Vote Now in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards Final Round: See What Made the Cut!

Posted by Jessica on November 21, 2011
Only 10 books left standing in each category! »

After two rounds of voting and more than 411,000 votes cast, we've entered the Final Round of the Goodreads Choice Awards. There are now 10 lucky finalists in each of 22 categories. Congratulations to the authors who have made it this far!

The polls remain open until midnight on November 30, and it's still anyone's race! Voters are keeping things interesting and spreading their love across a broad range of books. Whisper-thin margins separate the top books, so get out the vote and lead your favorite book to victory! To give you an idea, at the end of the Semifinal Round only 24 votes separated the top books in Best Fiction—despite thousands of votes cast. Several books are vying for the top spot in Best Paranormal Fantasy, with rampant fans all supporting their favorites series. You might guess that best-selling juggernaut Stephen King would have Best Science Fiction all wrapped up, but write-in candidate Ilona Andrews rocketed into the top 10, even without an Opening Round nomination. It's a wide-open race!

You now have a third and final chance to vote for your favorite books of the year. Remember, polls close November 30, so don't forget to vote this week as you baste your turkey and roll your pie crusts for Thanksgiving dinner. Winners will be announced in December.

Vote for the best books of 2011! »

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message 1: by liTTleTalks (last edited Nov 21, 2011 01:34PM) (new)

liTTleTalks (view spoiler)
GO Sarah Desen && Sara Shepard:)


Erica (daydreamer) Where is Daughter of Smoke and Bone? It's not in a single category. And in the last round it was in a few. It definitely deserved to be in the last round, and win.


message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Mayer Erica (daydreamer) wrote: "Where is Daughter of Smoke and Bone? It's not in a single category. And in the last round it was in a few. It definitely deserved to be in the last round, and win."

I agree Erica!


message 4: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger That's not up to GR though Erica and Ashley. They kept the top 10 books in each category and it was decided by the voters so it must not have gotten enough votes.
The title sounds interesting so I'm going to take a look.


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Yes, the top 10 vote-getters in each category made it into the finals. These awards are decided by the readers!


message 6: by Marilee (new)

Marilee I'm just not into fantasy, paranormal, etc. These books hold no interest for me.


message 7: by Ellen (new)

Ellen I'm honestly surprised by the lack of good books in this round.


message 8: by Chema (new)

Chema Ellen wrote: "I'm honestly surprised by the lack of good books in this round."

Agreed.


message 9: by Mercedes (new)

Mercedes Seemann Ellen wrote: "I'm honestly surprised by the lack of good books in this round."

Good is in the eye of the beholder. You might not think some books are good, but many others must have thought they were otherwise they wouldn't have made it to this round. Just something to keep in mind.


message 10: by Ruby (new)

Ruby  Tombstone [With A Vengeance] Gargh! I clicked on a book I've never heard of to see what it was about, and apparently that constituted my vote. Don't suppose it's possible to "undo" my vote in the "Fiction" category is it? I really wanted to vote. :(


message 11: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Ellen wrote: "I'm honestly surprised by the lack of good books in this round."

same here!


message 12: by Rose (last edited Nov 21, 2011 09:09PM) (new)

Rose Ruby wrote: "Gargh! I clicked on a book I've never heard of to see what it was about, and apparently that constituted my vote. Don't suppose it's possible to "undo" my vote in the "Fiction" category is it? I re..."

Just click "clear your vote" on the screen, it should be above the book selection where it said "You voted for..."


message 13: by Petra Eggs (new)

Petra Eggs "Remember, polls close November 30, so don't forget to vote this week as you baste your turkey and roll your pie crusts for Thanksgiving dinner. Winners will be announced in December."

Happy Thanksgiving to all American members. I was watching on Food Network how to make tur-duck-hen. Amazing. Do people really eat that?

Sometimes I almost forget that this site isn't an international one, but then I am reminded, it is an American one.


message 14: by Contrarius (new)

Contrarius Petra X wrote: "Happy Thanksgiving to all American members. I was watching on Food Network how to make tur-duck-hen. Amazing. Do people really eat that?"


Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Not very many people eat Turducken -- it's kind of a new fad -- but a few do, especially (I think) in the deep south. I believe it was invented in New Orleans, but I might be remembering that wrong.


message 15: by Ruby (new)

Ruby  Tombstone [With A Vengeance] Rose wrote: "Ruby wrote: "Gargh! I clicked on a book I've never heard of to see what it was about, and apparently that constituted my vote. Don't suppose it's possible to "undo" my vote in the "Fiction" categor..."

Ah! Thanks Rose!


message 16: by Ellie (new)

Ellie M Petra X wrote: ""Remember, polls close November 30, so don't forget to vote this week as you baste your turkey and roll your pie crusts for Thanksgiving dinner. Winners will be announced in December."

Happy Thank..."


lol from one Brit to another :-)


message 17: by Hweeps (new)

Hweeps No idea why Awakened by the Casts managed to get into the last round >.>


message 18: by Ellie (new)

Ellie M Marilee wrote: "I'm just not into fantasy, paranormal, etc. These books hold no interest for me."

