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message 1: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty (kirkel) | 1160 comments Mod
It's that time again and I really hope that as many of you as possible take part. Nominate the books that you really want to read and remember that the people above you can always change their vote so just because a book hasn't been voted for in the thread so far it doesn't mean that it has no chance (+ some of us have long memories and might vote for it next month;)

Let's get down to business:

New Rules
Everyone nominates (only) 3 books (at least one of which needs to be a classic and at least one should be recent and have been published in the last 5 years) every book you choose gets one point. So the books that have the most nominations will go to poll.

Don't forget you have until the 7th to change your vote if you want to. The polls will start on the 8th and end on the 15th. You do not have to nominate three books, one or two is fine. If you want to write a small amount about your choices that's fine too. It's all up to you :)


message 2: by Kerry Bridges (last edited Mar 06, 2012 10:30PM) (new)


message 3: by Sarah (new)

Sarah  (scheherazade) | 364 comments Mod
1. The Snow Child - Eowyn Ivey
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

2. The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston LeRoux
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

3. The Sealed Letter - Emma Donoghue
The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue


message 4: by Kirsty (last edited Mar 02, 2012 03:07PM) (new)

Kirsty (kirkel) | 1160 comments Mod
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese Cutting for Stone
1984 by George Orwell


message 5: by Michelle (last edited Mar 01, 2012 12:23PM) (new)

Michelle | 30 comments The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster The Phantom Tollbooth

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey The Snow Child

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett Good Omens


message 6: by Nisha (new)

Nisha | 25 comments I think it would be really good for people who haven't to read this book as I really would love to and it's a change of genre :) The Diary of a Young Girl xxx


message 7: by Ness (last edited Mar 01, 2012 11:48AM) (new)

Ness (Violet74) | 209 comments Mod
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez One Hundred Years of Solitude

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton The Forgotten Garden

PopCo by Scarlett Thomas PopCo


message 8: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Robinson (ladystephina) | 17 comments 1984 by George Orwell 1984 by George Orwell

Pure by Andrew Miller Pure by Andrew Miller

Periodic Tales by Hugh Aldersey-Williams Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements by Hugh Aldersey-Williams


message 9: by Sam (VanillaFountain) (last edited Mar 03, 2012 03:35AM) (new)

Sam (VanillaFountain) | 577 comments Mod
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

1984 by George Orwell

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks


message 10: by Sophia (last edited Mar 03, 2012 04:24PM) (new)

Sophia (pageplucker) | 230 comments Mod
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy


message 11: by Nisha (new)

Nisha | 25 comments The Other Hand by Chris Cleve Always wanted to read it, seems like such a good book but never got round to !


message 12: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty (kirkel) | 1160 comments Mod
Nisha wrote: "The Other Hand by Chris Cleve Always wanted to read it, seems like such a good book but never got round to !"

Any other books you'd like to nominate? I haven't heard of your choice and I love new nominations - I keep them in mind for the next month:)


message 13: by Kirsty (last edited Mar 04, 2012 01:04PM) (new)

Kirsty (kirkel) | 1160 comments Mod
The Other Hand by Chris Cleve Has no description on here so here is one from Amazon and it sounds very intriguing.

"We don't want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don't want to spoil it.

Nevertheless, you need to know something, so we will just say this:



It is extremely funny, but the African beach scene is horrific.


The story starts there, but the book doesn't.


And it's what happens afterwards that is most important.



Once you have read it, you'll want to tell everyone about it. When you do, please don't tell them what happens either. The magic is in how it unfolds."


message 14: by Ness (new)

Ness (Violet74) | 209 comments Mod
The Other Hand was published also under the name Little Bee Little Bee by Chris Cleave ... it was in our Africa nominations. x


message 15: by Kirsty (last edited Mar 04, 2012 01:13PM) (new)

Kirsty (kirkel) | 1160 comments Mod
Ness wrote: "The Other Hand was published also under the name Little Bee Little Bee by Chris Cleave ... it was in our Africa nominations. x"

That explains why when I type it in to the "add book/author" it comes up with it first. I always think it's a bit daft when they change the title of a book. I'm pretty sure I have Little Bee on my kindle. Thanks Ness!


message 16: by bookishbat (last edited Mar 04, 2012 03:03PM) (new)

bookishbat (morgaine_cat) | 90 comments wuthering heights by emily bronte Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

the sealed letter by emma donoghue The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue


message 17: by Jo (new)

Jo | 592 comments Mod
My nominations this month are taken from my 'recommended for you' list as I've just noticed it for the first time!

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

In The Night Garden (The Orphan's Tales, #1) by Catherynne M. Valente

Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy


message 18: by Becky (last edited Mar 06, 2012 02:43AM) (new)


message 19: by Kirsty (new)

Kirsty (kirkel) | 1160 comments Mod
Nominations are closed - thanks for taking part ;)


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