Group Reads, December 2020 and January 2021: Nominations

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Group Reads, December 2020 and January 2021: Nominations

1puckers
Nov 8, 2020, 3:48am

Almost time to welcome in 2021, and time to think about group reads for December and the New Year. Please nominate up to two books, and second as many nominated books as you like.

2Tess_W
Nov 8, 2020, 8:44am

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Toole

3DeltaQueen50
Nov 8, 2020, 1:11pm

I would like to nominate Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico and Fools of Fortune by William Trevor.

4Helenliz
Nov 8, 2020, 1:16pm

It's the time of year I start looking at chunkies, then get put off by the number of pages.
So
*deep breath*
War and Peace Tolstoy.

5DeltaQueen50
Nov 8, 2020, 9:26pm

>4 Helenliz: *Also taking a deep breath* I will second War and Peace.

6gypsysmom
Nov 9, 2020, 10:36am

I'd love to read Mrs. Harris goes to Paris so I'll second that and I'll propose Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens.

7annamorphic
Nov 9, 2020, 12:03pm

Second Fools of Fortune and Martin Chuzzlewit and nominate W. G., Sebald, The Emigrants, and George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss. The latter for those in search of a chunker.

8gypsysmom
Nov 9, 2020, 12:42pm

>7 annamorphic: Martin Chuzzlewit is quite a chunker.

9puckers
Nov 15, 2020, 2:53am

Four books were seconded above so we will go to a run off poll. The poll is here:

https://vote.pollcode.com/58839733

and the results are here:

https://poll.pollcode.com/58839733_result?v

I will close the poll in about a week. The winner will be the book with the most votes. There will be no recounts or appeals to the Supreme Court....

10puckers
Nov 23, 2020, 5:54pm

The winner of the poll was Mrs Harris goes to Paris so that will be our December read. There was a tie in second place between Martin Chuzzlewit and Fools of Fortune so we will have a run-off poll for our January 2021 read. Please vote once only for one of the books:

https://vote.pollcode.com/48384649

https://poll.pollcode.com/48384649_result?v

I will close the poll in around a week

11puckers
Nov 30, 2020, 12:47pm

The runoff poll proved as indecisive as the first poll so I’ll have to use my casting vote for Martin Chuzzelwit if only because Dickens has 10 books on the combined list and we’ve never had one as a group read. This will be our January group read.

12gypsysmom
Nov 30, 2020, 6:04pm

>11 puckers: I may be reading Martin Chuzzelwit for December and Mrs.'Arris for January since I have the first one on my shelves.

13japaul22
Nov 30, 2020, 8:50pm

>11 puckers: we’ve never done a Dickens group read?! That’s shocking! I will try to join in for Martin Chuzzlewit. I haven’t read that one yet.