In a close vote, Waverton voted for The Universe versus Alex Woods as the 2013-14 Award winner. Congratulations, Gavin.
At the meeting on Monday evening (30th June) the votes will be counted and the winner of the Waverton Good Read Award for 2013-14 will be revealed. This year’s short list is particularly strong and it is likely to be a close race. It is not too late to vote on the night, so come along.
The five short-listed novels will be revealed at tonight’s meeting. Cutting more than 90 books down to a “best five” has not been easy, especially in a year when there seem to have been so many interesting books. Watch the web site if you cannot get to the meeting – I will be updating it tonight, by about 10pm.
Well done, Nathan. Well spotted, Waverton!
You will find a page for each of the 31 long-listed books, under Comment on the books you are reading/The Longlist. Please add a comment as you read each title.
I enjoyed the talk by Lezanne Clannachan. In my view Jellybird is on of the best book titles we have encountered in the Good Read because it is memorable, it refers to the main character, and (as Lezanne explained) it is descriptive of the personality of the girl. I checked with Lezanne “who dun it” but I won’t spoil your enjoyment by revealing her answer!
Many of the authors we have read or listened to have gone on to win praise and prizes elsewhere. The latest is Nathan Filer – see the comments in the list on the right.