Article published on December 18, 2015.
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Your publisher realises he’s yet another year older as he embarks on the latest search for our Reading Group Book of the Year…
You know how, as you get older, the days, weeks, months seem to fly by? Imagine how it feels when it’s time to announce the latest contenders for our Reading Group Book of the Year, yet again. For someone who can’t remember the last five books he read, it’s always a salutary experience to look again at the books that have won in previous years. They may not all still be troubling the bestseller lists but I’d like to think that for each one you have read, there is a slight tingle as you peruse this list. Yes, books can be transitory things but the good ones stay in the memory and I would personally stand by all our previous winners as still being worth seeking out.
Which brings us to this year’s shortlist: ten fabulous books which have won widespread approval from our readers – whether they have been Recommended Reads, Prize Award contenders or ‘rank outsiders’ when they started this year. I know I’m causing you angst in asking you to choose from a list which I suspect you’ve already sampled. And as for those you haven’t then I strongly suggest you add them to your ‘to be read’ list. However, the moment has now arrived and, while you’d never mistake me for Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs, I’m going to ask you to choose just one of these books using the voting form below.
There is one further opportunity – you can also vote for the six nudge community books of your choice here or click on the Discover nudge button and make your selection.
– Guy Pringle, nb & nudge Publisher
The Reading Group Book of the Year is sponsored by National Book Tokens – vote now to be in with a chance of winning £100 of National Book Tokens!
Voting for the Reading Group Book of the Year 2015 has now closed. Results will be announced shortly.
Voting closes on 31st January 2016 and the results will be announced shortly thereafter. Only UK and Ireland residents are eligible to win Book of the Year voting prizes – for further terms and conditions relating to the National Book Tokens prize please refer to their website.