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

Katy (kathy_h) | 9860 comments Mod
Nominations are open for our September 2018 reread. Only books currently on our group bookshelf are eligible: Book Shelf

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

Great Expectations, August 2018
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

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) | 9860 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 A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 3: by Brina (new)

Brina I will nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

I really hope it wins before the end of the year.


message 4: by Jehona (new)

Jehona | 182 comments I nominate The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, last read in July 2012.


message 5: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments I nominate Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Last read in 2015.


message 6: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 799 comments Loretta wrote: "I nominate Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Last read in 2015."

I will second Things Fall Apart


message 8: by Ella (new)

Ella (ellamc) I will second The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro


message 9: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2670 comments Candi wrote: "Loretta wrote: "I nominate Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Last read in 2015."

I will second Things Fall Apart"


Thanks Candi. ☺️


message 10: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) Brina wrote: "I will nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

I really hope it wins before the end of the year."


I second this. Thanks for keeping this going, Brina. I was going to nominate something else if no one nominated this.


message 11: by BAM the enigma (new)

BAM the enigma I’ll seconf Things Fall Apart


message 12: by Brina (new)

Brina Thank you, Aubrey. I hope it still does well enough to go to the polls.


RJ - Slayer of Trolls (hawk5391yahoocom) | 577 comments Ella wrote: "I will second The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro"

I also second it.


message 14: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) | 318 comments I second A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. It's a tradition now.


message 16: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1845 comments Jess wrote: "I nominate One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

I second.


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I nominate Middlemarch by George Eliot


message 18: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 141 comments Jehona wrote: "I nominate The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, last read in July 2012."

Seconding :)


message 19: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 576 comments Loretta wrote: "I nominate Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Last read in 2015."

I'll second this.


message 20: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 803 comments I nominate Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.


message 21: by CluckingBell (new)

CluckingBell | 25 comments I second Things Fall Apart.


message 22: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 1236 comments Brina wrote: "I will nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

I really hope it wins before the end of the year."


I'll second again.


message 23: by George P. (new)

George P. | 582 comments I'll second Things Fall Apart also.


message 24: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jul 07, 2018 10:24AM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9860 comments Mod
Update #1
Please help me out by checking to make sure that I have your nominations and seconds listed. Thanks.

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

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Group read: 2012
Jehona, Bárbara

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 209 pages, Group read: 2015
Loretta, Candi, BAM, Aprilleigh, CluckingBell, George

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989, 258 pages, Group read: 2017
Leslie, Ella, Randy

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, 1962, 325 pages, Group read: 2010, 2014, 2016
Jess, J_BlueFlower

Middlemarch by George Eliot, 1871, 904 pages, Group read: 2016
Pam

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 1961, 453 pages, Group read: 2013
Marilyn

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, 1910, 360 pages, Group read: 2014
Naomi


message 25: by Naomi's (new)

Naomi's Bookshelf | 10 comments I would like to nominate Phantom of the Opera.


message 26: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9860 comments Mod
Naomi wrote: "I would like to nominate Phantom of the Opera."

Updated above


message 27: by Jamie (new)

Jamie (gingerette) | 11 comments I’ll second Middlemarch


message 28: by Toviel (new)

Toviel (exagge) | 65 comments I'll second Phantom of the Opera.


message 29: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments I'll second The Remains of the Day.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll second The Remains of the Day too :o)


message 31: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 2011 comments I second Cuckoo's Nest.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 216 comments I nominate Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Thank you. --Jen from Quebec :0)


(...I just got a copy of this in paperback and would love a PAPER book to cart around on road trips, as opposed to a screen.)


message 33: by Francisca (new)

Francisca | 368 comments I'll second the Remains of the Day


message 34: by Tonia (new)

Tonia (yestonia) | 250 comments I'lll second Catch-22 - I bought a copy ages ago and have yet to start reading it so maybe the push of a group read will help.


message 36: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 803 comments Tonia wrote: "I'lll second Catch-22 - I bought a copy ages ago and have yet to start reading it so maybe the push of a group read will help."

Thanks, Tonia!


message 37: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9860 comments Mod
Update #2
With just a week left for nominations this is where we stand:

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

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Group read: 2012
Jehona, Bárbara

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 209 pages, Group read: 2015
Loretta, Candi, BAM, Aprilleigh, CluckingBell, George

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989, 258 pages, Group read: 2017
Leslie, Ella, Randy, Bat-Cat, Catriona, Francisca

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, 1962, 325 pages, Group read: 2010, 2014, 2016
Jess, J_BlueFlower, Darren, Cynda

Middlemarch by George Eliot, 1871, 904 pages, Group read: 2016
Pam, Jamie

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 1961, 453 pages, Group read: 2013
Marilyn, Tonia

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, 1910, 360 pages, Group read: 2014
Naomi, Lysistrata

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 1838, 608 pages, Group read: 2011
Jennifer Lynn


message 38: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 131 comments I'll second Middlemarch.


message 40: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jul 13, 2018 09:57AM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9860 comments Mod
Update #3

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 209 pages, Group read: 2015
Loretta, Candi, BAM, Aprilleigh, CluckingBell, George

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989, 258 pages, Group read: 2017
Leslie, Ella, Randy, Bat-Cat, Catriona, Francisca

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, 1962, 325 pages, Group read: 2010, 2014, 2016
Jess, J_BlueFlower, Darren, Cynda, Solange

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

Middlemarch by George Eliot, 1871, 904 pages, Group read: 2016
Pam, Jamie, Kimberly

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, 1910, 360 pages, Group read: 2014
Naomi, Lysistrata, Petrichor

__________________________________________

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Group read: 2012
Jehona, Bárbara

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 1961, 453 pages, Group read: 2013
Marilyn, Tonia

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 1838, 608 pages, Group read: 2011
Jennifer Lynn


message 41: by Petrichor (new)

Petrichor | 300 comments I'll add a second to the Phantom of the Opera, aware that doing so I create a tie for the last poll place, but for me it's the most interesting book in the list (that I haven't read yet).


message 42: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9860 comments Mod
Petrichor wrote: "I'll add a second to the Phantom of the Opera, aware that doing so I create a tie for the last poll place, but for me it's the most interesting book in the list (that I haven't read yet)."

Updated


message 43: by Angie (new)

Angie | 602 comments I'll add another second to Phantom of the Opera.


message 44: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jul 14, 2018 09:35PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9860 comments Mod
Update #4

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 209 pages, Group read: 2015
Loretta, Candi, BAM, Aprilleigh, CluckingBell, George

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, 1989, 258 pages, Group read: 2017
Leslie, Ella, Randy, Bat-Cat, Catriona, Francisca

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, 1962, 325 pages, Group read: 2010, 2014, 2016
Jess, J_BlueFlower, Darren, Cynda, Solange

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

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, 1910, 360 pages, Group read: 2014
Naomi, Lysistrata, Petrichor, Angie

__________________________________________

Middlemarch by George Eliot, 1871, 904 pages, Group read: 2016
Pam, Jamie, Kimberly

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, 1921, 752 pages, Group read: 2012
Jehona, Bárbara

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 1961, 453 pages, Group read: 2013
Marilyn, Tonia

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 1838, 608 pages, Group read: 2011
Jennifer Lynn


message 45: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Jul 14, 2018 09:49PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9860 comments Mod
Nominations are now closed. Poll opens on the 16th.


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