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message 1: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
February 2019 New School group read nominations are now open! Please review the requirements below for book eligibility.

Please take note of the nomination rules!

1.) Books that have already been featured as group reads are not eligible for nomination. Bookshelf

2.) Eligible publication dates for books are 1900-1999.

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 A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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 to 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 of the month. Polls will open on the 16th and run until the last day of the month.


message 2: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower (j_from_denmark) | 1670 comments I would like to nominate - surprise! - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.


message 3: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 179 comments I would like to nominate The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test (published 1968)


message 4: by Leni (new)

Leni Iversen (leniverse) | 1231 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate - surprise! - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie."

Seconded!


message 5: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 766 comments I nominate The Street by Ann Petry.

Link to a recent article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/bo...


message 6: by Sam (new)

Sam | 19 comments Yes! I put this on my "to read" list after the NYT article.

Marilyn wrote: "I nominate The Street by Ann Petry.

Link to a recent article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/10/bo..."



message 7: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments I nominate The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan


message 8: by Cynda (new)

Cynda | 3040 comments Seconding The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

👋 Christopher


message 9: by Erin (new)

Erin (erinm31) | 609 comments Leni wrote: "J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate - surprise! - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie."

Seconded!"


Seconded again!


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I second In The Time of Butterflies. Great nom!


message 12: by Brina (new)

Brina Second The Joy Luck Club. One of my favorites.


message 13: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Brina wrote: "Second The Joy Luck Club. One of my favorites."

Thanks Brina.


message 14: by Hilde (new)

Hilde (hilded) | 69 comments Another second for The Joy Luck Club.


message 15: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Hilde wrote: "Another second for The Joy Luck Club."
Thank you Hilde.


message 16: by Jehona (new)

Jehona | 182 comments I'd like to nominate Swann's Way by Marcel Proust


message 17: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2588 comments Catriona wrote: "I second In The Time of Butterflies. Great nom!"

Thanks Catriona :)


message 18: by Matt (new)

Matt (mmullerm) | 839 comments I’ll second Jehona’s nomination of Swann’s Way.


message 19: by George P. (last edited Dec 02, 2018 02:52PM) (new)

George P. | 566 comments I'll also second In the Time of the Butterflies. I have this in my to-read list- I still have a rebel streak and seem to like feminist fiction :)


message 20: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2588 comments George wrote: "I'll also second In the Time of the Butterflies. I have this in my to-read list- I still have a rebel streak and seem to like feminist fiction :)"

Thanks George :)


message 21: by Brina (new)

Brina It is also one of my favorites. It was a tough decision which one to second.


message 22: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 779 comments I would like to nominate Howards End by E.M. Forster


message 24: by Angie (new)

Angie | 588 comments J_BlueFlower wrote: "I would like to nominate - surprise! - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie."

While there are several books I'd like to read this round, I will second Midnight's Children.


message 25: by Chloe (new)

Chloe (dancedionysus) | 1 comments Christopher wrote: "I would like to nominate The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test (published 1968)"

I second this! :)


message 26: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2054 comments I second Butterflies.


message 27: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Stimson (naturalladyuk) | 38 comments I'd like to nominate Time of Hope by C.P. Snow


message 28: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 130 comments I'll second Midnight's Children.


message 29: by Emmy (new)


message 30: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2588 comments siriusedward wrote: "I second Butterflies."

Thanks Elena :)


message 31: by Carlo (new)

Carlo | 206 comments I hadn’t heard of The Time of butterflies before but it sounds interesting so I’ll second that. Thx.


message 32: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2588 comments Carlo wrote: "I hadn’t heard of The Time of butterflies before but it sounds interesting so I’ll second that. Thx."

Thanks Carlo :)


message 33: by Paula W (new)

Paula W | 553 comments Emmy wrote: "I'd like to nominate A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole"

I second this. One of my favorite books of all time!


message 34: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2054 comments Welcome,Aubrey.


message 35: by Emmy (new)

Emmy (emmy205) | 198 comments Paula W wrote: "Emmy wrote: "I'd like to nominate A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole"

I second this. One of my favorite books of all time!"


Thanks, Paula!


message 36: by Anna Lynn (new)

Anna Lynn (annalynn11) I second A Confederacy of Dunces.


message 37: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) I'd like to nominate Berlin Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf by Alfred Döblin, published 1929.


message 38: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Dec 05, 2018 07:51AM) (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Status, I know this is only the 4th day, but if I don't keep up, I'll be hopelessly lost.

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, 324 pages, 1994
Aubrey - Catriona, George, siriusedward, Carlo. Chris, (5)

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages, 1981
J_buleFlower - Leni, Erin, Angie, Kimberly, (4)

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, 416 pages, 1980
Emmy - Paula W., Anna Lynn, Terris, (3)

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust, 468 pages, 1913
Jehona - Matt, Darren, Afa, (3)

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, 372 pages, 1968
Christopher - Cynda, Chloe, (2)

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 288 pages, 1989
Janet - Brina, Hilde, (2)

Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin, 378 pages, 1929
Marina - Pillsonista, (1)

All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, 439 pages, 1946
Helen -

The Street by Ann Petry, 448 pages, 1946
Marilyn -

Howards End by E.M. Forster, 302 pages, 1910
Candi -

The Four Feathers by A.E.W. Mason, 284 pages, 1902
BAM -

Time of Hope by C.P. Snow, 396 pages, 1949
Rachel -


message 39: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Dec 04, 2018 09:24AM) (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Sam wrote: "Yes! I put this on my "to read" list after the NYT article.

Marilyn wrote: "I nominate The Street by Ann Petry.

Link to a recent article: https://www.nytimes.com/201..."


Sam, is this a second for The Street?


message 40: by Darren (new)

Darren (dazburns) | 1919 comments I second Swann's Way.


message 41: by Chris (new)

Chris (lancelink) | 0 comments I second In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez


message 42: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2588 comments Chris wrote: "I second In The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez"

Thanks Chris :)


message 43: by Pillsonista (new)

Pillsonista | 376 comments A second for Berlin Alexanderplatz.


message 44: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2609 comments I'll second A Confederacy of Dunces.


message 45: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) Thanks, Pillsonista.


message 46: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Message 39 Updated


message 47: by Ali (new)

Ali Haider Malik | 5 comments I nominate ‘The haunting of hill house’ by Shirley Jackson


message 48: by Bob, Short Story Classics (last edited Dec 05, 2018 01:06PM) (new)

Bob | 4959 comments Mod
Ali wrote: "I nominate ‘The haunting of hill house’ by Shirley Jackson"

Ali this was read by the group last year and is only now eligible for nominations in our revisit the shelf category. If you have read the book and wish to post to the discussion, I have attached a link-

The Shirley Jackson Collection


message 49: by George P. (new)

George P. | 566 comments Bob, I'd like to withdraw my second for Time of the Butterflies and second Joy Luck Club instead. It seems to need it more. Thanks.


message 50: by NancyJ (last edited Dec 05, 2018 11:40PM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 30 comments I second Howard's End

(Comment: I really liked both the Joy Luck Club and Time of the Butterflies. )


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