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message 1: by Louise, Group Founder (last edited Dec 06, 2018 07:24AM) (new)

Louise | 680 comments Mod
Nominations for our February 2019 read are now open. And the theme is...Books published in the 1910s.

To help out with those doing the Reading the 20th Century challenge, we're going to be throwing in the two decades into the themes for the year.

1. Book must be by a female author (transwomen and women using male pseudonyms are women).
2. Book must have been first published between 1910 and 1919
3. No books that have already been group reads (see our list of previous reads)
4. You cannot nominate a book you have written yourself. (Probably not applicable for this theme!)

How to Nominate:
1. Give both the title of the book and the author's name when nominating to avoid mix-ups. Title only nominations risk being missed.
2. Please use the 'add book/author' button when nominating otherwise your nomination may be missed.
3. Indicate whether you are willing or not to lead discussion if your nomination is chosen.
4. One nomination per person.

Nominations will be closing on the 8th of December

Nominations so far:
This is the End by Stella Benson (1917) - Margarida to lead
The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlöf (1914) - Carol to lead
Night and Day by Virginia Woolf (1919) - Liesl to lead
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911) - Open discussion
The Reef by Edith Wharton (1912) - El to lead

message 2: by Carol (last edited Dec 01, 2018 06:52AM) (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 2063 comments Mod
There are a couple of lists that might be helpful to browse for ideas. They are not limited to female authors, so that filtering is up to you.

message 3: by Mimimimimi (new)

Mimimimimi | 10 comments I nominate This Is the End by Stella Benson!

I'd happily lead the discussion, since I'm super excited to read it. And anyone can legally read it for free on the Gutenberg Project website.

This review does a much better job than I would, explaining just how odd and lovely the book is.

message 4: by Carol (last edited Dec 01, 2018 10:47AM) (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 2063 comments Mod
I nominate The Emperor of Portugalia by Selma Lagerlöf.

Lagerlof referred to Emperor as the Swedish King Lear. She was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. This edition made the long list for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation (2018). 200 pages. I can lead.

message 5: by Liesl (new)

Liesl | 485 comments I nominate Night and Day by Virginia Woolf.

I would be happy to lead the discussion.

message 6: by Isabelle (new)

Isabelle (iamaya) | 98 comments Hello, I'd like to nominate The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I'd rather not lead.

message 7: by El (new)

El | 123 comments I nominate The Reef by Edith Wharton (pub 1912). I can lead.

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