1001 Group Read Nominations: April and May, 2012
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It's time for the April and May group read nominations!
Remember the rules:
1) Nominate up to 2 books that you would like to read.
2) Second as many books as you like.
3) All books that receive a second will go into the voting. The web site for voting will be posted when the nominations are over. You can vote for as many books as you like in the poll. In the event of a tie, there will be a run-off vote.
Nominations will take place for the next week and will close at midnight, Sunday, March 11th. Have fun and enjoy.
I'll nominate two from my TBR pile--The Human Stain and Foundation.
I'm looking forward to your nominations.
Also, be sure to check out the string for the 1001 Group Read: March--Cat's Eye.
On the 12/12/12 Challenge thread there is a current group read going on for Foundation by Asimov.
Human Stain or All the Pretty Horses look good though...
A Don Quixote year-long group read is going on in the 12 in 12 group right now. FYI
Looking through the chunksters I already own:
A Fine Balance
Tania - whether it's selected or not, whenever you read A Fine Balance, I will hold your hand. It took me a few years to recover from that devastating story, but I survived and am a better person for it. You can survive it too.
A Fine Balance is a fantastic, utterly heartbreaking book. Loved it but I don't think I'll read it again any time soon.
NONE of you are helping with my nomination of A Fine Balance. ;)
Note, I'm keeping that as a nomination (although at this rate, I don't think anyone will be seconding it); it's Don Quixote that I was thinking of changing, as there's a group read happening elsewhere.
I'll second A Fine Balance. I was considering this as my book club pick; from the sounds of it, thank goodness I didn't! And I'll second Bleak House, since I am already reading it : )
I'd like to nominate The Corrections - it has been on my bookshelf for way too long and I need some incentive to crack it open.
I'd like to second All the Pretty Horses and would like to nominate The Kindly Ones.
I'll second Kafka on the Shore....we're going to have quite a few to vote on this time.
>17 I think A Fine Balance would make a fantastic book club pick, as long as you have a group that can handle something a bit heavy. It absolutely stays with you, as others have said, and it's a book that changed how I think and got me out of my Western-trained brain for awhile. I loved it and recommend it often.
A Fine Balance is what started my obsession with India books - all of Rushdie's books, A Suitable Boy... once you start, you can't stop.
I'm actually making a decent bit of headway in Middlemarch right now, so I might finish before April... but if it's picked for the April/May book, I'll happily participate in the discussion.
>23 I am looking forward to reading A Fine Balance even more now. My book club is a group of light weights...my last pick, Blindness, supposedly gave some of them nightmares. I thought it was fantastic and I thought that a group of strangers united and making the best of the horrible circumstances was provoking and uplifting - but they couldn't get past the violence.
>25 Have you read the God of Small Things? Another great India book.
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