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message 1: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
September means the end of summer, and the theme for this month's Group Read.....Back to School!

So let's put our heads together and see what we can come up with!

This month also marks some changes to the Group Read.

The suggestion phase will be open for two weeks, ending Saturday, August 16th.
The poll will be open from Sunday, August 17th until Saturday, August 23rd.
That gives everyone a week to get the winning book in time.

Please, only vote if you plan to actively participate.

As always, no spamming. The warning period is officially over. I will start banning people.


message 2: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
Thank you for the info on changes, they sound great Jon.

My nomination for the Back to School September is a book I all ready read but I can't wait to read again:

Towel Hill by Sarah Pinborough

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A charismatic new priest has come to Tower Hill. A handsome new professor is teaching at the college. And a nightmare has settled over the town. A girl is found dead and mutilated -- by her own hand. Another has slashed her face with scissors. Have the residents of Tower Hill all gone mad? Or has something worse... something unholy... taken over?


message 3: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) | 11088 comments Mod
I have no idea what to suggest but I'll vote & read along with everyone when the time comes. I haven't read Carrie or Tower Hill.


message 4: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments What about

Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Miss Nelson, #1) by Harry Allard ?


message 5: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments Ok, that last one was a joke. My real suggestions is

American Ghoul by Walt Morton
American Ghoul by Walt Morton

Seventeen-year-old Howard Pickman has some unusual problems: He comes from a family of ghouls with a long history of digging up corpses, and he’s just moved to a new school filled with kids that are scarier than he is. American Ghoul is the story of an exceptionally odd teenager trying to survive the most terrible time anybody has to go through -- senior year at high school.


message 6: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) | 11088 comments Mod
That sounds good Andy!


message 7: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) | 11088 comments Mod
Lol Andy! That didn't show up at first, it was just a ? Only does that on my iPad, though.


message 8: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments Miss Nelson is a classic in any case.


message 9: by Deborah (new)

Deborah (brandiec) | 229 comments Andy wrote: "Ok, that last one was a joke. My real suggestions is

American Ghoul by Walt Morton
American Ghoul by Walt Morton

Seventeen-year-old Howard Pickman has some unusual problems: He comes from ..."


Ooh, this one sounds good (and I already own it, which is always a plus)!


message 10: by Walter (new)

Walter Spence (walterspence) | 573 comments Carrie is pretty much the quintessential high school horror novel, though pretty much everyone has read it. And while Rage also fits Jon's description, it's out of print now as I understand it.

What about Christine? Lord knows I've tried to come up with something that fits the September theme that King hasn't written, but nothing else comes to mind (with the possible exception of Hemlock Grove, and I'm not sure that truly fits the 'back to school' motif).


message 11: by Missy (new)

Missy | 199 comments I love this book! Andy wrote: "What about

Miss Nelson Is Missing! (Miss Nelson, #1) by Harry Allard?"



message 12: by Tressa (last edited Aug 06, 2014 03:28PM) (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments The Missing (Keeper, #2) by Sarah Langan

This book is so good! And it's been years since I read it, but I'd love to read it again...with a group.


message 13: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Tressa wrote: "The Missing (Keeper, #2) by Sarah Langan

This book is so good! And it's been years since I read it, but I'd love to read it again...with a group."


That was a good one. Even better than than Keeper Part 1. I thought.

I'm still going with Rage though since I only read it twice so far. I first came across it in high school and got to read it while sitting in classrooms surrounded by the all the cliche characters in the story. It was a unique experience.


message 14: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments I've already got both The Keeper and The Missing on loan from the library. Good pick, Tressa!


message 15: by Addy (new)

Addy | 4989 comments Oh nice! Picked up The Missing not too long ago:)


message 16: by Robert (last edited Aug 06, 2014 07:49PM) (new)

Robert Mingee (robertmingee) | 776 comments David Whitman's Harlan is amazing, and I've been meaning to reread it.


message 17: by Tiffany (last edited Aug 07, 2014 02:49AM) (new)

Tiffany King (tifking73) | 81 comments Fright Night by John Skipp

I'm a fan of the 1985 movie Fright Night, but I've never read the book.


message 18: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments I liked Keeper and gave it 3 stars, but I agree that Missing is superior a story.

I wouldn't mind reading Rage again; been a long time.

