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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) Yes folks it's that time of year again to vote for your favorite books of 2014. With 20 categories to vote in and a whole host of quality books to choose from picking your favorites won't be easy.

To vote go here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceaward...

Voting schedule is as follows

Opening Round Nov. 3 - 8
Semifinal Round Nov. 10 - 15
Final Round Nov. 17 - 24

Have fun picking and don't forget to post your nominations here. :)

My picks

Best Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Mystery & Thriller: In the Blood by Lisa Unger
Historical Fiction: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Debut GoodReads Author: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica


message 2: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
Best Fiction: The Collected Works of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Mystery & Thriller: Missing You by Harlan Coben

They're the only two I can pick from!


message 3: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11673 comments Mod
There were so many titles there I have not read. And I thought I read a lot of books!


message 4: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 Lot I haven't read, in some cases even heard of. In a few of them I nominated my own book and voted on that, but a few I didn't vote for anything.


message 5: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 3224 comments A lot I haven't read or heard of either...maybe I read the wrong things? ;)


message 6: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Nov 03, 2014 03:41AM) (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
That's exactly what I thought too...surprised there were only two categories I'd read books from! I wonder who votes for the choices!


message 7: by S. (new)

S. Aksah | 64 comments Owww..I think you can add other title..


message 8: by Mish (new)

Mish | 3495 comments Same here. I've read quite a few new books this year yet they don't appear. I voted for my own.

Fiction : Us
Mystery thriller : Falling
Historical Fiction : Frog Music
Goodreads Author : Caroline Kepnes


Jülie ☼♄  | 6327 comments I only picked two...

Best Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Best Historical Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


message 10: by Carolyn (last edited Nov 10, 2014 02:52PM) (new)

Carolyn | 8138 comments I could only vote in the two categories where I've read more than two or three books:

Best Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Best Science Fiction: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North


message 12: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
Next round voting is available now - semi finals:

https://www.goodreads.com/choiceaward...

I just voted for:

Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Mystery/Thriller: In the Blood

Historical Fiction: Frog Music


message 13: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 3224 comments Voted for:

Fantasy: Words of Radiance


message 14: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Mystery/thriller: The Good Girl

Historical Fiction: Frog Music


message 15: by Michael (last edited Nov 10, 2014 02:41PM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) Semi final picks;

Here are my picks;

Fiction: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Mystery: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
Historical fiction: The Paying Guests
Sci-Fi: Annihilation
Humour: Yes Please
Memoir: Little Failure
Graphic Novels: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
Debut author: The Martian
YA: We Were Liars


message 16: by Michael (last edited Nov 17, 2014 02:48AM) (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) The finals are now up. most of my picks are still there

Here are my picks;

Fiction: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Mystery: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line
Historical fiction: The Paying Guests
Sci-Fi: Annihilation
Humour: Yes Please
Memoir: My Salinger Year
Graphic Novels: Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick
Debut author: The Martian
YA: We Were Liars


message 17: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Mystery: Festive in Death

That's it for me!


message 18: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) Voted for

Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Historical fiction: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Debut Goodreads author: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica


message 19: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) Anyone else here going to be voting in the final round? Still have until the 24th to do so. :)


message 20: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 8138 comments I voted for the same two as before.

Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
SF: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

I haven't read enough books in the other genres to vote.


message 21: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) It's now final round so get your votes in.

I voted for

Fiction: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Historical Fiction: The Miniaturist


message 22: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) Voting is now ended.

Winners will be announced December 2.


message 23: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
Either we, or them, read the wrong books Michael!!! LOL


message 24: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) I think it is them Brenda. :D


message 25: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 8138 comments Agreed Michael!
And there are so many more of them!


message 26: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
Definitely them;)


message 27: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11673 comments Mod
Absolutely it's them. We know we read the best books :)


message 28: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
Of course Phrynne:)


message 29: by Michael (new)

Michael (knowledgelost) You're all wrong, you just not reading enough genres :P


message 30: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
Winners have been announced!

BEST FICTION: Landline by Rainbow Rowell Landline by Rainbow Rowell

BEST MYSTERY & THRILLER: Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1) by Stephen King Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

BEST HISTORICAL FICTION: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

BEST FANTASY: The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

BEST ROMANCE: Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8) by Diana Gabaldon Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon

BEST SCIENCE FICTION: The Martian by Andy Weir The Martian by Andy Weir

BEST HORROR: Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #11) by Anne Rice Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

BEST HUMOUR: Yes Please by Amy Poehler Yes Please by Amy Poehler

BEST NON FICTION: The Opposite of Loneliness Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

BEST MEMOIR & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: This Star Won't Go Out The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl

BEST HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY: The Romanov Sisters The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport

BEST BUSINESS BOOKS: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

BEST FOOD & COOKBOOKS: Make It Ahead A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS: Serenity Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon Serenity: Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon

BEST POETRY: Lullabies by Lang Leav Lullabies by Lang Leav

BEST DEBUT GOODREADS AUTHOR: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown Red Rising by Pierce Brown

BEST YOUNG ADULT FICTION: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

BEST YOUNG ADULT FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) by Cassandra Clare City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

BEST MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDREN'S: The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5) by Rick Riordan The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

BEST PICTURE BOOKS: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems


message 31: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) I haven't read any of them. :/


message 32: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 8138 comments I've only read Landline. I thought it was a light, entertaining read but I wouldn't rate it as best fiction of the year.


message 33: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Dec 02, 2014 02:18AM) (new)

Brenda | 70503 comments Mod
Me either Michael!


message 34: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11673 comments Mod
I have read The Book of Life, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, The Martian and City of Heavenly Fire. I would not have thought any of them deserved to win.


message 35: by Andrea (last edited Dec 02, 2014 03:11AM) (new)

Andrea Drew (andreadrew) | 14 comments Very glad to hear the mystery thriller I voted for won! Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. Loved it.


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