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message 1: by Katie (last edited Jul 18, 2018 08:04AM) (new)

Katie | 2362 comments We're a little behind this month, but the theme for the August Book of the Month is an alternate history book. For a definition and suggestions, please see this topic.

This year, we decided to use challenge prompts (in this case, no. 32) for Book of the Month so members could participate without have to add side-reads to their plans. Of course, you don't have to use the chosen book for week 32.

For those new to the group, a brief intro on the book of the month may be found here.

- One suggestion per user
- A book will enter the poll once someone "seconds" the book
- Seconding a book counts as your suggestion
- Suggestions will remain open for five days or as soon as 5-6 books have been seconded.

The Yiddish Policemen's Union
The Underground Railroad
Underground Airlines
Dread Nation

Available to be seconded:
The Orphan's Tale

message 2: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
I’d like to nominate The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

I was thinking about 11/22/63 by Stephen King but I thought it’s maybe a bit too long for a book of the month.

I have so many good options on my shortlist for this prompt.

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Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2786 comments Second Yiddish Policeman’s Union.

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message 6: by dalex (new)

dalex (912dalex) | 2095 comments Nominating Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

message 7: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1393 comments 1632 by Eric Flint. (Sorry I can not add the link I am on my phone.)
It is about an American town from 2000 being transported to Europe in 1632 and how they change the timeline. Funny and interesting.

message 8: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 743 comments 1632

Here's the link for Anastasia's nomination.

message 9: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
I nominate The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff.

message 10: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaharris) | 1393 comments Thank you Lizzy

message 11: by Molly (new)

Molly (mollyrotondo) | 57 comments I nominate Farthing by Jo Walton

message 12: by Erica (new)

Erica | 524 comments I nominate Underground Airlines by Ben Winters.

message 13: by Beth (new)

Beth | 134 comments I nominate Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. (Also, Kindle version available today (7/17) for $1.99)

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Bec | 897 comments Molly wrote: "I nominate Farthing by Jo Walton"

I second this one.

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Samantha | 1095 comments Erica wrote: "I nominate Underground Airlines by Ben Winters."

I second this one

message 16: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline | 426 comments I second Dread Nation

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Sophie (sawphie) | 2847 comments dalex wrote: "Nominating Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi"

I second Summerland

message 18: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2362 comments Sorry Sophie, we already have 6 books seconded, and in hopes of not spreading the vote too thin, we'll keep it to just those 6. Poll to follow shortly.

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Katie | 2362 comments The August poll is available:

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