Your November Voting Reminder

October 18, 2012 | By | Comments (2)

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Hi, Bookies:

We’re winding down on the November poll, and as I write this, no more than one vote separates the two books in the lead. Which means: Every vote counts! So if you haven’t marked your favorite of the four books below, you have until 11:59 p.m. ET this Sunday, October 21, to do just that. Here again are your choices:

The Beautiful and Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The glamorous, young, hard-living Cafe Society couple at the heart of Fitzgerald’s second novel, set at the dawn of the Jazz Age, bears more than a passing resemblance to the author and his own beautiful, doomed wife.

The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

Controversial when it was first published in 1899, The Awakening was both praised and condemned for its frank subject matter: a woman’s desire for a life—and love—beyond her marriage.

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Inspired by a true story, Morrison’s novel—with its characters literally haunted by slavery—won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

Adams’ sci-fi comedy, which follows the adventures of a hapless Englishman as he planet hops across the galaxy, is a cult classic.