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message 1: by Renato (last edited Nov 01, 2014 07:14AM) (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) January 2015 Nominations - Old School Classics group read


1.) Books that have already been featured as group reads, and currently on our bookshelf are not eligible to be nominated.
Bookshelf link -

https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

2.) Only books that were published before 1900 are eligible to be nominated in this section.

3.) Only one nomination, and one second, per member! Please, seconds welcomed! Seconding a nomination is a fun way to participate in the nomination process, if you don't have a favorite that you'd like to nominate at this time. Plus, it's fun to see an early indication of interest. :)

4.) Nominations will remain open until midnight of the 14th; book polls will be open from the 16th of the month thru midnight of the last day of the month.

December Read Nominations:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

December Read Poll Results:
https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...


message 2: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) I nominate The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole - love to get my GOTHIC on!


message 3: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments I nominate Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell.


message 4: by Layal (new)

Layal (layal_am) | 11 comments I nominate Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë


message 5: by Hilary (new)

Hilary (agapoyesoun) | 194 comments I second Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell


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message 7: by Renato (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) I'll try something different this month: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol :-)


message 9: by Maarit (new)

Maarit | 285 comments I'll nominate The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling.

And I will second Dead Souls :).


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message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I'll nominate The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. (Roughing It was a blast)


Andrea AKA Catsos Person (catsosperson) | 1791 comments 3rd Dead Souls.


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message 16: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments Another one from my to-read list! A friend of mine highly recommended it.
I second Stendhal!


message 17: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1217 comments I will second Dead Souls. Renato, your persistence has piqued my interest! :-)


message 18: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Phil wrote: "Another one from my to-read list! A friend of mine highly recommended it.
I second Stendhal!"


Have you read Stendhal? What's he like?


message 19: by Katy, New School Classics (new)

Katy (kathy_h) | 9558 comments Mod
I'm going with Dead Souls too. It has been nominated many times, but just can't seem to win.


message 20: by Renato (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) Haha thanks, guys! :-)


message 21: by Duane (new)

Duane (tduaneparkeryahoocom) | 296 comments I nominate The Awakening by Kate Chopin published 1899. 195 pages.


message 22: by Janet (new)

Janet (goodreadscomjanetj) | 852 comments I have already made a second but I have to say The Awakening is an excellent book.


message 24: by Christine (new)

Christine | 1217 comments Ooo, I would love to read The Awakening too!


message 25: by Philina (new)

Philina | 1562 comments Kirsten wrote: "Phil wrote: "Another one from my to-read list! A friend of mine highly recommended it.
I second Stendhal!"

Have you read Stendhal? What's he like?"


No, I haven't. My friend has read at least 2 (Charterhouse of Parma and the one you proposed) and really liked it. This is why I want to read it, too.


message 26: by Freya (new)

Freya | 19 comments I'd like to nominate Effi Briest by Theodore Fontane.


message 27: by Duane (new)

Duane (tduaneparkeryahoocom) | 296 comments I will second Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane.


message 28: by Renato (last edited Nov 14, 2014 08:34AM) (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) Here's what we have so far. If I forgot someone, please let me know!

01. Kirsten: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (1 second)
02. Phil: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell (1 second)
03. Layal: Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
04. Alissa: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1 second)
05. Renato: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol (4 seconds)
06. Julie: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (1 seconds)
07. Maarit: The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling (2 seconds)
08. Jasper: The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
09. Janet: The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith
10. Nathan: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (1 second)
11. Polyana: The Red and the Black by Stendhal (1 second)
12. Duane: The Awakening by Kate Chopin (1 second)
13. Freya: Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane (1 second)


Seconds:

01. Hilary: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
02. Maarit: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
03. Eslbeth: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
04. Alexis: The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
05. Andrea (Catsos Person): Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
06. Janet: Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
07. Nathan: The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling
08. Phil: The Red and the Black by Stendhal
09. Christine: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
10. Kathy: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
11. Julia: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
12. Duane: Effi Briest by Theodore Fontane
13. Michelle: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
14. Alissa: The Awakening by Kate Chopin


message 29: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (michellevoorhees) | 111 comments I will second 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott.


message 30: by Alissa (new)

Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) I second The Awakening


message 31: by Renato (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) Nominations are now closed! The poll will open on November 16.

Here is the poll: https://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/1...

Choose wisely! :-)


message 32: by Renato (new)

Renato (renatomrocha) You have spoken! The book chosen for our January Old School Read was Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell!


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