Goodreads Choice Awards is the only major book awards decided by readers. It’s organized by Goodreads, the social network connecting book lovers from around the world.
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For the seventh time, the users can vote for the best book of the year. Goodreads Awards 2015 is now open for voting.
You can vote for books in 20 categories, including Best Fiction, Best Fantasy, Best YA Fiction, and Best Goodreads Debut Author.
For the first round of voting, 300 nominees were chosen – 15 for each of the 20 categories. The books were selected not by Goodreads editors, but by the users. What counted was the ratings and reviews the readers left under every book added to Goodreads catalog.
In total, the nominees have been added on Goodreads more than 6.2 million times.
You can vote three times in Goodreads Awards 2015:
- Opening Round – November 3 – 8 – there are 15 official nominees in each category, but you can add any book you want,
- Semifinal Round – November 10 – 15 – the top five write-in votes in each category become official nominees,
- Final Round – November 17 – 23 – you can vote for one of the 10 best books in each category.
In Goodreads Awards 2014, the users have left 3,317,026 votes. This year, two days after starting the first round, there are already over 800,000 votes cast!
To leave a vote, you have to be a registered Goodreads user. If you are still not a part of this vibrating community, consider signing up – and Goodreads Awards is a good reason to do that.
The list of nominees is, in fact, a great list of the most interesting books to read in 2015. Once you are a Goodreads member, you can add your favorite titles to the Want-to-Read shelf.
Among the nominees, you’ll find the bestselling thriller by Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train, or the third book from a Cormoran Strike crime series by Robert Galbraith, Career of Evil.
These books will compete in the Best Mystery & Thriller category with the latest novel by Stephen King, Finders Keepers, or David Baldacci’s Memory Man.
It looks like it’s going to be an exciting time!
The best book of 2015? It’s all in your hands now.
Goodreads Awards 2015 – categories
Best Fiction – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Sound of Glass by Karen White, Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani.
Best Mystery & Thriller – Finders Keepers by Stephen King, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith.
Best Historical Fiction – A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson, A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
Best Fantasy – Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman, A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs.
Best Romance – Captivated by You by Sylvia Day, Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire, The Shadows by J.R. Ward.
Best Science Fiction – Seveneves by Neal Stephenson, Golden Son by Pierce Brown, The Fold by Peter Clines.
Best Horror – Slade House by David Mitchell, Saint Odd by Dean Koontz, Follow You Home by Mark Edwards.
Best Humor – You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day, Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling, The Seven Good Years: A Memoir by Etgar Keret.
Best Nonfiction – H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.
Best Memoir & Autobiography – A Work in Progress by Connor Franta, American Wife: Love, War, Faith, and Renewal by Taya Kyle, My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey.
Best History & Biography – The Wright Brothers by David McCullough, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson, The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck.
Best Science & Technology – Elon Musk: Inventing the Future by Ashlee Vance, On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks, Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender.
Best Food & Cookbooks – Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin, The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey, The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig.
Best Graphic Novels & Comics – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, Sex Criminals, Vol. 2 by Matt Fraction, Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan.
Best Poetry – Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn, Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet, Black Butterfly by Robert M. Drake.
Best Debut Goodreads Author – Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga.
Best YA Fiction – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, I Was Here by Gayle Forman.
Best YA Fantasy & Science Fiction – An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
Best Middle Grade & Children’s – Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead, Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan.
Best Picture Books – Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker, Goodnight Already! by Jory John, Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall.
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