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message 1: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9346 comments Mod
November 2019 New School group read nominations are now open! Please review the requirements below for book eligibility.

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 not be changed if it has been seconded.

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 A second can be withdrawn and placed on another choice.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.

7.) Moderator will choose a surprise sixth book to add to the poll.


message 2: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn | 721 comments I nominate The General by C.S. Forester. Published in 1936 and 263 pages.


message 3: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2467 comments I nominate In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (pub 1994, 324 pp).


message 4: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 124 comments I'm nominating Stoner by John Williams


message 6: by Brina (new)

Brina Second In the Time of the Butterflies because it’s Julia Alvarez and she’s awesome :-)


message 7: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2467 comments Brina wrote: "Second In the Time of the Butterflies because it’s Julia Alvarez and she’s awesome :-)"

Ha ha, thanks Brina :)


message 8: by Brina (new)

Brina Considering Garcia Girls is one of my top five books ever, you got it!


message 9: by Julia (new)

Julia | 20 comments I nominate Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, 1980, 219 pages. It was a Pulitzer finalist.


message 10: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1218 comments I will second The End of the Affair.


message 11: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2391 comments I'll second Stoner.


message 12: by Emmy (new)

Emmy (emmy205) | 197 comments I nominate Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley


message 13: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 391 comments I'll second The End of the Affair


message 14: by Candi (new)

Candi (candih) | 756 comments I will also second Stoner


message 15: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4857 comments Mod
I will nominate The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, 518 pages, 1989

Perhaps not old enough to be a true classic, but it is a unique story and can fit a number of our challenges.


message 16: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9346 comments Mod
Bob wrote: "I will nominate The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, 518 pages, 1989

Perhaps not old enough to be a true classic, but it is a unique story and can fit a number of our ch..."


I've heard really good things about this book!


message 17: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments I read it last year. I thought it was excellent.


message 18: by Brina (new)

Brina That sounds like a great book, Bob. I already seconded one though.


message 19: by Terry (new)

Terry | 1452 comments I will second the Power of One.


message 20: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments I second In the Time of the Butterflies.


message 21: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey (jwhitsitt) | 64 comments I second Stoner


message 22: by Sue (new)

Sue K H (sky_bluez) | 3101 comments Julia wrote: "I nominate Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, 1980, 219 pages. It was a Pulitzer finalist."

I'll second Housekeeping even though I read it not that long ago. I absolutely loved it.


message 23: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4857 comments Mod
Terry wrote: "I will second the Power of One."

Thanks Terry!


message 24: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (Donut) | 179 comments Emmy wrote: "I nominate Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley"

I second Crome Yellow


message 25: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2467 comments Philina wrote: "I second In the Time of the Butterflies."

Thanks Philina :)


message 26: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9346 comments Mod
Summary Update

Stoner by John Williams, 1965, 278 pages
Bárbara, Terris, Candi, Jeffrey

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, 1994, 324 pages
Aubrey, Brina, Philina

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, 1951, 160 pages
J_BlueFlower, Christine, Tammy

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, 1980, 219 pages
Julia, Sue

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley, 1921, 176 pages
Emmy, Christopher

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, 1989, 518 pages
Bob, Terry

The General by C.S. Forester, 1936, 263 pages
Marilyn


message 27: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9346 comments Mod
Not many nominations so far. And as usual, please check the above to make sure that I have correctly recorded your nominations and seconds.


message 28: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Katy wrote: "Not many nominations so far. And as usual, please check the above to make sure that I have correctly recorded your nominations and seconds."

I will nominate The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler.


message 29: by Michele (new)

Michele (micheleevansito) | 127 comments I will second The Accidental Tourist


message 30: by Melanie (new)

Melanie I'll second Stoner.


message 31: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Michele wrote: "I will second The Accidental Tourist"

Thank you Michele.


message 32: by PinkieBrown (new)

PinkieBrown I watched the 1955 Deborah Kerr version of “The End of the Affair” again the other day; a favourite. It’s time for some Greene and this is a good entry point if you don’t know him.

Second.




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message 33: by Emmy (new)

Emmy (emmy205) | 197 comments Christopher wrote: "Emmy wrote: "I nominate Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley"

I second Crome Yellow"


Thank you!


message 34: by BAM (new)

BAM Endlessly Booked | 803 comments I second Stoner


message 35: by Lynn, Revisit the Shelf (new)

Lynn (lynnsreads) | 2923 comments Mod
I second The End of the Affair. I would also like to read more Graham Greene.


message 36: by Angie (new)

Angie | 572 comments I'll second The Accidental Tourist.


message 37: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Thank you Angie.


message 38: by Aprilleigh (new)

Aprilleigh (aprilleighlauer) | 549 comments I'll second The Power of One


message 39: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 1607 comments I will second Housekeeping.


message 40: by siriusedward (new)

siriusedward (elenaraphael) | 2011 comments seconding Housekeeping


message 41: by Milena (new)

Milena (milenas) | 470 comments I second Stoner.


message 42: by Bárbara (new)

Bárbara (leviathan_) | 124 comments Thank you, everyone who's been seconding Stoner. I'd love to read it this year!


message 43: by Liesl (new)


message 44: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4857 comments Mod
Aprilleigh wrote: "I'll second The Power of One"

Thanks!


message 45: by Nathalie (new)

Nathalie | 325 comments I want to add a second to The end of the affair.


message 46: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9346 comments Mod
Summary Update

Stoner by John Williams, 1965, 278 pages
Bárbara, Terris, Candi, Jeffrey, Melanie, BAM, Milena

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, 1951, 160 pages
J_BlueFlower, Christine, Tammy, PinkieBrown, Lynn, Liesl, Nathalie

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, 1980, 219 pages
Julia, Sue, Laurie, siriusedward

In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, 1994, 324 pages
Aubrey, Brina, Philina

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, 1989, 518 pages
Bob, Terry, Aprilleigh

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler, 1985, 352 pages
Janet, Michele, Angie

Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley, 1921, 176 pages
Emmy, Christopher

The General by C.S. Forester, 1936, 263 pages
Marilyn


message 47: by Paula W (new)

Paula W | 554 comments I’ll second The Accidental Tourist


message 48: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments Thank you (a second time) Paula.


message 49: by George P. (last edited Sep 12, 2019 09:27AM) (new)

George P. | 533 comments I'll second In the Time of the Butterflies, which is in my to-read list. It rated high in GR poll of Latino/a fiction, #109 in GR list of feminist fiction. National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee for Fiction (1994) .


message 50: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey (korrick) | 2467 comments George P. wrote: "I'll second In the Time of the Butterflies, which is in my to-read list. It rated high in GR poll of Latino/a fiction, #109 in GR list of feminist fiction. National Book Critics Circle..."

Thanks George :)


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