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message 1: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12974 comments Post your nominations here for the September group reads. A significant portion of the book must be set in the featured location. We will be reading books set in Malawi and the province of Saskatchewan in Canada. We will also be featuring translated science fiction and fantasy. Here are lists to get you started:

Malawi*:
Malawi Group Book List: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Malawi Bookshelf: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Saskatchewan
Canada Book List: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (Scroll down to "Books set in Saskatchewan" heading-Post 16)
Bookshelf for Saskatchewan: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Translated Sci-Fi/Fantasy:
Nominate translated science fiction or fantasy books. Note: Book must be originally written in a language other than English. Many foreign authors write books in English - these would not qualify.
Here is a list of some titles that work (nominated books do not need to be on this list):
https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...


Books do not need to be present on these lists to be nominated. Authors, please do not nominate your own books.

For a list of books we have read in previous months, click here: Previously Read Group Read Books

*For our featured world country selection (this month it is Malawi): If the book selected by popular vote is not written by a native or resident author, the book written by a native author with the highest votes will also be selected, resulting in two book selections for that country.


message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1108 comments For Malawi, I nominate Paul Theroux's The Lower River.


message 3: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1108 comments For Saskatchewan, I nominate As for Me and My House by Sinclair Ross.


message 4: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1108 comments For Translated Fantasy, I nominate The Last Wish by Poland's Andrzej Sapkowski.


message 6: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1502 comments For Saskatchewan, I would also nominate Who Has Seen the Wind by W.O. Mitchell.


message 7: by HomeInMyShoes (last edited Jul 10, 2018 08:04AM) (new)

HomeInMyShoes | 141 comments For Saskatchewan I would nominate A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe. Set in Saskatchewan by a Saskatchewan author.

Don't worry about the trilogy moniker, the three books stand alone without ovverlapping characters.


message 8: by HomeInMyShoes (new)

HomeInMyShoes | 141 comments Another possibility for Saskatchewan. If we'd like to read some genre fiction there is Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen.


message 9: by Silver (new)

Silver Saskatchewan: Canada by Richard Ford


message 10: by Silver (new)

Silver Translated Sci-fi/ Fantasy: The Swarm by Frank Schätzing


message 11: by Mome_Rath (new)

Mome_Rath | 1502 comments I'm glad to see more nominations coming in for Saskatchewan than there were for Manitoba, and most from writers from the province! More to add to my reading list...


message 12: by HomeInMyShoes (new)

HomeInMyShoes | 141 comments Given it is my home province, it's a little easier knowing the writers.

Another option which I've put on my reading list for next year is:

Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont.


message 13: by Kristina Marie (new)

Kristina Marie | 274 comments Not a nomination- just wanted to say I like the new group profile pic. Good job, Diane!


message 14: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1108 comments Kristina Marie wrote: "Not a nomination- just wanted to say I like the new group profile pic. Good job, Diane!"

Me, too! I didn't know where to say it, but it's a nice update.


message 15: by Susan (new)

Susan | 384 comments Translated Sci-Fi- Wicked Weeds: A Zombie Novel by Pedro Cabiya


message 16: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12974 comments Thanks, Kristina Marie and Carol!


message 17: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12974 comments Nominations will close at midnight (EST) on 7/15.


message 18: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12974 comments Nominations are closed.


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