Close Race in the Opening Round of the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards!

Posted by Jessica on November 7, 2011
200,000 votes cast so far! »

Rooting for an underdog? Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite books in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards! You can select one of the 15 nominees in 22 categories or write in a vote for any book published before November 30 of this year. However, write-ins will no longer be accepted past the Opening Round, so spread the word now and get your friends to the polls by the end of this week! When we tally up the Opening Round, the top five write-in votes in each category will become official nominees. The Semifinal Round launches November 14 when all Goodreads members will be able to vote again for what will then be 20 nominees in each category.

With 200,000 votes cast in just the first week, we've already surpassed the 157,000 total votes cast during the 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards—and there are still three weeks left to vote! Despite the sheer number of voters, it's a tight race in many categories, with margins as narrow as a dozen votes between 1st and 2nd place.

Stay tuned for the final elimination round on November 21. We will whittle the field to the top 10 books in each category, and you will have one last chance to vote. Final Round voting closes November 30, and winners will be announced in December.

The clock is counting down! Vote for the best books of 2011! »

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message 1: by D.G. (new)

D.G. Tease! When I read the headline I thought we'd get an idea of the close races. :)


message 2: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Me too! Tricked me =(


message 3: by Gord (new)

Gord James Too secretive O_o


message 4: by Diane (new)

Diane URRGH me too!


message 5: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca lol I thought the same thing their so mean :P


message 6: by Cher (new)

Cher Meanies!!


message 7: by Jenn (new)

Jenn VOTE FOR DEATH CURE!!!!by James Dashner. You have to write it in.


message 8: by Cornelia (new)

Cornelia DeDona Vote for Letters to a Prisoner by Connie D.--CHANGE IS A GOOD THING!!Letters to a Prisoner


message 9: by Anna (new)

Anna I thought they were gonna tell us who won jezz liars!


message 10: by Summer (new)

Summer STILL THREE MORE WEEKS TO VOTE! MAN I WANNA KNOW WHO WINS>:(


message 11: by James (new)

James Tyrrell I prefer some transparency like showing the top 100 but in a random order for instance :)


message 12: by Kaitlyn (new)

Kaitlyn ahhh i really wants to know who wins ! You got me on edge here!


message 13: by Shea (last edited Nov 08, 2011 05:18PM) (new)

Shea I wonder how close it will be!? Vote for The Sisters Grimm!!(Michael Buckley) And Peter Nimble (Jonathan Auxier)The Inside StoryetcPeter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Where's the Best Cover vote this year?


message 15: by NMNL7 (new)

NMNL7 *dissapointed*


message 16: by Helen (new)

Helen I seriously thought they'd tell us which books were close! Grrr!!! :P


message 17: by Matty (new)

Matty go sookie stackhouse hope it wins


message 18: by Harvey (new)

Harvey Since there are certainly books published in November and December that might be worthy of consideration, wouldn't it make more sense to have this voting take place in January?


message 19: by Fatma (new)

Fatma hameed help


message 20: by Krista (new)

Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews) So..it won't let me nominate a book that was published after nov 30th of last year because it's not 2011, so I assume all books published in December don't count towards the awards..ever?


message 21: by YouthServices (new)

YouthServices MattesonPublicLibrary Krista wrote: "So..it won't let me nominate a book that was published after nov 30th of last year because it's not 2011, so I assume all books published in December don't count towards the awards..ever?"

Actually, any books published after the voting has started I believe can be voted for the 2012 awards.


message 22: by Viviane (new)

Viviane Dissapointing, really....


message 23: by Shanrox (new)

Shanrox voting for young adult books i think was harder than all of the other sections because all of the possible nominated books were my favorites, but i love voting for books!!!!


message 24: by Eva (new)

Eva I want to vote, but I haven'r read any of the books that are nominated :p Woops!


message 25: by Shea (new)

Shea I only voted for 2-3 category's, haven't read most of those books, weird:D


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