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message 1: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2569 comments Mod
Nominations are now open until September 22nd for the November 2019 Open Pick.

Nominating guidelines:
- Fiction (original & translation, if applicable) first published between January 1, 2000 and November 1, 2018. For translations the latter date must be an English edition.
- One nomination per person (please do not nominate or vote for a book unless you are certain you can read and discuss if it wins)
- A book this group has not yet read (see group bookshelf or the Index of all Group Reads)
- A book that is not better suited to the wild card (genre) category

If you are nominating, please begin your post by stating "I nominate [name with hyperlink to book]"

The discussion will start on November 1st


message 2: by Ami (last edited Sep 16, 2019 10:46AM) (new)


message 3: by David (new)

David | 242 comments Can I ask for some clarification on the criteria for eligibility of a translated work? I think it works like this:

- Book originally published in language other than English in 1980, first published translation into English in 2005, eligible.

- Book originally published in language other than English in 1980, first published translation into English in 1990, new translation into English published in 2005, not eligible.

- Book originally published in language other than English in 2005, first published translation into English in 2019, not eligible.

Am I reading that right?


message 4: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2569 comments Mod
No - books first published in any language before 1 Jan 2000 are not eligible. The English rule only applies to the latter date ie 1 Nov 2018.


message 5: by lark (new)

lark benobi (larkbenobi) | 130 comments I nominate Disoriental by Négar Djavadi.


message 6: by David (new)

David | 242 comments Hugh wrote: "No - books first published in any language before 1 Jan 2000 are not eligible. The English rule only applies to the latter date ie 1 Nov 2018."

Ah, I got it. Thanks.


message 7: by Hayley (new)

Hayley Hello. I nominate Schooling by Heather McGowan


message 8: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2569 comments Mod
Thanks Ami, Lark and Hayley - all of those nominations are fine.


message 9: by LindaJ^ (new)

LindaJ^ (lindajs) | 2298 comments Lark wrote: "I nominate Disoriental by Négar Djavadi."

A book everyone should read. I loved it!


message 10: by lark (new)

lark benobi (larkbenobi) | 130 comments LindaJ^ wrote: "A book everyone should read. I loved it!"

I'm nominating it in a self-interested way because it's a book I bought the moment it came out, and the more time passes, the more people tell me how good it is. Now that I've waited until it's eligible for our Open Pick nominations, I think I'd better nominate it or it will be washed out into the past and I'll never get to it.


message 11: by Hugh (last edited Sep 23, 2019 04:04AM) (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2569 comments Mod
The poll is up here, and will run until September 30th: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 12: by Clarke (new)

Clarke Owens | 73 comments Hugh wrote: "Nominations are now open until September 22nd for the November 2019 Open Pick.

Nominating guidelines:
- Fiction (original & translation, if applicable) first published between January 1, 2000 and ..."


Where does one find the Index of Group Reads???


message 13: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2569 comments Mod
Clarke wrote: "Hugh wrote: "Nominations are now open until September 22nd for the November 2019 Open Pick.

Nominating guidelines:
- Fiction (original & translation, if applicable) first published between January..."

Here:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 14: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2569 comments Mod
We are into the last day of this poll, and the lead is currently tied. Vote now to avoid a run-off poll...


message 15: by Hugh (new)

Hugh (bodachliath) | 2569 comments Mod
After a very close race, Disoriental sneaked ahead and won the poll.
Lark - are you happy to lead the discussion?


message 16: by lark (new)

lark benobi (larkbenobi) | 130 comments sorry for the late reply--yes I'm happy to lead the discussion!


message 17: by Marc (new)

Marc (monkeelino) | 2567 comments Mod
Thanks, Lark!


message 18: by lark (new)

lark benobi (larkbenobi) | 130 comments Disoriental is for sale for $1.99 on Amazon Kindle today--

https://www.amazon.com/Disoriental-Né...


message 19: by lark (new)

lark benobi (larkbenobi) | 130 comments I can't figure out where to post this but serendipitously the Wild Card read for November, Freshwater, is also $1.99 on Amazon Kindle today--

https://www.amazon.com/Freshwater-Akw...

Thanks for this news due to Monica over in NLF.


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