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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Aug 01, 2018 01:39PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Nominations are open for our October 2018 reread. Only books currently on our group bookshelf are eligible: Book Shelf

Below is a list of the past year's reread winners.

The Remains of the Day, September 2018
Great Expectations, August 2018
All Quiet on the Western Front, July 2018
Tess of the D'Urbervilles, June 2018
North and South, May 2018
Persuasion, April 2018
A Tale of Two Cities, March 2018
The Catcher in the Rye, February 2018
Doctor Zhivago, January 2018
A Christmas Carol, December 2017
Madame Bovary, November 2017
Fahrenheit 451, October 2017

Revisit the Shelf Nomination Requirements:
1. Time Since Last Read. A book is only eligible for rereading if it has not been a group read in the last 12 months (1 year). A book read by the group in any of our reading categories in the past year is not eligible for nomination.

2. When making a nomination, please use "add book/author" link to help others view the book selected. Also please list when the book has been read by the group.

3. Nominations will run from today thru the 14th. Polls will open on the 16th and will run until the end of the month


message 2: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
1. Only five books, by five different authors will move forward to each poll. This will be determined by the number of seconds a book receives. The five books with the most seconds moves to the poll.

2. Only one nomination or one second per member will be allowed. A nomination can be changed only until it has been seconded. Once seconded, in fairness to the member making the second, the nomination will stand.

2a. A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice. This change must in some way be noted in a post such as, "I am withdrawing my second for book A and placing it on book B." It will be easier to moderator to track changes.

3. Only one book per author, In the event of more than one book by the same author is nominated, only the first one to receive a second will be eligible. The nominator of the ruled ineligible book will be able to nominate a replacement or second another already in nomination.

3a. Same author-multiple categories. The same author may be nominated in multiple categories in a single month as long as the nominations are for different books. In the case of identical nominations, precedence will go to the first one to receive a second.

Discussion Thread for New Rules


message 3: by Cynda (last edited Aug 01, 2018 02:01AM) (new)


message 4: by Nathalie (new)

Nathalie | 325 comments Nominating And then there were none by Agatha Christie.


message 7: by Jehona (new)

Jehona | 182 comments Francisca wrote: "I nominate Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley"

I'll second it too.


message 8: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Cynda wrote: "I nominate Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens"

I'll second this.


message 9: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 766 comments I nominate The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. The group read the trilogy but it is too long for a monthly read. I defer to the moderator for a ruling on just the first book.


message 10: by Katie (new)

Katie (katieblank) | 2 comments I nominate Things Fall Apart
Last read: February 2015


message 11: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Marilyn wrote: "I nominate The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. The group read the trilogy but it is too long for a monthly read. I defer to the moderator for a ruling on just th..."

Allowed


message 12: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments I nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (pub 1943, 496 pp).


message 13: by Brina (new)

Brina Second, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn :)


message 15: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments Brina wrote: "Second, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn :)"

Thanks Brina :)


message 16: by Marilyn (last edited Aug 02, 2018 11:14PM) (new)

Marilyn | 766 comments Katy wrote: "Marilyn wrote: "I nominate The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. The group read the trilogy but it is too long for a monthly read. I defer to the moderator for a r..."

Thanks, Katy! The Fellowship of the Ring is officially nominated.


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

I second My Cousin Rachel, yay!


message 18: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 130 comments I'll nominate Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.


message 19: by Kathleen (new)


message 21: by Dave (new)

Dave (adh3) | 688 comments I second Things Fall Apart


message 22: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3215 comments I'd like to nominate The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas I need group motivation to start on this tome.


message 23: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 561 comments Nathalie wrote: "Nominating And then there were none by Agatha Christie."

I'll second And Then There Were None


message 24: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Aprilleigh wrote: "Nathalie wrote: "Nominating And then there were none by Agatha Christie."

