Group Read: August and September 2020, Nominations

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Group Read: August and September 2020, Nominations

Jul 5, 2020, 11:28pm

Time to think about our group reads for the next two months. Please nominate up to two books you'd like to see as a group read, and second as many nominated books as you like.

I'll set up a poll in about a week.

Jul 7, 2020, 1:36pm

I would like to nominate Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. We read his Mr. Norris Changes Trains a couple of months ago and I would like to read his other "Berlin" story. Also I am in the mood for a fantastical adventure read so I nominate She by H. Rider Haggard as well.

Jul 7, 2020, 2:00pm

I would like to nominate The Book of Disquiet and The Third Wedding.

Editado: Jul 8, 2020, 10:44am

I second The Book of Disquiet, and Goodbye to Berlin, and I nominate two short books: The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas, and The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Jul 10, 2020, 9:36pm

Can I retract The Birds and instead nominate the very topical Passing , a classic about race in America? Also short.

Jul 11, 2020, 9:08am

I will second Goodbye to Berlin and Passing. I will nominate Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin.

Jul 12, 2020, 1:30pm

Although I have read Passing, I am happy to see it nominated and seconded - it was very good. I will second The Magician of Lublin.

Editado: Jul 13, 2020, 6:04pm

Sorry - new poll set up below

Jul 13, 2020, 9:12am

Somehow the poll has been set up so that you can only vote for one book. Can that be changed?

Jul 13, 2020, 6:03pm

>9 annamorphic: Apologies, it's been four months since I set up a poll and forgot about ticking various boxes!

Poll reset here:

Results here:

Jul 13, 2020, 7:13pm

And I can see from the results that by "reset" you mean that is a completely new poll and I needed to vote again. :)

Jul 13, 2020, 7:36pm

>11 ELiz_M: True. There is no "edit" function on these polls so I've deleted the first one.

Jul 19, 2020, 3:29pm

Looks like the next group reads will be Passing by Nella Larson and The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer. I’ll set these up at the start of August and September.

Jul 19, 2020, 7:35pm

I really enjoyed Passing but have not read the other book - maybe I can finally get to a group read!