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message 1: by Deedee (new)

Deedee | 3 comments Which books published in 2014 do you think will be nominated for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards? I'd like to identify them and possibly read a few between now and later this year when the nominations are opened.


message 2: by Alycia (last edited Jul 26, 2014 07:08PM) (new)


message 3: by Sarah (last edited Jul 26, 2014 08:11PM) (new)

Sarah | 1467 comments The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon

Haven't read yet but I anticipate We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah These are ones I think will make it :
The City by Dean Koontz My Real Children by Jo Walton Raging Star (Dust Lands, #3) by Moira Young The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) by Marie Rutkoski Uninvited (Uninvited, #1) by Sophie Jordan Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge Half Bad (Half Life, #1) by Sally Green Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown

Also, based on the incredible popularity, I would agree with We Were Liars by E. Lockhart All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness


message 5: by Michelle (new)

Michelle | 4 comments EENY MEENY by M J Aldridge


Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments What about The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith and Four A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4) by Veronica Roth


Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments A couple more
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare and The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2) by Graeme Simsion


message 8: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 0 comments Sarah wrote: "These are ones I think will make it :
The City by Dean KoontzMy Real Children by Jo WaltonRaging Star (Dust Lands, #3) by Moira YoungThe Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) by Marie RutkoskiUninvited by Amanda Marrone yet? I've seen it on my library's Overdrive site and it looks intriguing.



message 9: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 0 comments Virginie wrote: "A couple more
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare andThe Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2) by Graeme Simsion"


Rosie hasn't even been released yet...


Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments Kirsten wrote: "Virginie wrote: "A couple more
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare andThe Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2) by Graeme Simsion"

Rosie hasn't even been released yet..."


I know, I was only going by the publishing year.


message 11: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4022 comments Mod
Virginie wrote: "Kirsten wrote: "Virginie wrote: "A couple more
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare andThe Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2) by Graeme Simsion"

Rosie hasn't even been released yet..."

I know, I was only going..."


Which isn't until December, so actually it will be eligible for the following year.


Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments Lynn wrote: "Virginie wrote: "Kirsten wrote: "Virginie wrote: "A couple more
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare andThe Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2) by Graeme Simsion"

Rosie hasn't even been released yet..."

I know,..."


So let me get this right, if a book is published in December 2014 it's not eligible for 2014, so where is the cut off point for the books published in 2014 to be eligible. This is probably the bit I am missing.


message 13: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4022 comments Mod
Well I'm only going on what the rules were for last year, which were:

2013 Eligibility
Books published for the first time in the United States in English between November 26, 2012, and November 16, 2013, are eligible for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards. Books published between November 17, 2013, and December 31, 2013, will be eligible for the 2014 awards.

So I can only assume it will be the same for this year, therefore anything published in December will be eligible for 2015.


message 14: by Virginie (chouettblog) (last edited Jul 28, 2014 12:35PM) (new)

Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments Lynn wrote: "Well I'm only going on what the rules were for last year, which were:

2013 Eligibility
Books published for the first time in the United States in English between November 26, 2012, and November 1..."


This actually makes much more sense now. So basically none of the books published in 2014 are currently eligible.
I thought I was going mad. Thank you for clarifying this Lynn lol.


Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments Still don't get it lmao


message 16: by Lynn, Moderator (last edited Jul 28, 2014 12:39PM) (new)

Lynn | 4022 comments Mod
Now you're confusing me Virginie!

Yes, the majority of the books that are published this year will be eligible for the 2014 awards.


Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments Let me try this again:

Books published between November 17th 2013 to sometimes in November 2014 should be eligible for 2014 Goodreads Awards right? lol


message 18: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4022 comments Mod
Yes! :D


Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments Lynn wrote: "Yes! :D"

You know, I can't even use the excuse of being French because I have been in the UK way too long :).
I simply had a brain freeze lol.


message 20: by ally ¯\(ツ)/¯ (last edited Oct 15, 2014 08:58PM) (new)

ally  ¯\(ツ)/¯ (allykennedy) | 1002 comments Out of the books I've read so far, I'd say;

Saga, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan Sex Criminals, Vol. 1 One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction Locke & Key, Vol. 6 Alpha & Omega (Locke & Key #6) by Joe Hill Amulet, Vol. 6 Escape From Lucien (Amulet, #6) by Kazu Kibuishi
The Martian by Andy Weir The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan Bird Box by Josh Malerman Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter, #2) by Megan Shepherd Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King The Unbound (The Archived, #2) by Victoria Schwab The Tyrant's Daughter by J.C. Carleson


message 21: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Kirsten wrote: "Sarah wrote: "These are ones I think will make it :
The City by Dean KoontzMy Real Children by Jo WaltonRaging Star (Dust Lands, #3) by Moira YoungThe Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1) by Marie Rutkoski[bookco..."


Kirsten, which one were you asking about? It cut off part of your message.


message 22: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 0 comments ☆αlly☆ (litєrαry єscαpist) wrote: "Out of the books I've read so far, I'd say;

Saga, Volume 3 by Brian K. VaughanSex Criminals, Vol. 1 One Weird Trick by Matt FractionLocke & Key, Vol. 6 Alpha & Omega (Locke & Key #6) by Joe Hill
[b..."


I can't wait to read [bookcover:The Martian|18007564] and loved Her Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter, #2) by Megan Shepherd . Can't wait for the Frankenstein-inspired sequel, A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, #3) by Megan Shepherd !


message 23: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Also The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by P. Craig Russell


message 24: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 0 comments Sarah wrote: "Kirsten wrote: "Sarah wrote: "These are ones I think will make it :
The City by Dean KoontzMy Real Children by Jo WaltonRaging Star (Dust Lands, #3) by Moira Young[bookcover:The Winner's Curse|..."


I was talking about Cruel Beauty...


message 25: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4022 comments Mod
I really want to read Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (I absolutely adore the cover btw) but it's still not available on kindle in the UK ::sulks::


message 26: by Alycia (new)

Alycia (bookhound18) | 814 comments That stinks, Lynn!


message 27: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Both Kirsten an Lynn - I REALLY loved Cruel Beauty! I was horribly disappointed in While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell , but Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge I really liked. Lynn, sorry you can't get it quite yet. I hate that!


message 28: by Marnie (new)

Marnie (marnie19) | 116 comments Lynn wrote: "I really want to read Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (I absolutely adore the cover btw) but it's still not available on kindle in the UK ::sulks::"

I can not believe in this age of global connectivity publishers still do this. I am on the short end of this when C.J. Sansom next book comes out. The United Kingdom gets it in October 2014 but the U.S. not until February 2015. Makes me crazy!


message 29: by Jennifer (last edited Aug 24, 2014 01:19PM) (new)

Jennifer (featherlashes) Of the ones I've read from December 2013 to present:
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Landline by Rainbow Rowell One Plus One by Jojo Moyes Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) by Laini Taylor Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover The Swan & the Jackal (In the Company of Killers, #3) by J.A. Redmerski Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street, #3) by Samantha Young These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1) by Amie Kaufman


message 30: by Laura (last edited Aug 24, 2014 04:17PM) (new)


message 31: by Beachesnbooks (new)

Beachesnbooks Based on last year, I think some of these books that I read this year will probably get nominated:
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews The Winter Long (October Daye, #8) by Seanan McGuire Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) by Tahereh Mafi Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy, #1) by Jeff VanderMeer The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson


message 32: by Valerie (last edited Oct 16, 2014 09:39AM) (new)

Valerie (darthval) | 411 comments I am glad to see that I am not the only one having this thought as the year draws to a close. I find that I am torn, do I dedicate the next month or so trying to read those books that may be nominated so I can be more prepared for voting? Or, do I continue with my huge TBR list, which already includes several titles that I suspect will be nominated? Tricky.

