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message 1: by Loretta, Moderator (last edited Jan 09, 2020 06:41AM) (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
This will be an on going folder for members to post as many Classical books as they'd like to read as a Bonus Book. Once the folder is established with a few books, the moderator will pick one book from members listing and this will be our Bonus Book for the month.

Many thanks to Piyangie for this suggestion....😊


message 2: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Okay. I guess I'll start. I have 120 books on my "want to read" shelf. Out of that number there are many books on religion and on musical groups. I'll just be putting classics here for consideration of a Bonus Book read.

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood


message 4: by Nidhi (new)

Nidhi Kumari | 208 comments Portrait of a lady by Henry James.


message 5: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Jenny wrote: "I’ll add:

Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad"


Thanks for suggestions Jenny! 😉


message 6: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Nidhi wrote: "Portrait of a lady by Henry James."

Nidhi has suggested The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James.

Thanks Nidhi! 😀


message 8: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
WhatIReallyRead (Anna) wrote: "The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol
Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov"


Thanks Anna! 😊


message 9: by Loretta, Moderator (last edited Mar 16, 2020 07:20AM) (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
I'll be compiling an on going list here of the bonus books members would like to read in this category. As moderator, I've decided to pick the books suggested here in alphabetical order.

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Confidential Agent by Graham Greene
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green
The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Independent People by Halldór Laxness
The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol
Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding
King Arthur's Death: Morte Arthure and Le Morte Arthur by Brian Stone
Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde
Letters of the Right Honourable Lady M—y W—y M—e Written during Her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in Different Parts of Europe by Mary Wortley Montagu
The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling
The Lord Chandos Letter: And Other Writings by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Nostromo by Joseph Conrad
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
Pamela by Samuel Richardson
Panchatantra by Vishnu Sharma
Picciola by X.B. Saintine
Pillars of Society by Henrik Ibsen
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Railway Children bybE. Nesbit
Romola by George Eliot
Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw
The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier
The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai by Han Bangqing
Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle
Stamboul Train by Graham Greene
Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Warden by Anthony Trollope
War Diaries, 1939–1945 by Astrid Lindgren
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Willows by Algernon Blackwood
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame


message 10: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Hey members! Looking for more books to put on our list of books that you'd like to read as a Bonus Book. Remember. This is an ongoing list. Would love to hear from a few more of you!! 🤗


message 12: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Thank you Rosemarie. Titles have been added above. 😊


message 13: by Nidhi (new)

Nidhi Kumari | 208 comments If we can suggest more than one book i would like to suggest...The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley and Independent People by Halldór Laxness

There settings are classic , I think they should pass .....

The list is very tempting , thanks for coming up with this idea.


message 14: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Nidhi wrote: "If we can suggest more than one book i would like to suggest...The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley and Independent People by Halldór Laxness

There..."


Nidhi, just because a book has a "classic" setting doesn't make it a classic, especially since The Greenlanders was published in 1988. Unfortunately this book is not acceptable. I will, however, add your second choice, Independent People, even though it's a series and worry that our members might shy away from reading this book for that reason.

Your suggestion is added above.


message 15: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Eve wrote: "What about The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green?"

Added above Eve.


message 16: by Nidhi (new)

Nidhi Kumari | 208 comments Yes... I thought so.
Anyways list is good enough already....
I have read Arnim’s Elizabeth and her German Garden and liked it so I will be reading Enchanting April next.


message 17: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Nidhi wrote: "Yes... I thought so.
Anyways list is good enough already....
I have read Arnim’s Elizabeth and her German Garden and liked it so I will be reading Enchanting April next."


Yes. The list is good list but I hope other members will suggest books as well

Glad you'll be joking in the Read of The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim! 😊


message 18: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 1551 comments Loretta, I read Independent People last year and it works well as a stand alone book, since it focusses on the whole life of the main character.


message 19: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote: "Loretta, I read Independent People last year and it works well as a stand alone book, since it focusses on the whole life of the main character."

Thanks Rosemarie! When I looked up the book, here on Goodreads, it said it was one of four in a series. I guess if members join in the read and want to continue the series they can add the remaining books on their TBR shelf. 😊


message 20: by Nidhi (new)

Nidhi Kumari | 208 comments Actually I am dying to read those two books, I even nominated Greenland somewhere but it’s lengthy and I don’t complain that people want cosy reads which could be read in a month. Thanks to GR I got to read Plainsong Trilogy as a buddy read which I enjoyed thoroughly. So I have hopes with buddy reads to tackle some series books like Lonesome Dove ( tetralogy ?). I have heard so much about this work.


message 21: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Nidhi wrote: "Actually I am dying to read those two books, I even nominated Greenland somewhere but it’s lengthy and I don’t complain that people want cosy reads which could be read in a month. Thanks to GR I go..."

I started that series too Nidhi (I read the first book)) and really enjoyed it. You just reminded me that I should continue with next book although as I understand the others in the series aren't as good as the first book which usually is the case sadly.


message 22: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Going forward, I'm going to be adding all nominated books here that didn't win the polls. They will now all be Bonus Books.


Tiffany- ON HIATUS | 543 comments Look! I found a new thread to look through with all the books!

Loretta: Can we suggest putting books up that are fairy tale collections that are classics? I usually buy these collections and keep them on my shelf without really reading through them. O.o

I will have to come up with a better list of books that I want to read that I think could be bonus books to be read by everyone else. ^^


message 24: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Tiffany wrote: "Look! I found a new thread to look through with all the books!

Loretta: Can we suggest putting books up that are fairy tale collections that are classics? I usually buy these collections and keep ..."


That's fine Tiffany. Just post them in your comments and I'll add them above. 😊


Tiffany- ON HIATUS | 543 comments Some books that I want to read, but haven't yet because I never pick them up:

Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle
King Arthur's Death: Morte Arthure and Le Morte Arthur

There are other books that I want to suggest, but unfortunately, since it is torture midterm season, I've got to focus on my schoolwork.


message 26: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Tiffany wrote: "Some books that I want to read, but haven't yet because I never pick them up:

Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle
[book:King Arthur's Death: Morte Arthure and Le Morte Ar..."


I'll add your selections above Tiffany. Thanks for your suggestions!

Yes please! Focus on your midterm season. My mantra always is "real life" comes first! Pop in when you can! 😊


message 27: by Piyangie (last edited Feb 23, 2020 09:09PM) (new)


message 28: by Loretta, Moderator (new)

Loretta | 5978 comments Mod
Piyangie wrote: "A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell"


Added above Piyangie. Thanks! 🙂


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