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message 1: by Danielle The Book Huntress (last edited Sep 19, 2018 04:08PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 614 comments Mod
Dear Classic Book Enthusiasts:

It's time to select our November 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:

M. Somerset Maugham (October 2018)
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)


Nominations will close and will go up on the 13th of September.

***Nominations period extended until September 19th.

Suggested Reads:

The Odd Women by George Gissing
The Invisible Man by HG Wells
The Searchers by Alan LeMay
The Respectful Prostitute by Jean-Paul Sartre
Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
The Eighth Day by Thornton Wilder
The Sundial by Shirley Jackson



message 2: by Gisela (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 116 comments How bout The Odd Women


message 3: by Danielle The Book Huntress (last edited Sep 14, 2018 08:12AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 614 comments Mod
We have only one nomination. Because of that, I will extend the nomination period for another five days. Thanks for the nomination, Gisela.


message 4: by Jeff (new)

Jeff Cartagena (jcar787) | 2 comments The Respectful Prostitute by Sartre


message 6: by Maya (new)

Maya | 4 comments How about "The eighth day", Thornton Wilder?


message 7: by Christy (last edited Sep 14, 2018 07:47PM) (new)


message 8: by Jen_Ken (new)

Jen_Ken a.k.a....Jenny from the block | 5 comments I will nominate two classic westerns
Here is one:
Check out Red River by Borden Chase
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 9: by Jen_Ken (new)

Jen_Ken a.k.a....Jenny from the block | 5 comments And the second
Check out The Searchers by Alan LeMay
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 11: by Phil (new)

Phil J | 73 comments The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan


message 12: by Phil (new)

Phil J | 73 comments Oops not old enough. Sorry!


message 13: by ☯Emily , moderator (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 772 comments Mod
Kenneth, you can only nominate one book. Which would you prefer?


message 14: by Miss.terri (new)

Miss.terri | 91 comments I nominate Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.


message 15: by Miss.terri (new)

Miss.terri | 91 comments Sorry, just saw the book I nominated was read in 2016.


message 16: by Jen_Ken (new)

Jen_Ken a.k.a....Jenny from the block | 5 comments Searchers


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 614 comments Mod
Please post a Goodreads Link with your nomination. Thanks for all the nominations!


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 614 comments Mod
This is a friendly but firm reminder to post links with your nominations. It's massively easier for the poll coordinator to put the poll together if you take a few moments and post a Goodreads link. I still added your noms even if you didn't this time, but next time I may not. Thank you!


message 19: by Danielle The Book Huntress (last edited Sep 19, 2018 04:05PM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 614 comments Mod
The poll is up. It will close on September 26th. Thanks for nominating and voting!

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...



 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 614 comments Mod
I omitted two books from the poll accidentally. If you voted, please check again, so you have a chance to vote for those books if you choose.


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