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message 1: by Michael, Mod Prometheus (last edited Aug 31, 2012 03:21PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) | 1255 comments Mod
Books We Read Before We Started Doing Polls
July 2010 - To Kill a Mockingbird
August 2010 - The Man in the High Castle
September 2010 - Lady Chatterley's Lover
October 2010 - The Shipping News
November 2010 - Hogfather
December 2010 - Going After Cacciato
January 2011 - Tipping the Velvet
February 2011 - The Maltese Falcon
March 2011 - The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Previous Polls and Monthly Reads

April 2011 Post-Apocalyptic Poll
The Day of the Triffids
On the Beach
The Passage
The Road

May 2011 Book That Became a Film Poll
Revolutionary Road
The Princess Bride
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Fight Club

June 2011 Booker Prize Winner Poll (Theme by Michael & Barbara)
The White Tiger
Disgrace
Life of Pi
The Blind Assassin

July 2011 Random Choice Poll
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Howl's Moving Castle
A Clockwork Orange
Middlesex

August 2011 Historical Fiction Poll
The Book Thief
The Historian
The Shadow of the Wind
Water for Elephants

September 2011 Dystopian Poll (Theme by Andi)
1984
Fahrenheit 451
The Giver
The Other Side of the Island
Robopocalypse
Super Sad True Love Story

October 2011 Utopian Poll
The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia
Childhood's End
Islandia
Island

November 2011 Labyrinth Poll (Theme by Booksy)
The Name of the Rose
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
The General in His Labyrinth
The Garden of Forking Paths

December 2011 Booker Prize Loser Poll (Theme by Brad)
The Handmaid's Tale
A Fraction of the Whole
number9dream
Time's Arrow
Empire of the Sun
The Dark Room

January 2012 Bildungsroman Poll (Theme by Victoria)
Never Let Me Go
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Of Human Bondage
The Catcher in the Rye

February 2012 Best of 2011 Poll (Theme by Philippa)
The Night Circus
The Tiger's Wife
The Sense of an Ending
The Sisters Brothers
Before I Go To Sleep
Caleb's Crossing
State of Wonder
The Marriage Plot

March 2012 Goats/Sheep Poll (Theme by Kim)
Three Bags Full
The Men Who Stare at Goats
A Wild Sheep Chase
The Camel Club


message 2: by Michael, Mod Prometheus (last edited Jan 01, 2014 03:18PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) | 1255 comments Mod
April 2012 Memoir Poll (Theme by Mary)
The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz: A True Story of World War II
Into the Wild
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
Running With Scissors
The Complete Persepolis

May 2012 Classic Detectives Poll (Theme by Michael)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Murder on the Orient Express
Murder at the Vicarage
Fer-de-Lance

June 2012 Victorian Poll (Theme by Philippa)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Wuthering Heights
The French Lieutenant's Woman
Dracula
The Moonstone
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

July 2012 Unusual Settings Poll (Theme by Barbara)
Life of Pi
Inferno
Schopenhauer's Telescope
When Gravity Fails
Gravity
Weaveworld
Blood Music

August 2012 Magical Realism Poll (Theme by KL)
The Master and Margarita
The Tiger's Wife
Midnight's Children
Swamplandia!
The Snow Child
The Shadow of the Wind
Touch
Chocolat

September 2012 Southern Gothic (Theme by Michael)
As I Lay Dying
Smonk
Other Voices, Other Rooms
The Orchard Keeper
Wise Blood
Deliverance

October 2012 Banned Books Poll (Theme by Jessa)
The Satanic Verses
Lolita
Frankenstein
Naked Lunch
American Psycho
Doctor Zhivago
Flowers for Algernon

November 2012 Horror (Theme by Flash Beagle)
House of Leaves
The Last Werewolf
Needful Things
Anno Dracula
Psycho
The Haunting of Hill House

December 2012 Road Trip/Travel (Theme by Franky)
On the Road
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
Breakfast with Buddha
Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World
A Moveable Feast
Into the Wild
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

January 2013 Set in Specific City (Theme by Lisa)
The Shadow of the Wind
Forever
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
A Confederacy of Dunces
Goodbye to Berlin
Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

February 2013 Best of 2012 (Regular theme)
See Best of 2012 thread for nominations
The Fault in Our Stars

March 2013 Russian Lit (Theme by Everitt)
Lolita
Doctor Zhivago
War and Peace
City of ThievesThe Cherry Orchard
Night Watch
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Notes from Underground
Dead Souls

April 2013 Japanese Lit (Theme by Sandie)
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Memoirs of a Geisha
On Parole
Shōgun
The Tale of Genji
The Makioka Sisters
Kitchen

May 2013 Supernatural (Theme by Franky)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Haunting of Hill House
The Turn of the Screw
Dracula
Needful Things
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
The Last Werewolf

June 2013 Obscure Authors (Theme by Toby)
The Dud Avocado
Nickel Mountain
The Book of Nights
The Last Children
Lost Everything
Ice
Ask the Dust

July 2013 Satirical (Theme by Michael)
Cat's Cradle
The Sisters Brothers
Gulliver's Travels
Cold Comfort Farm
The Good Soldier Švejk
Catch-22
Animal Farm

August 2013 Non-Fiction (Theme by Mary)
Death in the Afternoon
A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets
Einstein: His Life and Universe
The Jigsaw Man: The Remarkable Career of Britain's Foremost Criminal Psychologist
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead
Suddenly We Didn't Want to Die: Memoirs of a World War I Marine

