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message 1: by Kristel (last edited May 16, 2018 08:19AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4259 comments Mod
We will be voting for July BOTM, our authors are Schnitzler to Soseki. (Books that will not be included as they were BOTM in 2016; There But For the (Ali Smith).

All members will have 1 free vote and if you have enough participation points you may cast up to an additional 4 votes.
This month the second book will be chosen by the auction. You can buy a chance to choose the second book by using participation points.
Participation points: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...

Please feel free to make comments about various books, try to persuade people to vote for your preferences or other comments pro or con. Have fun!

Here is the link to the survey monkey for voting. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8SZKRLQ


1. None But The Brave by Arthur Schnitzler, published 1901, 100 pages. Lieutenant Gustl

2. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness - Daniel Paul Schreber, 1903, 450 pages.

3. The Street of Crocodiles - Bruno Schulz, 1934m 350 pages.

4. To Each His Own - Leonardo Sciascia, 1966, 200 pages.

5. Rob Roy - Walter Scott, 1817, 500 pages

6. Ivanhoe - Walter Scott, 1820, 550 pages.

7. The Monastery - Walter Scott, 1820, 500 pages.

8. Vertigo - W.G. Sebald, 1990, 250 pages

9. The Emigrants - W.G. Sebald, 1992, 250 pages.

10. The Rings of Saturn - W.G. Sebald, 1995, 300 pages.

11. Austerlitz - W.G. Sebald, 2001, 300 pages.

12. Transit - Anna Seghers, 1944, 300 pages.

13. Requiem for a Dream - Hubert Selby Jr., 1978, 300 pages.

14. Great Apes - Will Self, 1997, 400 pages

15. How the Dead Live - Will Self, 2000, 250 pages.

16. Death and the Dervish - Meša Selimović, 1966, 500 pages.

17. The Lonely Londoners - Sam Selvon, 1956, 150 pages.

18. God's Bits of Wood - Ousmane Sembène, 1960, 250 pages.

19. The Case of Comrade Tulayev - Victor Serge, 1949, 350 pages.

20. Retreat Without Song - Shahan Shahnour, 1929, 150 pages.

21. An Obedient Father - Akhil Sharma, 2000, 300 pages.

22. Rickshaw Boy - Lao She, 1936, 300 pages.

23. Frankenstein - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1818, 250 pages.

24. The Stone Diaries - Carol Shields, 1993, 250 pages.

25. Unless - Carol Shields, 2002, 200 pages.

26. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute, 1950, 350 pages.

27. Quo Vadis - Henryk Sienkiewicz, 589 pages, 1896.

28. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Alan Sillitoe, 1958, 250 pages.

29. Downriver - Iain Sinclair, 1991, 400 pages.

30. London Orbital - Iain Sinclair, 2002, 500 pages.

31. Dining on Stones - Iain Sinclair, 2004, 450 pages.

32. The Life and Death of Harriett Frean - May Sinclair, 1922, 100 pages.

33. The Jungle - Upton Sinclair, 1906, 400 pages.

34. The Magician of Lublin - Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1960 200 pages.

35. The Manor - Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1967, 400 pages.

36. Animal's People - Indra Sinha, 2007, 400 pages.

37. The Engineer of Human Souls - Josef Škvorecký, 1977, 592 pages.

38. The Forbidden Kingdom - Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, 1932, 150 pages.

39. The Accidental - Ali Smith, 2005, 300 pages.

40. White Teeth - Zadie Smith, 2000, 450 pages.

41. On Beauty - Zadie Smith, 2005, 450 pages.

42. The Adventures of Roderick Random - Tobias Smollett, 1748, 200 pages.

43. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker - Tobias Smollett, 1771, 250 pages.

44. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1963, 150 pages.

45. Cancer Ward - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1968, 550 pages.

46. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. - Edith Somerville, and Ross, 1899, 200 pages.

47. The Real Charlotte Edith Somerville/Ross, 1894, 300 pages.

48. Lady Number Thirteen - José Carlos Somoza, 2003, 450 pages. no English Translation.

49. Kokoro - Natsume Sōseki, 1914, 250 pages.




Omitted because of page count
A Suitable Boy
Tale of Genji (1200 pages).
Islands, 750 pages.
Peregrine Pickle, 800 pages
The First Circle, 750 pages.


That is our slate for July.


message 2: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Ok..so is the second pick randomized or auction. Your post says it will be randomized, but that the next auction will be in May for July books? Unless I’m misreading something....


message 3: by Kristel (last edited May 15, 2018 07:50PM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4259 comments Mod
Okay, I couldn’t remember, I will make that correction. That’s the problem with cutting and pasting and not reading. i knew it was soon but couldn’t remember.


message 4: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4259 comments Mod
WE ARE DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS MONTH You may elect to buy a lottery ticket with your points. A lottery ticket will provide you with an opportunity to win the opportunity to choose our other book for the month from the books listen above.
Example: I have 4 participation points. I can choose to use those to vote above for book(s) or I can opt to buy lottery tickets. Say I choose to buy 4 lottery tickets. My name will go into the randomizer 4 times and at the end of voting the randomizer will pick one winner to choose our other book.


