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message 1: by Kristel (last edited Jul 23, 2020 05:11AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
Voting for our September BOTM will go through July 23 with announcement of winners announced on the 24th. I am posting early due to a very busy schedule this week. Again, if you see something missing, under 600 pages and not a previous BOTM, please let me know. Authors for September are Rider Haggard-Saunders. Everyone gets a free vote but you can use participation points up to 5 total votes including your freebie. Please feel free to try and persuade people to vote on books you really want to read. Send a PM to the Reading 1001 shelf personality or to me.

H. Rider Haggard English author, 1856 to 1925
1. King Solomon's Mines 1885, 246 pages
2. She: A History of Adventure, 1886, 317 pages

Rainer Maria Rilke Czech Republic, 1875 to 1926
3. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge 1910, 237 pages

Julián Ríos Spain, 1941, a postmodern author
4. Larva: A Midsummer Night's Babel, 1990, 545 pages

Alain Robbe-Grillet French author, 1928 to 2008.
5. Jealousy 1957, 103 pages.

Marilynne Robinson Idaho, US author, 1943.
6. Home 2008, 325 pages

Roxana Robinson, Kentucky, US 1946
7. Cost 2008, 448 pages

Frederick Rolfe London, UK, 1860 to 1913
8. Hadrian the Seventh, 1904, 424 pages

Gillian Rose London UK, 1947 to 1995
9. Love's Work 1994, 144 pages

Henry Roth Ukraine, 1906 to 1995
10. Call It Sleep 1934, 462 pages

Joseph Roth Ukraine, 1894 to 1939
11. The Radetzky March, 1932, 363

Philip Roth New Jersey, US, 1933 to 2018
12. The Breast, 1972, 89 pages
13. Operation Shylock: A Confession 1993, 400 pages
14. Sabbath's Theater, 1995, 451 pages
15. American Pastoral, 1997, 432 pages
16. The Human Stain, 2000,
17. The Plot Against America 2004, 391
18. Nemesis, 2010, 281 pages
19. Portnoy's Complaint 1969, 274 pages

Jean-Jacques Rousseau Switzerland, 1712 to 1778
20. Emile or On Education 1762, 512 pages
21. The Reveries of a Solitary Walker 1782, 160 pages
the other two are >600 pages.

Raymond Roussel France, 1877 to 1933
22. Impressions of Africa 1910, 318
23. Locus Solus, 1913m 256 pages

Arundhati Roy India, 1961 -
24. The God of Small Things 1997, 339 pages

Gabrielle Roy Canada, 1909 to 1983
25. The Tin Flute 1945, 389 pages

Juan Rulfo Mexico, 1917, 1986
26. The Burning Plain and Other Stories, 1950, 191 pages

Salman Rushdie India, 1947
27. Grimus 1975, 320 pages
28. Shame, 1983, 287 pages
29. The Satanic Verses, 1988, 561 pages
30. The Ground Beneath Her Feet 1999, 576 pages
31. Fury, 2001, 272 pages
omitted, Midnight's Children pg >600. The Moor's Last Sigh, BOTM 2018

Ward Ruyslinck Belgium, 1929 to 2014
32. The Deadbeats, 1957, 104 pages

Akutagawa Ryunosuke Tokyo 1892, to 1927
33. Rashomon 1915, 132 pages

Juan José Saer Argentina, 1937 to 2005
34. The Witness 2983, 167

Carl Sagan NY, US, 1934 to 1996
35. Contact, 1985, 580 pages

Françoise Sagan, France, 1935 to 2004.
36. Bonjour tristesse, 1954, 154 pages

Françoise SaganSalgari
36. Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem 1883, 272 pages

Tayeb SalihSalih, Sudan, 1929 to 2009
37. Season of Migration to the North 1966, 176 pages

J.D. SalingerSalinger
38. The Catcher in the Rye, 1951, 277 pages
39. Franny et Zooey 1961, 201 pages

George SandSand, France, 1804 to 1876.
40. The Devil's Pool 1846, 108 pages.

