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message 1: by Kate S (last edited Jun 02, 2012 12:16PM) (new)

Kate S | 6029 comments Our list of Group Reads for the Summer, as chosen by our Mega Finishers, Top Reviewers, and Moderators.

Liz M-White Noise by Don DeLillo
Elizabeth (Alaska)-Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington
Kate S-Emma's War by Deborah Scroggins
Rebekah-Chiefs by Stuart Woods
Tien (aka Kazza)-The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Anika-Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Don-The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
nsfancy-Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
Ceraphina-The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Deedee-Watership Down by Richard Adams
Connie-The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov


message 2: by Connie (new)

Connie | 214 comments Would it be ok to post style points here for these?


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11948 comments Sure, Connie - yours has a ton!


message 4: by Connie (last edited Jun 14, 2012 02:24AM) (new)

Connie | 214 comments Ok, then!

This is what I found so far:

White Noise by Don DeLillo:
Combo +5 (20.1)
Oldies +5 (pub. 1985)

Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington:
Combo +10 (20.6, 10.7 (if you're female and non-US))
Oldies +10 (pub. 1921)

Emma's War by Deborah Scroggins:
Not-a-Novel +10

Chiefs by Stuart Woods
+5 Combo (20.2b)
+5 Oldies (pub 1982)

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Combo +10 (10.6, 20.7)
Oldies +5

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Combo +5 (10.8)

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Combo +5 (20.6)
Oldies +5 (pub 1959)

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Combo +10 (10.4, 10.5)

Watership Down by Richard Adams
Combo +5 (10.3)
Oldies +5 (pub 1972)

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Combo +25 (10.7 (if you're female and non-Russian); 20.1; 20.6; 20.10; 20.8 (published serially in Moscow Magazine))
LiT +10 (if you can't, or would prefer not to read Russian)
Oldies +5 (pub 1940)


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11948 comments I knew Master and Margarita was a high scorer. Did Bulgakov have a child who was an author? I saw his father was a professor, but didn't see he was an author.


message 6: by Connie (last edited Jun 16, 2012 05:05AM) (new)

Connie | 214 comments oh, got the wrong number - I don't think he had children, but the novel got published as a serial in Moscow Magazine .


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11948 comments Connie wrote: "oh, got the wrong number - I don't think he had children, but the novel got published as a serial in the Magazine "Moscow"."

Aha!


message 8: by Connie (last edited Jun 02, 2012 08:59AM) (new)

Connie | 214 comments Thanks for noticing it!
I'm sure I have missed some, not having read them, and possibly got some more wrong, too :)


message 9: by Christin (last edited Jun 02, 2012 09:06AM) (new)

Christin (lunaratu) | 267 comments The Handmaid's Tale should also get combo points for 20.7 (as I was thinking of even reading it for that task lol)


message 10: by Connie (new)

Connie | 214 comments thanks! updated the post.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11948 comments Watership Down should get 5 Oldies points, pub 1972.


message 12: by Kate S (new)

Kate S | 6029 comments Master and Margarita also qualifies for 20.1 (#38 on the best Dark Humor Listopia and the Wikipedia page for Satirical Novels).


message 13: by Connie (new)

Connie | 214 comments thanks!


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11948 comments Thanks, Kate! I thought I'd seen it on a list.


message 15: by Liz M (last edited Jun 03, 2012 02:53PM) (new)

Liz M Connie wrote: "The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Combo +25 (10.7 (if you're female and non-Russian); 20.1; 20.10; 20.98; 10.9 (if you go for Margarita ice cream)) ..."


I think the dessert word in the title should refer to the dessert, so in this case, Margarita does not earn combo points for 10.9.


message 16: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 03, 2012 04:36PM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4239 comments I was disppointed that Best First Novel's would not work because Chiefs won that category in 1982. so no combo points.:-(
Then I found Stuart Woods was shortlisted for the Edgar in 1992 so the combo is saved! :-)


message 17: by Connie (new)

Connie | 214 comments it's an Oldie, too!

Thanks, Rebekah!


message 18: by Sarah (Bright & Bookish) (last edited Jun 04, 2012 11:33AM) (new)

Sarah (Bright & Bookish) (brightandbookish) | 113 comments The Golden Compass also gets a combo for 10.5 Teddy Bears' Picnic as it is on one of the lists (50 best every summer holiday books) under its brittish name Northern Lights.

Wow, it must be Monday, I somehow missed that this is already up there....


message 19: by Liz M (new)

Liz M White Noise also qualifies for 20.1 - Make Me Laugh


message 20: by Rebekah (last edited Jun 05, 2012 10:44AM) (new)

Rebekah (bekalynn) | 4239 comments Would The Golden Compass get combo points for Road Trip?
I think Watership Down was also given approval for road trip.


message 21: by Connie (new)

Connie | 214 comments Ceraphina, I updated the post after yours :)
I figured that if we have a thread for it, we might just as well have all points in one post for easy c'n'p

Thanks, Liz, added.
Rebekah, Watership down already has the combo, Golden Compass is a no go, I think.


message 22: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Jun 16, 2012 06:24AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 11948 comments The group, Introducing Russian Literature, read The Master and Margarita for a group read last year. Those of you who have read it may be interested in these threads:

Book One Chapters 1-9

Book One Chapters 10-18

Book Two Chapters 19-25

and

Book Two Chapters 26-32 and Epilogue


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