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message 1: by La Tonya (new)

La Tonya  Jordan | 725 comments Mod
It is time to choose our August 2018 read! Let us read a classic that has a "S" in the title. I look forward to seeing the nominations.

1. One book per person
2. Poll will be set up when we reach 6 valid nominations
3. Book should follow the theme
4. Book should be considered a classic
5. Try to explain why you are choosing the book (optional)

Please check against the list of books the group has already read:


Enjoy Reading,
La Tonya

message 2: by Tim (last edited Jul 12, 2018 08:50PM) (new)

Tim | 460 comments I nominate Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand - The letter "S" appears twice in the title. Atlas Shrugged is listed among the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die and is on the The Great American Read list for Summer 2018 sponsored by PBS.

message 3: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka | 139 comments Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha by Hesse

message 5: by Ian (last edited Jul 13, 2018 10:21AM) (new)

Ian | 376 comments Mod
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

I’ll nominate The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

message 6: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 72 comments Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger

message 7: by Leslie (last edited Jul 13, 2018 12:23PM) (new)

Leslie | 49 comments The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe The Story of San Michele by Axel Munthe.

The Story of San Michele (a villa built on the ruins of a Roman Emperor's villa in Capri) is a series of overlapping vignettes, roughly but not entirely in chronological order. It contains reminiscences of many periods of the author's life. He associated with a number of celebrities of his times, including Jean-Martin Charcot, Louis Pasteur, Henry James, and Guy de Maupassant, all of whom figure in the book. He also associated with the very poorest of people, including Italian immigrants in Paris and plague victims in Naples, as well as rural people such as the residents of Capri, and the Nordic Lapplanders. He was an unabashed animal lover, and animals figure prominently in several stories, perhaps most notably his alcoholic pet baboon, Billy.

message 8: by La Tonya (new)

La Tonya  Jordan | 725 comments Mod
We have six valid nominations and the nominations are close.

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