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TravisMcGee

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I want to propose the new system and welcome feedback here on this thread in case I'm overlooking something but I tried to keep it simple.

As discussed everyone will nominate one book to be a finalist for the award, there are no restrictions on genre. Books must be originally published in 2016 in English. I think the definition should be "best book". Best means different things to different people but that is okay by me. Qualifiers like quality, fun, enjoyable, meaningful will tend to limit us.

If more than one person nominates a book they have the option to discuss other books they think are worthy and see if they can agree on another nominee.

After a few months for us to read the nominees we will vote by private message, 2 points for favorite and 1 point for second place.

Nominations will open on January 9th. I don't see any reason to use the private message function for this process.

So now is the time to offer suggestions to changes. I'm looking forward to reading all the nominees, this change should be fun! The only thing I'm not looking forward to is the difficult task of choosing my nominee. ;)
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looks good to me

and i agree it will be tough to choose a nominee



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Looks good! Can we post here or will you start a new thread?
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This will be my nomination starting January 9;

Rules for Revenge: A Declan McIver Novel (Black Shuck Thriller Series) 
by Ian Graham (Goodreads Author) 
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it was amazing
Read on October 03, 2016

My favorite read all year! Totally loaded with action and extremely well laid out plot line. If you have not read Ian Graham yet, please read Veil of Civility first. Not a requirement, of course, but it helps to have a familiarity with the characters. Declan McIver was a former member of Black Shuck, so his motives are always suspect. He is still trying to clear his name, when explosions hit Northern England, casting a shadow on his freedom. All of a sudden his marriage isn’t so happy as evidence points to Declan and his former IRA buddy Shane O’Reilly. Before the truth can be known, Shane disappears, and people that could testify to the truth, seem to end up dead. Declan has few allies in this one as he goes from pillar to post trying to rescue his friend and solve the bombings, and more importantly, the incredible reason for them. If this doesn’t get your heart pumping, you might need a defibrillator! There is no room on these pages for boredom. This is top shelf reading!
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I nominate Goodbye to the Dead by Brian Freeman.
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sorry, I haven't posted but I've been very busy. I've had a tough time choosing between 2 books but I'm going to go with Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. So that makes 3 nominations so far.
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sorry, I haven't posted but I've been very busy. I've had a tough time choosing between 2 books but I'm going to go with Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk. So that makes 3 nominations so far.


that was going to be my nomination as well,   so that means i have to keep thinking,  ill have another picked out by tomorrow evening....


nope actually i have it now,   Abnormal Man by Grant Jerkins

i hope everyone has a chance to get this book and read it


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I only read 9 books released in 2016, my best of those is easily THE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS by Matthew Reilly but I won't nominate it as it's a number 4 of a series so that leaves as my nomination, THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE by Michael Connelly, which was pretty great.
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i knew it would be hard to beat and others came close, but I am sticking with this as my favorite read for 2016

Dark Matter - Blake Crouch
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Good choice! I thought I had read it, but now look forward to it. :)
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i knew it would be hard to beat and others came close, but I am sticking with this as my favorite read for 2016

Dark Matter - Blake Crouch


My dilemma was between your pick and mine. Glad to see it nominated. 
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Starting a list, because life is easier with lists;

mysticpt- Dark Matter, Blake Crouch
jackmeister- The Wrong Side Of Goodbye, MC
mhughes- Abnormal Man, Grant Jerkins
TravisMcgee- Wolf Hollow, Lauren Wolk
MikeO-Goodbye To The Dead, Brian Freeman
jbenham- Rules For Revenge, Ian Graham
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Thanks Jeff, I'm looking forward to reading your choice. It's a genre I don't read but it will be fun to give it a try. I found it on kindle for $5, no luck at the library though.
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So based on past Golden Posts we are just waiting on nominations from Betty, Tiger and Keys although I/we welcome nominations from others. I'll contact them by private message next week if we have not heard from them.
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I can't make up my mind!
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Very tough choice as I have 3-4 that I could easily nominate, but I have decided to select:

Disposable Souls by Phonse Jessome
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Very tough choice as I have 3-4 that I could easily nominate, but I have decided to select:

Disposable Souls by Phonse Jessome


Not seeing this on Amazon US.
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I decided to go with Redemption Road by John Hart. It was one of my five star reads in 2016.
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I also cannot find Disposable Souls.

Betty- Redemption Road, John Hart
Tiger- Disposable Souls, Phonse Jessome
mysticpt- Dark Matter, Blake Crouch
jackmeister- The Wrong Side Of Goodbye, MC
mhughes- Abnormal Man, Grant Jerkins
TravisMcgee- Wolf Hollow, Lauren Wolk
MikeO-Goodbye To The Dead, Brian Freeman
jbenham- Rules For Revenge, Ian Graham
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I did a search on WorldCat for Disposable Souls. Only 7 libraries world wide have this title and most of them are in Canada.  It may be hard to get this one but it sure sounds good.
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I did a search on WorldCat for Disposable Souls. Only 7 libraries world wide have this title and most of them are in Canada.  It may be hard to get this one but it sure sounds good.


its available in canada only,   i just bought it for my kindle,  looks very good



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check your emails  :)


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I have a copy of Redemption Road (thanks to Betty) that I'm happy to mail to you free of charge. Just let me know.
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I am planning on listening to it.
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I have three books I could nominate and now I feel like I should hold off to see if any of them are picked by someone else.   Anyone else facing this same dilemma?  My nominee would be between Walter Mosley's Charcoal Joe, Craig Johnson's An Obvious Fact and Harlan Coben's Home.  Can I pick whichever one isn't nominated by someone else?
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