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message 1: by Nina (last edited Apr 10, 2018 01:44AM) (new)

Nina | 449 comments Hi all!

It's time for our June nominations.

Nomination Rules - please read them carefully:
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books only (over 50 years old - please check if you are not sure).
3. Books can be of any length, but if a book wins and is over 600 pages, we will read it over a two month period.
4. No book we have read before as a group read.*
5. No book from an author who we have read in the last 10 months.†
6. To facilitate poll creation, please use a Goodreads link to add the nomination by clicking on 'add book/author' above the text box.
7. Please indicate whether or not you would be willing to lead the discussion if your nomination is chosen.

*For a full list of books we have read before please check the master-list:

(Note: lists sorted by book title, author surname, or date read)

†Authors not to nominate:
E.M. Forster (May 2018)
Kenneth Grahame (April 2018)
Daphne du Maurier (March 2018)
Gaston Leroux (February 2018)
Ernest Hemingway (January 2018)
Edith Wharton (December 2017)
Elizabeth Gaskell (November 2017)
Grahame Greene (October 2017)
Madeleine L'Engle (September 2017)
Agatha Christie (August 2017)

You have until April 13th to nominate.

Nominations so far:
On the Beach by Nevil Shute (Emily can lead)
City by Clifford D. Simak (CluckingBell can lead)
The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
What Maisie Knew by Henry James (Gisela can lead)
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck (Dj can lead)
Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann (Biblio can lead)
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli (Carol can lead)

message 2: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 772 comments Mod
On the Beach by Nevil Shute. Can lead.

message 3: by CluckingBell (new)

CluckingBell City, by Clifford D. Simak (and the Dogs shall inherit the earth!). I could lead.

message 5: by Gisela (last edited Apr 02, 2018 05:18AM) (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 116 comments How about What Maisie Knew and I can lead.

message 6: by Dj (new)

Dj | 51 comments Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. Willing to lead.

message 7: by Lori (new)

Lori (fairytalegoddess) | 2 comments Anne of Green Gables!! I've never read it but always want to.

message 8: by Heather L (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) Lori wrote: "Anne of Green Gables!! I've never read it but always want to."

We read that last July.

message 9: by Lori (new)

Lori (fairytalegoddess) | 2 comments Oh sorry just seeing there's a list.

message 10: by Biblio (last edited Apr 07, 2018 09:29PM) (new)

Biblio Curious (bibliocurious) | 55 comments Could I nominate Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann? It's originally a German language book and is about a musical composer who trades his soul for 24 years of composition mastery. There's a few scenes of music theory ^.^ It's also an allegory for the Third Reich so there's some of Germany's darkest days in this book. Can lead.

message 11: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) I nominate The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli. First published in 1513 and only 140 pages. I can lead.

message 12: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments DJ, Biblio, Carol, great, I'll add your nominations to the list.

Lori, do you want to nominate another book instead?

message 13: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments Nominations are closed, you can find the poll here:

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