I'll second And Then There Were None"


Third.


message 25: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments Alissa wrote: "I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

Thanks again Alissa :)


Bibliomysterious BAM | 804 comments Thanks Catriona


message 27: by Angie (new)

Angie | 588 comments Hmm... several here I'd like to read. I'll second Oliver Twist.


message 28: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 779 comments I will second Things Fall Apart


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

I’ll second Frankenstein.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 216 comments I'll also 2nd Oliver Twist !! --Jen from Quebec :0) Free books are best books.


message 31: by Newly (new)

Newly Wardell | 180 comments I nominate Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. lets go sci fi


message 32: by Newly (new)

Newly Wardell | 180 comments I think I meant to nominate this in a different section. super sorry gang. belay my last


message 33: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Newly wrote: "I think I meant to nominate this in a different section. super sorry gang. belay my last"

Okay, ignoring it.


message 34: by Anthony (new)

Anthony | 1 comments I'll second Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.


message 35: by Franky (new)

Franky | 155 comments I'll second Frankenstein.


message 36: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1919 comments Aubrey wrote: "I nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (pub 1943, 496 pp)."

I also second this.


message 37: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments Darren wrote: "Aubrey wrote: "I nominate A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (pub 1943, 496 pp)."

I also second this."


Thanks Darren :)


message 38: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sasstel) | 426 comments Sue wrote: "I'd like to nominate The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas I need group motivation to start on this tome."

I’ll second this.


message 39: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 130 comments Another vote for Oliver Twist!


message 41: by Sam (new)

Sam (aramsamsam) | 315 comments I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Fingers crossed.


message 42: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2592 comments Sam wrote: "I second A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Fingers crossed."

Thanks Sam :)


message 43: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Cline I second Oliver Twist.


message 44: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Aug 14, 2018 04:24PM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Time for a summary

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 1838, 608 pages, Group read: 2011
Cynda, Pink, Chaitra, Angie, Jennifer Lyn, Bárbara, Vicki

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, 1939, 264 pages, Group read: 2016
Nathalie, Aprilleigh, Janet

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1818, 273 pages, Group read: 2013, 2014, 2016
Francisca, Loretta, Jehona, Pam, Franky, CluckingBell

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, 1954, 398 pages, Group read: 2016
Marilyn

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 1958, 209 pages, Group read: 2015
Katie, Kathleen, Dave, Candi, Bat-Cat

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, 1943, 496 pages, Group read: 2012, 2013
Aubrey, Brina, Alissa, Darren, Sam

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, 1951, 352 pages, Group read: 2017
BAM, Catriona

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, 1955, 331 pages, Group read: 2014, 2015, 2017
Kimberly, Anthony

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, 1844, 1536 pages, Group read: 2013, 2015
Sue, Sarah, Cath


message 45: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments I would like to second Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.


message 46: by Cath (new)

Cath | 12 comments Katy wrote: "Time for a summary

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, 1838, 608 pages, Group read: 2011
Lynda, Pink, Chaitra, Angie, Jennifer Lyn, Bárbara, Cath, Vicki

[book:And Then T..."


oops, I think there's a typo in the summary, as I seconded The Count of Monte Cristo, and not Oliver Twist (though it probably doesn't matter in the long run, I guess, when looking at the numbers ...)


message 47: by CluckingBell (new)

CluckingBell | 25 comments I'll second Frankenstein, in honor of both its bicentennial and Halloween.


message 48: by Katy, New School Classics (last edited Aug 04, 2018 10:05AM) (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Cath wrote: "...oops, I think there's a typo in the summary..."

I really messed up this summary as I was typing, and tried to fix it. I really should have just started over. Thanks for catching that. Don't know where my mind (or fingers) were wandering.

And it might. IMO The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the best books I have ever read.


message 49: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
Bat-Cat wrote: "I would like to second Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe."

updated


message 50: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
CluckingBell wrote: "I'll second Frankenstein, in honor of both its bicentennial and Halloween."

updated


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