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Forum Participants Weigh In

by dolphingirlie
January 4, 2006

On December 22, I put the first post up in the forums. The idea was simple. BookCrossers could vote for their favourite read of 2005, either via e-mail or by sending a Private Message. Soon the votes were piling in. I was really pleased to see that BookCrossers were voting for books from all across the board of genres: choices ranged from Les Misèrables by Victor Hugo to The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, from Bleak House by Charles Dickens to The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

Now we come to the most exciting moment of all -- announcing top three choices (of forum participants) for best read of 2005.

In third place, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J K Rowling.

In second place, Bleak House by Charles Dickens

And, in fantastic first place, (by about an astonishing 50% of ALL votes!), The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Over 60 titles were nominated, so there was considerable competition.

I would like to thank all the brilliant members who voted. Thanks for being great and for introducing me to all these wonderful new titles. There will certainly be some new editions to my wish list! I'm planning on sending letters to "winning" authors still living, and marking my calendar to check in to see what BookCrossers voted for as their "Best Read" of 2006!

Editor's note: All BookCrossers have a chance to contribute their choices to the Top 100 Books of 2005 list, being compiled now. A big thanks to dolphingirlie who took the initiative to start this project in the forum. Let's hear it for our teenage BookCrossers! For information, click here.

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