The polls are closed! We had 63 votes this time, a fantastic turnout.
It was a close-run thing, too, and we have a slight problem, as two books have earned the same number of votes.
As organiser, I’ve decided that since both these books were popular and there were votes for a similar books in the list, both deserve their space, and we shall read a fifth book, taking us into January 2012. This actually makes it easier on me as we won’t need to do any voting in December.
Our clear favourite was David Aaronovitch’s Voodoo Histories, which we’ll be reading in September.
Second choice was Jon Ronson’s The Psychopath Test, scheduled for October.
Third was Carl Sagan’s Demon Haunted World, to be read in November.
In December we’ll be reading Jon Ronson again, this time Them.
And finally, in January 2012, we’ll kick off the new year with Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos.
I hope everybody’s happy with that, and I look forward to seeing you at Madlab for SkepLit. Don’t forget that August’s book is Ray Kurzweil’s Age of Spiritual Machines and we’ll be joined by Manchester Girl Geeks for a skeptigeek mash-up event for the summer.