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message 1: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (last edited Nov 07, 2014 06:00AM) (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Nominations are now open for the November/December Group Read. You may nominate a book beginning today, going through November 10th. Voting starts the 11th, and runs through the 13th.

Here comes the fine print: I know you've seen this a bajillion times, but we do need to post the general rules for Group Reads nominations:

1) Important: If your nomination wins, you will be the discussion moderator. Please do not nominate a book unless you're willing to do this.

2) One (1) nomination only per person. Neither self-nominations by authors nor nominations by their respective publishers or publicist will be accepted.

3) Do not cheat or manipulate results. It is not acceptable to create fake accounts to nominate books or vote in polls and it is not acceptable to invite people to the site for the sole purpose of nominating a book or voting for a book in a poll. It is not acceptable to ask for votes or influence the poll in any way. If the moderators feel that a group read poll has been manipulated, the book in question will be disqualified. If the moderators feel that the user(s) are fake accounts, these will be reported to Goodreads for further review.

4) Please do not repeat an author we have read in the last year. For the sake of expediency, here's the list -- just look back through November of last year going forward, and you'll know which authors NOT to include.

5) For your nomination please include Title, Author and Link (Use the "add book/author" link at the top of the comment box).

6) Since we are an international group, please check to make sure the book is readily available in more than one format. The last thing we want is to nominate a book that no one can get.

7) Finally, a word about series - Please consider whether the book you are nominating would be best read by someone who has read all the previous books in the series, or if it can be enjoyed by someone new to the series too.

Have fun and good luck!!


message 2: by Judy (last edited Nov 07, 2014 06:57AM) (new)

Judy Sheluk (wwwjudypenzshelukcom) | 118 comments Bad Policy (Seamus McCree, #1) by James M. Jackson Bad Policy by James M. Jackson, book #1 in the Seamus McCree series.


message 3: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Bad Policy, by James M. Jackson


message 4: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Richter (stephenofllongbeach) | 87 comments I nominate Double Indemnity by James M. Cain.


message 5: by Jesse (new)

Jesse | 4 comments Dissolution by C.J. Sansom
A mystery/crime/historical fiction


message 6: by Bourne (new)

Bourne Morris (bournemorris) | 3 comments I nominate"Cop Town"by Karin Slaughter


message 7: by Shirley (last edited Nov 07, 2014 08:50AM) (new)

Shirley | 6 comments First Night of Summer by Landon Parham I nominate First Night of Summer by Landon Parham


message 8: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Bourne wrote: "I nominate"Cop Town"by Karin Slaughter"

I'm sorry -- we read her Triptych this past July, so Cop Town isn't eligible right now. Feel free to nominate another book, though!


message 9: by Bourne (new)

Bourne Morris (bournemorris) | 3 comments I nominate "The Black Hour" by Lori Rader-Day


message 10: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
The Black Hour
Thanks, Bourne!


message 11: by Brian (new)

Brian Benson (bknight47) | 15 comments I nominate Cliff Diver, by Carmen Amato...


message 12: by Mary Beth (new)

Mary Beth  | 220 comments Natchez Burning by Greg Iles


message 13: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Brian wrote: "I nominate Cliff Diver, by Carmen Amato..."

Cliff Diver


message 14: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Mary wrote: "Natchez Burning by Greg Iles"

Natchez Burning


message 15: by M. (new)

M. Dobson (meg_evonne) | 109 comments Burning Room. By Connolly


message 16: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
M. wrote: "Burning Room. By Connolly"

People, please read #5 in the nominations rules BEFORE posting. Thanks.

The Burning Room, by Michael Connelly


message 17: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (sbrittig) | 47 comments I nominate The Martian by Andy Weir


message 18: by Cj (new)

Cj | 3 comments The Fixer (Mort Grant, #1)

by T.E. Woods


message 19: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
The Fixer


message 20: by Gisela (new)

Gisela Hafezparast | 368 comments One Good Turn One good turn by Kate Atkinson


message 21: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Sherrie wrote: "I nominate The Martian by Andy Weir"

I think The Martian is a sci-fi novel; let's stick to crime, mystery, thriller here. Thanks.


message 22: by Jamie (last edited Nov 08, 2014 08:37PM) (new)

Jamie West Hi! I nominate Papyrus: A Thriller by John Oehler.


message 23: by Patricia (last edited Nov 08, 2014 09:51PM) (new)

Patricia Bergman (marshop) | 92 comments Iron Lake I nominate "Iron Lake" by William Kent Krueger


message 24: by Karen (new)

Karen San Diego | 7 comments Good day everyone! I don't know if espionage thrillers are acceptable, I'm just wondering. If so, I would like to nominate Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews. If not though, I suggest you try that one. Very original and simply breathtaking (at least to me). Thanks anyway!


