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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9842 comments Mod
Nominations are open for our July 2018 reread. Only books currently on our group bookshelf are eligible: Book Shelf

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

Tess of the D'Urbervilles, June 2018
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

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) | 9842 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 A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 Aubrey (last edited Apr 30, 2018 10:10PM) (new)

Aubrey (korrick) Obligatory nomination of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (496 pp., pub. 1943) here.

(Also Katy, just fyi, your message says July but your title says May)


message 4: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9842 comments Mod
Obviously I am tired and need to get to sleep. ;) Thanks


message 6: by Bárbara (last edited May 01, 2018 08:29AM) (new)


message 8: by Brina (new)

Brina Aubrey, you beat me to it. I'm seconding A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I hope that eventually this year it will win!!


message 9: by Jehona (new)

Jehona | 182 comments Bárbara wrote: "Nominating The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek :)"

I'll second it too.


message 11: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments I would like to nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


message 12: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melly2508) I nominate The Iliad by Homer


message 13: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 145 comments Francisca wrote: "I nominate All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque"

Seconded


message 14: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 799 comments I will also second All Quiet on the Western Front


message 15: by Luffy (new)

Luffy (monkey-d-luffy) | 436 comments I second The Iliad.


message 16: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melly2508) Luffy wrote: "I second The Iliad."

cheers!


message 17: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments I'd like to nominate Paradise Lost by John Milton 1667, 453 pages. We read it as a group back in December 2012


message 18: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4182 comments Pink wrote: "I'd like to nominate Paradise Lost by John Milton 1667, 453 pages. We read it as a group back in December 2012"

I'll second this. I was wishing recently that this would come up for a group read! I've never read it and could use some help. :-)


message 19: by Lia (new)

Lia I third The Iliad


message 20: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melly2508) Lia wrote: "I third The Iliad"

Thanks!


message 21: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments I nominate King Lear by William Shakespeare, published in 1603 and 316 pages.


message 22: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) Brina wrote: "Aubrey, you beat me to it. I'm seconding A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I hope that eventually this year it will win!!"

Ha, thanks Brina.


message 23: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Thanks Kathleen, I've never read it either and think I could do with the help too!


message 24: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments Francisca wrote: "I nominate All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque"

I'll add a second!


message 25: by Thorkell (new)

Thorkell Ottarsson I nominate Catch-22 (Catch-22 #1) by Joseph Heller Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Joseph Heller.


message 26: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments I would like to nominate Out of Africa.


message 27: by Zoe (new)

Zoe (bookfanatic66) | 241 comments I second Catch-22


message 28: by Sara, Old School Classics (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 6078 comments Mod
I'll add a second for All Quiet on the Western Front


message 29: by Michele (new)

Michele | 1012 comments Brina wrote: "Aubrey, you beat me to it. I'm seconding A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I hope that eventually this year it will win!!"

Third!


message 30: by CluckingBell (new)

CluckingBell | 25 comments I'll fourth The Iliad.


message 31: by Petra (new)

Petra I'll third Paradise Lost.


message 32: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) Michele wrote: "Brina wrote: "Aubrey, you beat me to it. I'm seconding A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I hope that eventually this year it will win!!"

Third!"


Thanks Michele.


message 33: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy | 50 comments I’d like to nominate East of Eden.


message 34: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna (adeczka13) | 55 comments I nominate Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen


message 35: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4182 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "I would like to nominate Out of Africa."

I'll second this one. This feels familiar ... :-)


message 36: by Julie (new)

Julie | 649 comments Pink wrote: "I'd like to nominate Paradise Lost by John Milton 1667, 453 pages. We read it as a group back in December 2012"

I 2nd - it's on my Old&New Challenge :)


message 37: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Kathleen wrote: "Bat-Cat wrote: "I would like to nominate Out of Africa."

