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message 1: by Louise (new)

Louise Hello, Classics Lovers!

It's time to select our October group read.

Nomination Rules - please read them carefully:
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books only (over 50 years old - please check if you are not sure).
3. Books can be of any length, but if a book wins and is over 600 pages, we will read it over a two month period.
4. No book we have read before as a group read.*
5. No book from an author who we have read in the last 10 months.†
6. To facilitate poll creation, please use a Goodreads link to add the nomination by clicking on 'add book/author' above the text box.
7. Please indicate whether or not you would be willing to lead the discussion if your nomination is chosen.

*For a full list of books we have read before please check the master-list:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
(Note: lists sorted by book title, author surname, or date read)


†Authors not to nominate:

Charles Dickens (September 2018)
Jules Verne (August 2018)
Ray Bradbury (July 2018)
Henry James (June 2018)
E.M. Forster (May 2018)
Kenneth Grahame (April 2018)
Daphne du Maurier (March 2018)
Gaston Leroux (February 2018)
Ernest Hemingway (January 2018)
Edith Wharton (December 2017)

Nominations will close and will go up on the 12th of August.


message 2: by Steven (new)

Steven Meyer I’m coming up with my nomination, but have a question. How old does it have to be to be a classic? What I mean is minimum age. Like if it’s a book that not as old, but will most likely be a classic would that count?


message 3: by Louise (last edited Aug 07, 2018 09:50AM) (new)

Louise Louise wrote: "Hello, Classics Lovers!

It's time to select our October group read.

Nomination Rules - please read them carefully:
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books only (over 50 years old - please check if you are not sure).
"


message 4: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 772 comments Mod
Any book published before 1968 that is still accessible would be considered.


message 6: by Steven (new)

Steven Meyer I’m picking again. Two I’d considered are after 1968. Ones actually from 1969


message 8: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments I nominate The Moon and Sixpence by Somerset Maugham (sorry, no link function available on the app..)


message 9: by Heather L (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) Here is the link for Nina's nominee, which would also be mine:


The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham


(And please note ONLY The Moon and Six Pence -- last time it was nominated you posted it in the poll as a collection of stories instead of the stand-alone novel. Thanks!)


message 10: by Gisela (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 116 comments Nadine Gordimer's World of Strangers has been published in 1958, so theoretically should count?


message 11: by Sarmistha (new)

Sarmistha | 3 comments I nominate Black Beauty by Anna Sewell


message 12: by Nina (new)

Nina | 449 comments Thanks, Heather L :-)


message 13: by Louise (new)

Louise Nominations now closed (sorry about delay) Poll to go up shortly


message 14: by Louise (new)

Louise Poll now up


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