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Nominate Books for Book of the Month (see restrictions)

Post Number:#1  Postby Scott » 13 Jul 2011, 19:54

Please use this thread to nominate books to be book of the month. Please read the following restrictions.

To nominate a book, you must:
  • have a post count of at least 10
  • have been a member of the forums for at least 1 week

To be nominated, a book must:
  • be available in paperback or hardcover; i.e. no ebook only books.
  • be originally published within the last 15 years
  • have an Amazon sales rank better than 200,000
  • NOT be part of a series
  • NOT have been made into a movie

Nominations that do not follow these criteria will lead to a board warning being issued.

When making a nomination, please write the full title and include the author's name, preferably both in bold print. 1 nomination per person per month.

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How it works

Assuming we have at least 3 new nominations on the 1st of any given month, those nominations will be put together into a month-long poll will begin to determine what will be the book of the month two months later. This means that when the poll ends, everyone will have about a month to get the book and read it before the discussions start the following month. So--for instance--on August 1st a poll will be started with the current nominations to vote on the October book of the month, which would give everyone the month of September as a buffer to get and read the book.

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Please do not use this thread to discuss the books or otherwise chat. Please only use this thread to make nominations. It makes it hard for me to sort through conversation to find the nominations.
Last edited by Scott on 19 Nov 2014, 16:33, edited 11 times in total.
Reason: better emphasize restrictions, such as book not being part of a series or not being more than 10 years old
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Post Number:#2  Postby StephenKingman » 14 Jul 2011, 11:01

Scott, we had a bot of an issue with this forum the past year or so. Basically the forum wasnt getting any interest for whatever reason and we set up a poll asking for ideas to increase traffic and i think that the criteria is too limited. How about both fiction and non-fiction as the category, and perhaps not a New York best seller? This may encourage more people to take part and maybe get more debate going in this area as the past year has been very quiet when it comes to Book of the Month.
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Post Number:#3  Postby Scott » 14 Jul 2011, 21:17

StephenKingman, I have taken your advice and removed those limitations.

Nonetheless, I still encourage people to tend to nominate and vote for books that are more recent and are best sellers.
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Post Number:#4  Postby Pingugirl » 15 Jul 2011, 09:16

Was there a book selected for July? I'm new to all this you see!

If you're still looking for suggestions:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (if Classics would be considered?)

OR

The Diving Bell & The Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (which I've just finished and think would make an interesting discussion topic).
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Post Number:#5  Postby guytwo » 22 Jul 2011, 11:22

For A nonfiction book of the month I'd like to nominate "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters" By James W. Douglass

I recently finished the paperback and I believe it's a must read. Very interesting look at the Cold War era and of course the murder of JFK.
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nomination for book of the month: the tiger´s wife

Post Number:#6  Postby naragus » 23 Jul 2011, 08:42

Tea Obreht is just 25 and already one of the most interesting american writers according to The New Yorker. Her debut novel "The Tiger´s Wife" is winning acclaims worldwide and has just won the Orange Prize for Fiction.

“[A] brilliant debut…[Téa] Obreht is an expert at depicting history through aftermath, people through the love they inspire, and place through the stories that endure; the reflected world she creates is both immediately recognizable and a legend in its own right. Obreht is talented far beyond her years, and her unsentimental faith in language, dream, and memory is a pleasure.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Post Number:#7  Postby CuppaTea » 23 Jul 2011, 10:34

I have checked in here occasionally and even nominated a book or two but apparently the rules have changed requiring 25 posts under your belt to participate so I'll just Let the Great World Spin. :D
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Post Number:#8  Postby Scott » 02 Aug 2011, 18:40

Okay, I have taken the nominations up to here and created a thread to vote to decide the September 2011 book of the month. I also created a thread to discuss the August book of the month, Flowers for Algernon.

Please continue to use this thread to nominate books to be book of the month. As of the time of this post, nominations will be for the October 2011 book of the month.

Thanks! :D
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Post Number:#9  Postby Simworm » 02 Aug 2011, 19:40

How about To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf?
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Post Number:#10  Postby Mrs.T » 02 Aug 2011, 22:15

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Post Number:#11  Postby Maud Fitch » 03 Aug 2011, 09:10

CuppaTea wrote:.....so I'll just Let the Great World Spin.


"Let The Great World Spin" by Colum McCann.
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Post Number:#12  Postby CuppaTea » 03 Aug 2011, 14:41

I’m Feeling Lucky, Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards.

I would probably vote for Maud’s choice :) but this is on my to read (or listen to) list and would be just as happy with it.
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Post Number:#13  Postby Denysaputra » 05 Aug 2011, 07:47

Simworm wrote:How about To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf?

agree! :D
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Post Number:#14  Postby Meka » 08 Aug 2011, 03:37

I nominate "A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard
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Post Number:#15  Postby Butterbescotch » 10 Aug 2011, 00:26

"Fellowship Of The Ring" by J.R.R. Tolkein
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