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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (last edited May 06, 2018 05:26AM) (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
The theme for the April Book of the Month is a short book. For a definition and suggestions, please see this topic.

This year, we decided to use challenge prompts (in this case, no. 30) for Book of the Month so members could participate without have to add side-reads to their plans. Of course, you don't have to use the chosen book for week 30.

For those new to the group, a brief intro on the book of the month may be found here.

- One suggestion per user
- A book will enter the poll once someone "seconds" the book
- Seconding a book counts as your suggestion
- Suggestions will remain open for one week or as soon as 5-6 books have been seconded.

- A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman
- Nutshell by Ian McEwan
- 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
- Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
- Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

Available to be Seconded:
- Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen
- I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn
- Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

message 2: by Zaz (new)

Zaz | 2978 comments My suggestion is A House at the Bottom of a Lake.
By the author of Bird Box. 118 pages.

message 3: by Joan (last edited May 02, 2018 08:49AM) (new)

Joan Barnett | 1672 comments The War of the Worlds - is my suggestion - 192 pages

message 4: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1393 comments Nutshell - 208 pages

message 5: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 1095 comments I second A House at the Bottom of a Lake.

message 6: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 743 comments How about Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen?

99 pages.

message 7: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited May 02, 2018 12:27PM) (new)

message 8: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 2484 comments I second Nutshell

message 9: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline | 426 comments I second 84, Charing Cross Road

message 10: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
I'm going to nominate Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Always have to read the book before the movie!

message 11: by Ann (new)

Ann S | 618 comments Nominating I Was Amelia Earhart 160 pages

message 12: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

message 13: by Cheri (new)

Cheri (jovali2) | 542 comments I nominate Parnassus on Wheels, 152 pages, only 99 cents for a kindle copy.

message 14: by Joan (new)

Joan Barnett | 1672 comments Since no one has seconded The War of the Worlds yet and I was waffling between suggesting that one or Annihilation - can I withdraw my suggestion for War of the Worlds and second Annihilation?????

message 15: by Peter (new)

Peter | -20 comments I'll nominate Beasts of No Nation - 142 pages

message 16: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
The list is updated. I'll leave the suggestions open for another 24 hours and if we don't get a 5th "second" then we can move forward with 4 entries :)

message 17: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa | 265 comments I second Parnassus on Wheels

message 18: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
The poll has been posted!

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