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Nominated books for January and Final Leaderboard for 2009!

From: Lesley M
Sent on: Thursday, December 3, 2009 10:59 PM
Hi folks

After much animated discussion on both books at the Book Club's December Main Meetup, the final ratings of the year are:-

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (Nominated by Farrah) - 63%

and...

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (Nominated by Lesley) - 76%


Making the winning book of the year being <drum roll / trumpets>

1. We are all made of Glue by Lewycka (SONYA) -83%

The rest of the 2009 Leader board looks like this:-

2. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (DANNY) - 80% - (NB Only read by 6 members!)
3=. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (JANICE) ? 78%
3=. K-pax by Gene Brewer (LUKE) - 78%
5. The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics by Nury Vittachi (ELEANOR) ? 75%
6. Dirk Gently?s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (WENDY) ? 73%
7. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo BY Stieg Larsson (SUE) - 73%
8. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Eleanor) - 71%
9. Q and A by Vikas Swarup (ALI) ? 70%
10= On the Other Hand by Chris Cleave (JANICE) - 69%
10= The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (ALI) - 69%
10= The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (LESLEY) - 69%
13. The Trick is to Keep Breathing by Janice Galloway (LESLEY) ? 68%
14. Blindness by Jose Saramango (JANICE) ? 68%
15. White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (ALISON MITCHELL) - 67%
16. Be Near Me by Andrew O?Hagan (LESLEY) - 63%
16. The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (FARRAH) - 63%
18. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (ELEANOR) - 62%
19. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (MATT) - 54%
20=Emma by Jane Austin (SUE) - 53%
20=The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (TRISH D) - 53%
22=. A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami (ELIZABETH) - 52%
22= The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (SUE) - 52%
24. Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (JANICE) - 37%

So it's on to a new year of nominated literary offerings to be put under the critical microscope and here are the first two most popular nominations for January:-

'The Girl Who Played with Fire' by Stieg Larsson (MHAIRI)

'Defiance' by Nechama Tec (JIM)

So may I wish everyone a Happy Christmas, Happy New Year and (of course) Happy Reading!

Lesley smile

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