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message 1: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
Nominations are now open until July 22nd for the September 2018 Open Pick.

Nominating guidelines:
- Fiction (original & translation, if applicable) first published between January 1, 2000 and September 1, 2017. For translations the latter date must be an English edition.
- One nomination per person (please do not nominate or vote for a book unless you are certain you can read and discuss if it wins)
- A book this group has not yet read (see group bookshelf)

If you are nominating, please begin your post by stating "I nominate [name with hyperlink to book]"

Lots of close voting lately so don't be shy about renominating books!


message 2: by Lia (new)

Lia Shy? Who, me? You wish!

I nominate Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald.


message 3: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
Ha! Excellent--we like when members are passionate about their nominations.


message 4: by Doug (new)

Doug I guess since it came in second last month, I will re-nominate The Nix by Nathan Hill. Second times the charm? :-)


message 5: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
Ya never know!


message 6: by Hugh (last edited Jul 16, 2018 02:51AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2835 comments Mod
Thanks Marc. No nomination from me this time (three in a row would be too many!)


message 7: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
Only two days left (including today) for nominations.

I'm going to nominate Zone by Mathias Énard.


message 8: by Jana (new)

Jana (ahoiprause) | 5 comments I nominate The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt


message 9: by Doug (new)

Doug ... and here I was worried MY nomination was too long!! LOL Someone needs to nominate something under 400 pages! :-)


message 10: by Jana (new)

Jana (ahoiprause) | 5 comments In September I got a month off at university so that seemed like the perfect time for me to FINALLY tackle this huge beast of a book 😄


message 11: by Jana (new)

Jana (ahoiprause) | 5 comments I just realised you already discussed The Goldfinch. For some reason It didn’t appear in the shelf (or I just overlooked it). I am gonna try and find a different one to nominate, maybe something under 400 pages 😄


message 12: by Jana (new)

Jana (ahoiprause) | 5 comments I nominate Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas by Christian Kracht instead. Under 400 Pages btw 😄


message 13: by Bretnie (new)

Bretnie | 703 comments I nominate The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara. One that's been on my shelf for too long! (also under 400 pages) :)


message 14: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 452 comments I nominate Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan.


message 15: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
Thanks for the nominations!
The poll will go up tomorrow and will include any other eligible nominations posted through today.


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message 17: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
Thanks for setting up the poll, Hugh!


message 18: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2835 comments Mod
This one could go to the wire...


message 19: by Meike (new)

Meike (meikereads) Wow, so close!!


message 20: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
I'll change my vote to someone else's nomination in exchange for 5 review likes, a supportive tweet, and a 3-figure cash donation. Any takers?


message 21: by Bretnie (new)

Bretnie | 703 comments Marc, if I had twitter or three figures laying around I’d take you up on that bribe :) it’s still so close!


message 22: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2835 comments Mod
I still wouldn't want to predict how this will finish, but 29 votes is quite impressive with just over a day to go.


message 23: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
Well, I appreciate that Bretnie! I prefer not to be a tie-breaking vote unless forced to do so (despite that I'll likely read any of the three in contention for winning right now).


message 24: by Chris (new)

Chris Rogers | 3 comments Well this is good fortune-I’m currently half way through the Nix and in hope of finding a group to discuss it with came searching here. Its proving to be a great read!


message 25: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2835 comments Mod
Last chance to vote today - The Nix is looking a strong favourite now.


message 26: by Linda (new)

Linda | 71 comments I have been watching the polls but did not vote as I have not participated in this group for awhile. If The Nix wins, though, I plan on participating as it's been on my radar for awhile. :)


message 27: by Doug (new)

Doug Linda wrote: "I have been watching the polls but did not vote as I have not participated in this group for awhile. If The Nix wins, though, I plan on participating as it's been on my radar for awhile. :)"

Hey, that's how we wound up with a psycho president! VOTE!! :-)


message 28: by Linda (new)

Linda | 71 comments Lol! Good point, Doug. OK then, I just cemented my participation if it wins. :D


message 29: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2835 comments Mod
The Nix was a clear winner (no need for any gerrymandering or other shenanigans). Are you happy to lead the discussion Doug?


message 30: by Kristina (new)

Kristina | 66 comments I am happy to hear this and looking forward the discussion :)


message 31: by Bretnie (new)

Bretnie | 703 comments I’m glad I didn’t waste any money bribing Marc to vote for my losing book :)


message 32: by Doug (new)

Doug Hugh wrote: "The Nix was a clear winner (no need for any gerrymandering or other shenanigans). Are you happy to lead the discussion Doug?"

Yep! Hopefully will have read all the Booker noms by then! :-)


message 33: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2835 comments Mod
Thanks Doug


message 34: by Lark (new)

Lark Benobi (larkbenobi) | 249 comments poor W.G. Sebald, always the bridesmaid


message 35: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2835 comments Mod
I am sure we can find a way to discuss it eventually, perhaps as a moderator pick...


message 36: by Ami (new)

Ami | 340 comments Lark wrote: "poor W.G. Sebald, always the bridesmaid"

Hilarious!


message 37: by Lia (new)

Lia Lark wrote: "poor W.G. Sebald, always the bridesmaid"

Hugh wrote: "I am sure we can find a way to discuss it eventually, perhaps as a moderator pick..."

I think Hugh just proposed :p~


message 38: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2882 comments Mod
Bretnie wrote: "I’m glad I didn’t waste any money bribing Marc to vote for my losing book :)"
Hah! If it makes you feel any better, I don't believe my loser of a pick got more than my one vote before I got on the bandwagon. :)


message 39: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 452 comments Marc wrote: "Bretnie wrote: "I’m glad I didn’t waste any money bribing Marc to vote for my losing book :)"
Hah! If it makes you feel any better, I don't believe my loser of a pick got more than my one vote befo..."


Commitment, I say. Even to clear losing noms. :)


message 40: by Bretnie (new)

Bretnie | 703 comments I was standing pretty firm hoping my nomination would win, but now that I'm midway through The Nix, I'm actually loving it. I can see why some people might not enjoy it (and a book can always turn on me), but I'm looking forward to the discussion!


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