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Final Round of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards—Last Chance to Vote!

Posted by Jessica Donaghy on November 23, 2012
Presenting Your Finalists! »

It's time for the Final Round of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards! Readers cast more than 846,000 votes during the Opening and Semifinal Rounds, and now just 10 books remain in each of 20 categories. A hearty congratulations to the authors who are now Goodreads Choice Finalists!

The polls will remain open until midnight (PST) on November 27, so vote now. And these races are still tight! Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is among the high-stakes whodunits in the finals for Best Mystery & Thriller. A biography of Queen Elizabeth faces stiff competition from profiles of Thomas Jefferson, David Foster Wallace, and others in Best History & Biography. In Best Middle Grade & Children's Books, actor-turned-debut author Chris Colfer's story of twins lost in a magic kingdom is challenging double-nominee Rick Riordan's two mythology-packed adventures. Will 2011 winner Veronica Roth defend her title in Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction? Will write-in favorite J.K. Rowling begin to dominate in Best Fiction? View all the finalists and help decide!

This is your third and final chance to vote for the best books of 2012! Remember, the polls close November 27, and winners will be announced December 4.

Vote for the best books of the year! »


Comments (showing 1-50 of 57) (57 new)


message 1: by Mathis (new)

Mathis Scott Sigler's Nocturnal should be in the running for book of the year, not just best horror!


message 2: by Despoina (new)

Despoina Cheiladaki Everneath by Brodi Ashton


message 3: by Crismay (new)

Crismay Ramos Crescendo by Becca FitzpatrickCrescendo


message 4: by Imasha (new)

Imasha Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck.


message 5: by Leena (new)

Leena SLAMMED! SLAMMED! SLAMMED!!!!


message 6: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn I'm disappointed by the books this year...
Compared to the past years the only finalists I know, are ones I didn't like or found very "ordinary".

Too bad, hope it will be better next year !


message 7: by Katie (new)

Katie Barton a monster calls - patrick ness


message 8: by Nahida (new)

Nahida So many great books to choose for in YA category!! I wish I could vote for all of them!


Mackenzie Renee Divergent by Veronica Roth


message 10: by Kysha (new)

Kysha Coates Um. Posion Princess by Kresley Cole. Duh. It's only the greatest book ever written. Next to Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins & Alice in Zombie Land by Gena Showalter.


message 11: by Casper (new)

Casper Wards of Faerie by Terry Brooks wasn't a finalist!? Now I'm pissed.


message 12: by Autumn (new)

Autumn Insurgent By Veronica Roth


message 13: by Shubhi:) (new)

Shubhi:) ~Luna Lovegood~ wrote: "Divergent by Veronica Roth"

YES! YES! YES!! i agree...this has to be one of the best books! its so unique and really well-written!!

lets keep our fingers crossed!!


message 14: by Erica (new)

Erica insurgent was a great book.
including reached by ally condie


message 15: by Elif (new)

Elif The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Unearthly by cynthia hand


message 17: by Kill the Spare (new)

Kill the Spare Froi of the Exiles- Melina Marchetta!!!


message 18: by Terri (new)

Terri Kysha wrote: "Um. Posion Princess by Kresley Cole. Duh. It's only the greatest book ever written. Next to Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins & Alice in Zombie Land by Gena Showalter."

Right there with you, I LOVED this book!


message 19: by Kysha (new)

Kysha Coates Terri wrote: "Kysha wrote: "Um. Posion Princess by Kresley Cole. Duh. It's only the greatest book ever written. Next to Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins & Alice in Zombie Land by Gena Showalter."

Right there with yo..."


It was so amazing! That ending... there are no words to even begin to describe how awesome it was.


message 20: by Terri (new)

Terri Right??! I've gotta admit, I was a little bummed about Jack's reaction to her at the very end, boo hoo. :(

I just noticed you mentioned Alice in Zombieland also, it's in my TBR pile because it looks SO good! Just wondering if it's good enough in your opinion for me to move it up & read it sooner? Thanks!


message 21: by Casper (new)

Casper So I've got to go kick and scream, because once again, Terry Brooks is not recognized for his genius.


message 22: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Aubrey City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Claire
Btter Blood by Rachel Caine
Eternally Yours by Cate Tiernan
Beautiful Redemption by Margareth Stohl and Kami Garcia
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick


message 23: by kpopfan (new)

kpopfan Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout!!


message 24: by Barkesh (new)

Barkesh The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling


message 25: by Kysha (new)

Kysha Coates Terri wrote: "Right??! I've gotta admit, I was a little bummed about Jack's reaction to her at the very end, boo hoo. :(

I just noticed you mentioned Alice in Zombieland also, it's in my TBR pile because it l..."


I think Jack's reaction is important. I want her to end up with him, but there needs to be room for HerXDeath! There's more going on with those two and I wanna know what it is! :-P

Oh and Alice in Zombie is AMAZING. Yes, Alice in Zombie = Alice in Wonderland. HOWEVER, this is %100 orginal. There are some things that loosely carry over, but while you're reading it... I'm not even sure how to describe it. I can't even begin to count how many times I've cried in this book. From the first Chapter to the end of the book it tugs at your heart. And Alice is very like-a-ble. She's kicking Zombie ass, so how could anyone NOT love her? Plus it's funny. There's like a million and one L-O-L moments.


message 26: by Michael (new)

Michael Arnold 1. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


message 27: by Terri (new)

Terri Kysha wrote: "Terri wrote: "Right??! I've gotta admit, I was a little bummed about Jack's reaction to her at the very end, boo hoo. :(

I just noticed you mentioned Alice in Zombieland also, it's in my TBR pil..."


