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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9874 comments Mod
Nominations are open for our August 2018 reread. Only books currently on our group bookshelf are eligible: Book Shelf

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

All Quiet on the Western Front, July 2018
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

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) | 9874 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 A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 4: by Lia (new)

Lia I nominate The Iliad by Homer


message 5: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) I nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (496 pp., pub 1945).


message 7: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 881 comments Janet wrote: "I nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens"

I second Janet’s nomination of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I would like to nominate My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier


message 9: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Matt wrote: "Janet wrote: "I nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens"

I second Janet’s nomination of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens"


Thanks Matt.


message 10: by Vicki (new)

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

I second this.


message 11: by CluckingBell (new)

CluckingBell | 25 comments I second The Iliad.


message 12: by Janet (new)

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

I second this."

Thanks Vicki.


RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) | 577 comments Catriona wrote: "I would like to nominate My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier"

Second this one.


message 14: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 576 comments Lia wrote: "I nominate The Iliad by Homer"

I'll second this, too.


message 15: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 141 comments Jehona wrote: "I nominate The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek."

Seconding!


message 16: by Brina (new)

Brina Seconding A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. One day it has to win!!


message 17: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9874 comments Mod
Brina wrote: "Seconding A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. One day it has to win!!"

Look at it this way, to even be nominated in this thread the book has already been a winner :)


message 18: by Brina (new)

Brina I agree and I've read it but I would read it again because it was so refreshing to read.


message 19: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) Brina wrote: "Seconding A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. One day it has to win!!"

Thanks Brina :)


message 20: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9874 comments Mod
Brina wrote: "I agree and I've read it but I would read it again because it was so refreshing to read."

One of the few books I've read several times.


message 21: by BAM the enigma (new)

BAM the enigma Alias GraceI nominate by Margaret atwood


message 22: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9874 comments Mod
BAM wrote: "Alias GraceI nominate by Margaret atwood"

Sorry this one is ineligible. We read it as a group in January 2018.


message 23: by Adrianna (new)

Adrianna (adeczka13) | 55 comments I nominate Vilette by Charlotte Brontë


message 24: by BAM the enigma (new)

BAM the enigma Katy wrote: "BAM wrote: "Alias GraceI nominate by Margaret atwood"

Sorry this one is ineligible. We read it as a group in January 2018."


Oh! Ok well I found something else I'd like to red! How about The Leopard


message 25: by AnnaCecylia (new)

AnnaCecylia | 9 comments Ada wrote: "I nominate Vilette by Charlotte Brontë"

I second this


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Randy wrote: "Catriona wrote: "I would like to nominate My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier"

Second this one."


Thank you, Randy :o)


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Janet wrote: "Matt wrote: "Janet wrote: "I nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens"

I second Janet’s nomination of Great Expectations by [author:Charles Dickens|23..."



I second Dickens.


message 29: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Valerie wrote: "I second Great Expectations by Charles Dickens"
Thank you Valerie.


message 30: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Pam wrote: "Janet wrote: "Matt wrote: "Janet wrote: "I nominate Great Expectations by Charles Dickens"

I second Janet’s nomination of Great Expectations by [author:Char..."


Thank you Pam


message 31: by Karen (new)

Karen | 71 comments I'll second the Iliad.


message 32: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4199 comments I'll add another second of Great Expectations.


message 33: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Kathleen wrote: "I'll add another second of Great Expectations."

Thanks Kathleen.


message 34: by Tina (new)

Tina | 114 comments I second Vilette.


message 35: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 2017 comments BAM wrote: "...I found something else I'd like to read! How about The Leopard..."

ooh, candidate for my all-time fave book, so would happily re-read :oD

I second The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa


message 36: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jun 05, 2018 08:31PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9874 comments Mod
Time for an update on our nominations:

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Group Read: 2012
Jehona, Barbara

The Iliad by Homer, 750 BCE, 683 pages, Group Read: 2012
Lia, CluckingBell, Karen, Aprilleigh

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

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 1860, 505 pages, Group Read: 2014
Janet, Matt, Vicki, Valerie, Pam, Kathleen

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, 1951, 352 pages, Group Read: 2017
Catriona, Randy

Villette by Charlotte Brontë, 1853, 573 pages, Group Read: 2017
Ada, AnnaCecylia, Tina

The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, 1958, 319 pages, Group Read: 2015
BAM, Darren


message 37: by BAM the enigma (new)

BAM the enigma Darren wrote: "BAM wrote: "...I found something else I'd like to read! How about The Leopard..."

ooh, candidate for my all-time fave book, so would happily re-read :oD

I second [bookcover:The Leo..."


Oh thank you!


message 38: by Leslie (new)


message 39: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 799 comments Leslie wrote: "The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 1989, 258 pages"

I second The Remains of the Day


message 40: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1854 comments Leslie wrote: "The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 1989, 258 pages"

I second The Remains of the Day.


message 41: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Leslie wrote: "The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 1989, 258 pages"

I'll add another for The Remains of the Day.


message 42: by Carlo (new)

Carlo | 206 comments Remains of the day too please.


message 43: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 576 comments You missed one Katy - I seconded The Iliad in message 14.


message 44: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jun 06, 2018 01:52PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9874 comments Mod
Update #2:

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Group Read: 2012
Jehona, Barbara

The Iliad by Homer, 750 BCE, 683 pages, Group Read: 2012
Lia, CluckingBell, Karen, Aprilleigh

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

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 1860, 505 pages, Group Read: 2014
Janet, Matt, Vicki, Valerie, Pam, Kathleen

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, 1951, 352 pages, Group Read: 2017
Catriona, Randy

Villette by Charlotte Brontë, 1853, 573 pages, Group Read: 2017
Ada, AnnaCecylia, Tina

The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, 1958, 319 pages, Group Read: 2015
BAM, Darren

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989, 258 pages, Group Read: 2017
Leslie, J_BlueFlower, Renee, Carlo, Candi


message 45: by Solange (new)

Solange | 54 comments I second Great Expectations.


message 46: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Candi also seconded The Remains of the Day in post 39.


message 47: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Solange wrote: "I second Great Expectations."

Thank you Solange!


message 48: by Solange (new)

Solange | 54 comments Janet wrote: "Solange wrote: "I second Great Expectations."

Thank you Solange!"


You're welcome! :)


message 49: by Piyangie (new)

Piyangie | 452 comments I'll add another second to The Leopard.


message 50: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 803 comments I second The Leopard.


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