I'll second this one. This feels familiar ... :-)"


Thank you, Kathleen! Perhaps we have a better chance this time. :-)


message 38: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9842 comments Mod
Kathleen wrote: "Bat-Cat wrote: "I would like to nominate Out of Africa."

I'll second this one. This feels familiar ... :-)"


You have already seconded Paradise Lost, do you wish to change that second to this one? Only one second per member.


message 39: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9842 comments Mod
Summary #1

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, 1943, 496 pages, Read: 2013, 2012
Aubrey, Brina, Michele

Despair by Vladimir Nabokov, 1989, 212 pages, Read: 2013
J_BlueFlower

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Read: 2012
Bárbara, Jerome, Jehona

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, 1929, 296 pages, Read: 2015
Francisca, Leslie, Candi, Petrichor, Sara

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 1860, 505 pages, Read: 2014
Janet

The Iliad by Homer, 750 BCE, 683 pages, Read: 2012
Melissa, Luffy, Lia, CluckingBell

Paradise Lost by John Milton, 1667, 453 pages, Read: 2012
Pink, Kathleen, Petra, Julie

King Lear by William Shakespeare, 1603, 316 pages, Read: 2012
Loretta

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 1961, 453 pages, Read: 2013
Thorkell, Zoe

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen, 1937, 399 pages, Read: 2012
Bat-Cat

East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 1952, 601 pages, Read: Jan 2013, Nov 2013, 2015
Chrissy


message 40: by KarenMc (new)

KarenMc | 24 comments I will second The Iliad


message 41: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Cline Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens"

I second this.


message 42: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 869 comments I’d like to throw in another 2nd for Paradise Lost. I think group discussion would be helpful on that one!


message 43: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Vicki wrote: "Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens"

I second this."


Thanks Vicki.


message 44: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3392 comments Loretta wrote: "I nominate King Lear by William Shakespeare, published in 1603 and 316 pages."

I'll second King Lear because it's on my Old and New Challenge. We are on the same reading wavelength lately Loretta!


message 45: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4182 comments Katy wrote: "Kathleen wrote: "Bat-Cat wrote: "I would like to nominate Out of Africa."

I'll second this one. This feels familiar ... :-)"

You have already seconded Paradise Lost, d..."


Yikes! Thank you Katy. Since Paradise Lost has had some other seconds, I would like to change my second to Out of Africa. Sorry 'bout that!


message 46: by Tonia (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments I'll second Catch 22.


message 47: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1844 comments Looks like a have Despair all to myself. I retract my nomination and second All Quiet on the Western Front


message 48: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "Looks like a have Despair all to myself. I retract my nomination and second All Quiet on the Western Front"

I feel with you. I'm also on my own in the Old School category.

But also: Yay, thanks for joining the All Quiet on the Western Front club! :-)


message 49: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9842 comments Mod
Summary #2

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, 1943, 496 pages, Read: 2013, 2012
Aubrey, Brina, Michele

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Read: 2012
Bárbara, Jerome, Jehona

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, 1929, 296 pages, Read: 2015
Francisca, Leslie, Candi, Petrichor, Sara, J_BlueFlower

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 1860, 505 pages, Read: 2014
Janet, Vicki

The Iliad by Homer, 750 BCE, 683 pages, Read: 2012
Melissa, Luffy, Lia, CluckingBell, KarenMc

Paradise Lost by John Milton, 1667, 453 pages, Read: 2012
Pink, Petra, Julie, Matt

King Lear by William Shakespeare, 1603, 316 pages, Read: 2012
Loretta, Sue

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 1961, 453 pages, Read: 2013
Thorkell, Zoe, Tonia

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

East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 1952, 601 pages, Read: Jan 2013, Nov 2013, 2015
Chrissy


message 50: by Jana (new)

Jana Aubrey wrote: "Obligatory nomination of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (496 pp., pub. 1943) here.

(Also Katy, just fyi, your message says July but your title says May)"


I'll second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


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