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message 1: by Louise (last edited May 11, 2018 12:17PM) (new)

Louise Hi all.

It's time for our July 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:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
(Note: lists sorted by book title, author surname, or date read)


†Authors not to nominate:
Henry James (June
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)

Nominations will close and will go up on the 10th of May.


Nominations so far:
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle - Kenneth to lead??
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury - Kelly to lead??
Silas Marner by George Eliot - Louise to lead
Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather - Carol to lead
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Emily to lead
Lust for Life by Irving Stone - Steven to lead
The Iliad by Homer - Louise to lead
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy - Nina to lead


message 2: by Jen_Ken (new)

Jen_Ken a.k.a....Jenny from the block | 5 comments I nominate A. Conan Doyle; “The Lost World”.


message 3: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Martin (kellymartinbooks) | 1 comments Ray Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes


message 4: by Louise (new)

Louise @Kenneth, Kelly: Are you happy to lead discussions for the books you've nominated?


message 5: by Rudolph (new)

Rudolph (rudolphdmello) I would like to nominate Silas Marner by George Eliot. This is my first nomination so not sure I will be able to handle the leading part.


message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) I nominate Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. I can lead.


message 7: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)


message 8: by Steven (last edited May 02, 2018 12:39PM) (new)

Steven Meyer I nominate Lust for Life by Irving Stone. I can lead.


message 9: by Lia (new)

Lia The Iliad by Homer. Can't lead.


message 10: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments I nominate The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy. Can lead.


message 11: by Maria (new)

Maria | 2 comments I stand by Lia: The Iliad would be awesome!


message 12: by Louise (new)

Louise Nominations closed - Poll on the way


message 13: by Ray (new)

Ray Johns | 4 comments I nominate the The Blithedale RomanceNathaniel Hawthorne Here is a brief excerpt from chapter 2 of the novel, "The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed. The Blithedale Romance, Ch. 2. " Nathaniel Hawthorne - Biography and Works. Search Texts, Read Online. Discuss.: http://www.online-literature.com/hawt...


message 14: by Louise (new)

Louise Hi Ray, I'm afraid nominations have closed now and the poll is already up. Do feel free to nominate it for August when we open for nominations though.


message 15: by Ray (new)

Ray Johns | 4 comments Louise wrote: "Hi Ray, I'm afraid nominations have closed now and the poll is already up. Do feel free to nominate it for August when we open for nominations though."
Thanks Louise , I will renominate Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, "The Blithedale Romance" on cooperative community livable communes because I think it is still very relevant to today's #climatechallenged societies we live in today that need to change , getting off fossil fuel based energy systems for one thing.


message 16: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 772 comments Mod
Louise, has the thread for this been created yet?


message 17: by Louise (new)

Louise Sorry, will get on that as soon as I get back from work.


message 18: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 772 comments Mod
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