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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Hello everyone! It's time to select our June group read!

This month it is LGBT Pride Month so this will be our theme for June. You can nominate a book that was written by an LGBT author or the book's main theme is LGBT. I will provide some links in the comments to give you some ideas for books that you might want to nominate. The normal nomination rules still apply (see below).

Nomination rules for this Thread- PLEASE READ RULES CAREFULLY
1. One nomination per person.
2. Classic books that are 50 years or older (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 already read as a group. Please check the bookshelf in the upper right corner to see what has been read in the past.
5. No book from an author who we have read in the last 9 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,

†Authors not to nominate:

Ray Bradbury & Niccolo Machiavelli (May 2019)
Arthur Miller & John Steinbeck (April 2019)
Harper Lee & Elizabeth Gaskell (March 2019)
Lorraine Hansberry (February 2019)
Leo Tolstoy (January 2019)
Agatha Christie (Dec 2018)
H.G. Wells (Nov 2018)
W. Somerset Maugham (Oct 2018)
Charles Dickens (Sept 2018)

message 2: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Useful Links for finding LGBT classics:
Penguin article:

Barnes and Noble Shelf:

Riffle Books article:

message 3: by Deeksha (new)

Deeksha I suggest Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Sorry cannot lead.

message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I will suggest Maurice by E.M. Forster, it was published posthumously in 1971 but was written between 1913-14, so I'm going to say that it counts and meets our older than 50 years criteria.

message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael Ruger | 4 comments I nominate Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin looks like a good read.

message 6: by Steven (new)

Steven Meyer I nominate Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman. I can lead.

〰️Beth〰️ (x1f4a0bethx1f4a0) | 5 comments The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp.

I am new and would not feel comfortable in leading.

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