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message 1: by Michael (last edited Nov 14, 2012 03:23AM) (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments

Its that time of year again when we get to vote for our favorite books of 2012. Currently its in the first round. Hopefully your books will win so get voting. :)

http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice...


message 2: by Mish (new)

Mish | 3495 comments Thanks Michael I've voted

Gone Girl for Best Mystery & Thriller

Talulla Rising for Best Horror

They are the only 2 books I've read


message 3: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
Thanks Michael, I voted yesterday:)


message 4: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (new)

Phrynne | 8121 comments Mod
Thanks Michael. Some of my favourite books were there to vote for. A few tough choices too!


message 5: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I had some hard choices to make but I've now votes;

The Age of Miracles for Best Fiction

Gone Girl for Best Mystery & Thriller

The Snow Child for Best Historical Fiction

Angelmaker for Best Science Fiction

Talulla Rising for Best Horror (yes I picked it over The Twelve)

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops for Best Humour

Gone Girl for Best Goodreads Author

The Fault in Our Stars for Young Adult Fiction

All other categories I haven't read anything


message 6: by Mish (new)

Mish | 3495 comments Michael wrote: "I had some hard choices to make but I've now votes;

The Age of Miracles for Best Fiction

Gone Girl for Best Mystery & Thriller

The Snow Child for Best Historical Fiction

Angelmaker for Best Sci..."


Ha! I was wondering whether you were going to pick Talulla Rising


message 8: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments Anyone else voting? It is still only in the first round so plenty of time to get your votes in. :)


message 9: by Lynxie (last edited Nov 01, 2012 09:42PM) (new)

Lynxie | 680 comments I've voted...

Negative Space for Best Fiction

Black Oil, Red Blood for Best Mystery & Thriller

The Light Between Oceans for Best Historical Fiction (haven't read it but I liked the cover! :P )

Percepliquis for Best Science Fiction

Kiss the Dead for Best Paranormal Fantasy

Blood and Betrayal for Best Science Fiction

Equipoise for Best Romance

Odd Apocalypse for Best Horror

Tough Shit: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good for Best Humour

Insurgent for Best Goodreads Author

Eight Mile Island for Young Adult Fiction


message 10: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
Good choices Lynxie! You need to read The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman ..it's brilliant!


message 11: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie | 680 comments I tried to pick my absolute favourites... it's soo hard!

I have added it to my TBR list Brenda! :)


message 12: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
:)


message 13: by GP (new)

GP Field (gpfield) | 33 comments Brenda wrote: "Good choices Lynxie! You need to read The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman ..it's brilliant!"



I agree with Brenda Lynxie - 'Light Between Oceans' is an excellent read


message 14: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments Time to vote again as we are now at the semi final stage. How exciting. Who will win?


message 15: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 2001 comments Brenda wrote: "Good choices Lynxie! You need to read The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman ..it's brilliant!"

I totally agree with you Brenda. This book is brilliant and probably one of the best books I've read this year but I was really disappointed in Marieke Hardy's comments about it on FTBC where she basically likens it to McDonald's and says it is not well written. Did you see the program? I didn't but a friend told me about it and I read the transcript. Seriously how can she think that? Not that it changes my view about the book. I love it!!!



message 16: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
No, I didn't see the program, and I'm glad I didn't. I can't believe her...she shouldn't be a reviewer, if that's what she's called. Doesn't she know that everyone's views are different, and that she should say SHE didn't enjoy it, but others would!!! She needs to get over herself, and realize that not all opinions are hers!!


message 17: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
Michael wrote: "Time to vote again as we are now at the semi final stage. How exciting. Who will win?"

Thanks Michael, I didn't realize we were at the next stage yet...I'll go check it out:)


message 18: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 2001 comments Brenda wrote: "No, I didn't see the program, and I'm glad I didn't. I can't believe her...she shouldn't be a reviewer, if that's what she's called. Doesn't she know that everyone's views are different, and that s..."

Totally agree with you Brenda. I read her book only because I thought that with all the criticism she gives everyone else, it would have to be pretty amazing....well it wasn't and she's not a literary genius so I really don't know where she gets off...maybe she gets paid to be so contrary...makes for better ratings, perhaps?


message 19: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
You could well be right Elaine! Now there's a scary thought!!


message 20: by Michael (last edited Nov 14, 2012 10:48PM) (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments Anyone else here going to vote? Still got time to get your favorite books to the next round. :)


message 21: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
Done it Michael:)


message 22: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments I just voted for The Kingmaker's Daughter for Best Historical Fiction.


message 23: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie | 680 comments My fav Fantasy book made it through Percepliquis Percepliquis (The Riyria Revelations, #6) by Michael J. Sullivan

I voted again!! :D


message 24: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments We are into the final round.

Place your votes. :)


message 25: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
Thanks Michael, I voted:)


message 26: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) I'm sad Talulla Rising didn't make it


message 27: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie | 680 comments Neither did Percepliquis Michael. It's a shame really.


message 28: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments There is still time to get your votes in. :)


message 29: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments The polls are now closed. Will the books you voted for win? Find out when the winners are announced December 4. :)


message 30: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
That's not far away Michael....the top 10 First Tuesday Bookclub is announced about then too.


message 31: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments Thanks Brenda i forgot about that. What a big day that will be. :)


message 32: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
It will be...I'm really interested to see the top 10 list:)


message 33: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
I'm sorry this isn't the right thread to post this in, but I can't access the First Tuesday Bookclub thread......don't forget to watch the final episode tomorrow night at 9.30 to see the top 10 announced...will be good to finally see the books!!


message 34: by Michael (last edited Dec 06, 2012 02:11AM) (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10557 comments And the winners are.

Best Fiction The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Best Mystery & Thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Best Historical Fiction The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Best Fantasy The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Best Paranormal Fantasy Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Best Science Fiction by The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
Best Romance Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
Best Horror The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Best Memoir & Autobiography Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Best History & Biography Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
Best Nonfiction Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Best Food & Cookbooks The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
Best Humor Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Best Graphic Novels & Comics The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman
Best Poetry A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Best Goodreads Author Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Best Young Adult Fiction The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Best Middle Grade & Children's The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Best Picture Books Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer

Vote numbers can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice...


message 35: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 62505 comments Mod
Very happy with Best Historical Fiction, and Best Humour is one I want to read:)


message 36: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (new)

Phrynne | 8121 comments Mod
I'm very happy with Best Fantasy , Best Science Fiction and Best Horror. I think Best Romance is hilarious!!!


message 37: by Phrynne, I love to read:) (new)

Phrynne | 8121 comments Mod
Oh and Best YA Fantasy and Science Fiction is a good choice too.


message 38: by Elaine (new)

Elaine | 2001 comments Thanks Michael. I didn't realise the results were out. I'm happy with Best Historical Fiction too, Brenda. It's the one I voted for.


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