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message 1: by Tori (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 MODERN CLASSIC/POPULAR category.

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: 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 08:00AM) (new)

Tori | 758 comments Mod
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Nomination (pages) - # of Seconds
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster (368 p.) - 4
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World (277 p.) - 1
Where the Crawdads Sing (370 p.) - 6
Middlesex (529 p.) - 1
Cutting for Stone (541 p.) - 1
Americanah (588 p.) - 11
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (272 p.) - 11
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald (371 p.) - 1
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band (431 p.)
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (346 p.)
Circe (393 p.) - 15
Gods Behaving Badly (270 p.) - 1
Watership Down (478 p.) - 9
Beloved (324 p.) - 1
Next Year in Havana (361 p.) - 2
A Game of Thrones (848 p.) - 2
Wild Seed (306 p.) - 3
Gone Girl (415 p.) - 5
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (320 p.) - 1
Kindred (287 p.) - 1
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (417 p.) - 2



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


message 4: by Kerri (last edited Apr 02, 2019 08:33PM) (new)

Kerri | 700 comments I will nominate Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron, 277 pages

Also Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens at 370 pages. A lot of people I know have been reading this and loving it.


message 5: by Tori (new)

Tori | 758 comments Mod
I nominate Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 529 pages


message 6: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka | 332 comments I nominate Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese; 541 pages


message 7: by Laura (new)

Laura (lfergu11) | 84 comments I nominate Americanah; 588 pages


message 8: by Kyra (new)

Kyra Keeton | 263 comments I actually have a few I'd like to nominate...
I nominate The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (pg. 272), Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald (pg. 371), and The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band (pg. 431).

I'll also second Middlesex.


message 9: by Brandi (new)

Brandi | 115 comments I second Where the Crawdads Sing.

I nominate All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (346pgs) and Circe (393pgs).


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 67 comments I'd like to nominate Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips, published in 2007 + approx. 270 pages.

I'll also 2nd Circe + The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Thanks! --Jen from Quebec :0)


message 12: by Brian (new)

Brian | 271 comments I second Circe and Americanah


message 13: by Savita (new)

Savita Kumar | 3 comments I second The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


message 14: by Christine (new)

Christine | 41 comments I second Cutting for Stone, and add my vote for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.


Emily (moonlight&moths) | 35 comments I second Circe.


message 16: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Wendt | 203 comments I'll nominate Watership Down (478 p.) and Beloved (324 p.).


message 17: by Mary-Faith (new)

Mary-Faith | 75 comments I nominate Next Year in Havana (361 pgs.).

I second Where the Crawdads Sing and Into Thin Air.


message 18: by sophiereadsbooks (new)

sophiereadsbooks | 70 comments I second Americanah


message 19: by Brandi (new)

Brandi | 115 comments I second Havana!


message 20: by Allison (new)

Allison (allipie77) | 31 comments I second Dewey

I nominate A Game of Thrones (848 pages)


message 21: by Megan (new)

Megan | 348 comments I nominate Wild Seed by Octavia Butler


message 22: by Megan (new)

Megan | 348 comments I second Circe and Americanah


message 23: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I second Z a novel of Zelda ,Americanh ,Circe and Wild Seed


message 24: by Genevieve (new)

Genevieve | 17 comments I nominate Gone Girl (415 pg.)
I second Watership Down.


message 25: by Missy (new)

Missy Camilleri | 3 comments I second Where the Crawdads Sing.


message 26: by Honore (new)

Honore | 157 comments I second Wild Seed!


message 27: by Laura H (new)

Laura H (laurah30) | 502 comments I second Where the Crawdads sing


message 28: by Robin (new)

Robin Yao (rwiiihardy) | 205 comments I second Watership Down and Gone Girl.


message 29: by NancyJ (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 536 comments I second Circe. It's wonderful, and I would love to discuss it.


message 30: by Marga (new)

Marga (margakvasir) | 15 comments I second Americanah, Circe and Gone Girl.


message 31: by NancyJ (last edited Apr 06, 2019 07:03AM) (new)

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 536 comments I nominate The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 320 pages, 1984.

and Kindred, 287 pages, 1979


message 32: by Melinda (new)

Melinda | 117 comments I second Gods Behaving Badly and Circe


message 33: by Shelley (new)

Shelley | 38 comments I second Into Thin Air, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Watership Down.


message 34: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I just want to give a head up on Where The Crawdads Sing. It is an amazing book but the hold list at libraries is very long


message 35: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Roberts (debblesthebookworm) | 41 comments I second The curious incident of the dog in the nighttime and watership down


message 36: by Betsy (new)

Betsy | 813 comments Mod
I second A Game of Thrones.


message 37: by ticholam (new)

ticholam | 18 comments I second Beloved and Americanah


message 39: by Laura H (new)

Laura H (laurah30) | 502 comments I second Americanah and Circe


message 40: by Robin (new)

Robin Yao (rwiiihardy) | 205 comments I second The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August!


message 41: by Brandi (new)

Brandi | 115 comments I second kindred


message 42: by Chuck (new)

Chuck | 133 comments I second Americanah and Wild Seed.


message 44: by Renee (new)

Renee (elenarenee) I second the first fifteen lives of Harry August


message 46: by Lea (new)

Lea (leaspot) | 92 comments I second Circe.


message 47: by Shelby (new)

Shelby (sfarmer) | 4 comments I second Where the Crawdads Sing


message 48: by Colin (new)

Colin (mnhockeyplayer) | 121 comments I second Watership down and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.


message 49: by James (new)

James Chally | 10 comments I second a curious incident


message 50: by Pamela (new)

Pamela | 79 comments I second Americanah and Next Year in Havana.


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