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The 2015 Brixton Book Group Award Winning Book Prize Award Golden Medal for best book we’ve read in 2015

Voting is now open for the 2015 Brixton Book Group Award Winning Book Prize Award Golden Medal for best book we’ve read in 2015.

Now in it’s second year the 2015 Brixton Book Group Award Winning Book Prize Award Golden Medal for best book we’ve read in 2015 represents the cutting edge in popular media awards, and ranks among other lesser known awards such as the Nobel Prize, Man Booker Prize and Pulitzer Prize as a true indicator of literary excellence.

To vote for your choice to receive the 2015 Brixton Book Group Award Winning Book Prize Award Golden Medal for best book we’ve read in 2015 please use the poll below (if you’re an email subscriber you’ll need to vote on the post directly via this link)

Usual book group rules apply, you can vote for as many books as you like but only once for each book. We will make every effort this year to create and present the award winning writer with the 2015 Brixton Book Group Award Winning Book Prize Award Golden Medal (provided they’re alive to receive it and have a publisher who owns a private jet).

What was the best book we read in 2015?

  • Station 11 by Emily St John Mandel (20%, 11 Votes)
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (13%, 7 Votes)
  • Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh (11%, 6 Votes)
  • The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury (11%, 6 Votes)
  • The Martian by Andy Weir (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Human Cargo by Caroline Moorehead (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Sexing The Cherry by Jeanette Winterson (6%, 3 Votes)
  • Immortality by Milan Kundera (6%, 3 Votes)
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan (6%, 3 Votes)
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (6%, 3 Votes)
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (4%, 2 Votes)
  • The Orton Diaries by Joe Orton (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy (0%, 0 Votes)
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolano (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Date change for Human Cargo

Hello!

Please note I’ve just updated the date for our next meeting from 10/9 to 17/9. Maddie has asked the author to come along, but she (the author) is away the week of 10/9 so we’re moving it a week later and will now meet on 17/9 instead.

I hope this doesn’t cause anyone any major issues. If there are a few people that want to still meet on 10/9 then you could have that as an additional meeting if you wanted??

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Brixton Book Group Christmas Extravaganza

We don’t have a normal book group meet up in December, instead we have a Christmas get together, where books may or may not get discussed (they will)

Here are the details:

  •  Thursday 4th of December Meet in Effra Social for a drink as usual any time from around 7.
  •  We’ll head over to Khans at 8.30 for a curry. It’s BYO, there is an offie next door.
  • There will probably be additional drinks back at Effra Social or somewhere close by afterwards.

Try to RSVP if you’re coming – if it’s a big group I’ll give Khans a call to give them an idea how many there are. If you won’t be along till later on just catch us up along the way.

Other highlights:

*Book Secret Santa* – if you’d like to take part just wrap up a book (new/used/whatever) and bring it along to go in Santa’s sack. If you put one in you get a different one out. Pete may or may not dress as Santa.

*Book Prize* – Argument over short list for the the inaugural 2014 Brixton Book Group Award Winning Book Prize Award Golden Medal for best book we’ve read in 2014, followed by announcement of the winner of the 2014 Brixton Book Group Award Winning Book Prize Award Golden Medal for best book we’ve read in 2014.

Vote on the long list here before the 4th: http://brixtonbookgroup.com/2014-brixton-book-group-award-winning-book-prize-award-golden-medal-best-book-weve-read-2014/

All welcome! Hope to see you there.

PS Next proper meet up is on 15th January: http://brixtonbookgroup.com/confederacy-dunces-christmas/ 

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