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message 1: by Thomas (last edited Mar 21, 2018 06:46PM) (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
Goodreads Ireland April 2018 group read

This thread will be for April group read nominations. The topic will be crime/mystery/thriller. Please ensure the book is currently in commercial print and available widely to ensure all members can participate.

Please remember:
1. People may only nominate one book.
2. All nominations must be seconded.
3. You can nominate a book or second a book not both.
4. If the book you nominate wins, you must lead the discussion.
5. Authors may not self nominate.

Nominations shall close at midday GMT on Monday 26th Mar. For those outside Ireland:

New York: 7.00am
LA: 4.00am Sydney: 11.00pm,


message 2: by Susan (new)

Susan | 4707 comments I would like to nominate The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney. It's the first book in a very interesting series set in Ireland (near Bookworm's home town).


message 3: by Colleen (new)

Colleen | 1205 comments Are we still doing quarterly reads because if we are I think this belongs in the thread that hasn't been set up .


message 4: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
We are still doing quarterly reads. Be patient.


message 5: by Colleen (new)

Colleen | 1205 comments lol I'm not in a rush I just meant that because that novel is set in Ireland and the author is Irish than it belongs in the other thread if we were still doing them :) sorry


message 6: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
Any crime book is ok.


message 7: by Hans (new)

Hans Sharon Thompson - Abandoned

I'm afraid I've already read it but I'd like to know your opinion.


message 8: by Colleen (new)

Colleen | 1205 comments Thomas wrote: "Any crime book is ok."

I'm confused does that mean we can include Irish authors as long as it's crime or was that just a comment to help the nomination process. I'm sorry if I'm being a pain .


message 9: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
Colleen, I'm trying to help the process.
Hans, can you post a link to the book?


message 10: by Colleen (new)

Colleen | 1205 comments Ok I'm sorry I think the comments showed up out of order . It looked like you might have been replying back to me , I'm on my phone .


message 11: by Clare (new)

Clare O'Beara | 148 comments Let's keep it light.
Who Moved My Goat Cheese?
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon


message 12: by Hans (new)


message 13: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
GR link The Abandoned: a gripping crime thriller
Hans, at the top of comment box, it says "add book/author'
Use this to post GR link to the book
Thanks
Tom


message 14: by Susan (new)

Susan | 4707 comments Colleen, it's my understanding that Irish novels are OK for monthly reads as long as it's on topic. If this is incorrect, I will withdraw it.


message 15: by Colleen (new)

Colleen | 1205 comments I only questioned it because it's April the start of the second quarter, usually Irish novels are excluded from the monthly read and all Irish reads go in the quarterly nominations. I'm not a mod so I guess I shouldn't have said anything . I'm fine either way .


message 16: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
I nominate Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
It is book 1 in the series about a small town Ohio police chief in Amish country. Kate Burkholder was raised Amish, but left the community and became a police officer in Columbus, Ohio. She has returned as chief, hired because of her Amish background.


message 17: by Lorraine (new)

Lorraine | 152 comments I'll second Sworn to Silence.


message 18: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
Lorraine wrote: "I'll second Sworn to Silence."

Thanks Lorraine


message 19: by Sara (new)

Sara | 2357 comments Mod
So according to the nomination procedures, in months where we select QIR, the monthly reads nominated cannot actually be Irish reads...or at least that's how we we were doing things in the past.

Quoting from an old message from Emma,

"Please remember:
1. People may only nominate one book.
2. All nominations must be seconded.
3. You can nominate a book or second a book not both.
4. If the book you nominate wins, you must lead the discussion.
5. Authors may not self nominate.
6. As we are also nominating the quarterly book this month, books by Irish authors cannot be nominated for the monthly book. "

As Thomas, Bookworm, etc. are the more active of the moderators, I'll leave it to them to make a final ruling though.

When searching for a link to the nomination procedures, it looks like the post with that link got moved and thus the link in our group info to that is "dead." I'll try to fix that sometime this week.


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan | 4707 comments I with draw my nomination. Sorry for breaking the rules.


message 21: by Sara (new)

Sara | 2357 comments Mod
Its totally ok Susan. These things happens. It looks like an interesting read. When the QIR nomination thread goes up, you should nominate it there.


Bookworm with Kids Hi, all! I will have the Quarterly nomination thread open later today. I would really like to read the Patricia Gibney book, Susan, I hadn't heard of her before. If you nominate it for the Quarterly book, I will second it!


message 23: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
In preparation for the possibility of my nomination winning, I just finished Sworn to Silence
My review, 4/5
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
It has graphic violence, if that upsets you.


message 24: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
There is only one day left for nominations/seconds. The only book nominated and seconded is Sworn to Silence

I would like to have more books in the poll. Please post if interested.


message 25: by Colleen (new)

Colleen | 1205 comments I will nominate Darktown


message 26: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
The rules say that a book must be seconded to be in the poll. Only 1 book has been seconded of the 4 nominated.


message 27: by Susan (new)

Susan | 4707 comments It's only been 4 days, Thomas. We do need a little time.


Bookworm with Kids Hans, as your nomination, Abandoned, is set in Ireland, it may be more appropriate to nominate it in the Quarterly Irish Read nominations.


message 29: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
I'll extend the deadline until March 28.


message 30: by Kara (new)

Kara | 106 comments I'll second Darktown.


Bookworm with Kids I would like to nominate The Dry by Jane Harper. I will add a link shortly when I get to a computer.


message 32: by Susan (new)

Susan | 4707 comments I'll second The Dry.


Bookworm with Kids Thanks for putting the link up for me, Susan!


message 34: by Susan (new)

Susan | 4707 comments No problem. It worked well with the me seconding it. I read the second book Force of Nature and it was quite good.


message 35: by Thomas (new)

Thomas (tom471) | 1567 comments Mod
Nominations are closed. I will set up a poll.


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