It’s that time of year again when all of us book people realise how little we’ve actually read this year. Yep, it’s time for the opening round of the Goodreads Choice Awards.
I don’t put a lot of stock into these awards. I look at them every year, I usually vote but often I’ll be interested in maybe two categories. But this year I noticed I had quite a few of the nominated books still sitting on my TBR shelf. So the thought here is I’m going to show you the different books I have from the categories I care about, I’ll read as many as I can over the coming weeks and then I’ll talk more once the final round begins on the 17th of November.
There’s quite a few here, so no explanation about them here but you’ll hopefully see me talk about them more in the next few weeks anyway.
Best Fiction, Historical Fiction and Debut Novel
Fiction: The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare // A Burning by Megha Majumdar // Writers & Lovers by Lily King // Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
Historical: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Debut Novel: The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare // A Burning by Megha Majumdar // How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo // The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune // The City We Became by N.K Jemisin // Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Best YA Fiction
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson // The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar // Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender // You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson
Best YA Fantasy and Middle Grade
YA Fantasy: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown // Cinderella is Dead by Kaylynn Bayron
MG: Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson // Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker // Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend
Those are all the ones I have from the different categories right now. There are 19 here in total, so we’ll just see how many I get through!