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Non-Fiction Nominations & Vote • March 2017

Help us select what the MR Literary Club will read in March 2017!


The category for this month is:

Non-Fiction


-Nominations will run for three days.-

You may offer up to two nominations. All nominees (so long as they are within the category) will move forward to the vote with no need for support from others.

Once nominations are complete, voting will begin and also occur in this thread.


-Voting will then run for four days.-

I will make a post in this thread to open voting. The vote will close exactly four days from that post; even if the final tally doesn't occur immediately after voting closes, no votes made after that time will count.

Votes will be made by post. You will have a number of votes to cast equal to the number of nominees minus one, which will be specified when the vote begins. You may give each nominee one or two (or no) votes. You may vote all at once in one post or vote in separate posts at different times, so long as you have more votes remaining to cast. You may use any number of your possible votes up to the maximum. Any extraneous votes per person (past their maximum or more than two for one nominee) won't count. Votes cannot be changed once they are cast.

Once voting is complete, the count will be tallied and a winner declared. In the event of a tie, there will be a one-day run-off vote, also in this thread. If the run-off also ends in a tie, then the tie will be resolved in favour of the selection that was nominated first.


We hope that you will read the selection with the club and join in the discussion.


What is literature for the purposes of this club? A superior work of lasting merit that enriches the mind. Often it is important, challenging, critically acclaimed. It may be from ancient times to today; it may be from anywhere in the world; it may be obscure or famous, short or long; it may be a story, a novel, a play, a poem, an essay or another written form. If you are unsure if a work would be considered literature, just ask!


The floor is now open!

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Nominations are closed. Voting is closed. Final results:
  • The Renaissance by Walter Pater
    Post / Goodreads / 192 Pages / Votes- 10

  • Totem and Taboo by Siegmund Freud
    Post / Goodreads / 178 Pages / Votes- 3

  • Craft for a Dry Lake by Kim Mahood
    Post / Goodreads / 247 Pages / Votes- 2

  • The Bookseller of Kabul by Åsne Seierstad
    Post / Goodreads / 270 Pages / Votes- 5

  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
    Post / Goodreads / 125 Pages / Votes- 8

  • Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
    Post / Goodreads / 231 Pages / Votes- 11

  • The House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert
    Post / Goodreads / 370 Pages / Votes- 6

  • Diaries, 1942-1954 by James Lees-Milne
    Post / Goodreads / 496 Pages / Votes- 3

  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
    Post / Goodreads / 231 Pages / Votes- 7

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