Cora Sandel Norway, 1880 to 1974
41. Alberta and Jacob 1926, 247 pages

José Saramago Portugal, 1922 to 2010.
42, Cain, 2009, 159 pages
43. Baltasar and Blimunda 1982, 346 pages
44. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, 1984, 384 pages
45. The History of the Siege of Lisbon, 1989, 314 pages
46. The Double, 2002, 324 pages

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Argentina, 1811 to 1888
47. Facundo: or Civilization and Barbarism, 1845, 288 pages

Jean-Paul Sartre, France, 1905 to 1980
48. Nausea, 1938, 178

George Saunders
Pastoralia, omitted, BOTM in 2018.

That is the complete list for Sept. I don't think I missed any. Have fun. What would you really like to read from the list. How many have you read?


message 2: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 610 comments If you haven't read it..... I can't recommend Home highly enough. I've read all of her books (sadly, she has only written 4), and she is one of my favorite authors.


message 3: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
I've read 13 and there are quite a few that I would be willing to read in September.


message 4: by Pip (new)

Pip | 1420 comments I have read 19 of these but there are none that I have readily to hand. Sadly my libraries concentrate on current fiction.


message 5: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 610 comments Pip wrote: "I have read 19 of these but there are none that I have readily to hand. Sadly my libraries concentrate on current fiction."

I have that same problem. :(


message 6: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Robitaille | 954 comments @Kristel: you forgot The Moor's Last Sigh by Rushdie

Looks like I have read 24 of these, 26 if we include the longer ones from Rousseau. Here's what I have on my TBR:

- Rios (Larva)
- Robinson (Cost)
- Rushdie (Moor's Last Sigh)
- Salinger (Catcher in the Rye & Franny and Zooey)

Otherwise, I would not be against something from Philip Roth, as long as it's not Nemesis, The Plot Against America or American Pastoral.


message 7: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
Patrick wrote: "@Kristel: you forgot The Moor's Last Sigh by Rushdie

Looks like I have read 24 of these, 26 if we include the longer ones from Rousseau. Here's what I have on my TBR:

- Rios (Larva)
- Robinson (C..."
Didn't forget, it was BOTM in 2018. We have been excluding past 2 years BOTM.


message 8: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Dawn | 1113 comments I've read 26 of these ones, which is less than usual and gives me a nice amount of choice. Out of the 22 I haven't read, I would be most willing to vote for books I know I can get on librivox or scribe as audio or ebooks, and those would be:

-She
-Call it Sleep
-Facundo
-Baltasar and Blimunda
-The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
-Contact
-Fury
-Impressions of Africa
-Emile
-The Plot against America

If people are leaning towards any of these ones, I'm down for that.


message 9: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
These are the ones that I have or am interested in reading;
She
Home
Cost
Portnoy's Complaint
Fury
Contact
The Catcher in the Rye
Any Saramago except Cain
Nausea


message 10: by Gail (new)

Gail (gailifer) | 1416 comments I have read She and disliked it. I have read Home and loved it. However, I have only read 10 total. I could read: Facundo, Contact, Fury, either Balthasar and Blimunda or the History of the Siege of Lisbon.


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Dawn | 1113 comments Kristel wrote: "These are the ones that I have or am interested in reading...
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Gail wrote: "I have read She and disliked it. I have read Home and loved it. However, I have only read 10 total. I could read: Facundo, Contact, Fury, either Balthasar and Blimunda or the History of the Siege o..."

