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message 1: by NancyJ, Moderator (last edited Jul 05, 2018 02:19PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
7/5/18 Results: Short Book Bonus reads for August

Siddartha = 9 votes + 2 #1-votes = 11 points
Sirens of Titan = 8 votes + 5 #1-votes = 13 points

Each book had many unique voters so I'm calling this a tie. You can choose to read one or both.

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Nominate a Short Book that you would like to read in August (I can set up the threads as early as July 15 if there are enough people who want it). If we have enough readers for any book, I'll open a bonus book discussion thread.

Here are the shortest books on the list. (If anything looks wrong, please let me know,or post a correction.)

Copy and paste the list, and keep any book that you want to read this summer. Clearly identify your top choice(s). I'll assign 1 point to each book, plus an extra point (or fractions) for your top choice(s) .

Title, Number of Pages, Avg rating, Year published

The Little Prince 92 4.29 1943
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (#1) 96 4 1865

Siddhartha 152 4 1922
Charlotte's Web 184 4.15 1952
Heart of Darkness 188 3.42 1899
The Outsiders 192 4.07 1967
Ghost (Track, #1) 192 4.22 2016
The Alchemist 197 3.84 1988

Foundation (#1) 200 4.14 1951
A Separate Peace 204 3.56 1959
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) 206 4.2 1950
Hatchet 208 3.69 1986
The Giver (#1) 208 4.12 1993
Things Fall Apart 209 3.62 1958
The Call of the Wild 210 3.84 1903
The Notebook (#1) 214 4.07 1996
The Great Gatsby 216 3.9
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (#1) 216 4.21 1979
Their Eyes Were Watching God 219 3.88 1937
The Sirens of Titan 224 4.16 1959
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 226 3.86 2003


message 2: by NancyJ, Moderator (last edited Jul 05, 2018 01:17PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
My short book choices


The Call of the Wild 210 3.84 1903
The Notebook (#1) 214 4.07 1996
Their Eyes Were Watching God 219 3.88 1937
The Sirens of Titan 224 4.16 1959 - #1 choice
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 226 3.86 2003 -

Edit - removed Siddhartha, and the children's books -The Little Prince, Charlotte's Web, Ghost


message 3: by Erin (new)

Erin (erin814) | 20 comments The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Siddhartha


message 4: by Ella (new)

Ella (ellamc) | 300 comments In order of preference:

Heart of Darkness
Foundation (#1)
Siddhartha
The Call of the Wild
Things Fall Apart


message 5: by Tammy (new)

Tammy Here are the ones I haven't read in order of preference:

Foundation (#1) 200 4.14 1951
The Call of the Wild 210 3.84 1903
The Little Prince 92 4.29 1943
Hatchet 208 3.69 1986
Ghost (Track, #1) 192 4.22 2016


message 6: by Joy, Your Obedient Servant (new)

Joy (jammons42) | 510 comments Mod
These are the ones in my queue:

The Outsiders 192 4.07 1967
Ghost (Track, #1) 192 4.22 2016
The Alchemist 197 3.84 1988
Their Eyes Were Watching God 219 3.88 1937


message 7: by Lynn (new)

Lynn The Little Prince-1st choice
Their Eyes Were Watching God-2nd choice
The Outsiders-3rd choice


message 8: by Jacinta (new)

Jacinta | 70 comments Siddhartha
Sirens of Titan


message 9: by Linda (new)

Linda  | 915 comments My choices: (I'll number preferences)

1) Heart of Darkness 188 3.42 1899
2) (mainly because I already bought it, so have to read it now) The Alchemist 197 3.84 1988
3) Siddhartha 152 4 1922 Have never read it, but keep hearing about it, so I guess I should

4) Would be a re-read, but would do it. The Call of the Wild 210 3.84 1903
5) Their Eyes Were Watching God 219 3.88 1937


message 10: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) 1) Ghost
2) The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe
3) Siddhartha (I’m willing to reread it.)

I’ve read several on the list and don’t plan on rereading but am glad to chime in on a discussion. I just read The Curious Incident and recommend it!


message 11: by Ella (new)

Ella (ellamc) | 300 comments Pam wrote: "I’ve read several on the list and don’t plan on rereading but am glad to chime in on a discussion..."

