Bookfessional: Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (@jessicadhaluska, @goodreads, @misterkristoff, @SJMaas)

Posted November 2, 2016 by Jessica in Bookfessional, Jessica / 6 Comments

Bookfessional: Goodreads Choice Awards 2016

Yesterday began the first round of this year’s voting for our favorite books in various genres on Goodreads! *throws confetti in the air*

Personally, I love this time of year. I love checking out the different categories and dithering over whether Saga, Volume 6 or Monstress should get my vote for best graphic novel. I love seeing the books that crossover into more than one genre and adding new books to my TBR from the Best Debut Author choices.

I love it, I love it, I LOVE it.

So this year I thought, why not make it a group event?

My votes in the speculative fiction categories (all images from Goodreads):

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Fantasy (I wrote in): Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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Science Fiction: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

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Graphic Novels & Comics: Saga, Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan

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Best Debut Goodreads Author: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

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Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

As far as predictions go, I would not be surprised if Harry Potter and the Cursed Child takes the Fantasy category, and with Sarah J. Maas having two books in the the YA SFF category, I predict her vote will be split and neither will win. *kicks aluminum can* Beyond that, I got nuthin’.

Then there are all the other categories.

Do you choose a book for every category, even the ones you don’t read? I typically don’t. Sometimes I’m tempted, b/c I’ve heard good things about one of the options, but if I haven’t actually read it myself, I don’t vote for it.

Categories I skipped this year: Best Historical Fiction, Horror, Best Humor, Nonfiction, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Science & Technology, and Poetry.

What about you guys? Do you love voting for your favorite books? Do you ever write in books you feel were overlooked? Who are your top picks? Do you have predictions?

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My name is Jessica and I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’m trying my hand at writing, but mostly I read. My favorite genres are Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and the YA versions of those genres, but if there is a book of a different color getting lots of buzz, I’ll read it too, just to be informed. If I’m not reading or writing, I’m probably on Goodreads or Pinterest or baking blueberry pies because I love them.

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6 responses to “Bookfessional: Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 (@jessicadhaluska, @goodreads, @misterkristoff, @SJMaas)

  1. I only voted for non-fiction so far and that was a write in for Esther the Wonder Pig as I thought that one might have a chance of winning. I read a lot of indie books that few others have read so it feels like it almost isn’t worth it to write those in. For the other categories I didn’t see any books I read yet, although I haven’t checked them all yet. I usually don’t vote for books I haven’t read, although sometimes I do when i heard a lot of good things about it or is from an author I know.
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  2. Jennifer from The Book Nympho  

    I rarely read a book from every category. I voted for:
    Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
    Big Rock by Lauren Blakely
    The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner x2 (Debut and YA)
    Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole (write-in vote)