Likewise.


message 19: by Chicken Little (new)

Chicken Little What is Turduckhen? Thanks. =)


message 20: by Chicken Little (new)

Chicken Little Ellie wrote: "Marilee wrote: "I'm just not into fantasy, paranormal, etc. These books hold no interest for me."

Likewise."


Couldn't agree more.


message 21: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I think it's fine to say you are not interested in the books but I think it is a whole different to say they are not good. Unless you have read every single one


message 22: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Walston yes


message 23: by Mckayla (new)

Mckayla Forbes hello people of the goodreads ok i have never heard of any of thoses so bye


message 24: by Mckayla (new)

Mckayla Forbes hey hp the book awaken what is it about


message 25: by Ellen (new)

Ellen Mercedes wrote: "Ellen wrote: "I'm honestly surprised by the lack of good books in this round."

Good is in the eye of the beholder. You might not think some books are good, but many others must have thought they w..."


That is true for some of those books, but others are only up there because they're "cool" to like.


message 26: by liTTleTalks (new)

liTTleTalks Marilee wrote: "I'm just not into fantasy, paranormal, etc. These books hold no interest for me."

agree!


message 27: by liTTleTalks (new)

liTTleTalks @peter: HAHA my boyfriends name is Peter M


message 28: by liTTleTalks (new)

liTTleTalks Mckayla wrote: "hello people of the goodreads ok i have never heard of any of thoses so bye"

haha


message 29: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Honenberger Disappointing when these books will not be remembered ten years from now, more like sitcoms than literature. Ruby wrote: "Gargh! I clicked on a book I've never heard of to see what it was about, and apparently that constituted my vote. Don't suppose it's possible to "undo" my vote in the "Fiction" category is it? I re..."


message 30: by Lyn (new)

Lyn How do I get to the Awards area? I'd be interested in seeing the Awards books from previous years - can anybody help? Thanks


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

mocking jay


message 32: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Lyn, click on any of the links the blog post above. Previous years are linked in the bottom left of the 2011 main page.

Or click here:
2011 Choice Awards
2010 Choice Awards
2009 Choice Awards


message 33: by Ellie (new)

Ellie M RM wrote: "What is Turduckhen? Thanks. =)"

I think it's a chicken, wrapped in a duck, wrapped in a turkey...

I know in the time of Henry VIII this sort of thing was popular (we had a programme where 2 actors got to sample foods from across different eras in British history and they sampled one of Henry VIII feasts. They were truely stuffed afterwards!).


message 34: by Barb (new)

Barb Wooohoo....GO DAMON SUEDE!!! If you have not read Hot Head, BEST ROMANCE, you don't know what you're missing!


message 35: by Sonia (new)

Sonia Reppe I've lost interest in this year's awards now that my top three choices (in fiction) are out. Let's go back to the format of previous years when I was excited to see the outcome. Anyone agree with me?


message 36: by Abbie (new)

Abbie I REALLY liked Divergent and I was really happy it was in there!


message 37: by John (new)

John has good reads ever released any info about the gender breakdowns of its members? just looking at favorite book, fiction and memoir/autobiography, there seems to be an interesting skew. also wonder if this accounts for some of the glaring omissions on the favorite book and fiction lists... just an observation.


message 38: by Janet (new)

Janet The problem with this type of voting is readers who have only read one of the category books are going to vote for it. So...if they haven't read the other books, what is their basis for comparison? Arghhhhh! I declined to vote for that very reason.


message 39: by Janet (new)

Janet John wrote: "has good reads ever released any info about the gender breakdowns of its members? just looking at favorite book, fiction and memoir/autobiography, there seems to be an interesting skew. also wond..."

I agree John but I believe it's not only gender but age as well.


message 40: by Searock (new)

Searock Ellen wrote: "Mercedes wrote: "Ellen wrote: "I'm honestly surprised by the lack of good books in this round."

Good is in the eye of the beholder. You might not think some books are good, but many others must ..."


My guess is people voted for them because they enjoyed them, not because they were "cool to like". Contests will always be controversial because people vote based on personal criteria that is vastly different from one another. Its funny you would state that you know they're doing it to be cool. Thanks for the laugh.


message 41: by Jessa (new)

Jessa I am so shocked Ready Player One isn't in the top 10 for best book :O sad!


message 42: by Janet (new)

Janet Jessica wrote: "I am so shocked Ready Player One isn't in the top 10 for best book :O sad!"

Well at least it's in the finals for Best Sci-Fi!


message 43: by Anagha Uppal (new)

Anagha Uppal I voted for The Dovekeepers! Seriously, if you haven't read that book yet, DO!


message 44: by Janet (new)

Janet Anagha wrote: "I voted for The Dovekeepers! Seriously, if you haven't read that book yet, DO!"

Are you a fan of Hoffman's other books? I have tried a couple but they haven't held my interest.


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