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Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Chunky Book Club - NOMINATIONS

We will be hosting the Chunky Book Club in 2013. There seems to be enough interest to give this another try! Please visit the Chunky Book Club page for all the details about the club.

The poll I took re: the club indicated that participants would like a chance to nominate books to read. So here is the plan:
  • Please nominate up to TWO books by leaving a comment on this post. Please do not nominate books if you do not intend to participate in the club!
  • Books must be a minimum of 450 pages to be eligible.
  • Books may be in ANY genre.
  • Comments will be open through January 9th for nominations. At that time, comments will close. Voting on which books we will read will open on January 10th and remain open through the 20th of the month at which time the top FOUR vote-getters will be announced along with the dates we will be reading them.
  • The first book discussion will be scheduled around March 15th.
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  1. Hi - failed last year due to ikkness so hope to do better this Year:)

    1) The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka - 580 pages

    2)Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh - 530 pages

  2. Happy New Year! I followed this club briefly last year but didn't really have time to participate. Here are my two nominations for 2013:

    A Moment in the Sun - John Sayles - 968 pp

    Readme - Neal Stephanson - 1056 pp


  3. I don't know how new the books should be. I chose a couple from my own library that I've been wanting to read.

    An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears (704 pages)

    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (782 pages)

    1. It doesn't matter how old the book is, Michelle :) I love both your nominations!!

  4. Looking at my bookshelves I am going to pick Russka by Edward Rutherford and Brother Fish by Bryce Courtenay

  5. I'm going to nominate:
    Under the Dome by Stephen King (1073 pages)
    The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma (609 pages)

  6. Like Wendy I am picking from my shelf (although I have both her suggestions and agree with them also)

    Kristen Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (1168 pages)

    (Technically this is a trilogy but a new acclaimed translation has been republished by Penguin as one long book)

    Elizabeth 1 by Margaret George (688 pages)

  7. I am going for Jonathan Strange & Russka

    1. Hi Julie - Voting has not started yet - this post is just for nominations :) Voting will begin tomorrow and I will be posting a poll so I hope you'll come back then to vote!