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message 1: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (last edited Sep 19, 2019 03:33PM) (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 6937 comments Mod
The theme for the October/November Book of the Month is "A book with a monster or 'monstrous' character”.

We will be using challenge prompts (in this case, no. 42) for Book of the Month(s) so members can participate without have to add side-reads to their plans. Of course, you don't have to use the chosen book for week 42.

For those new to the group, a brief intro to the book of the month may be found here.

Rules:
- One suggestion per user
- A book will enter the poll once someone "seconds" the book
- Seconding a book counts as your suggestion
- Suggestions will remain open for five days or as soon as 5-6 books have been seconded.

Poll Entries
- It by Stephen King
- 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo

Available to be Seconded
- From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz


message 2: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 6937 comments Mod
I have zero books planned for this one (!!!) so I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with!


message 3: by °~Amy~° (new)

°~Amy~° (amybooksit) | 2871 comments I think October is a great time to read some ghost stories....how about 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

Joe Hill is also the author of Heart-Shaped Box and the Locke & Key graphic series. He is the son of Stephen King so he knows a good ghost story!


message 4: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3823 comments Mod
LOVE Joe Hill. He seriously needs to hurry up and release a new book.

I’m not usually a fan of short stories but I loved 20th Century Ghosts.


message 5: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3823 comments Mod
I know it’s a long one but I’m going to suggest It by Stephen King.

It’s been on my list forever and this may be the push I need :)


message 6: by Pam (last edited Sep 19, 2019 07:23AM) (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2488 comments I suggest The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.


message 7: by Ana A (new)

Ana A (anabana_a) | 473 comments Laura wrote: "I know it’s a long one but I’m going to suggest It by Stephen King.

It’s been on my list forever and this may be the push I need :)"


I second this.


message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 53 comments I’ll second 20th century ghosts. It looks wonderful.


message 9: by Linda (new)

Linda (linnola) | 267 comments I'll second Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.


message 10: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy | 693 comments I just finished Jekyll/Hyde -- I really liked it, but will wait to comment more if it is selected as the BOTM.


message 11: by Milena (new)

Milena (milenas) | 598 comments I suggest Frankenstein. I have wanted to read it for a long time and a group read will be the excuse I need.


message 12: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 6937 comments Mod
Ohhh I love Frankenstein so much. I read it earlier this year, so I won't second it, but it would be perfect for this prompt.


message 13: by Linda (new)

Linda (linnola) | 267 comments In August I read Frankenstein for this prompt. It was on audio book, which I think, really added to the mood of the story.

It was my first reading the "real" book vs. the cartoon versions of what we all know. His guest appearance on Scooby Doo just doesn't give his life story:)


message 14: by Milena (new)

Milena (milenas) | 598 comments Thank you for the audiobook suggestion, Linda. I think I will do that in October, regardless of whether it wins or not.


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 53 comments I'd love to read some Dean Koontz....I nominate From the Corner of His Eye , which includes the MONSTROUS psycho/murderer/rapist character of Enoch Cain. Thanks! --Jen from Quebec :0)


message 16: by Jody (new)

Jody (jodybell) | 3469 comments I will second Frankenstein - it’s one of my all-time favourites, and if it wins I’ll join in and re-read it.


message 17: by Milena (new)

Milena (milenas) | 598 comments Jody wrote: "I will second Frankenstein - it’s one of my all-time favourites, and if it wins I’ll join in and re-read it."

Awesome! Thank you, Jody.


message 18: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 6937 comments Mod
Ok we have room for one more on the poll!


message 19: by Shannon (new)

Shannon | 164 comments Would The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo qualify?


message 20: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 348 comments Shannon wrote: "Would The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo qualify?"

If so, I will second that.


message 21: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 6937 comments Mod
I would say yes! I'll add it in the poll!

Suggestions are closed!


message 22: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 6937 comments Mod
You can vote on the poll here: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


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