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message 1: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
This thread is where I will post announcements about the winners of our monthly polls.


message 2: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
The winner of the July 2018 Poll is Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.


message 3: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
here is what we will the reading to close out 2018:

- September - Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
- October - Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- November - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- December - Native Son by Richard Wright


message 4: by MissLemon (new)

MissLemon | 3 comments What is the group read for Janaury please ?


message 5: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "What is the group read for Janaury please ?"

Polls to decide January read will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!


message 6: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
January 2019 - Completist Selection Poll - Time 100

For January 2019, we are going back to where it all began - the Time 100 book list. That was the very first list suggested for completion when this book began. All eight options are from that list. Some might even seem a bit obscure!

Please vote - even if you don't plan to participate - it is always interesting to see what the group is feeling.

Reminder - any books not receiving votes in the first 24 hours will be removed from the poll.

Click here for the poll


message 7: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Well - I tried to send the links again in an message to the group, and it shortened them and is linking to some old, unrelated poll! Sorry everyone!


message 8: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
The January 2019 Poll:

This ended in a tie, so it will be our January and February 2019 Poll.

January 2019 - The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
February 2019 - The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

Our next poll will be in February for March 2019.


message 9: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
March Poll is up - winner will be announced after it ends on February 21st:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 10: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) Thanks for sending me the post about your March poll. I posted it on the Great American Read Group page since our members may have similar interests. We're reading Rebecca and Pillars of the Earth right now, and we'll read Tom Sawyer in March (which is very short). Nancyj - moderator GAR group.


message 11: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
NancyJ wrote: "Thanks for sending me the post about your March poll. I posted it on the Great American Read Group page since our members may have similar interests. We're reading Rebecca and Pillars of the Earth ..."

I might join you for Tom Sawyer - just depends on how my library holds come in!


message 12: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Sorry for getting this message out late - I was in Las Vegas for a long weekend trip and I tend not to do a lot of reading or spending time on the internet when I am there.

Some of you may have seen this already, but our March 2019 selection will be The Color Purple (by 1 vote!). We had a great turnout for the poll and it ended up being a tight race between the winner, The Catcher In the Rye, and A Confederacy of Dunces. I am sure we will see the runners up again in a future poll.

Stay tuned for another Big Read Poll next month as well as our monthly selection poll.

Thanks again for participating! :)


message 13: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
April 2019 Poll just posted - second chance poll

These are all books that have come in second place since our last second chance poll. Gotta give'em another shot at glory!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 14: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Today is the last day to vote on this poll - 46 votes so far, can we get it up to 50!?

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 15: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
The winner for April 2019 is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


message 16: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Well, it was a close one with The Sun Also Rises beating out Lolita by one vote!

Because they both had such a dominating lead over 3rd place - 12 and 11 votes to I, Claudius' 5 votes - these books will be our next two selections.

The Sun Also Rises - May
Lolita - June

I will be back with more polls in mid-June!


message 17: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Poll for July coming soon!


message 18: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
The theme for July 2019 is Weather and the Outdoors. I went through out lists and looked for titles that contained weather references or outdoor imagery.

Click below to vote.

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Poll will be up through July 23rd.


message 19: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Our most recent monthly poll has ended in a tie. In the distant past I have done tie breakers, but I feel like with both the winners getting 11 votes, we should just read both of them!

Here is the plan:

July 2019 - The Wind In the Willows
August 2019 - Snow Crash


message 20: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 150 comments Oooh, sounds awesome! I'm in!


message 21: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Eileen wrote: "Oooh, sounds awesome! I'm in!"

Awesome! :)


message 22: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Also, everyone remember!

The Months are just a guideline so that we can all support each other in our goal to complete the lists. You can always start ahead of time or read it next year and come back to discuss. Also, if you read it years ago, no need to reread, just hop in the discussion! :D


message 23: by Glenda (new)

Glenda | 61 comments I'm looking forward to reading both of these, especially The Wind in the Willows since the only character I vividly remember is Toad, lol! And as a quick side question----are there a bunch of members living in the Timberland Library covered counties of western WA?? Just curious since there is a waiting list for Snow Crash that wasn't there a week or so ago!! :D


message 24: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
The Best Of the Last Poll - September 2019

I just posted a very large poll - these are 20 books that have all come in last place at one time or another in our group polls. I figure making a poll with all the last place books is in the spirit of the completest ideology. There are always those books you really don't feel like reading but you know you should. So, if the group hesitated previously, this time one of them has to win.

I always wanted them to have a season of Survivor that is all people voted off the island first. This is probably the closest I am going to get!

I am not sure yet if I will remove options after the first 24 hours or not like I usually do. I may want all of these options to simmer a bit . . .

Happy voting and reading!


message 25: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Treasure Island was the victor for September!

Great turn out for the poll - I am thinking next month (or maybe November as I was thinking of a horror themed poll for October) will be a showdown between the next four in line from this poll as we certainly had a lot of discussion about them.

