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message 1: by Marcos (last edited Dec 05, 2018 06:48AM) (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
Hi all! Starting up the monthly discussions for February 2019 book-of-the-month suggestions. This discussion is for the MODERN CLASSIC/POPULAR.

Books that qualify for this category:

1. Must have a publication date 1970 or after. For older books, please make your suggestion on the Classics thread.

2. Have not been previously ready by this group. Previously read books can be nominated in the Bookshelf Catchup thread. See the group's Bookshelf for previously read books.

3. Be reasonably well-read to fit the "Everyone Has Read This but Me" claim.

Not a hard and fast rule, but please try to limit your nominations to one book per category. But please do second any that interest you! The number of seconds determine poll inclusion

>>> Attention, please: new reduced period for nominations this month: just 2 weeks!

Nominations end Midnight December 15.


message 3: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
Reserved


message 4: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I would love to discuss The Story of Arthur Truluv


message 5: by Laura H (new)

Laura H (laurah30) | 521 comments I would like to nominate The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry


message 6: by Zainab (last edited Dec 03, 2018 10:46AM) (new)

Zainab Al Lawati (zainaballawati) | 234 comments I nominate The Nightingale.
It won the 2015 Goodreads award and it seems quite interesting.


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message 8: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka | 332 comments I nominate The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt- it has more than 500.000 ratings and I haven't read it, yet...


message 9: by Aditi (last edited Dec 03, 2018 11:45PM) (new)

Aditi Singh | 14 comments I nominate Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. I haven't read any of Rushdie's work, would like to start with this one.


message 10: by MissLemon (new)

MissLemon  (misslemon) | 298 comments Marcos wrote: "Hi all! Starting up the monthly discussions for February 2019 book-of-the-month suggestions. This discussion is for the MODERN CLASSIC/POPULAR ..."

I think the end date for nominations is wrong ?


message 11: by Rachelnyc (new)

Rachelnyc Great choices so far but since I already read the others, I will second Midnight's Children.


message 12: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "I think the end date for nominations is wrong ? "

Yes, just corrected it! :-) Thanks, Carolyn.


message 13: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I seconf midnights childres

Aditi wrote: "I nominate Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. I haven't read any of Rushdie's work, would like to start with this one."


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura (lfergu11) | 86 comments I nominate Americanah as it was so close to winning last month and will also second The Goldfinch


message 15: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Lane (mbailey13) | 74 comments I second Americanah


message 16: by Kamilah (new)

Kamilah (kmp113) | 16 comments I second The Nightingale.

Such a great book. This book opened the world of historical fiction (which I wasn't really fond of prior) to me. Now my fav genre.


message 17: by Ali (new)

Ali Haider Malik | 20 comments The nightingale


message 18: by Zainab (new)

Zainab Al Lawati (zainaballawati) | 234 comments I second Americanah


message 19: by Marga (new)

Marga (margakvasir) | 15 comments I second Americanah.


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message 21: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka | 332 comments I second The name of the wind


message 22: by John (new)

John (keepmarchingon) | 7 comments Can I nominate Infinite Jest? Is that crazy? Does it qualify? 🤷


message 23: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 536 comments John wrote: "Can I nominate Infinite Jest? Is that crazy? Does it qualify? 🤷" At 1088 pages it's ambitious for a one month read, but it looks good.


message 24: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 536 comments I second a Gentleman in Moscow*

*Library alert. This book still has a very long waitlist at my library, so put your library requests in soon if you want to save $. Thanks to the mods for making it easier for us to plan ahead.

(I really loved The Nightingale, and recommend it anyone who likes historical fiction or strong women. I also liked AJ Fikry. It's a book lover's book.)


message 25: by Betsy (new)

Betsy | 820 comments Mod
The Nightingale


message 26: by Linda (new)

Linda | 529 comments I nominate The Da Vinci Code I haven't read it yet and this is what this group is for.


message 27: by Linda (new)

Linda | 529 comments I second The Nightingale


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message 29: by Sj (new)

Sj | 46 comments I second Americanah


message 30: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 67 comments Second Americanah, The Storied Life of AJ Frickery and A Gentleman in Moscow. All three have been on my list for awhile.


message 32: by Joanna (new)

Joanna | 48 comments I second A Gentleman in Moscow, and Midnight’s Children.


message 33: by Aqsa (new)

Aqsa (her_747) | 31 comments I second the Nightingale


message 34: by Patrick (new)

Patrick I nominate Storm Front by Jim Butcher!


message 35: by Peter (new)

Peter | 2 comments I nominate Stardust by Neil Gaiman!


message 36: by Myrthe (new)

Myrthe (myrthekorf) I second The Nightingale


message 37: by Quinty (new)

Quinty | 141 comments I second The Da Vinci Code


message 38: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
Tally updated.

See message 2.


message 39: by Renee (last edited Dec 05, 2018 07:51AM) (new)

Renee (elenarenee) Michelle wrote: "I second Americanah"

I also seonc Americanah and The Shadow of the Wind


message 40: by MeredithTM (new)

MeredithTM | 7 comments The Goldfinch
The Nightingale
The Da Vinci Code


message 41: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
Tally updated.

See message 2.


message 42: by Kamatchi (new)

Kamatchi Krishnamurthy | 221 comments I would like to nominate Midnight's Children


message 43: by lethe (new)

lethe | 87 comments I second The Goldfinch, and also A Gentleman in Moscow.


message 44: by Kamatchi (new)

Kamatchi Krishnamurthy | 221 comments Kamatchi wrote: "I would like to nominate Midnight's Children"

Since it is already nominated, I would like to second.. :-)


message 45: by ticholam (new)

ticholam | 18 comments I second A Gentleman in Moscow
and nominate My Struggle


message 46: by Mary-Faith (new)

Mary-Faith | 77 comments I nominate The Ocean at the End of the Lane. And I second The Nightingale.


message 47: by Laura H (new)

Laura H (laurah30) | 521 comments Marcos wrote: "Tally updated.

See message 2."


Think you missed a second for The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry msg 30


message 48: by Marcos (new)

Marcos Kopschitz | 1863 comments Mod
I did! I searched for "Fikry", so I missed that one!

Fixed. Thanks, Laura! :-)


message 49: by Ali (new)

Ali Haider Malik | 20 comments I second the name of the wind


message 50: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 203 comments I'll second The Nightingale, Midnight's Children, and Americanah.


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