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message 1: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
It's time to nominate your choice for our October and November 2019 group non-fiction read - please use this thread to nominate.

Nominations start today and will close on 14th September 2019 or when we filled the poll with six books.

During this time anybody can either nominate or second a book. The 6 books with the most second votes at the end of the 7 day nomination period will go into the poll. Each person can either nominate one book or second one book. There are no limits to the number of seconds a book can receive.

The poll will then run until the 22nd September 2019 and the winner will be announced shortly after. I hope this will leave everybody with enough time to obtain the chosen book.

Please only nominate, second or vote for a book you will read with the group if it should win. Please also check that your chosen nomination hasn't been a group read in the past. You can do this by looking at the group bookshelf, contact one of the moderators or post on 'Ask the Moderators' thread

If you have any questions on the nominations process please contact me, use the 'Ask the Moderators' thread or post on here and we will be happy to help.


message 2: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
I will nominate Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd


message 4: by Nanci (new)

Nanci | 11 comments I'm nominating Fascism: A Warning


message 5: by Nidhi (new)

Nidhi Kumari | 118 comments I would like to nominate Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich. If it’s not been already read by the group.


message 7: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 543 comments I wonder, just as a suggestion, if we might consider allowing each person a nomination plus a second. It seems to me that it’s a smaller group participating right now and I wonder if it might help.

I’m basically excited to read non-fiction with the group, the only barrier being library wait lists. I’m not overly tied to my own suggestions, necessarily, they are just books I already have out or am close to the end of a waitlist. So I’m interested in them, but can be easily persuaded to another’s suggestion.


message 8: by Kat (new)

Kat (bookworm2017) | 49 comments Adam Kay this is going to hurt


message 9: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Chinook wrote: "I wonder, just as a suggestion, if we might consider allowing each person a nomination plus a second. It seems to me that it’s a smaller group participating right now and I wonder if it might help...."

Yeah, I've been thinking this as well. I want to trial it and see if it works but I haven't been actively looking for anyone who does both. I would happily accept it at the minute.
I understand how having to wait for books in the library can be frustrating, especially when the group has moved on to other books, I would try and encourage members to come back and post their thoughts on the book even if it was our group read a couple of years ago, it might get a conversation going again amongst newer members who weren't around at the time.


message 10: by Alannah (last edited Sep 07, 2019 11:24AM) (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Books Going To Poll:

Nominated Books:
Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay


message 11: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Based on Chinook's suggestion, I'm going to second This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay and send it to poll.


message 12: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Books Going To Poll:
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

Nominated Books:
Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford


message 13: by Diana S (new)

Diana S | 74 comments I would like to nominate:
Sea People The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson


message 14: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Diana S wrote: "I would like to nominate:
Sea People The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson"


Thank you for your nomination Diana S.


message 15: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Books Going To Poll:
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

Nominated Books:
Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson


Still five slots left for the poll.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 55 comments I'd like to nominate a book I've ALWAYS wanted to read: I nominate Tom Wolfe 's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe . Thanks. --Jen from Quebec :0)


message 17: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 543 comments I’ll second Secondhand Time.


message 18: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Books Going To Poll:
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich

Nominated Books:
Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Two slots filled, four to go.


message 19: by Nidhi (new)

Nidhi Kumari | 118 comments I will second Fascism A Warning By madeleine k Albright


message 20: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Osborne | 15 comments I would like to nominate Diana the making of a terriost by Thomas Powers


message 21: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Books Going To Poll:
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright

Nominated Books:
Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Diana the making of a terriost by Thomas Powers


message 22: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Thank you Nidhi and Samantha, that's three books going to poll now, three slots left to fill.


message 24: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
PattyMacDotComma wrote: "I’ll nominate Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family, an believable memoir by Garrard Conley."

Thank you for nominating :)


message 25: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Books Going To Poll:
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright

Nominated Books:
Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Diana the making of a terriost by Thomas Powers
Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley.


message 26: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer | 230 comments That's Not What I Meant! I would like to nominate by Deborah Tannen


message 27: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Jennifer wrote: "That's Not What I Meant! I would like to nominate by Deborah Tannen"

Thank you for your nomination Jennifer.


message 28: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Books Going To Poll:
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright

Nominated Books:
Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Diana the making of a terriost by Thomas Powers
Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley.
That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen


message 30: by Karin (new)

Karin | 1923 comments I would like to second Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

With all that I have going on in my life right now, I am trying to avoid books that will add to my stress level and every fiction book we have in the poll will do that right now :). PLUS, this looks fascinating!


message 31: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Books Going To Poll:
This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexeivich
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright
Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson

Nominated Books:
Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd
Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America by Steven Mayers
The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
Diana the making of a terriost by Thomas Powers
Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley.
That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen
Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington


message 32: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Another book added to poll. Who is going to get the last two slots?


message 33: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Karin wrote: "I would like to second Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

With all that I have going on in my life right now, I am trying to avoid books that will add to my stress level and every..."


It does look interesting, choosing from this poll is going to be tough.


message 34: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Two days left to nominate before the poll opens!!


message 35: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
The poll is now open:

https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


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