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message 1: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2383 comments July 2018 New School group read nominations are now open! Please review the requirements below for book eligibility.

Please take note of the nomination rules!

1.) Books that have already been featured as group reads are not eligible for nomination. Bookshelf

2.) Eligible publication dates for books are 1900-1999.

3.) 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.

4.) 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.

4a.) A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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.

5.) 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.

5a.) 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.

6.) Nominations will remain open until the 14th of the month. Polls will open on the 16th and run until the last day of the month.


message 2: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1845 comments I would like to nominate Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie


message 3: by Jehona (new)

Jehona | 182 comments I'd like to nominate Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore


message 4: by Francisca (new)

Francisca | 368 comments I'd like to nominate Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl


message 5: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2860 comments I second Midnight's Children.


message 6: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt.


message 7: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 141 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie"

A third for Midnight's Children! :)


message 8: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (melly2508) I would like to nominate The Alienist by Caleb Carr (pub 1994)


message 9: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt."

I second Possession.


message 10: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) I nominate Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (562 pp., pub 1991).


message 11: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt."

I second Possession."


Thanks, Bat-Cat.


message 12: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Janet wrote: "Bat-Cat wrote: "Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt."

I second Possession."

Thanks, Bat-Cat."


You are welcome, Janet.


message 13: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 145 comments Aubrey wrote: "I nominate Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (562 pp., pub 1991)."

Seconded


message 14: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 799 comments Also seconding Possession


message 15: by Brina (new)

Brina I will nominate Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan S Paton.


message 16: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Candi wrote: "Also seconding Possession"

Thanks Candi.


message 17: by Luffy (new)

Luffy (monkey-d-luffy) | 438 comments I second Cry, The Beloved Country.


message 18: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Luffy :-)


message 19: by Luffy (new)

Luffy (monkey-d-luffy) | 438 comments Brina wrote: "Thank you, Luffy :-)"

Mention not.


message 20: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments I'd like to nominated Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh 1930, 322 pages. I just checked our shelves and don't think we've read anything by Waugh yet.


message 21: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Pink wrote: "I'd like to nominated Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh 1930, 322 pages. I just checked our shelves and don't think we've read anything by Waugh yet."

I second Vile Bodies Pink. I just finished my first book by Evelyn Waugh, The Loved One which was excellent!


message 22: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments Aubrey wrote: "I nominate Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (562 pp., pub 1991)."

I'll add a second :-)


message 23: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) Petrichor wrote: "Aubrey wrote: "I nominate Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (562 pp., pub 1991)."

I'll add a second :-)"


Leslie wrote: "Aubrey wrote: "I nominate Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (562 pp., pub 1991)."

Seconded"


Thanks, Leslie and Petrichor.


message 24: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Thanks Loretta, I've read two other books by him and enjoyed them both immensely. That hasn't stopped this one from languishing on my shelf for years!


message 25: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Pink wrote: "Thanks Loretta, I've read two other books by him and enjoyed them both immensely. That hasn't stopped this one from languishing on my shelf for years!"

☺️


message 26: by Zoe (new)


message 27: by Thorkell (last edited May 01, 2018 02:22PM) (new)


message 28: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna (adeczka13) | 55 comments I nominate The Secret History by Donna Tartt


message 29: by Julie (new)

Julie | 649 comments Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt."

I 2nd Possession


message 30: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments Julie wrote: "Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt."

I 2nd Possession"


Thanks, Julie. :-)


message 31: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4190 comments I nominate Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. Funny, bookish, and only 233 pages. :-)


message 32: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Julie wrote: "Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt."

I 2nd Possession"
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Thank you Julie.


message 33: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Kathleen wrote: "I nominate Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. Funny, bookish, and only 233 pages. :-)"

I'll second Cold Comfort Farm.


message 34: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4190 comments Renee wrote: "Kathleen wrote: "I nominate Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. Funny, bookish, and only 233 pages. :-)"

I'll second Cold Comfort Farm."


Yay! Thanks, Renee.


message 35: by Nathalie (new)

Nathalie | 325 comments Ada wrote: "I nominate The Secret History by Donna Tartt"

Second this!


message 36: by George P. (new)

George P. | 582 comments Bat-Cat wrote: "Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt."

I second Possession."


I'm in the middle of reading it, so that would be nice for me.


message 37: by George P. (new)

George P. | 582 comments Jehona wrote: "I'd like to nominate Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore"

English title is "A Grain of Sand", but the link doesn't seem to work with that name.


message 38: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments George wrote: "Bat-Cat wrote: "Janet wrote: "I would like to nominate Possession by A.S. Byatt."

I second Possession."

I'm in the middle of reading it, so that would b..."

Let us know how you like it.


message 39: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2383 comments Jehona wrote: "I'd like to nominate Chokher Bali by Rabindranath Tagore"

A Grain of Sand is an alternative English title. (Thanks George.) It seems to be in print under both titles and depends on the translator.


message 40: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3409 comments Pink wrote: "I'd like to nominated Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh 1930, 322 pages. I just checked our shelves and don't think we've read anything by Waugh yet."

I'll also second Vile Bodies because I own it and also read the Loved One and loved it.


message 41: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Sue wrote: "Pink wrote: "I'd like to nominated Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh 1930, 322 pages. I just checked our shelves and don't think we've read anything by Waugh yet."

I'll also..."


Excellent Sue! 😊


message 42: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 874 comments Ada wrote: "I nominate The Secret History by Donna Tartt"

I second Ada's nomination of The Secret History by Donna Tartt


message 43: by Michele (new)

Michele | 1012 comments Matt wrote: I second Ada's nomination of The Secret History by Donna Tartt"

Third.


message 44: by Tonia (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments I'd like to nominate Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer


message 45: by Wreade1872 (new)

Wreade1872 | 907 comments I'll second Cold Comfort Farm .


message 46: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sasstel) | 426 comments I nominate My Ántonia by Willa Cather.


message 47: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 393 comments I'll second The Secret History


message 48: by Jana (new)

Jana Ada wrote: "I nominate The Secret History by Donna Tartt"

I second this!


message 49: by Melanti (last edited May 04, 2018 07:15AM) (new)

Melanti | 2383 comments Here's where it stands right now.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt, 559 pages, 1992 - Nominated by Ada
5 Seconds: Nathalie, Matt, Michele, Tammy, Jana
Possession by A.S. Byatt, 555 pages, 1990 - Nominated by Janet
4 Seconds: Bat-Cat, Candi, Julie, Darren
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages, 1981 - Nominated by J_BlueFlower
3 Seconds: Terris, Bárbara, Fred
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang, 562 pages, 1991 - Nominated by Aubrey
3 Seconds: Leslie, Petrichor, BAM
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages, 1932 - Nominated by Kathleen
2 Seconds: Renee, Wreade1872
Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, 322 pages, 1930 - Nominated by Pink
2 Seconds: Loretta, Sue
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, 314 pages, 1948 - Nominated by Brina
1 Second: Luffy
The Alienist by Caleb Carr, 498 pages, 1994 - Nominated by Melissa
Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer, 361 pages, 1979 - Nominated by Tonia
The Centurions by Jean Lartéguy, 487 pages, 1961 - Nominated by Thorkell
Chokher Bali/A Grain of Sand by Rabindranath Tagore, 298 pages, 1902 - Nominated by Jehona
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, 159 pages, 1956 - Nominated by Zoe
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, 184 pages, 1946 - Nominated by Francisca
My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 232 pages, 1918 - Nominated by Sarah


message 50: by MissFede (new)

MissFede (missfl) So many great nominees! I'll 2nd Midnight's Children :)


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