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message 1: by Jenny (last edited Sep 09, 2020 07:38AM) (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Hello, fellow Crime, Mystery, and Thriller Readers,


Nominations for our October Book of the Month set in Iceland are now open. To ensure your nomination will be included in our poll, please make sure it conforms to the following guidelines:

✔️ You may nominate one (1) book.

✔️Only members who have actively participated in prior book discussions will be permitted to nominate books for the following month. If you have recently joined the group, please do participate in the current month's discussion, so you qualify as a valid nominator.

✔️By entering a nomination, you agree to act as our Discussion Leader for the month-long Book Discussion for that book if it wins.

Don't worry; it is neither difficult nor time-consuming. The moderators are here to help in the event that you need a hand. Please refrain from nominating a book if you are not prepared to lead the discussion.

✔️ Your nomination should be in the crime, mystery, or thriller genres or their subgenres.

✔️Your nomination should not have been read by the group in the past 24 months.

✔️A book is only eligible if it is available in paperback and digital formats in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.

Please understand we are trying to give all our members the opportunity to participate in our book discussions. We don't want to exclude a significant portion of our members because they do not have availability to the book nominated.

✔️You may only nominate the first book in a series.

The 2nd and subsequent books in a series may be nominated only after the group has read the prior books in that series.

✔️Post your nomination as a comment below.

DO NOT notify the moderators of your selection by way of a private message, if you do you run the risk of your nomination being excluded from the poll.

✔️To ensure your nomination is included in our poll correctly, do include the name of both the book and the author. You would be surprised at how many books have the same title. You are welcome to use the "add book/author" tool, which is located above the right upper corner of the comment window when you nominate your selection.

📌AUTHORS, please note: We DO NOT accept nominations of your own work. Please see our Author/Publisher Guidelines for more information. You are, however, welcome to participate in the nomination (of another author's work), polling, and book discussions in general.

If you have any questions, you can leave a comment in this discussion or message Gem or Jenny directly.


Thank you and happy reading!

Running List

1. Snowblind (Dark Iceland #1) by Ragnar Jónasson
Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson -- Barbara


message 2: by Barbara K (new)

Barbara K | 328 comments I nominate Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson.


message 3: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) Barbara wrote: "I nominate Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson."

Thank you, Barbara for your nomination. It is added to the running list.


message 4: by Jamie, Moderator (new)

Jamie Zaccaria | 154 comments Mod
I nominate Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg.

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg

It happened in the Copenhagen snow. A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his death from the top of his apartment building. While the boy's body is still warm, the police pronounce his death an accident. But Smilla knows her young neighbor didn't fall from the roof on his own. Soon she is following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow. For her dead neighbor, and for herself, she must embark on a harrowing journey of lies, revelation and violence that will take her back to the world of ice and snow from which she comes, where an explosive secret waits beneath the ice....


message 5: by Barbara K (new)

Barbara K | 328 comments Smilla is my favorite Nordic noir - but it’s set in Denmark and Greenland, not Iceland.


message 6: by Jamie, Moderator (new)

Jamie Zaccaria | 154 comments Mod
Barbara wrote: "Smilla is my favorite Nordic noir - but it’s set in Denmark and Greenland, not Iceland."

Ahh sorry I shouldn't have trusted the Goodreads shelf list!


message 7: by Barbara K (new)

Barbara K | 328 comments If there was a match on the country, I would happily read it for the third time!


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