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2051 comments I don't believe there is an English translation of Lady Number Thirteen.


message 6: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2051 comments I am leaning most toward one of these:

Unless
Transit
The Street of Crocodiles


message 7: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4259 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "I am leaning most toward one of these:

Unless
Transit
The Street of Crocodiles"


I really want to read Unless so would be solidly behind that one.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi, I've just checked the Points Spreadsheet & I've no entries for April & May. I've not earned any points but I used 2 to vote for the June BOTM. Do I manually subtract these from the spreadsheet? - I think I read somewhere that I'm not meant to.

Sorry for interrupting the book comments flow - I'm a confused newbie :o)


message 9: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Catriona wrote: "Hi, I've just checked the Points Spreadsheet & I've no entries for April & May. I've not earned any points but I used 2 to vote for the June BOTM. Do I manually subtract these from the spreadsheet?..."

No, don’t subtract. We will do that. Book Worm will update spreadsheet. May isn’t updated until after voting is over.


message 10: by Jen (new)

Jen | 111 comments Kristel wrote: "Diane wrote: "I am leaning most toward one of these:

Unless
Transit
The Street of Crocodiles"

I really want to read Unless so would be solidly behind th..."


Transit will get my vote. Lots of good titles here!


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Catriona wrote: "Hi, I've just checked the Points Spreadsheet & I've no entries for April & May. I've not earned any points but I used 2 to vote for the June BOTM. Do I manually subtract these from the spreadsheet?..."

Ok, many thanks, Jen.


message 12: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 559 comments None But the Brave goes by another name, too- I think it’s Lieutenant Gustl (?)


message 13: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4259 comments Mod
Tracy wrote: "None But the Brave goes by another name, too- I think it’s Lieutenant Gustl (?)"
I added that name, thanks Tracy and Diane for your help.


message 14: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 166 comments 2 lottery tix please


message 15: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 282 comments I have acces to both Transit and Unless and they both sound good.


message 16: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 166 comments Kokoro has been highly recommended to me, so rooting for that one!


message 17: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 282 comments Fingers crossed, I’ll read Kokoro for this month’s Diversity challenge.


message 18: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2051 comments Anita wrote: "Kokoro has been highly recommended to me, so rooting for that one!"

You can read that one this month for the Diversity Challenge.


message 19: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4259 comments Mod
Anita wrote: "2 lottery tix please"
Sold!


message 20: by George P. (new)

George P. | 541 comments Four of these are in my to-read list- will vote for A Town Like Alice, which is in my #6 spot, and all my GR friends who've read it rated four or five stars!


message 21: by Hilde (new)

Hilde (hilded) | 355 comments I would love to read 'A town like Alice' as well :)


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments I loved A Town Like Alice which I read a couple months ago.


message 23: by Gail (new)

Gail (gailifer) | 1536 comments I am reading Kokoro for Diversity this month but would support Unless and A Town Like Alice and anything by Ali Smith


message 24: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 194 comments I've read over half the titles and am not excited by most of the rest. But, I do own Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (which I will need the push of a group read to get to sooner rather than later) and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is available at the library.


message 25: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
I will be posting the results of voting tomorrow evening (around 8pm EST or whenever my daughter goes to bed).


message 26: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Anita wrote: "Kokoro has been highly recommended to me, so rooting for that one!"

Just to echo Diane - that's an option for this month's diversify 1001 challenge so you can read along with the group now if you want to read that one :)


message 27: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2051 comments 2 lottery tickets, please


message 28: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 166 comments Jen wrote: "Anita wrote: "Kokoro has been highly recommended to me, so rooting for that one!"

Just to echo Diane - that's an option for this month's diversify 1001 challenge so you can read along with the gro..."


Got it.

Probably don't have time, but I won't pick it if I win the lottery since it is already in play.


message 29: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4259 comments Mod
I have 2 people buying lottery tickets, sales end tomorrow. I will be selecting the lucky lottery winner tomorrow.


message 30: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4259 comments Mod
Announcing the winner of the lottery, Anita. Anita, you may pick your book after Jen announces the winner of the popular vote.

Congratulations!


message 31: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 166 comments Kristel wrote: "Announcing the winner of the lottery, Anita. Anita, you may pick your book after Jen announces the winner of the popular vote.

Congratulations!"


So excited!!! Thank you, Kristel and Jen!!


message 32: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Voting is closed. I just got home (long night) and will be announcing the winning book soon!


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