I should note that that goes for me too. I just reread the Haddon book too, and I've read quite a few others on this list, so I can talk about the ones I've read, whether I read or not.

Curious Incident is an excellent book - even down to the endnotes.


message 12: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
Ella wrote: "Pam wrote: "I’ve read several on the list and don’t plan on rereading but am glad to chime in on a discussion..."

I should note that that goes for me too. I just reread the Haddon book too, and I'..."


Even if Curious Incident isn't selected, we should open a bonus read thread for it. You two could start the discussion and we'll catch up later.


message 13: by Janet, series facilitator (last edited Jul 01, 2018 06:33AM) (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 91 comments Mod
My choices are:
The Outsiders
The Giver
The Notebook - Top choice
The Sirens of Titan


message 14: by Cathy (last edited Jul 04, 2018 02:31PM) (new)

Cathy (cathy1015) | 54 comments Edit

Sorry, I misunderstood the instructions - here's my list in order:

The Sirens of Titan
Siddhartha
Charlotte's Web
Foundation (#1)


message 15: by Alison (new)

Alison (ajanteau) | 2 comments My top choices are
1. Foundation
2. Sirens of Titan
3. Ghost
4. Siddhartha


message 16: by Paula (new)

Paula My choices in order of preference

A Separate Peace
The Outsiders
Heart of Darkness
The Giver


message 17: by NancyJ, Moderator (last edited Jul 03, 2018 08:01PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
CLOSING SOON - JULY 5

The current leaders are Siddhartha and Sirens of Titan, with many more just 1 or 2 points behind.

Please check your nomination. Your first choice gets 2 points, all others 1. If you edit your nomination, please write EDIT at the top of your post.


message 18: by Codie (new)

Codie | 61 comments 1. Hatchet
2. A Separate Peace


message 19: by Mandy (new)

Mandy | 41 comments Short book choice: Sirens of Titan

This looks different from the books I normally pick out so would love the chance to discuss here after I finish reading. Thanks!


message 20: by Linda (new)

Linda | 10 comments My choices are in order of preference: The Alchemist & Their Eyes Were Watching God.


message 21: by Catie (new)

Catie Currie 1. The Giver
2. The Curious Incident
3. Alice
4. Hatchet
5. Hitchhiker's Guide


message 22: by Tom (last edited Jul 03, 2018 10:27PM) (new)

Tom Mathews | 21 comments 1: The Sirens of Titan
Others:
Foundation (#1)
Things Fall Apart
The Call of the Wild
Their Eyes Were Watching God


message 23: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Spencer The Outsiders


message 24: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) The Sirens of Titan


message 25: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Siddhartha
Heart of Darkness
The Call of the Wild


message 26: by Diane (new)

Diane My votes are for the following two books (in order of preference) I have on my To Read List:

Charlotte's Web
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


message 27: by Naomi's (new)

Naomi's Bookshelf 1. Charlottes web
2. The little prince


message 28: by Elizabeth A.G. (new)

Elizabeth A.G. In order of preference:

The Call of the Wild
Siddhartha
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


message 29: by Elisabeth (new)

Elisabeth (elisabeth7291) Stoner by John Williams


message 30: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
Elisabeth wrote: "Stoner by John Williams"

Hi Elizabeth, we're only reading books on the Great American Read list now. After the PBS show is over, we'll expand a bit.


message 31: by NancyJ, Moderator (last edited Jul 05, 2018 02:10PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
The voting is closed.

And the winners ARE:

Sirens of Titan - 8 votes + 5 #1 votes = 13 points
Siddartha - 9 votes + 2 #1 votes = 11 points


message 32: by Celia (new)

Celia (cinbread19) I will read Sirens... thank you for doing this Nancy. Its the first book the group selected that I have not already read!!

I will read in August


message 33: by NancyJ, Moderator (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 1835 comments Mod
Celia wrote: "I will read Sirens... thank you for doing this Nancy. Its the first book the group selected that I have not already read!!

I will read in August"


Yea!


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