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message 1: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments October 2018 Nominations - Old School Classics group read

1. Books that have already been featured as group reads and currently on our bookshelf are not eligible to be nominated.

Bookshelf link: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

2. Only books that were published before 1900 are eligible to be nominated in this section.

3. 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.

4. 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.

4a. A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 for moderator to track changes.

5. 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.

5a. 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.

6. Nominations will remain open until the 14th August, polls will open on the 16th and run until the end of the month.


message 2: by Cynda (new)

Cynda | 3242 comments I nominate Candide by Voltaire


message 3: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4994 comments Mod
Cynda, Candide was our very first Short Story read in September 2015 and is not eligible


message 4: by Francisca (new)

Francisca | 368 comments I nominate Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, published in 1862


message 5: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 788 comments Francisca wrote: "I nominate Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, published in 1862"

I will second Fathers and Sons


message 6: by Melanti (new)

Melanti | 2384 comments I'll nominate The Monk by Matthew Lewis. Published 1796, 386 pages.

I think it'd make for a good Halloween read.


message 7: by Cynda (new)

Cynda | 3242 comments Thanks Bob, Got it. I was only lookkng at previous Old School reads. I need to look at all of our reads :-)

So now I nominate Washington Square by Henry James


message 8: by Tim (new)

Tim Callicutt I will second The Monk!


message 9: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9642 comments Mod
Melanti wrote: "I'll nominate The Monk by Matthew Lewis. Published 1796, 386 pages.

I think it'd make for a good Halloween read."


I'll second this one also.


message 10: by BAM the enigma (new)

BAM the enigma I'll second the Monk I had hoped it would havexmadecthecgrade last month


message 11: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 131 comments I'll nominate Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy.


message 13: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1958 comments Leslie wrote: "Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin"

I second this.


message 14: by Dave (new)

Dave (adh3) | 747 comments I second Washington Square.


message 15: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1759 comments Leslie wrote: "Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin"

I third.


message 16: by Angie (new)

Angie | 591 comments I'll second Fathers and Sons.


message 17: by Jehona (new)

Jehona | 182 comments Melanti wrote: "I'll nominate The Monk by Matthew Lewis. Published 1796, 386 pages.

I think it'd make for a good Halloween read."


I'll second this one because it seems the least likely to have something to do with love and marriage. I think I'm romance-saturated at this point.


message 18: by Brina (new)

Brina I'll second Eugene Onegin.


message 19: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2627 comments I nominate The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon (pub 1002, 419 pp).


message 20: by Cynda (new)

Cynda | 3242 comments Thanks Dave :-)


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

I’ll second Jude the Obscure.


message 22: by Loretta (new)

Loretta | 2668 comments Leslie wrote: "Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin"

Fourth, thanks! 😊


message 23: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 133 comments Cynda wrote: "Thanks Bob, Got it. I was only lookkng at previous Old School reads. I need to look at all of our reads :-)

So now I nominate Washington Square by Henry James"


Seconding!


message 24: by Cynda (new)

Cynda | 3242 comments Thanks Barbara. I love this story.


message 25: by Pink (last edited Aug 06, 2018 01:30PM) (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Quick round up of nominations so far -

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1825, 240 pages
Leslie - Seconds- Darren, J_BlueFlower, Brina, Loretta, Bat-Cat (5)

The Monk by Matthew Lewis 1796, 386 pages
Melanti - Seconds- Tim, Katy, BAM, Jehona (4)

Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 1862, 244 pages
Francisca - Seconds- Candi, Angie, Aprilleigh (3)

Washington Square by Henry James 1880, 240 pages
Cynda - Seconds- Dave, Barbara (2)

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy 1895, 310 pages
Kimberly - Seconds- Pam, Chaitra (2)

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell 1853, 432 pages
Bob - Seconds- Sara (1)

The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon 1002, 419 pages
Aubrey - Seconds-

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
George - Seconds-

Plenty of time left yet, so keep your suggestions coming.


message 26: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4994 comments Mod
So far this period we aren’t inundated with nominations, so I’m going to see if my nomination of Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell can produce a few seconds.


