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OFFICIAL POLL: Vote on our next FICTION book! (Nov. thru Jan. 2019) 

What fiction book do you want to read in Nov., Dec. & Jan.?
BOOK 1: The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle 33%  33%  [ 6 ]
BOOK 2: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke 17%  17%  [ 3 ]
BOOK 3: The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman 28%  28%  [ 5 ]
BOOK 4: Everything Under: A Novel - Daisy Johnson 22%  22%  [ 4 ]
Total votes : 18

OFFICIAL POLL: Vote on our next FICTION book! (Nov. thru Jan. 2019) 
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 OFFICIAL POLL: Vote on our next FICTION book! (Nov. thru Jan. 2019)
Please help us select our next FICTION book for group discussion. This is for the 90-day discussion period of November and December 2018 and January of 2019.

This is the official poll so here are the simple rules...

1. Only vote if you have 10 or more posts on our forums AND fully intend to participate in the next fiction book discussion. We only want people that are likely to participate voting and influencing our book selection process. If you currently have less than 10 posts the odds are you won't actually participate. We know this from years of experience. So if you want to vote then please start interacting on the forums. It is quite easy to get to 10 or more forum posts.

2. You should vote for as many books on the poll as you like. We have 4 choices and if you like all 4 books then vote for all 4 books. The book that gets the most votes will be selected but it is much easier to pick a winner when people vote for more than one book.

3. Please click on the links and read about each of the 4 book choices. All of these books have great reviews. And BOOK #4 doesn't have any reviews on Amazon.com but it was a finalist for the Man Booker Award. That's a big deal.

4. You can change your vote all the way up to when the poll closes. We don't have an end date for this poll yet. Let's see how many votes we get. If we have a clear winner then we'll close the poll somewhere near the end of October. If we don't have enough participation in this poll we will keep the poll open until we do.

5. After you vote please make a post and share your feelings about the book choices. It is perfectly acceptable (and desirable) to try to sway the vote one way or the other. Sell us on your book favorites. Afterall, the goal is to find a great book we can all enjoy. So use your persuasive skills. ;-)

Here are our 4 fiction book choices...

BOOK 1
The Last Unicorn
Peter S. Beagle

BOOK 2
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke

BOOK 3
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman

BOOK 4
Everything Under: A Novel
Daisy Johnson


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good list.



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Yes, I agree Harry. This seems to be one of our best poll selections in a while. I don't think we can go wrong with any of these choices.



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Did we pick one and I missed it?

I've been looking through lists of books you featured in the past and I don't see Winter's Tale, by Mark Helprin. Anyone remember if that book was discussed?


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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Vote on our next FICTION book! (Nov. thru Jan. 2019)
We haven't selected a winner yet because as of right now the leading book only has 3 votes. Let's give this poll a bit more time. Feel free to encourage members to vote and participate in the next fiction discussion. That will make a difference.



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Would anyone else like to vote?



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I would but I am new so I am not allowed to yet.



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What book would you like to read most? Will you actually participate if one of the books you like wins?



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Post Re: OFFICIAL POLL: Vote on our next FICTION book! (Nov. thru Jan. 2019)
Oops. I'm so sorry. I voted when I shouldn't have rights yet. (I was curious what the error message would say when I tried, truth be told. Little did I guess my vote would be accepted!)

I will definitely participate in the book discussion if one of the two women writers win. Both of these books look interesting to me and the long length of Ms. Clarke's does not daunt me. The other two books look somewhat dry to me. I would have to consider further if one of those two won before I could commit.



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DanQuigley, we'll count your vote(s) if you're genuinely interested in participating. We're just trying to keep people from voting and influencing our book selection process if they're not serious about participating. Since you say that you are interested in reading and discussing either of the books in the poll written by women please edit your vote and add the 2nd book too. Our poll allows you to vote for multiple books. :-)



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I would absolutely participate. My choice would be The Last Unicorn (I love fantasy and this is a classic) first and Doctor Strange and Mr. Norrel second although any of the four choicest are well selected.



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Excellent! We would love your participation happyd75!

Please go ahead and vote for all 4 books since you're interested in participating no matter which of the 4 books wins.

And welcome to BookTalk.org. :-)



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Thank you! I am excited!!



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I'm going to close the poll now with The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle as our winner. If you didn't vote for The Last Unicorn please consider participating. This book has wonderful reviews.



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