June at 1book140: Whodunnits vs. International Novels

By J. Nathan Matias
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1book140_icon.JPG After Jeff Howe's autocratic decree that we read The Great Gatsby last month, it's time for our Twitter book club to seize power back for democracy. On our hashtag, #1book140, opinion is divided between Whodunnits and novels with international themes. Since it wouldn't be democracy without at least two parties, let's start by nominating both.

To nominate a book, add your suggestions in the comments below. eaders on Twitter have already suggested whodunnits and international novels by Raymond Chandler, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, and Graham Greene. A small revolt may be brewing among Beach Readers, but there's room in this democracy for a third party.

In the meantime, you can still participate in conversation on The Great Gatsby or the parallel conversation on Sherman Alexie's Blasphemy.

Nominations close midday on Saturday.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2013/05/june-at-1book140-whodunnits-vs-international-novels/276180/