That being said, here are some books that I think SHOULD be nominated:

The Winter Long (October Daye, #8) by Seanan McGuire Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) by Ilona Andrews Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, #2) by Brandon Sanderson The Undead Pool (The Hollows, #12) by Kim Harrison Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer

Here are some that are on my To Read list that I suspect will be worthy:
Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow, #2) by Anthony Ryan Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3) by Ken Follett The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith Lock In by John Scalzi Skin Game (The Dresden Files, #15) by Jim Butcher The Broken Eye (Lightbringer, #3) by Brent Weeks The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2) by Rick Yancey Landline by Rainbow Rowell


message 33: by Beachesnbooks (new)

Beachesnbooks Valerie wrote: "I am glad to see that I am not the only one having this thought as the year draws to a close. I find that I am torn, do I dedicate the next month or so trying to read those books that may be nomin..."

Valerie--I'm having the same dilemma! I have such a long TBR list, but I'd like to read a few more books published in 2014 before the voting starts. I wasn't very active on Goodreads last year and missed the voting, so I'm excited to be able to vote this year :-)


message 34: by Sarah (last edited Oct 17, 2014 12:01AM) (new)


message 35: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 0 comments How do they decide? I mean, how do they come up with the first lists of nominees?


Virginie (chouettblog) | 350 comments I would like to know too.


message 37: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4022 comments Mod
2013's eligibility was (and I assume 2014 will be the same):

Quote
"Books published for the first time in the United States in English between November 26, 2012, and November 16, 2013, are eligible for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards. Books published between November 17, 2013, and December 31, 2013, will be eligible for the 2014 awards.

We analyze statistics from the 250 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2013 to nominate 15 books in each category. Opening round official nominees must have an average rating of 3.50 or higher. Write-in votes may be cast for eligible books with any average rating, and write-in votes will be weighted by the book’s number of ratings to determine the top five books to be added as official nominees in the Semifinal Round. A book may be nominated in no more than one genre category, but can also be nominated in the Goodreads Author category. Only one book in a series may be nominated per category. An author may receive multiple nominations within a single category if he or she has more than one eligible series or more than one eligible stand-alone book."



message 38: by Laura (new)

Laura I can't wait for the nominations and voting rounds!


message 39: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4022 comments Mod
Very soon Laura!


message 40: by Laura (new)

Laura The end of October , early November?


message 41: by Lynn, Moderator (new)

Lynn | 4022 comments Mod
Opening round should be early November, last year the first round was 4th to 9th of November.


message 42: by Laura (new)

Laura wahooo! Just around the corner :)


message 43: by Sarah (last edited Oct 17, 2014 03:02PM) (new)


message 44: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 5834 comments Mod
I'm excited for it too!! Last year was my first year voting. I hope I've at least read a few books that I can vote for this year!! We'll find out pretty soon. :)


message 45: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1467 comments Wow, I have already read 12 2014 books this year. That is the most new books I have ever read. I still need to finish We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr . I am gonna read The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton soon.

I will see if I can also get to Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


message 46: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1467 comments Best book all year and Historical Fiction is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and best fiction is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin . They were soooo good.


message 47: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 1467 comments The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh - two more on my list


message 48: by Beachesnbooks (new)

Beachesnbooks Sarah wrote: "The Enchanted by Rene DenfeldThe Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh - two more on my list"

Sarah--I LOVED The Enchanted! It was really well-written and emotional. Enjoy!


message 49: by Sarah (last edited Oct 21, 2014 04:52AM) (new)

Sarah | 1467 comments Neverhome by Laird Hunt The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3) by Ken Follett The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell Stone Mattress Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran Not My Father's Son A Memoir by Alan Cumming The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain Lila by Marilynne Robinson The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5) by Tana French - just some big newbies this Fall. The year is not over yet.


message 50: by Andy (new)

Andy Capricorn | 0 comments I must admit that my TBR is so backlogged I don't get to read many new releases, howevever I did get my hands on a few I think worthy:
The Unbound (The Archived, #2) by Victoria Schwab , Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer , Remember Me Like This by Bret Anthony Johnston and Gilded (Gilded, #1) by Christina L. Farley


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