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message 1: by Tori (last edited Apr 02, 2019 12:27PM) (new)

Tori | 758 comments Mod
Hello everyone! It is time again for the book-of-the-month suggestion threads for June 2019! This discussion is for the CLASSICS CATEGORY.

Books that qualify for this category:

1. Must have a publication date 1969 or before. For newer books, please make your suggestion on the Modern Classic/Popular Reads 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: We will be featuring page numbers in the poll, so please include page numbers in your nomination if possible.

Nominations end Midnight April 16.



message 2: by Tori (last edited Apr 17, 2019 07:44AM) (new)

Tori | 758 comments Mod
Tracking: through message 64

Nomination (pages) - # of Seconds
Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder (351 p.) - 4
Siddharta (152 p.) - 9
The Frolic of the Beasts (166 p.) - 2
Invisible Man Ralph Ellison (581 p.) - 8
A Study in Scarlet (123 p.) - 12
The Three Musketeers (625 p.) - 8
The Jungle (335 p.) - 3
Night (120 p.) - 8
The Enchanted April (232 p.) - 4
Silent Spring (378 p.) - 5
Les Misérables (1463 p.) - 4
Lolita (417 p.) - 3
The Master and Margarita (373 p.) - 8
Stranger in a Strange Land (528 p.) - 2
Don Quixote (863 p.) - 2
East of Eden (720 p.) - 1
The Grapes of Wrath (479 p.) - 2

NOTE: the nominees that are bolded and italicized are the poll front-runners.


message 4: by Betsy (last edited Apr 02, 2019 02:51PM) (new)

Betsy | 813 comments Mod
Siddharta by Hermann Hesse 152 pages

I second Brideshead Revisited!


message 5: by Honore (new)

Honore | 157 comments I nominate The Frolic of the Beasts
by Yukio Mishima 166 pages (this was just translated to English!)


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura (lfergu11) | 84 comments I nominate Invisible Man; 581 pages


message 7: by Betsy (new)

Betsy | 813 comments Mod
Can you second your own nominations?


Joanna Loves Reading (joannalovesreading) | 1117 comments Mod
Betsy wrote: "Can you second your own nominations?"

No, it must be other members doing the seconding.


Joanna Loves Reading (joannalovesreading) | 1117 comments Mod
I nominate A Study in Scarlet (123 p.)


message 10: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I second the Invisble Man


message 11: by Kyra (new)

Kyra Keeton | 263 comments I'll nominate The Three Musketeers (pg. 625).


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 67 comments Joanna Loves Reading wrote: "I nominate A Study in Scarlet (123 p.)"

I will 2nd A Study in Scarlet! I have ALWAYS wanted to read this one. --Jen from Quebec :0)


message 13: by Brandi (new)

Brandi | 115 comments I nominate The Jungle (335pgs) and Night (120pgs)


message 14: by Linda (last edited Apr 04, 2019 09:26PM) (new)

Linda | 517 comments I would like to nominate The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim (232 pages)


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message 16: by Savita (new)

Savita Kumar | 3 comments i second the invisible man!


message 17: by Christine (new)

Christine | 41 comments I second The Enchanted April... (and third it, and fourth, and fifth!!)


message 19: by Mary-Faith (new)

Mary-Faith | 75 comments I'll second Night, The Invisible Man, and A Study in Scarlet.


message 20: by Melinda (new)

Melinda | 117 comments I second The Enchanted April


message 21: by Tori (new)

Tori | 758 comments Mod
One of our nominations, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, has a very similar name to another popular book, The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells.

We have been getting seconds for both titles and I didn't want anyone to be confused about what book they were seconding. So, if you did mean for your vote to go towards The Invisible Man , please let me know!


message 22: by sophiereadsbooks (new)

sophiereadsbooks | 70 comments I second A Study in Scarlet


message 23: by Allison (new)

Allison (allipie77) | 31 comments I nominate:
Silent Spring (378 pages)

I second: Night


message 24: by Aditi (new)

Aditi Singh | 14 comments I second Siddhartha


message 25: by Megan (new)

Megan | 348 comments I second Invisible Man, Enchanted April, The Three Musketeers and Siddhartha.


message 26: by Megan (new)

Megan | 348 comments I second Silent Spring


message 27: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve | 17 comments I nominate Les Miserables (1463 pg.) It’s long guys, but the only way I’ll ever read it is with you!
I second The Three Musketeers and Lolita.


message 28: by Missy (new)

Missy Camilleri | 3 comments I second The Jungle.


message 29: by Melinda (new)

Melinda | 117 comments I second Les Miserables


message 30: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 2 comments I second Invisible Man


message 31: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 536 comments I second Siddartha. I missed it when my group read it last summer and everyone really liked it.


message 32: by Marga (new)

Marga (margakvasir) | 15 comments I second Les Misérables, Invisible Man and Siddharta.


message 33: by Shelley (new)

Shelley | 38 comments I second The Three Musketeers, A Study in Scarlet, and Night.


message 34: by Ildiko (new)

Ildiko Nagypal (inagypal) | 14 comments I nominate The Master and Margarita (373 pages).


message 35: by James (new)

James Chally | 10 comments I nominate stranger in a strange land by Robert Heinlein


message 36: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Roberts (debblesthebookworm) | 41 comments I nominate Don Quixote byMiguel de Cervantes (p863) and East of Eden by John Steinbeck (p720)


message 37: by Betsy (new)

Betsy | 813 comments Mod
I second Night.


message 38: by Megan (new)

Megan | 348 comments I second Don Quixote


message 39: by ticholam (new)

ticholam | 18 comments I second the Invisible Man and Brideshead Revisited


message 40: by Robin (last edited Apr 07, 2019 10:43AM) (new)

Robin Yao (rwiiihardy) | 205 comments I second The Frolic of the Beasts, A Study in Scarlet, Les Misérables, Don Quixote and East of Eden.
I also nominate The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (479 pages).


message 42: by Abhilasha (new)

Abhilasha Shrivastava (Abhi_shrivastava) | 2 comments I second A study in Scarlet


message 43: by Satrina (new)


message 44: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I second the Master and The Margarita


message 46: by Lea (new)


message 47: by Laura H (new)

Laura H (laurah30) | 502 comments I second Master and Margarita


message 48: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (sfarmer) | 4 comments I second The Three Musketeers


message 49: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 79 comments I second Night and Silent Spring.


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