Maybe we should go with the horrifying Columbine? This is one of the best true crime books I've ever read.


message 19: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 58 comments Well if we go the school shooting rout there is "We Need to Talk About Kevin." I haven't read the book, but the movie was one of the creepiest things I've ever seen.


message 20: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments Too horrifying, if you ask me...


message 21: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments I'd love to read Fright Night.


message 22: by Amanda (new)

Amanda | 58 comments Andy wrote: "Too horrifying, if you ask me..."
I agree. I'd be up for Fright Night


message 23: by Katy (new)

Katy | 14 comments How about The White Devil by Justin Evans?


message 24: by Latasha (new)

Latasha (latasha513) | 11088 comments Mod
Oh yeah Katy! That sounds really good!


message 25: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Amanda wrote: "Well if we go the school shooting rout there is "We Need to Talk About Kevin." I haven't read the book, but the movie was one of the creepiest things I've ever seen."

I was just kidding about Columbine. But I read the Kevin book and it's outstanding; much better than the movie, and I really liked the movie.


message 26: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
Amanda wrote: "Andy wrote: "Too horrifying, if you ask me..."
I agree. I'd be up for Fright Night"


Wow, I didn't even know this was a book, from John Skipp and Craig Spector never the less... I must read it!


message 27: by Paulina (new)

Paulina (littledreammer) | 21 comments Amanda wrote: "Well if we go the school shooting rout there is "We Need to Talk About Kevin." I haven't read the book, but the movie was one of the creepiest things I've ever seen."

Yeah! Just saw the movie a few days ago and really shocked me! But still liked it.
Reading the book would be very interesting :)


message 28: by Andy (last edited Aug 07, 2014 07:44PM) (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments The Fright Night book is a novelization based on the movie, which came first.


message 29: by Kasia (last edited Aug 07, 2014 07:49PM) (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
Andy wrote: "The Fright Night book is a novelization based on the movie, which came first."

Yeah figured it out, its like backwards from the norm lol


message 30: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod



message 31: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
That looks like Jack Klugman but I think it's someone else..


message 32: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School


message 33: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
Yes! That guy, thanks :D I have a lot of catching up to do with classics haha. I knew he looked familiar but had bigger eyes than Jack.

Summer is going fast, poor kids lol.


message 34: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany King (tifking73) | 81 comments Back to School, great movie!!!


message 35: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
I've never seen it, gosh, now I want to.


message 36: by Jon Recluse (last edited Aug 07, 2014 08:13PM) (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
Kasia wrote: "Yes! That guy, thanks :D I have a lot of catching up to do with classics haha. I knew he looked familiar but had bigger eyes than Jack.

Summer is going fast, poor kids lol."


Yes, you do!

ROFL!


message 37: by Kasia (last edited Aug 07, 2014 08:21PM) (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
My mom is a teacher so I know that she's counting her days until the end of freedom. I miss having 2-3 months off, being a student has it's perks, sigh, I spend every single summer back then in Poland living out of 2-3 suitcases, best time ever.


message 38: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
That sounds awesome.

I used to spend summers in a mountain cabin in New Hampshire.


message 39: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
How wonderful, I bet the air has an ultra crip scent there, lucky you!


message 40: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
It did! :)


message 41: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
It's funny how one or few great memories can haunt us longer than anything else, that feeling of trying get back in time to that cozy spot, sigh, life is so ironic this way!


message 42: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
It truly is!


message 43: by Kasia (new)

Kasia (kasia_s) | 3568 comments Mod
Each moment right now could become sweet nostalgia for later, food for thought :)


message 44: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
I like that! :)


message 45: by Andy (new)

Andy (manicsloth) | 730 comments Were you a teacher, Jon?


message 46: by Jon Recluse (new)

Jon Recluse | 12043 comments Mod
Nope.


message 47: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 6263 comments Mod
I was going to suggest SUMMER OF NIGHT, but that's more "beginning of summer"....so instead, I'll second Kasia's TOWER HILL, by Sarah Pinborough. I've read this one (years ago!), and it's time for a re-read!!


message 48: by Kimberly (last edited Aug 08, 2014 09:23AM) (new)

Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 6263 comments Mod
Got one--UNDER THE OVERTREE, by James A. Moore. (I'll try to figure out how to post a link....)

Under the Overtree Under the Overtree
by James A. Moore (Goodreads Author)
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions


message 49: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 6263 comments Mod
Kimberly wrote: "Got one--UNDER THE OVERTREE, by James A. Moore. (I'll try to figure out how to post a link....)

Under the Overtree Under the Overtree
by James A. Moore (Goodreads Author)
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 ..."


Didn't quite post the way I was hoping....... I need an IT guy!!!!!


message 50: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 6263 comments Mod
YAY!!!!!!!!


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