September 2013 Medieval/Inquisition (Theme by Luana)
The Pillars of the Earth
The Monk
In a Dark Wood Wandering: A Novel of the Middle Ages
The Friar of Carcassonne: Revolt Against the Inquisition in the Last Days of the Cathars
Samarkand
Ivanhoe
Labyrinth

October 2013 Psychological (Theme by Lisa)
The Bell Jar
The Stranger
Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
Laughter in the Dark
Gone Girl
Into the Darkest Corner
Shutter Island

November 2013 Dysfunctional Families (Theme by Mish)
The Bone People
The Hotel New Hampshire
The Glass Castle
Dombey and Son
To the Lighthouse
The Sound and the Fury
The Slap
Dirt

December 2013 Mystery (Theme by Franky)
And Then There Were None
The Daughter of Time
A Study in Scarlet
Murder at the Vicarage
Motherless Brooklyn
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Moonstone


message 3: by Michael, Mod Prometheus (last edited Apr 29, 2015 04:50PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) | 1255 comments Mod
January 2014 Espionage (Theme by Flash Beagle)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Gorky Park
The Hunt for Red October
Young Philby
Night Soldiers
A Delicate Truth

February 2014 Best of 2013 (Regular theme)
See Best of 2013 thread for nominations
And the Mountains Echoed

March's Theme Literary Fiction (Theme by Bette)
Middlesex
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
The Namesake
The Stranger
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
The Secret History
The Light Between Oceans
The Luminaries

April's Theme Fantasy (Theme by Kim)
The Magicians
Mythago Wood
Guards! Guards!
The Lightning Thief
Little, Big
Neverwhere
The Way of Kings

May's Theme Children's lit (Theme by Kate)
The Secret Garden
Pinocchio
Wonder
Charlotte's Web
The Wind in the Willows
James and the Giant Peach
Number the Stars

June's Theme Young Adult (Theme by Mish)
Divergent
The Golden Compass
The Silent Boy
Artemis Fowl
Neverwhere
The Wednesday Wars
The Lightning Thief
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The House of the Scorpion

July's Theme Gothic Fiction (Theme by Elizabeth)
The Monk
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The Turn of the Screw
Frankenstein
The Phantom of the Opera
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Rebecca
Wide Sargasso Sea

August's Theme True Crime (Theme by Mary)
In Cold Blood
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art

September's Theme Thriller
Gone Girl
Child 44
A Most Wanted Man
In the Woods
Gorky Park
The Alienist
A Simple Plan
The Day of the Jackal

October's Theme Steampunk
The Anubis Gates
The Difference Engine
The Windup Girl
Leviathan
The Time Machine
Infernal Devices
The Wake of the Dragon: A Steampunk Adventure
Soulless

November's Theme Short Stories
Tales of Terror and Mystery
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
Bernice Bobs Her Hair: And Other Stories
Nine Stories
The Long Valley
Too Much Happiness
Volt
Of Words and Water: 2014

December's Theme Christmas/Religious Holidays
A Christmas Carol
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
The Spy Who Came For Christmas
Ben-Hur
A Christmas Memory, One Christmas, & The Thanksgiving Visitor
Tied Up In Tinsel


message 4: by Michael, Mod Prometheus (last edited Apr 29, 2015 04:59PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) | 1255 comments Mod
January 2015 Theme Dealing with a mental illness
Tender Is the Night
The Silver Linings Playbook
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
The Affirmation
The Glass Castle
An Angel at my Table

February Best of 2014 (Regular theme)
The Paying Guests

March's Theme Autobiographical Novel
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Post Office
Black Boy
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star
An Angel at my Table

April Theme Magical Realism
Kafka on the Shore
The Famished Road
The Hummingbird's Daughter
Yarrow
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
The Alchemist
Little, Big

May's Theme Translated Fiction
Wolf Totem
My Name is Red
Eugénie Grandet
Death and the Penguin
Jules et Jim
Visitation

June's Theme Hard-Boiled/Noir
Double Indemnity
The City & the City
Devil in a Blue Dress
Pop. 1280
Gun, With Occasional Music

July's Theme Books About Books



Possible Upcoming Themes
Existentialist - Pip
Fantasy - Kim
Indie - Hugh
Memoir - Mary
Middle East - Mary
Post-Colonial - Victoria
Post Modern - Michael
Play - Julia
9/11 - Jessa
Alien - Jessica
Any Culture Clash - Anne
Beat Generation - Michael
Blindness - Anda
Culture Clashing Horror - Jessica
Dealing with Neurological Disorders - Tpal007
Environmental - Jessa
Famous Philosophers - Barbara
Gender Identity - Lola
GR Author - Kim
Graphic Novels - Kim
Gothic - Elizabeth
Hard-boiled & Noir Mix (Pulp) - KL
Harlem Renaissance - Tiffani
Holocaust - Kevin
Imprisonment/POW/Escape - Flash Beagle
Indigenous - Sonali
Noir - Franky
Non-Fiction - Mary
Obscure Authors - Toby
Ocean/Desert - Lori
Period Novel - Lori
Philosophical - Justin
Poetry - Julia
Popular science- Rob
Religion-associated fiction - Graham
Romance - Mary
Rural Setting - Mish
Set in Specific City - Lisa
Street Lit/Urban Fiction - Angela
Urban Fantasy - Jessica
War - Brandie
Western - Toby


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