Semifinals Have Begun! Vote in Round Two of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards

Posted by Cybil on November 7, 2016
Semifinal Round now open for voting! »

It's time for the second round of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards!

We've tallied more than a million votes from the Opening Round, complete with more than 30,000 write-in suggestions. The top five write-in candidates in each of the 20 award categories are now represented in this Semifinal Round.

And those write-ins can absolutely impact the final results. For example, last year's fiction winner, Go Set a Watchman, was a write-in nominee.

Among the many great additions to the awards, actress Anna Kendrick's Scrappy Little Nobody enters the humor category. In memoir, you added Born to Run from a musician you may have heard of: Bruce Springsteen. Alton Brown of Food Network fame joins the tasty battle for best cookbook with Alton Brown: EveryDayCook.

Semifinal Round (voting lasts until November 13)
Similar to the opening round, you can vote for one book in each category. There are 20 nominees, the 15 from the previous round and the top five write-ins for each category.

Final Round (voting begins on November 15 until November 27)
It's crunch time! You can vote for 1 out of 10 nominees in each category. As a reminder, there are three rounds of voting. You can vote in the Semifinals until November 13. Only books released between November 16, 2015 and November 15, 2016 are eligible for a Goodreads Choice Award.

The winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards are announced on December 6!

Vote for the best books of 2016! »

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message 1: by Scarletine (new)

Scarletine You have 1 LGBTQ book?????? (Kings Rising by C.S Pacat)

What is this B.S Goodreads?

1 book and no sub category for the M/M Romance genre, a genre that's well read and its readers, active and vocal on Goodreads.

1 book for a genre that has one of the largest followings on Goodreads with the M/M Romance group at over 20K members

I am not only a gay romance author but i am also a reader. I want to vote for M/M books and let the authors know that their work was appreciated.

What good is any vote when you are forced to vote for what you dislike because what you like isn't on the ballot?


message 2: by Arturo (new)

Arturo Rojas We’ve definitely considered many sub-genres of fiction and nonfiction for the Choice Awards, including LGBTQ. Rather than single out any one group, however, these sub-genre books are eligible for awards in any of the larger genres.

Along with Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat, you can also find I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro in Best Humor, Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs by Dave Holmes in Best Memoir & Autobiography, and Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin in Best Young Adult Fiction.

If you have any specific concerns you'd like us to address, feel free to write in to support@goodreads.com and address the email to me (Arturo), and I'll be happy to help!


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Scarletine wrote: "You have 1 LGBTQ book?????? (Kings Rising by C.S Pacat)

What is this B.S Goodreads?

1 book and no sub category for the M/M Romance genre, a genre that's well read and its readers, active and voca..."


Every year people ask for that division. Every year. They also want Urban Fantasy types separated from High Fantasy because they are so vastly different from each other and each has such a huge following. Sadly they never change it.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I was surprised and highly disappointed to not see Elizabeth Kolbert's: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History being a nominee. The non-fiction book is vital in a day of ignorance.


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