Gavin Extence wins!

In a close vote, Waverton voted for The Universe versus Alex Woods as the 2013-14 Award winner. Congratulations, Gavin.


Winner to be decided on Monday

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.

Short list to be revealed tonight

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.


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!