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message 26: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "Good day everyone! I don't know if espionage thrillers are acceptable, I'm just wondering. If so, I would like to nominate Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews. If not though, I suggest you try that one. ..."

Red Sparrow is definitely acceptable! And it's good.


message 27: by Skye (new)

Skye | 2105 comments I am coming in late with my nomination; I deliberated on this for awhile; originally, I want to nominate The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry because I am fascinated with her past.

For many reasons, I am going to choose The Mercedes Coffin by Faye Kellerman. I adore her novels.


message 28: by Bob (new)

Bob Berry (sizeonehead) | 27 comments Stephen wrote: "I nominate Double Indemnity by James M. Cain."
Really neat book made into good movie with Fred MacMurray (sp ?) of all people. I think it's a film by Billy Wilder.


message 29: by Bob (new)

Bob Berry (sizeonehead) | 27 comments M. wrote: "Burning Room. By Connolly"
Just bought it yesterday. Great idea. Thanks.


message 30: by Charissa (new)

Charissa Wilkinson (lilmizflashythang) | 12 comments I nominate Blue Labyrinth. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


message 31: by Kieron (new)

Kieron | 0 comments I am going to nominate this Storm Front.
It's the 1st in a series and looks like a detective novel with a fantasy twist.


message 32: by Bill (new)

Bill Squeezing in a few moments of computer time on my daughter's computer while on vacation to nominate Rules Of Prey by John Sandford.


message 33: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Kloppers | 6 comments Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. About OCD and domestic abuse.


message 34: by Shane (new)

Shane Lusher (shanelusher) | 19 comments Pig Island by Mo Hayder.


message 35: by Patrick (new)

Patrick  (volmann) | 42 comments Nominating The Wayfaring Stanger by James Lee Burke
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


message 36: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie (sbrittig) | 47 comments Nancy wrote: "Sherrie wrote: "I nominate The Martian by Andy Weir"

I think The Martian is a sci-fi novel; let's stick to crime, mystery, thriller here. Thanks."


Oops, sorry. It's listed as a thriller, so thought it would qualify. :-(


message 37: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
The Wall Street Journal calls it techno sci-fi; I'm going with that description.


message 38: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
All right, there's one more nomination that came to me in a message - a member of our group, aged, nominates Suspect, by Robert Crais.

I'm closing this thread now, and I'll be back with a complete list tomorrow along with a link for the poll. Thanks, everyone!


message 39: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
All right -- the nominees are:

Suspect, by Robert Crais
Wayfaring Stranger, by James Lee Burke
Pig Island, by Mo Hayder
Into the Darkest Corner, by Elizabeth Haynes
Rules Of Prey, by John Sandford
Storm Front, by Jim Butcher
Blue Labyrinth, by Preston & Child
Double Indemnity, by James M. Cain
The Mercedes Coffin, by Faye Kellerman
Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews
Iron Lake, by William Kent Krueger
Werewolf: August, 1945, by Matthew Pritchard
Papyrus: A Thriller, by John Oehler
One Good Turn, by Kate Atkinson
The Fixer, by T.E. Woods
The Burning Room, by Michael Connelly
Natchez Burning, by Greg Iles
Cliff Diver, by Carmen Amato
The Black Hour, by Lori Rader-Day
First Night of Summer, by Landon Parham
Dissolution, by C.J. Sansom
Bad Policy, by James M. Jackson


message 40: by Matt (new)

Matt | 16 comments I LOVED Into the Darkest Corner, but we've already done that one.


message 41: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Matt wrote: "I LOVED Into the Darkest Corner, but we've already done that one."

Oh my gosh! The group did read that book! I'll send a message to the nominator & see if she wants to replace it with another book. Thanks, Matt.


message 42: by Samiiee (new)

Samiiee (inktensity) | 1 comments I nominate Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, I just finished reading it. It is amazing!


message 43: by Nancy, Co-Moderator (new)

Nancy Oakes (quinnsmom) | 9161 comments Mod
Nancy wrote: "All right, there's one more nomination that came to me in a message - a member of our group, aged, nominates Suspect, by Robert Crais.

I'm closing this thread now, and I'll be bac..."


With apologies, Ged. My autocorrect didn't like your name.


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