It's Time to Vote in the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards!

Posted by Danny on November 4, 2019

Your vote counts! We need your help selecting the best books of the year during the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards, our 11th annual event where readers select the best-of-the-best books across 20 categories.

As you've rated your favorite books of 2019, we've been paying attention. We've analyzed the data from the hundreds of millions of books rated, reviewed, and added to Want to Read Shelves this year to determine which books made the cut in our Opening Round.

These 300 initial nominees have a combined average rating of 4.12 stars and have been added on Goodreads more than 13 million times.

Last year, bookworms cast more than 5 million votes in the only major book awards decided by readers. Starting today, you can pick your favorite titles from 2019!


Vote now in the Opening Round! »

How It Works:


  • Opening Round (November 5 to November 10): Go to the Goodreads Choice Awards page to start voting! Take note: Only books published in the U.S. between November 16, 2018, and November 15, 2019, are eligible.

  • Don't see your favorite book in a category? You can always write it in! But write-in votes will be considered only during the Opening Round!
  • Semifinal Round (November 12 to November 17): Here you'll choose a book from 20 nominees in each category. These books will be the 15 nominees from the Opening Round plus the top five write-ins.
  • Final Round (November 19 to December 2): The finish line is in sight! Once the competition has been whittled down in the Semifinal Round, you'll vote for one of the 10 top nominees in each category.
  • The winners are announced on December 10.

Don't forget to tell the world about your favorite nominees this year by using #GoodreadsChoice on social media.

Cast your vote now!



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message 1: by Debbie Nina (last edited Nov 04, 2019 11:32PM) (new)

Debbie Nina Boc I voted today!

I voted 2 books and one of them is from the current 2020 Democratic Primary Candidate.


message 2: by Lucy (new)

Lucy i voted. Done


message 3: by Chuck (new)

Chuck Pretty weak year for books.


message 4: by Tess (new)

Tess Done!


message 5: by Robin (new)

Robin Stolk Done :)


message 6: by Autumn (new)

Autumn There are too many books I loved in the same category! This is tough this year.


message 7: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Robert Collins I cannot understand why Joe Hill's book is on the list as that came out in hard back last year


message 9: by Ejezie (new)

Ejezie Chinedu Good books are many, I've lost count of my choices


message 10: by Autumn (new)

Autumn Nester I love when we get to vote on the top books every year!


message 11: by Laura (new)

Laura I legitimately don't know how I'm going to pick between Middlegame and The Starless Sea in the same category.


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Marie Laura wrote: "I legitimately don't know how I'm going to pick between Middlegame and The Starless Sea in the same category."

The Starless Sea just came out today, how have you had time to read it already???!


message 13: by Julia (new)

Julia @Sarah Marie- She’s either a super fast reader and/or she received an advanced reading copy.


message 14: by Amber (last edited Nov 05, 2019 10:31AM) (new)

Amber Kestner Unfortunately, the only latest 2019 books I have read is Dork Diaries and Royal Crown neither are listed in Young Children or Young Adult.

I did put my own book up for Vote though in Romance, so why not.


message 15: by Heather (last edited Nov 05, 2019 12:29PM) (new)

Heather Halloran Why no historical romance?! Joanna Shupe, Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Lisa Kleypas......just to name some of the authors who had fabulous books out this year.


message 16: by Heather (new)

Heather Halloran Kerrigan Byrne is another!


message 17: by Merry (new)

Merry I would like to, but none of the 2019 releases I've read so far are actually eligible because they are all UK-published (or in languages other than English).


message 18: by Yaaresse (last edited Nov 05, 2019 01:05PM) (new)

Yaaresse From the eligibility rules:
Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 16, 2018, and November 15, 2019, are eligible for the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards.

Today is November 5th. The first round of voting ends November 10th. So any book that gets released to the public in the next ten days, even after the first round of voting is closed, can be a write-in?

Are we just not even pretending anymore that these "awards" are about books the book-buying (and library using) public really did and thought excellent? The ARC-reading population may have seen some of these books, but that is a relatively small -- although not as small as it should be -- percent of readers.

This question gets asked (many times) every single year, so let's keep up the ritual: why not move the eligibility cutoff date to at least one month prior to opening voting?


message 19: by Michelle (last edited Nov 05, 2019 02:06PM) (new)

Michelle Encouraging a write in vote for The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek in the historical fiction category. Same subject matter as The Giver of Stars but not getting as much hype because the author is not as well known. A much better book.


message 20: by Jessica (new)

Jessica TheBookAddict Despite reading a few releases from this year... Typical me hasn't read ANY of these on the list! :')


message 21: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Slocombe Basically had to write in for every category and loads of new releases I wanted to nominate weren't eligible because they're British.
Not a great short list


message 22: by Keanes (new)

Keanes It's the most wonderful time of year!


message 23: by Maryposa (new)

Maryposa Yaaresse wrote: "From the eligibility rules:
Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 16, 2018, and November 15, 2019, are ..."


Yes. Thank you. The book The Toll by Neal Shusterman was released today. Erin Morgenstern's The Starless Sea was released today. If these "awards" are only meant to be for ARC readers, why pretend it's for everyone?


message 26: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Vance Voted;)


message 27: by C.L. (new)

C.L. Where are your independently published novels? This should be its own category.


message 28: by Zulfiya (new)

Zulfiya There were about 11 books that I read that I found on this list. Most of them were average-ish ..., and I gave 4 stars to only 3 of them, and dang, two of them were in the same category.


message 29: by Merry (new)

Merry C.L. wrote: "Where are your independently published novels? This should be its own category."

Yes! As should translated fiction, to be honest.


message 30: by Marcus (new)

Marcus One very strongly feels the Goodreads Choice Awards should be renamed the Oh, I actually read that one awards ;)


message 31: by Raouf (new)

Raouf Blacksmith Chuck wrote: "Pretty weak year for books."

Agree


message 32: by Shivi (new)

Shivi Goyal Love vs= Weed: Shades of a poison, called Love

Do vote for this book, this is mine under Debut Novel or you can search it under Poetry as well. Extend your support. I have voted for my favourite this year, under poetry.
Please share your love and support for my Debut.

Love Vs= Weed
Author - Shivi Goyal


message 33: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Carter Stephen wrote: "I cannot understand why Joe Hill's book is on the list as that came out in hard back last year"

Full Throttle came out October 2019. You might be thinking of his previous short story collection, Strange Weather, which came out in 2017.


message 34: by Katie (new)

Katie I can’t see the list or vote - did something change this year?


message 35: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Carter Katie wrote: "I can’t see the list or vote - did something change this year?"

The first round closed yesterday and voting will reopen for the Semifinal Round on November 12th.


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