Vote for your favorite books of 2009 in the first ever Goodreads Choice Awards!

Posted by Jessica on December 16, 2009
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Every year newspapers, magazines, blogs, and media outlets around the
world bombard us with "best of" lists. At Goodreads, it's all about
you, the reader, so instead of having our editors pick the best books
of 2009, we've created the first ever Goodreads Choice Awards! Using statistics from the site to select books in multiple genres, we compiled polls in Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery-Thriller, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Graphic Novels, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Series, Children's Books, and Picture Books. We also created an All-Time Favorite poll based on the top 10 most popular books (most shelved) on Goodreads in 2009.

Help us choose the five-star books of 2009! Support your favorite books and authors by voting. A total of 32 Goodreads Authors are up for awards this year (including Audrey Niffenegger for Her Fearful Symmetry, Kathryn Stockett for The Help, Dave Cullen for Columbine, and Alyson Noel for Evermore), so be sure to show them some love.

More than 20,000 votes have already been cast. Voting remains open until the end of the year. We'll announce the winners of the inaugural Goodreads Choice Awards in January.

Vote now! »

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Blood Promise By:Richelle Mead

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Emma Audsley Under the Dome

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Tyler fablehaven secrets of the dragon santuary Fablehaven Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4) by Brandon Mull Brandon Mullwaiting for last bookFablehaven Keys to the Demon Prison

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Jazmin Walls Blood promise by richelle mead

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Rose Blood Promise by richelle mead

message 10: by Icelyn (new)

Icelyn House of Night- Tempted
By: P.C. & Kristin Cast
Also Blood Promise
by Richelle Mead

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Catching Fire~~

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warriors (erin hunter)
hunger game trilogy

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Caleb Skin Tradeby Laurell K. Hamilton
Catching Fireby Suzanne Collins

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Charlotte The Book Theif
By: Marcus Zusack

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Ruby Blood Promise by richelle mead

message 16: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Charlotte wrote: "The Book Theif
By: Marcus Zusack"


message 17: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Only books published in 2009 are eligible this year (hence, no Twilight).

message 18: by Sarah thomas (new)

Sarah  thomas intertwined - gena showalter

message 19: by Anggia (new)

Anggia Blood promise by richelle mead

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Amanda I wish to comment on my dislike of the choices.

I know I don't read every genre, so I can't vote on them all... but I only recognized three books out of the entire list of everything. The percy jackson series, Mortal Instruments, and House of Night.

Which means I only got to vote for two or three polls pretty much. And when I got to the YA section (Being YA) I was rather upset to find nothing I knew there. At all.

Also, I know it's not a genre, but you had childrens and YA...

So what about those awesome books that are too thick to be classified as childrens, but too childlike to be YA? The library usually classifies them as TEEN.

It just kind of made me feel like part wasn't represented. And I know these books are supposed to be the most popular and best of the year, but if they really truly were that popular and good, wouldn't I have at least HEARD of them?

All the same, awesome idea, and I can't wait to see who wins. Even though I haven't read them, I'm sure they're all awesome boks. I just thought there was a significant... oh whats the word... type of book missing from the choices/voting.

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Kay M. Fraser Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

message 22: by Tobin (new)

Tobin JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series! Most engrossing series I've read.

message 23: by Amelia, free market Puritan (last edited Dec 16, 2009 06:31PM) (new)

Amelia, free market Puritan only 2009 books?


message 24: by kailyn (last edited Dec 16, 2009 06:57PM) (new)

kailyn 2009? i have no idea!

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Tin niT BRISINGR by Christopher Paolini

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Jessica wrote: "Only books published in 2009 are eligible this year (hence, no Twilight)."

Uh... no idea then XD

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..... some Warriors(erin hunter) was 2009

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Adrienna How do you choose your list. Add my book, The Day Begins with Christ (2008, 2009).

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Sheila Hmmm. Tough question/poll.

Im going to go with Nightlight, as I just finished it and strongly hate Twilight.

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Scarlet Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

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Ardelle Carruthers Shanghai: David Rotenberg: Books5 May 2009 ... David Rotenberg is the author of five mystery novels set in Shanghai Very well written series of books. Very informative as well

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Catching Fire or Fablehaven #4

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Ain020596 Blood Promise by Richelle Mead.

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Julie Catching Fire & shiver

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Moon Rampant because you cannot deny the fact that killer unicorns are very cool.

Xerxes Break(Vivian Ephona) The Hunchback Assignments. Best book I've read that came out this year

message 39: by Killer Queen (new)

Killer Queen Jessica wrote: "Only books published in 2009 are eligible this year (hence, no Twilight)."

And even then...

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Gerson Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

message 41: by Nightshade (last edited Dec 16, 2009 11:09PM) (new)

Nightshade Best books this year?

The Last Olympian
Catching Fire

No questions asked. :D

message 42: by Nightshade (last edited Dec 16, 2009 11:10PM) (new)

Nightshade TEAM JACOBER jacklin wrote: "TWILIGHT

Sorry to burst your bubble, but none of those came out in 2009. The New Moon MOVIE did, though.

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Scott TEAM JACOBER jacklin wrote: "TWILIGHT

Not only did none of these books come out in 2009, but they weren't well written, and you spelled "Breaking" wrong

message 44: by Irwan (new)

Irwan I would nominate: The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk

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Afraa To Aloourgohp strewn secrets:by :Arwa Khomayyies & Azazel by: Youssef Zeidan & With God by:Suleiman aloudah

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Mery blood promise: Richelle Mead

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Rachel Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2)

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Kate Gould Death By ChickLit by Lynn Harris

message 49: by Nikki (new)

Nikki Taylor twilight
new moon
breaking dawn
narnia series 1-7

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Tobias Taylor City of Glass (Mortal Instruments, #3)
by Cassandra Clare

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