Well, the overlap between the 3 of us is Fury, Contact and Balthasar and Blimunda. Does anyone have a preference? I'd vote for any of those 3.


message 12: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Robitaille | 954 comments I would back Contact, as I have already read Fury and I can't source Balthasar and Blimunda in French at the moment.


message 13: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
I would be fine with reading Contact. I never got to it years ago when it was a BOTM.


message 14: by Liz M (new)

Liz M | 194 comments I would be very interested in following August's read of The Book of Disquiet with The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis.


message 15: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 558 comments I’ve read all but eight of these, so I’ll refrain from voting this time around.


message 16: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2046 comments I've read 36 of these. Books mentioned that I have access to are:

Larva
Call It Sleep
The Plot Against America

I am also very interested in:

Love's Work
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
Portnoy's Complaint
The Human Stain
The Tin Flute


message 17: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Dawn | 1113 comments Cool: since a few people are on board, I'm also going to vote for Contact then.


message 18: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 1255 comments Mod
Diane wrote: "I've read 36 of these. Books mentioned that I have access to are:

Larva
Call It Sleep
The Plot Against America

I am also very interested in:

Love's Work
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
Por..."


I love Philip Roth. I would be up for The Human Stain.


message 19: by Diane (new)

Diane  | 2046 comments Diane wrote: "Diane wrote: "I've read 36 of these. Books mentioned that I have access to are:

Larva
Call It Sleep
The Plot Against America

I am also very interested in:

Love's Work
The Notebooks of Malte Laur..."


Awesome! I would love to read that one.


message 20: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Carter | 32 comments I have read Contact and actually own Balthasar and Blimunda, not a fan of Salman Rushdie so I will be voting for B&B.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments Valerie wrote: "If you haven't read it..... I can't recommend Home highly enough. I've read all of her books (sadly, she has only written 4), and she is one of my favorite authors."

Me too! I can't wait for September to get my hands on Jack!


message 22: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 610 comments Kelly_Hunsaker_reads wrote: "Valerie wrote: "If you haven't read it..... I can't recommend Home highly enough. I've read all of her books (sadly, she has only written 4), and she is one of my favorite authors."
..."


Oh my!!! Thanks for the heads up, Kelly. Somehow I didn't know that was coming out. He was definitely a character that needed his own novel!


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments Valerie wrote: "Kelly_Hunsaker_reads wrote: "Valerie wrote: "If you haven't read it..... I can't recommend Home highly enough. I've read all of her books (sadly, she has only written 4), and she is ..."

I am so excited for this book. I love the first three, but Home is my favorite. I am fully expecting to love Jack at least as much.


message 24: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 558 comments Kelly_Hunsaker_reads wrote: "Valerie wrote: "If you haven't read it..... I can't recommend Home highly enough. I've read all of her books (sadly, she has only written 4), and she is one of my favorite authors."
..."


I got an ARC of Jack, and am reading it now. You won’t be disappointed!


message 25: by George P. (last edited Jul 22, 2020 06:53PM) (new)

George P. | 496 comments I'm late to the party. I've just read seven of these (including Contact) and I have nine of them in my rather-long to-read list.
Valerie and I buddy-read Robinson's Gilead (predecessor to Home) a few years ago and it wasn't one of my faves, so not very interested in reading more Robinson.
The highest ones on my to-read list are Nausea, which only Kristel expressed interest in, then Love's Work which Diane (the one with the cat pic) is interested in, and Radetzky March.
Both Dianes would read The Human Stain, and so would I.
Amanda & Diane both favor Call it Sleep, which I would also like to read. Baltasar and Blimunda (Amanda) I'm also interested in.


message 26: by George P. (new)

George P. | 496 comments Kristel said "Voting for our September BOTM will go through 6/23... "
Actually 7/23, right?


message 27: by Kristel (last edited Jul 23, 2020 05:11AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
Yup. Thanks George. I will post winners Friday the 24. Cutting and pasting mistake.


message 28: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 610 comments Tracy wrote: "Kelly_Hunsaker_reads wrote: "Valerie wrote: "If you haven't read it..... I can't recommend Home highly enough. I've read all of her books (sadly, she has only written 4), and she is ..."

Oh good!


message 29: by Kristel (last edited Jul 24, 2020 09:58AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
Hi, Voting is closed.
The winner of the vote is The Human Stain by Philip Roth.
Randomizer: The Breast

Guess it is a Philip Roth month.