message 27: by George P. (last edited Aug 04, 2018 08:48PM) (new)

George P. | 576 comments I've just read Fathers and Sons and a Hardy this summer (and I swore not to read another Henry James), so I will nominate Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.
It lost a tie-breaker runoff for August Old School.


message 28: by Bat-Cat (new)

Bat-Cat | 1299 comments I'll second Eugene Onegin. :-)


message 29: by Sara (taking a break), Old School Classics (new)

Sara (taking a break) (phantomswife) | 5779 comments Mod
I'll second Ruth, Bob. I have had it on my TBR for a long time and I have loved the other Gaskell's I have read.


message 30: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 575 comments I'll second Fathers and Sons


message 31: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments All updated above :)


message 32: by Karen (new)

Karen | 71 comments I'll second Les Liaisons dangereuses


message 33: by Paula W (new)

Paula W | 553 comments I will second Jude the Obscure. People keep telling me I need to read this.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 216 comments I LOVE Hardy and will add my 2nd for Jude the Obscure ! Thanks. ---Jen from Quebec :0)


message 35: by Tina (new)


message 36: by Pink (last edited Aug 13, 2018 10:57AM) (new)

Pink | 6554 comments A few days left for nominations -

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1825, 240 pages
Leslie - Seconds- Darren, J_BlueFlower, Brina, Loretta, Bat-Cat (5)

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
George - Seconds- Karen, Tina, Catriona, Valerie, Jess (5)

The Monk by Matthew Lewis 1796, 386 pages
Melanti - Seconds- Tim, Katy, BAM, Jehona (4)

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy 1895, 310 pages
Kimberly - Seconds- Pam, Chaitra, Paula W, Jennifer Lynn (4)

Washington Square by Henry James 1880, 240 pages
Cynda - Seconds- Dave, Barbara, Shirley, Kathleen (4)

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Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev 1862, 244 pages
Francisca - Seconds- Candi, Angie, Aprilleigh (3)

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell 1853, 432 pages
Bob - Seconds- Sara (1)

The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon 1002, 419 pages
Aubrey - Seconds-


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

I’ll second Les Liaisons Dangereuses please.


message 38: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Catriona wrote: "I’ll second Les Liaisons Dangereuses please."

Updated above.


message 39: by Valerie (new)

Valerie (nicehotcupoftea) | 47 comments I'll second Les Liaisons Dangereuses please


message 40: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Valerie wrote: "I'll second Les Liaisons Dangereuses please"

Added to the list :)


Shirley (stampartiste) | 832 comments I would like to second Washington Square, please.


message 42: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 4053 comments I will second Washington Square also.


message 43: by Jess (new)

Jess Penhallow | 61 comments I'll second Les Liasons Dangereuses too please


message 44: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Shirley (stampartiste) wrote: "I would like to second Washington Square, please."

Kathleen wrote: "I will second Washington Square also."

Jess wrote: "I'll second Les Liasons Dangereuses too please"

All updated above.


message 45: by Idit (new)

Idit | 61 comments I would have happily seconded Sei Shonagon’s pillow book, but am not reading pre-1900 this year. Will happily read it next year


message 46: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Nominations are now closed. These are the five books that received the most seconds and will progress to polls -

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin 1825, 240 pages
Leslie - Seconds- Darren, J_BlueFlower, Brina, Loretta, Bat-Cat (5)

Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos 1782, 448 pages
George - Seconds- Karen, Tina, Catriona, Valerie, Jess (5)

The Monk by Matthew Lewis 1796, 386 pages
Melanti - Seconds- Tim, Katy, BAM, Jehona (4)

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy 1895, 310 pages
Kimberly - Seconds- Pam, Chaitra, Paula W, Jennifer Lynn (4)

Washington Square by Henry James 1880, 240 pages
Cynda - Seconds- Dave, Barbara, Shirley, Kathleen (4)

Voting opens on the 16th and runs until the end of the month.


message 47: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6554 comments Our winning book for October is Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy


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