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message 1: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Aug 01, 2014 08:21AM) (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
It's time to nominate our choices for the 2014 Fourth Quarter Long Read.

Eligible books must be a minimum of 600 pages in length.

Long Read Nominations must meet the same requirements as books being nominated for our New and Old School monthly reads. With our recent rule change for New School Classics any book (600 pages +)published prior to 2000 is eligible.

Please keep in mind that our group's focus is on reading Classics. Things to consider when deciding on a nomination: does the book meet the above criteria?, is the book a classic?, is the book a potential classic?, can the book provoke discussion?

Only past Long Reads Books listed below are NOT eligible:

War and Peace, Long Read 1st & 2nd Quarter 2014
Anna Karenina, Long Read 3rd Quarter 2014

Only One nominations per member.

Feel free to second a nomination, as well as discuss any book nominated (NO Spoilers in the discussions)

Nominations are open from August 1st-14th.

Link to 3rd Quarter Nominations:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Link to 3rd Quarter Final Top 10 Poll:
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 2: by Kelly B (new)

Kelly B (kellybey) | 266 comments I nominate The Iliad.


message 5: by Julie (new)

Julie | 644 comments I nominate A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth


message 6: by Polyana (new)


message 7: by Emma (new)

Emma | 8 comments Is it possible to nominate a trilogy? If so, I'd like to nominate Samuel Beckett's Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable. Thanks!


message 8: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Emma wrote: "Is it possible to nominate a trilogy? If so, I'd like to nominate Samuel Beckett's Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable. Thanks!"

This is a little short on number of pages. You can nominate it for New School Read.


message 9: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) I nominate Middlemarch by George Eliot


message 10: by Miriam (last edited Aug 02, 2014 04:43PM) (new)

Miriam | 32 comments I nominate Infinite Jest Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace byDavid Foster Wallace I have been meaning to read it for a while now and know it was on Time magazine's classic list.


message 11: by Glenna (last edited Aug 02, 2014 05:00PM) (new)


message 12: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I nominate Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.


message 13: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) I second The Count of Monte Cristo


message 14: by Miranda (new)

Miranda Atkinson | 6 comments Les Miserables
I nominate Les Miserables by Victor Hugo as well!


message 15: by Jorge (new)

Jorge (jldsds) | 10 comments I also vote for The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.


message 16: by Alex (new)

Alex | 12 comments I second Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.


message 17: by Yvonne (new)

Yvonne O'connor Clarissa!


message 18: by Kaycie (new)

Kaycie | 9 comments I second Clarissa!


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments I support the nomination of The
Count of Monte Christo.


message 20: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Yvonne wrote: "Clarissa!"

When checking Clarissa I found several books by that name. This one is the one I think you mean, could you verify that I have the right book?

Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

Thanks


message 21: by Nathan (new)

Nathan I second Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.


message 22: by Claudia (last edited Aug 04, 2014 07:41AM) (new)


message 23: by Kaycie (new)

Kaycie | 9 comments Bob - That is the Clarissa that I had intended to second! Thanks for finding!


message 24: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Aug 07, 2014 01:34PM) (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Summary of Long Read Nominations - Seven Days Left, Nominations end on the 14th.

Nominations to Date
Kelly - The Iliad, 800BC, 683 pages
Alissa - Don Quixote, 1605, 982 pages
Renato - The Man Without Qualities, 1930, 1774 pages
Julie - A Suitable Boy, 1993, 1474 pages
Polyana - Les Misérables, 1862, 1463 pages (1 Second)
Kirsten - Middlemarch, 1872, 904 pages
Miriam - Infinite Jest, 1996, 1079 pages (2 Seconds)
Glenna - The Count of Monte Cristo, 1844, 1276 pages (4 Seconds)
Rachel - Atlas Shrugged, 1957, 1168 pages
Yvonne - Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady, 1748, 1534 pages (1 Second)
Claudia - The Mysterious Island, 1874, 723 pages

SECONDS
Alissa - The Count of Monte Cristo
Miranda - Les Miserables
Jorge - The Count of Monte Cristo
Alex - Infinite Jest
Kaycie - Clarissa
Andrea - The Count of Monte Cristo
Nathan - Infinite Jest
Claudia - The Count of Monte Cristo


message 25: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
I'll nominate The Lord of the Rings, of the books nominated so far 3 are in my Top Five Favorite List, so no second just a nomination.


message 26: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Aug 13, 2014 10:33PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
I'd be interested to know what 3, Bob.

I can't make up my mind what to second, there are several that I would like to read for the first time, and I'd love to re-read The Lord of the Rings and The Count of Monte Cristo. Those two were top reads for me.


message 27: by Blu (new)

Blu  Tulips (blutulips) | 9 comments I nominate Middlemarch by George Eliot


message 28: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Aug 15, 2014 09:11AM) (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
OCTOBER NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED

The Poll for the 2014 Fourth Quarter Long Read runs from August 16th - August 31st.

Link to Poll:
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 29: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
The winner of our Fourth Quarter 2014 Long Read is: Les Misérables byVictor Hugo, published in 1862.

I know that I am only one of 2000 members of this group, but I want to say that this is simply one of the best books ever written.


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