Ooooh, I like your thinking on Jack & Evie. :) And thanks SO much for the info on Alice in Z-land. I'm moving this one up in the pile!


message 28: by Mackenzie Renee (new)

Mackenzie Renee Shubhi:) wrote: "~Luna Lovegood~ wrote: "Divergent by Veronica Roth"

YES! YES! YES!! i agree...this has to be one of the best books! its so unique and really well-written!!

lets keep our fingers crossed!!"


Yes! I love Tris an Tobias's relationship and how she can stick up for herself. I also love how she is the heroine instead of the boy. I mean I love Tobias but I'm glad Tris was the brave and cunning one. I cried over Will!! and everyone else who died!! Sorry Spoiler... Okay I might be taking this the wrong way and people might think I'm so werid but.... Was Lynn lesbo? Just curious cause in the end when you know who died she was like I love her more or something like that and I was like What?


message 29: by Kysha (new)

Kysha Coates Terri wrote: "Kysha wrote: "Terri wrote: "Right??! I've gotta admit, I was a little bummed about Jack's reaction to her at the very end, boo hoo. :(

I just noticed you mentioned Alice in Zombieland also, it's..."

;) I try to stay positive. Lol. And you are very welcome! It's extremely good. Not really what you would expect, but still pretty epic.


message 30: by Riko (new)

Riko INSURGENT!


message 31: by Cinderia (last edited Nov 25, 2012 06:40AM) (new)

Cinderia Shadow mage-John Forrester


SkyGirl97*Salma*YOLO BLOOD LINES!!!!!


message 33: by Booboo (new)

Booboo Warriors, The Forgotten Warrior!!!!!!!!!!!


message 34: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Cahill eden forest!!!!!!!!!!! absolutelty thrilling story couldn't put it down!!! if your interested in fantasy mixed with mythology romance & action this is the book for you!! :L


message 35: by Aoife (new)

Aoife Sheridan Jessica wrote: "eden forest!!!!!!!!!!! absolutelty thrilling story couldn't put it down!!! if your interested in fantasy mixed with mythology romance & action this is the book for you!! :L"

Thanks so much Jessica.


message 36: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Amazing book by a debit author - a fantastic take on fairy tales and sci-fi/fantasy with amazing, lovable characters!
I don't know why there isn't more being said about how amazing this book is! Cannot wait until I can read the rest of the Lunar Chronicles series!


message 37: by Deb (new)

Deb 11/22/63 best book of the year I say!


Katharine (Ventureadlaxre) Michael wrote: "1. Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak"


Any books published before 2012 don't qualify.


message 39: by Kashmula (new)

Kashmula cassie for lyf COLS.. but wht wasnt fear by michael grant shortlisted for middle age or paranormal??? Amazing book


message 40: by Robin (new)

Robin On Demon Wings - Best Horror! Go Vote!!!


message 41: by Callie (new)

Callie Mooney Mathis wrote: "Scott Sigler's Nocturnal should be in the running for book of the year, not just best horror!"

Yes!


message 42: by Grace (new)

Grace Kabona 'Nightmare Along the River Nile' by Suzanna E. Nelson.


message 43: by Michael (new)

Michael Hold Love Strong A Novel by Matthew Aaron Goodman, this is the best novel I read this year!


message 44: by Noble (new)

Noble Stephenson The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green


message 45: by Breigh (new)

Breigh Coty of lost souls- Cassandra Clare
Lux and Onyx - Jennifer Armentrout


message 47: by Graham (new)

Graham Honestly, I'm Very Disappointed With The Books Chosen For Some Catergories Like Fiction And Book Of The Year. I Think That Choices Should Be More Wide, Like In The Fiction Catergorie, It Felt Like The Books Were All Similar In A Way And It Should Have Ben Different Like Having A More Wide Variety. Personally, I Like M.R. Mathias And Some Other Authors, But Other Than The Two Sections I Commented On, Everything Else Was Fine... I Guess. I Would Love To Hear Everyone Elses Opinions. Please Message Me Via My GOODREADS Account. Thanks. Tell Me If You Agree With What I Said And Tell Me If You Don't And Also What Your Favourite Book Is. Or Books.

Graham Clarke


message 48: by Sean (new)

Sean Mathis wrote: "Scott Sigler's Nocturnal should be in the running for book of the year, not just best horror!"

I agree! All of Sigler's books are worth reading. I've read all his stuff and haven't read anything of his that I've not recommended to friends and family.


message 49: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Mora The Fault in Our Stars - John Green


message 50: by Mackenzie Renee (new)

Mackenzie Renee Graham wrote: "Honestly, I'm Very Disappointed With The Books Chosen For Some Catergories Like Fiction And Book Of The Year. I Think That Choices Should Be More Wide, Like In The Fiction Catergorie, It Felt Like ..."

I agree!! Porly chosen books, I went to vote and I was like What?!


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