I'm perfectly amenable to backing the schedule up a bit, so that it looks like this:
November 17th: Thread for December book nominations opens
November 20th: Nominations thread closes, voting thread opens
November 23rd: Voting thread closes
December 1st: December's read begins
So we would open the nominations thread the 3rd week of the month (17th), and close the voting thread a week later on the 23rd, so that there would be a week between the end of the vote and the read starting.
What do folks think?