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message 1: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9817 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- Women Authors Theme

* This months theme was one of the more popular suggestions in the Genre thread.


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 Friday evening. 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 Kaion (new)

Kaion (kaionvin) Are we going with only contemporary women authors, Lori, or just any women authors?


message 3: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9817 comments Mod
Any women authors. Why limit ourselves, right?


message 4: by Carol (new)

Carol category 2: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton


message 5: by Matt (new)


message 6: by El (new)

El Category 2: Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter.


message 7: by Kaion (last edited Aug 17, 2010 04:03PM) (new)

Kaion (kaionvin) Ooo, Carol, House of Mirth is on my TBR!

Lori wrote: "Any women authors. Why limit ourselves, right?"

... Err, 'cause that's what having themes does?


message 8: by Petra (new)

Petra Catagory 2: The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier


message 9: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9817 comments Mod
Hmmmm.... methinks you have a point there. Allow me to rephrase.

Why limit ourselves any further? We are already limited as it is?


message 12: by Michele (new)

Michele (michelemohave) Cat 2: The Scent of Rain and Lightning
A Novel by Nancy Pickard


message 13: by Carol (new)

Carol Kaion wrote: "Ooo, Carol, House of Mirth is on my TBR!

Lori wrote: "Any women authors. Why limit ourselves, right?"

... Err, 'cause that's what having themes does?"


I have it started in the background. I am not in any hurry to finish, just yet. I am about half way through.


message 14: by Amanda (new)

Amanda New here!

Category 2: Still Alice by Lisa Genova


message 16: by Lori Ann (new)

Lori Ann | 105 comments Will this cause category 1 to be all male authors?...


message 17: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9817 comments Mod
Lori Ann wrote: "Will this cause category 1 to be all male authors?..."

No, Not at all.


message 18: by Emily (new)

Emily  O (readingwhilefemale) | 142 comments The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin for Category 2!


message 19: by Stephen M (new)

Stephen M White Noise by Don DeLillo for Cat. 1


message 22: by Dionisia (new)

Dionisia (therabidreader) | 332 comments Cat 2: Madeleine Is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum


message 23: by Dero (new)

Dero Cat 1. "Love in the Driest Season" by Neely Tucker


message 24: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 475 comments Cat 1 - The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga


message 26: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 475 comments Yep - totally all men in cat. 1 . . .


message 27: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9817 comments Mod
Let the battle of the sexes begin, then!


message 28: by Donna (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 1628 comments Cat, 2 - Shanghai Girls: A Novel by Lisa See

I think Cat. 1 has to be men LOL


message 29: by Tammy AZ (new)

Tammy AZ (tammyaz) Cat 1 - Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


message 30: by Turner (last edited Aug 18, 2010 09:31AM) (new)


message 31: by El (new)

El Turner, you can only make one nomination total, not one for each category. You'll have to remove one of those if you want your nomination to count.


message 32: by Turner (new)

Turner | 34 comments Oops! thanks for telling me El :)


message 33: by Susanna (new)

Susanna (jb_slasher) Cat 2. Purge by Sofi Oksanen


message 34: by Ron (new)

Ron (RonH) | 26 comments Cat 2: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

"It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also one of the most important novels written by an American woman in the nineteenth century."


message 35: by Joanie (new)

Joanie | 714 comments Category 2: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


message 36: by Chris (new)

Chris Peel | 37 comments Category 2: A Room of One's Own by Virgina Woolf


message 37: by Donna (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 1628 comments Joanie wrote: "Category 2: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier"

We have already read Rebecca. You should nominate something else...


message 38: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikareading) Wow...how is anyone going to decide what to vote for this month? I swear, if a lot of these weren't already read by me or on my tbr list, I'd have to add about half of them!

And now to torture myself even more, I will add:

Category 1: Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner

This book was voted a must read in Canada, winning the CBC's "Canada Reads" program for 2010.


message 39: by Ron (new)

Ron (RonH) | 26 comments Erika wrote: "...This book was voted a must read in Canada, winning the CBC's "Canada Reads" program for 2010."

And originally written in French. (Translation from the French by Lazer Lederhendler.) Interesting choice Erika!


message 40: by Ron (new)

Ron (RonH) | 26 comments Donna wrote: "... We have already read Rebecca. You should nominate something else..."

Concerning this issue, what is the easiest way to search the group bookshelf? I have not found a search shelf option, and have in the past employed two manual methods before nominating a title (both of which will eventually become too tedious):

1. Scroll the list and look (tends to not be accurate)

2. Display max on page and do a search in the browser


message 41: by Lori, Super Mod (new)

Lori (tnbbc) | 9817 comments Mod
Ron, that is reallly I know to do. There is no search button for the group shelves. However, you could always pop over to Goodreads Feedback Group and suggest that as an upgrade!


message 42: by Carol (new)

Carol Or some one will tell you if you nominate a previous read. haha!


message 43: by Donna (new)

Donna (dfiggz) | 1628 comments Those are the only 2 ways I know! We are a team here!


message 44: by Ron (new)

Ron (RonH) | 26 comments Lori wrote: "...However, you could always pop over to Goodreads Feedback Group and suggest that as an upgrade!"

I just might do that.


Carol (Kitty) wrote: "Or some one will tell you if you nominate a previous read. haha!"

This is what I fear!


Donna wrote: "Those are the only 2 ways I know! We are a team here!"

Indeed; and there is that third way: let someone else figure it out!


message 45: by Carol (last edited Aug 18, 2010 12:53PM) (new)

Carol Oh don't fear us. I look stupid many of a time. I am bad for opening the thread and not coming to the end and answering a question from the previous page. duh!


message 46: by Erika (new)

Erika (erikareading) Ron wrote: "And originally written in French. (Translation from the French by Lazer Lederhendler.) Interesting choice Erika!"

Thanks Ron! I'm not sure, but that may be just be Quebecois French, just to make things even more interesting!

I always scroll the group bookshelves. But it's really dissapointing when I get excited about a certain book and then find out the group has already read it.


message 47: by Karina (last edited Aug 18, 2010 03:15PM) (new)

Karina Cat 1: In Cold Blood Truman Capote


message 48: by Kaion (new)


message 49: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 14 comments Cat 1: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons


message 50: by Joanie (last edited Aug 19, 2010 06:02AM) (new)

Joanie | 714 comments Donna wrote: "Joanie wrote: "Category 2: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier"

We have already read Rebecca. You should nominate something else..."


I was wondering how I could have missed it but then saw that it was a group read for October of last year when I was still in my fog after having baby #2 on 9/11. Thanks for letting me know!

New nomination: Category 2-Fingersmith by Sarah Waters


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