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message 1: by Kristel (last edited Jun 17, 2018 11:06AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4248 comments Mod
We will be voting for August BOTM, our authors are Mann - Michaels.
Books that will not be included as they were BOTM in 2016;
Death in Venice (Mann)

All members will have 1 free vote and if you have enough participation points you may cast up to an additional 4 votes.
The second book will be chosen by random selection from all eligible books from the August list .

Participation points will be available here; 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/3CS9HPX

Excluded as >600 pages
The Magic Mountain
Joseph and His Brothers
The Betrothed - Alessandro Manzoni,
Your Face Tomorrow, 1300 pages
Of Human Bondage - W. Somerset Maugham,
Moby-Dick or, The Whale - Herman Melville,

1. Doctor Faustus - Thomas Mann535 pages, 1947

2. Her Privates We - Frederic Manning, 300 pages, 1930

3. The Garden Party - Katherine Mansfield, 100 pages, 1922.

4. Adjunct: An Undigest - Peter Manson 2004, 100 pages.

5. Embers - Sándor Márai, 1942, 200 pages.

6. All Souls - Javier Marías, 1987, 250 pages.

7. A Heart So White - Javier Marías, 1991, 300 pages.

8. The Late-night News -Petros Markaris, 1995, 300 pages.

9. Wittgenstein's Mistress - David Markson, 1988, 250 pages

10. Vanishing Point - David Markson 2004, 200 pages.

11. Pavel's Letters - Monika Maron, 1999, 200 pages.

12. Life of Pi -Yann Martel, 2001, 300 pages.

13. Time of Silence - Luis Martín-Santos, 1962, 300 pages.

14. Santa Evita - Tomás Eloy Martínez, 1995, 400 pages.

15. Tirant Lo Blanc - Joanot Martorell, 1468, 300 pages.

16. The Daughter - Pavlos Matesis, 1990, 200 pages.

17. Cigarettes - Harry Mathews, 1987, 300 pages.

18. Melmoth the Wanderer - Charles Robert Maturin, 1820, 100 pages. page count 659.

19. Albigenses - Charles Robert Maturin, 1824, 300 pages.

20. Cakes and Ale - W. Somerset Maugham, 1930, 300 pages.

21. The Razor's Edge - W. Somerset Maugham, 1944, 300 pages.

22. Viper's Tangle - François Mauriac, 1932, 300 pages.

23. Don't Move - Margaret Mazzantini, 2001, 350 pages.

24. The Butcher Boy - Patrick McCabe, 1992, 200 pages.

25. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West - Cormac McCarthy, 1985, 350 pages.

26. All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy, 1992, 300 pages.

27. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - Horace McCoy, 1935, 150 pages.

28. The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan, 1978, 150 pages.

29. The Comfort of Strangers - Ian McEwan1981, 150 pages.

30. The Child in Time - Ian McEwan, 1987, 250 pages.

31. Black Dogs - Ian McEwan, 1992, 150 pages.

32. Enduring Love - Ian McEwan, 1987, 250 pages.

33. Amsterdam - Ian McEwan, 1998, 200 pages.

34. Atonement - Ian McEwan, 2001, 350 pages.

35. Saturday - Ian McEwan, 2005, 300 pages.

36. Amongst Women - John McGahern, 1990, 200 pages.

37. That They May Face The Rising Sun - John McGahern, 2002, 300 pages.

38. Schooling - Heather McGowan, 2001, 300 pages.

39. The Heart of Redness - Zakes Mda, 2000, 300 pages.

40. Billy Budd, Sailor - Herman Melville, 1924, 150 pages.

41. A Light Comedy - Eduardo Mendoza, 1996, 450 pages.

42. The Manila Rope - Veijo Meri, 1957, 200 pages.

43. The Day of the Dolphin - Robert Merle, 1967, 300 pages.

44. American Rust - Philipp Meyer, 2006, 350 pages.

45. Fugitive Pieces - Anne Michaels, 1996, 300 pages.


message 2: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 481 comments I've been meaning to read something by Ian McEwan for ages! I'm especially interested in Amsterdam since it's a Booker prize winner as well.


message 3: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4248 comments Mod
I’ve read 13 of the books from these authors.