Voting was interesting this month, we had more people voting, more books voted on and a close run.

Human Stain 10
Contact 8
Balthasar and Blimunda 5
Home 4
Emile 1
Franny & Zooey 1
Cain 1


message 30: by Kristel (last edited Jul 24, 2020 11:16AM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
Well the books are chosen. I've read Human Stain and really liked it. The Breast, I have not read, but have not heard good things about it. Not sure I am excited to read that one. Oh, well. Maybe I can make progress in the annual read and get The Golden Notebook started.


message 31: by Pip (new)

Pip | 1420 comments I have read them both, not liked them too much, gave them both three stars, will not re-read. Maybe I can catch up on my Journey to the West and then complete the Wolf Hall trilogy. Or not.


message 32: by Diane (new)

Diane Zwang | 1255 comments Mod
A Philip Roth month indeed. I will probably read Human Stain since I voted for it. I have not heard good things about the Breast either but luckily it is short.


message 33: by Kristel (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
Pip wrote: "I have read them both, not liked them too much, gave them both three stars, will not re-read. Maybe I can catch up on my Journey to the West and then complete the Wolf Hall trilogy. Or not."
I've recently read the first two Wolf Hall trilogy books, I have the last one left. Not sure when I will read it ....


message 34: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Dawn | 1113 comments Well dang, I've read both of these...anyone want to do a Contact buddy read?

And contrary to popular opinion I actually kind of like "The breast" and HATED "Human Stain" so you never know lol.


message 35: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 610 comments Amanda wrote: "Well dang, I've read both of these...anyone want to do a Contact buddy read?

And contrary to popular opinion I actually kind of like "The breast" and HATED "Human Stain" so you never know lol."


I found it on Hoopla, so I would be interested.


message 36: by Kristel (last edited Jul 24, 2020 12:15PM) (new)

Kristel (kristelh) | 4143 comments Mod
I can join a buddy read (can't start one cause I haven't read The Breast) but I would join a buddy read of Contact.


message 37: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Dawn | 1113 comments Kristel wrote: "I can join a buddy read (can't start one cause I haven't read The Breast) but I would join a buddy read of Contact."

Valerie wrote: "I found it on Hoopla, so I would be interested.."

Cool cool: sign me up for that then.


message 38: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (tstan) | 558 comments I liked The Human Stain, but really disliked The Breast. I’ll focus on my TBR book and try to keep up my 10 list books/month goal.


message 39: by Patrick (new)

Patrick Robitaille | 954 comments Looks like I was prescient with my earlier comment about reading some Philip Roth. Maybe I jinxed everything ;) I will obviously read both. Looks like I will have another metamorphosis story to read, after dealing with Great Apes recently.


message 40: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Brown | 610 comments Patrick wrote: "Looks like I was prescient with my earlier comment about reading some Philip Roth. Maybe I jinxed everything ;) I will obviously read both. Looks like I will have another metamorphosis story to rea..."

Ha, ha..... so it's your fault.


message 41: by George P. (new)

George P. | 496 comments I voted for The Human Stain, and plan on reading it, but not The Breast. I think a buddy read of Contact is very appropriate with as many votes as it got, but I have read it, and just started reading another sci-fi book, Solaris.


message 42: by Gail (new)

Gail (gailifer) | 1416 comments I will be reading The Human Stain and I am not sure about the others. I am behind on my Random Book List goals and would like to catch up a bit.


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments Tracy wrote: "Kelly_Hunsaker_reads wrote: "Valerie wrote: "If you haven't read it..... I can't recommend Home highly enough. I've read all of her books (sadly, she has only written 4), and she is ..."

Lucky you! I requested one, but it didn't arrive so...


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments Ive read both -- loved one, hated one. Guess I need to join a buddy read!


Kelly_Hunsaker_reads ... | 894 comments I will join in on a Contact buddy read.


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