Last Chance to Vote in the 2009 Goodreads Choice Awards!

Posted by Jessica on December 29, 2009
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The end is nigh! As we say goodbye to 2009, remember that you have only a few more days to vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards! Polls close at 11:59 PM (PST). Vote for your All-Time Favorite book of 2009, and also vote for your favorites 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.

Most categories are still too close to call, with books neck and neck in the vote tallies! There is still time for a late-breaking winner to take control of any race. We'll announce the winners in January. Celebrating reading is the best way to ring in 2010!

Vote now! »

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message 1: by juje (new)

juje i looked through them and i had not read ANY of them!!! there were like 4 out of all of them that i had actually heard of! :( no fair i wanted to vote! :(


message 2: by Colleen (new)

Colleen We need a widget so we can mark those books as "to read"!


message 3: by Hannah (new)

Hannah Banana I have not read any of those books.
Which is surprising. xD


message 4: by Janeen-san (new)

Janeen-san Ixan wrote: "Why not just give the prizes to the books that got the most ratings and were published in 2009? That wouldn't rely on people not voting then."

Good idea


Eating Burrito's I haven't read any. Kind of depressing.


message 6: by Rdonn (new)

Rdonn I'm in the same boat as the above. I've only read two out of all the lists, hardly able to vote!! I think most of the books I read are more than a year old!!!


message 7: by Killer Queen (new)

Killer Queen Julia wrote: "i looked through them and i had not read ANY of them!!! there were like 4 out of all of them that i had actually heard of! :( no fair i wanted to vote! :("

Same with me. That list of mine is holding me back...


message 8: by Martha (new)

Martha Fascinating that there's no category for literature. I wouldn't be upset about not having read any of the books on these lists. A.S. Byatt's is about the only one I'd consider. I've actually read only Sweetness ...Pie, which was pretty good, but I hope it's not the best mystery of the year. It would be too bad if belonging to Goodreads led people to read schlock b/c everyone else is instead of the things we actually have on our to-read lists which have kept us from reading the silly stuff. HNY, all.


message 9: by Phayvanh (new)

Phayvanh I haven't read many of these either--nor was I interested in most of them. How did these lists get formulated?


message 10: by Seballos3 (new)

Seballos3 I read 1 of all of the books in that whole list. I only knew one other book on that list. Why don't they do a whole decade of the best books?


message 11: by Allisa (new)

Allisa White Phayvanh wrote: "I haven't read many of these either--nor was I interested in most of them. How did these lists get formulated?"

Yeah, how?


message 12: by Sherry (new)

Sherry I'm reponsding to Nanci: I, too, loved "The Elgence of the Hedgehog" and have recommended it to several people. It is a very different kind of novel, quirky and smart, and here is what my brief goodreads review said: "Poignant and funny at times; a typical French ending. Two intellectual females who feel all alone with their perceived intelligence hide it, and themselves, from others, for different reasons. Only when they discover that they need to share their feelings and experiences with one another do they begin to feel whole." I recently read Barbery's other novel, "Gourmet Rhapsody", and I did not think it was nearly as good. I do think it served as an inspiration for a popular Pixar movie, though! See my goodreads review.


message 13: by Sherry (new)

Sherry I would have loved to have been able to vote for a favorite book I had read in each category, instead of voting from this list. For instance, David McPhail's "Water" in Children's picture books, or noted professor Alison Gopnik's The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life" (this is an amazing book - could potentially change how we look at babies - see my goodreads review). I also loved Maile Meloy's "Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It" (see my review). I did love Nick Hornby's "Juliet, Naked", one of the choices for these awards, which I gratefully found out about through the author interview on Goodreads!
Notwithstanding, I vote that next year we get to name any book we want in each category, in addition to the computer-generated "bests lists" format offered this year.
Sherry Rosso


message 14: by Cathy (new)

Cathy Olive Kitteridge, but it didn't make the list!


message 15: by Sherry (new)

Sherry Steph wrote: "Julia wrote: "i looked through them and i had not read ANY of them!!! there were like 4 out of all of them that i had actually heard of! :( no fair i wanted to vote! :("

Same with me. That list of..."


Steph wrote: "Julia wrote: "i looked through them and i had not read ANY of them!!! there were like 4 out of all of them that i had actually heard of! :( no fair i wanted to vote! :("

Same with me. That list of..."


I loved your leading comment about "literature". Popular books don't necessarily correlate with literature, and literature doesn't necessarily correlate with popular books. A smart reader site like Goodreads needs to be mindful of that, and I do believe that the founders' intention is just that, but perhaps this poll happens to be a litmus test for this quandary.
Sherry Rosso



message 16: by Sherry (new)

Sherry Steph wrote: "Julia wrote: "i looked through them and i had not read ANY of them!!! there were like 4 out of all of them that i had actually heard of! :( no fair i wanted to vote! :("

Same with me. That list of..."


I replied to Martha's comment, but this posting did not come under Martha's comment, but under someone named Steph. See Martha's "Fascinating..." comment, and my earlier reply will make some sense.




message 17: by Jinny (new)

Jinny Martha wrote: "Fascinating that there's no category for literature. I wouldn't be upset about not having read any of the books on these lists. A.S. Byatt's is about the only one I'd consider. I've actually read o..."

Amen to this! I'm new to Goodreads, and I'm finding it interesting to see what lots of members read and like. Was somewhat dismayed to see how many votes the Dan Brown book got, with all the really good stuff out there. Looking forward to a year of great reading.




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