I have these on my tbr list (on shelf or device)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They
The child of Time
Saturday
Schooling
Billy Budd
The Day of the Dolphin

I can get behind any of those if anyone is interested.


message 4: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 559 comments I’ve read 29 of these- because a few years ago I decided to read as many list books by ‘M’ authors as I could. I still have a long way to go.
I’m looking at Melmoth the Wanderer, because he’s been on the shelf the longest.


message 5: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2051 comments I have read a lot of these and don't feel a strong pull to any of the rest. I can stand behind either Child in Time or Melmoth.


message 6: by Pip (new)

Pip | 1473 comments I am not going to vote this month as there are none that I haven't read that I own. I just hope that whatever is chosen I will be able to download and read while on a cruise.


message 7: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 481 comments I could get behind Melmoth. It's short and in the public domain.


message 8: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2051 comments Leni wrote: "I could get behind Melmoth. It's short and in the public domain."

I don't think that is an accurate page count. It is a fairly thick book, if I recall.


message 9: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2051 comments I just looked at the editions on GR. Most of them are longer than 600 pages, so it may not even qualify. Nowhere near 100 pages.


message 10: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 194 comments I think The Day of the Dolphin is a perfect August beach read -- it's an eco-thriller, based on the description.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Liz M wrote: "I think The Day of the Dolphin is a perfect August beach read -- it's an eco-thriller, based on the description."

Sounds good, Liz! I think I'll go for that one too.


message 12: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 559 comments Catriona wrote: "Liz M wrote: "I think The Day of the Dolphin is a perfect August beach read -- it's an eco-thriller, based on the description."

Sounds good, Liz! I think I'll go for that one too."


I think it’s out of print. But it looks like there are used copies available on Amazon.


message 13: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4248 comments Mod
Yea, I want The Day of the. Dolphin. That will work for me.

Melmoth the Wander . The app says 100 pages but the app has been wrong before. I think that we have to go with GR page count and if it is over 600 pages, it doesn’t comply.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments Leni wrote: "I've been meaning to read something by Ian McEwan for ages! I'm especially interested in Amsterdam since it's a Booker prize winner as well."

Me too!


message 15: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 481 comments Kelly wrote: "Leni wrote: "I've been meaning to read something by Ian McEwan for ages! I'm especially interested in Amsterdam since it's a Booker prize winner as well."

Me too!"


Oh good! Since Melmoth the Wanderer turned out to be over 600 pages long, I'm back to wanting to read Amsterdam.


message 16: by Chili (new)

Chili Hanson (chilipinkcat) | 59 comments I’m all for Amsterdam. It’s available at the local library.


message 17: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Husemoller | 6 comments I’ve read Amsterdam but I enjoyed it, so I’ll vote for Amsterdam as well! 😊😊😊


message 18: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 282 comments Amsterdam, The Day of the Child or The Day of the Dolphin all work for me.


message 19: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4248 comments Mod
Don’t forget to go to the survey to cast your vote. Time is running down.


message 20: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 13 comments I think Atonement by Ian McEwan is a great book, but Will vote for Embers by Sándor Márai as I allready read a lot of Ian Mc Ewan this year.


message 21: by George P. (new)

George P. | 538 comments I bought a copy of That They May Face The Rising Sun a few months ago. Has an avg of 3.94, and not very long at 300 pgs, so I'm voting for that, though there are a few others I'd like to read as well.


message 22: by Gail (new)

Gail (gailifer) | 1533 comments I did not like Atonement but I did like Saturday. I would go for Amsterdam or Embers actually looks good although I had never heard of it until now.


message 23: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Voting will close at 7pm ET today. Get your last minute votes in now


message 24: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1608 comments Mod
Voting is closed. HOWEVER, I will announce the results tomorrow. I have a few people who cast multiple votes for certain books but I'm pretty sure they don't have participation points since I haven't seen them post anything. I just need to confirm with other moderators and will announce the winners some time by tomorrow afternoon.

I need to confirm b/c those votes would actually impact the outcome since the top two books were within 2 votes of each other. Stay tuned.

I will announce the diversity topic on Saturday.


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