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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9984 comments Mod
Please read the rules for nominating BEFORE you create your post!! And Check our bookshelves to be sure you are not nominating something we have already read as a group!

We will have two catagories this month:
Cat1- Regular Fiction/Non-Fiction
Cat2- Novel written by an Irish author, or taking place in Ireland


Only ONE nomination per person.
If you nominate a book for catagory 1, you CANNOT nominate a book for catagory 2, and visa versa.

Please be sure to post the title, author, and the catagory it belongs to.

If your post does not have those three things, it will not be counted.

Are you ready?
I will accept nominations through Saturday morning. If we get tons of nominations, I may pull the plug on it a little early, so get them in as soon as you can!

Once I close nominations I will create the polls and let you know when it is time to vote!

Hit us with your best noms!



message 2: by Petra (new)

Petra Cat 1: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.


message 3: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Cat. 2: The Story of Lucy Gault - William Trevor


message 4: by Apokripos (last edited Feb 15, 2010 05:45PM) (new)


message 5: by KHoopMan (new)

KHoopMan  (eliza_morgan) | 151 comments Cat. 1 The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) Fiona - I was going to nominate that one, too! Instead I will go with:

Cat 1 Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks


message 7: by Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (last edited Feb 16, 2010 04:15PM) (new)


message 8: by Jayme (last edited Feb 15, 2010 10:25PM) (new)

Jayme (jayme-reads) Cat 2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I think I read that you did this theme last year. What did you read for it?


message 9: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Jayme wrote: "Cat 2. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I think I read that you did this theme last year. What did you read for it?"


I believe it was Angela's Ashes


message 10: by Jayme (new)

Jayme (jayme-reads) Thanks Cait!


message 11: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments No problem :o)


message 12: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9984 comments Mod
Jaime, People of the Book was already a previous group read. Please edit your post to reflect a new nomination. thanks.


message 13: by Charity (last edited Feb 19, 2010 01:16PM) (new)

Charity (charityross) Cat. 1 - Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe


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message 16: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 475 comments Cat 2: Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney - one of my FAVORITE books of ALL TIME!


message 17: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Nolan | 1 comments Cat. 2. Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy


message 18: by Carol (new)

Carol Cat.2: In the Woods-Tana French


message 19: by El (new)

El Cat 2: The Third Policeman, Flann O'Brien.


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message 21: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9984 comments Mod
ooooh El, that is such a GREAT book!


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) It definitely is!!


message 23: by Tricia (new)

Tricia Watermelon by Marian Keyes, Irish author.


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message 26: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl | 2 comments Cat 1: Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin.


Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 636 comments Jamie wrote: "Category 1: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks"


Bahh. Sorry! That's what laziness gets me. I was like nah, I don't recall that being a group read! I'll go check the bookshelf and get a correct nomination! :)


Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 636 comments Fiona wrote: "It was at the same time as I Capture the Castle. Probably got over shadowed by my big party. Hehe.

p.s some REALLY good nominations this month!"


I think that it was really the case because I totally remember I Capture The Castle being a group read! LOL


message 29: by Apokripos (new)

Apokripos (apokalypse) Fiona wrote: "It was at the same time as I Capture the Castle. Probably got over shadowed by my big party. Hehe.

p.s some REALLY good nominations this month!"



Couldn't agree more with you Fiona. ^_^



message 30: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 604 comments Lori wrote: "ooooh El, that is such a GREAT book!"

I agree, one of my favorites!




message 32: by Kristin (new)

Kristin | 53 comments Cat. 1: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Might as well give it another shot, right?


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message 36: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikareading) Kerri, I think you can only nominate one book. You chose one I want to read anyways, so I'll nominate it instead.

Cat 1: These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner


message 38: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9984 comments Mod
Keri, Erika is right. Only one nomination per person, not per catagory. But Erika, that is very nice that you picked it up for her :)


message 39: by Kerri (last edited Feb 17, 2010 04:55PM) (new)

Kerri Erika wrote: "Kerri, I think you can only nominate one book. You chose one I want to read anyways, so I'll nominate it instead.

Cat 1: These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner "


Ahhhh....thank you...not sure how I missed that being that I read the directions twice. Yikes!
Oh, and thanks for re-nominating!!!


message 40: by Kerri (new)

Kerri Lori wrote: "Keri, Erika is right. Only one nomination per person, not per catagory. But Erika, that is very nice that you picked it up for her :)"

Thanks Lori. BTW...excited about the Irish twist for March!


message 41: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikareading) Kerri wrote: "Erika wrote: "Kerri, I think you can only nominate one book. You chose one I want to read anyways, so I'll nominate it instead.

Cat 1: These Is My Words by Nancy E. Turner "

Ahhhh....thank y..."


Your welcome! I got all excited when I saw that title and so it just made sense to nominate it if you couldn't :D


message 42: by Alaina (new)

Alaina cat 2 The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen.


message 43: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Rasmussen | 44 comments cat 1: The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdich.
:) Rebecca



message 45: by Sheila (new)

Sheila | 35 comments Cat 1: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane


message 46: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 475 comments Sheila - that was already nominated so you might want to nominate one for category 2 instead


message 47: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9984 comments Mod
Nominations are now closed.

Thanks to everyone who nominated a novel.
I will post a poll for voting later on today...
When the polls are open, I will let you know.




message 48: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9984 comments Mod
Here is our list -

Cat1
Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
Shutter Island - Dennis Lehane
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks
Cry, the Beloved Country - Alan Paton
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Journey Home - Yoshiko Uchida
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Let the Great World Spin - Colum McCann
Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts
The White Queen - Philippa Gregory
These Is My Words - Nancy E. Turner
The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova
The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls
The Plague of Doves - Louise Erdich
Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher


Cat2
The Secret Scripture - Sebastian BarryThe Story of Lucy Gault - William Trevor
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
A Long Long Way - Sebastian Barry
Ireland - Frank Delaney
Circle of Friends - Maeve Binchy
In the Woods - Tana French
The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien
Watermelon - Marian Keyes
Teacher Man - Frank McCourt
Dubliners - James Joyce
The Last September - Elizabeth Bowen


Polls will be up shortly. Once the polls are up, I will change the title of this thread to reflect that. Voting only counts if you vote in the poll. Voting here does not count.





message 49: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9984 comments Mod
Ok everyone!

Polls are up. You can vote once on each poll. Polls will close on Wednesday the 24th. So vote, vote vote!!!

May the best books win!


message 50: by Becky (new)

Becky (beckyofthe19and9) Lori, the Irish book poll is set to start March 20th rather than Feb 20th. Can you change it?


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