Thanks to all who voted and commented - I had a great time with this one! :)


message 26: by Marlise (new)

Marlise (mawz76) | 40 comments It was fun! I would love to see #2 - 4 voted on again for our November read!


message 27: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Our October Poll winner is The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

Thanks again to all who voted!


message 28: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Back in August we had a close runner up race between 4 books. I promised a showdown between the 4 for our November selection. Here it is!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 29: by Jessica (new)

Jessica | 118 comments What are you doing to me? I cannot possibly choose between those! . Will wait for the tiebreaker. Haha


message 30: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Jessica wrote: "What are you doing to me? I cannot possibly choose between those! . Will wait for the tiebreaker. Haha"

:)

Yes - keep an eye on it an maybe throw your support towards one at the very end! :)


message 31: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Sorry for the delayed announcement!

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon is the winner of the poll and we will be reading it this November!


message 32: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (last edited Nov 19, 2019 02:29PM) (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
December 2019 - Classic Classics Poll

This poll us up and ready for your vote! For December, I tried to pick the "Classic" classics: ones that everyone thinks about when they think "if I read these titles, I have read the classic of the genre", or "mandatory school reading", etc. Hopefully we can help some knock a long standing "To Read" book off their list! Also, showing up for the holidays with a leather bound copy of a famous classic will make you look super sophisticated!

Click here for the poll


message 33: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Today is the last day to vote - and it is a close one!


message 34: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Looks like Wuthering Heights for December, Turn of the Screw in January.


message 35: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Reminder to vote in round one for February's short read!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Round 2 begins on the 16th.

Reminder of what we are doing: The winner(s) or round 1 will be selections for February. Then, round 2 will start over with the remaining books. Then the same with round 3. Whatever books win or tie for the win in each of the three rounds will be selections for February so hopefully you can knock a few titles quickly off the Completist list!


message 36: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Round 1 is done and the winner is Animal Farm by George Orwell

Vote in Round 2 to help pick the next book(s) that will be joining it in February:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 37: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Round 3 voting begins today!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

We had a tie in Round 2, so these two titles will be joining Animal Farm in February:

- Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf


message 38: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (last edited Jan 26, 2020 07:20AM) (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
After the final round, we have four books for Completists to choose from in February. Read one, read some, read all, or read none. Whatever you decide, here is your chance to knock a few more titles off your list with the support of your fellow Completists.

The selections are:

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

If you decide to read more than one, remember that you don't have to finish them in February! 😁

Thanks to all for participating in the three rounds of voting!


message 39: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
For those interested - here are the page counts for each of the February selections. I am using the first count that comes up when you list all the editions:

Animal Farm by George Orwell - 122 pages
Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin - 256 pages
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf - 209 pages
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume - 149 pages


message 40: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Our Completist Poll for March 2020 is Irish Authors - in celebration of St. Patrick's Day!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 41: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Dracula by Bram Stoker is the March 2020 Poll winner!


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message 43: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
May 2020 Poll Winner is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


message 44: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
June 2020 Poll is up!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/2...

Criteria for this poll:

- On the Time 100 list (the original Completist Poll List)
- No so long that it would be better in our Big Read Poll
- Not featured in any polls since March 2018


message 45: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
A Passage to India was the Poll winner for June


message 46: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
July 2020 Completist Poll - Female Authors

What should we read in July?

Carol noticed last month that the June list only contained one female author. So, this month I have made an all female author poll.

All of the selections are from one of our lists and their is a pretty good variety of genre and old and new. Hopefully you can find one that interests you!

Click to vote now!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/2...


message 47: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (last edited Jun 16, 2020 01:16PM) (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Note: I messed up an included a male author! :(

Click on the poll again for details!


message 48: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
*drumroll*

The winner of the July 2020 Poll is The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton!

It beat out the Joy Luck Club by one vote!

There was mention of doing The Joy Luck Club as a buddy read if people are interested. We do have a seldom used buddy read thread in the Completist group that we could resurrect for that purpose. Feel free to let me know if there is enough interest to do that.


message 49: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
Another Second Chance Completist Poll - August 2020

It has been since April 2019 that we last had a second chance poll. For this month, I have taken all the second place books from the regular polls since the April 2019 poll (not the Big Read Polls) and included them in this poll. It does give us a pretty big selection of books - 12 total!

Any books without votes after 24 hours will be removed from contention.

Happy voting!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/2...


message 50: by Matthew, Assistant List Master (last edited Jul 30, 2020 07:04AM) (new)

Matthew (funkygman007) | 1751 comments Mod
We have had a good turn out so far, but if you are waiting for the last minute to vote . . . this is it! This is the last minute! Voting ends tonight!

Click to vote:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/2...

At this point, Gatsby has a somewhat comfortable lead, but anything can still happen at this point - we have over 200 in the group who haven't voted so there is always a chance for a big swing!


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