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message 1: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
With May almost over I thought we should get some nominations going for a July group read (I've skipped June).

Comment below with a book you'd like to nominate. A few rules below:

- Should be set in NZ or written by a Kiwi author
- If you are a NZ author you can only nominate your book if it is fairly easy to get hold of (available in print and e-book). You must have also commented at least 30 times on the group's page.

Nominations will close Sunday 17 June 2018. I'll let put up a poll - most votes win (one vote per person).

So let the nominations start rolling in... :)


message 2: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
I'm gonna get in first and nominate Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager

Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager


message 3: by Zellian (last edited May 27, 2018 12:52PM) (new)

Zellian | 353 comments Gonna go on a bit of a different flow for this one.
Patched The History of Gangs in New Zealand by Jarrod Gilbert Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand by Jarrod Gilbert


message 4: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
Ooh that would be an interesting read Carlene!


message 5: by Rita (new)

Rita Kunselman | 262 comments I would like to read “between the Eyes” by Serenity Wood


message 6: by Erica (last edited May 29, 2018 12:00AM) (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
Rita wrote: "I would like to read “between the Eyes” by Serenity Wood"

Do you mean Right Between the Eyes? Is it available in paperback? I can only see kindle editions available. Nominated books should be relatively available for our members (in both paper and e-book versions).

Let me know :) Thanks for getting involved.


message 7: by Kylie (new)

Kylie Walker (kjwx) | 1 comments Pip Adam’s The New Animals?


message 8: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
Great suggestion Kylie :)


message 9: by Lizie (new)

Lizie | 1 comments "Purgatory" by Rosetta Allan, published 2014. A fascinatingly different book which has elements of fact and fantasy interwoven. Based on an 1865 murder in Otahuhu, Auckland. Written by an NZ author.


message 10: by Ray (new)

Ray | 2 comments Hi

I would like to nominate The Wild Side by Janet Balcombe
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 11: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
Thanks for those nominations guys. I see they have copies of both at the Wellington library. Wonder if others stock them as well.
Always great to hear of kiwi books I've not heard of before :)


message 12: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
Still open for nominations if anyone has a kiwi book they're dying to read in July that they'd like to out forward :)


message 13: by Ray (new)

Ray | 2 comments Erica wrote: "Thanks for those nominations guys. I see they have copies of both at the Wellington library. Wonder if others stock them as well.
Always great to hear of kiwi books I've not heard of before :)"

NZ authors:
https://www.wildsidepublishing.com/ne...


message 14: by Rosetta (new)

Rosetta Allan | 2 comments Lizie wrote: ""Purgatory" by Rosetta Allan, published 2014. A fascinatingly different book which has elements of fact and fantasy interwoven. Based on an 1865 murder in Otahuhu, Auckland. Written by an NZ author."

Yay! Thank you.


message 15: by Rosetta (new)

Rosetta Allan | 2 comments I'd like to suggest 'Wulf' by Hamish Clayton.


message 16: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
Rosetta wrote: "I'd like to suggest 'Wulf' by Hamish Clayton."

Thanks Rosetta :)


message 17: by Danika (new)

Danika (neekie89) The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton - she wrote it at 28z

Set in New Zealand's South Island in 1866, the novel follows Walter Moody, a prospector who travels to the fledgling West Coast settlement of Hokitika to try to make his fortune on nearby goldfields. Instead, he stumbles into a tense meeting between twelve local men, and is drawn into a complex mystery that is covering up a series of unsolved crimes.

Sorry if it’s been read or suggested before!


message 18: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
Thanks for the nominations everyone - I'll set up a poll asap. Happy voting


message 19: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
The poll is now up - so please vote for the book you'd like the Group to read this July.

Voting closes on 25 June (gives people some time before July starts to get their hands on a copy of the winner).

A great selection to choose from!


message 20: by Erica (new)

Erica | 952 comments Mod
Looks like the winner of the poll is....Purgatory by Rosetta Allan.

I'll set up a thread that people can comment on if and when they read the book in or after July :)


message 21: by Sharlene (new)

Sharlene (sharlenehuriwai) | 584 comments Mod
Thanks Erica! I’ve got a couple weeks break before my next course so I should be around here a little more often


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