a replacement or second another already in nomination.

3a. Same author-multiple categories. The same author may be nominated in multiple categories in a single month as long as the nominations are for different books. In the case of identical nominations, precedence will go to the first one to receive a second.

Discussion Thread for New Rules


message 3: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1673 comments I would like to nominate The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. 283 pages, first published 1947.


message 4: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments I nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (pub 1943, 496 pp).


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 273 comments I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


message 8: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments I nominate Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen.


message 9: by Piyangie (new)

Piyangie | 439 comments I nominate Crime and Punishment.


message 10: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) | 315 comments Aubrey wrote: "I nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (pub 1943, 496 pp)."

I second this. Again :)


message 11: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 779 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "I nominate Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen."

I will second Out of Africa :)


message 12: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 839 comments I’ll second Piyangie’s nomination of Crime and Punishment. One of my all-time favorite novels!


message 13: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments Sam wrote: "Aubrey wrote: "I nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (pub 1943, 496 pp)."

I second this. Again :)"


Kelly wrote: "I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

Jana wrote: "I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

Thanks Jana, Kelly, and Sam :)


message 14: by Piyangie (new)

Piyangie | 439 comments Matt wrote: "I’ll second Piyangie’s nomination of Crime and Punishment. One of my all-time favorite novels!"

Thanks, Matt. Hope it would go to the polls. :-) Anyway it is good to hear from you after some time. :-)


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message 16: by Francisca (last edited Apr 01, 2018 11:48AM) (new)

Francisca | 368 comments I'll second All Quiet on the Western Front - I was going to nominate it anyway! :)


message 17: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments I nominate King Lear by William Shakespeare, published in 1603 and 316 pages.


message 18: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 3937 comments I second Out of Africa


message 19: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Thank you, Kathleen! :-)


message 20: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments Patti wrote: "I nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn published January 18, 2005. 493 pages."

I'll assume you meant to second my nomination of this, Patti, so thanks.


message 21: by Brina (new)

Brina I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and will until it wins :-)


message 22: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments Brina wrote: "I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and will until it wins :-)"

Thanks Brina :)


message 23: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments I nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It almost won last month's poll so hopefully it can cross the finish line this time


message 24: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melly2508) I nominate Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. 257 pages.


message 25: by Petra (new)

Petra Loretta wrote: "I nominate King Lear by William Shakespeare, published in 1603 and 316 pages."

I second King Lear.


message 26: by Erin (new)

Erin (erinm31) | 609 comments I’ll also second All Quiet on the Western Front


message 27: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Petra wrote: "Loretta wrote: "I nominate King Lear by William Shakespeare, published in 1603 and 316 pages."

I second King Lear."


Thank you Petra! 😊


message 29: by Solange (new)

Solange | 54 comments Janet wrote: "I nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It almost won last month's poll so hopefully it can cross the finish line this time"

I’ll second Great Expectations.


message 30: by Julie (new)

Julie | 644 comments Kimberly wrote: "I'll nominate Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy."

I'll 2nd this :)


message 31: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 130 comments Julie wrote: "Kimberly wrote: "I'll nominate Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy."

I'll 2nd this :)"


Yay, thank you!


message 32: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Solange wrote: "Janet wrote: "I nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It almost won last month's poll so hopefully it can cross the finish line this time"

I’ll second [book:G..."


Thanks again Solange.


message 33: by Thorkell (new)

Thorkell Ottarsson Piyangie wrote: "I nominate Crime and Punishment."

I second Crime and Punishment!


message 34: by Tonia (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments I'll second Tess :)


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 216 comments I will use my 2nd to 2nd A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ! I ADORE this book. --Jen from Quebec :0)


message 36: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments Jennifer Lynn wrote: "I will use my 2nd to 2nd A Tree Grows in Brooklyn ! I ADORE this book. --Jen from Quebec :0)"

Thanks Jen :)


message 37: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Summary #1 (after 2 days)

The Diary of a Young Girl, 1947, 283 pages, Read: 2016 -- J_BlueFlower, Zoe, Candi

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943, 496 pages, Read: 2013, 2012 -- Aubrey, Jana, Kelly, Sam, Patti, Brina, Jennifer Lynn

Out of Africa, 1937, 399 pages, Read: 2012 -- Bat-Cat, Kathleen

Crime and Punishment, 1866, 671 pages, Read: 2014 -- Piyangie, Matt, Thorkell

All Quiet on the Western Front, 1929, 296 pages, Read: 2015 -- Sara, Francisca, Erin

King Lear, 1603, 316 pages, Read: 2012 -- Loretta, Petra

Great Expectations, 1860, 505 pages, Read: 2014 -- Janet, Solange

Cranford, 1853, 257 pages, Read: 2015 -- Melissa

Tess of the D'Urbervilles, 1891, 518 pages, Read: 2013 -- Kimberly, Julie, Tonia


message 38: by Michele (new)

Michele | 1010 comments Melissa wrote: "I nominate Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. 257 pages."

I second!


message 39: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Michele wrote: "Melissa wrote: "I nominate Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell. 257 pages."

I second!"


I'll third Cranford.


message 40: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) I nominate Rob Roy, read in November 2012.


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll also second Tess


message 42: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melly2508) Thank you Michele and Renee!


message 43: by Darren (last edited Apr 03, 2018 05:47AM) (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1919 comments I nominate Beowulf by er... unknown!

"The earliest extant poem in a modern European language, "Beowulf" is an epic that reflects a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood, victory, and death."

Beowulf by Unknown

it's quite short, the Heaney translation is supposed to be pretty accessible, and I think it would make for an interesting group discussion... :o)


message 44: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 391 comments I'll second Crime and Punishment.


message 45: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 561 comments Darren wrote: "I nominate Beowulf by er... unknown!"

I'll second Beowulf!


message 46: by Dave (new)

Dave (adh3) | 688 comments I second Crime ans Punishment.


message 47: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tracyyy) | 4 comments I'll second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.


message 48: by WhoDakka (new)

WhoDakka | 4 comments I nominate The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.


message 49: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Drees | 8 comments I second rob roy


message 50: by Piyangie (new)

Piyangie | 439 comments Tammy wrote: "I'll second Crime and Punishment."

Thank you, Tammy.


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