My write-in nominations for the 2019 #GoodreadsChoice Awards!

Goodreads is probably the website I use most, and every year I love taking part in the Goodreads Choice Awards because I love having opinions about things.


But I can’t deny that every year I’m disappointed by the opening round of nominations, because there are often books I love that aren’t there. This year quite a few books I enjoyed, or books that are on my TBR, made the opening round of nominations which has been a pleasant surprise – particularly seeing Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Gods of Jade and Shadow in the Fantasy category, which definitely has my vote this year! – but there are others books that aren’t there that I felt should be.

And that’s when I remembered… I can still nominate them! Somehow every year I end up forgetting that it’s possible to do write-in nominations in the opening round. I’ve ended up doing just that for a few of the categories this year, so I thought I’d share them with you!

Best Mystery & Thriller


After the Eclipse by Fran Dorricott

I really enjoyed this debut novel, and it was so refreshing to read a thriller with an openly queer woman at its centre and a second chance f/f romance that you can really root for.

Best Historical Fiction


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

I haven’t actually read this one yet, but after seeing Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies discussing the uncanny similarity between this novel and Jojo Moyes’ The Giver of Stars, which has made the opening round, I figured it was only fair to nominate this one, too. Check out Lisa’s review!

Best Romance


The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite

I haven’t actually finished this one yet – I ended up putting it down because I wasn’t quite in the mood for it – but I did like what I read, and I wanted to see some f/f romance on the list.

Best Graphic Novels & Comics


Sleepless, Vol.2 by Sarah Vaughn and Leila del Duca

I haven’t read many graphic novels this year at all, but I enjoyed this duology and I think it’s a shame I haven’t seen more people talking about it. The art’s gorgeous!

Best Middle Grade & Children’s


Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

I loooved this novel so very much and I desperately want to see more people reading and raving about this book. It’s such a fun MG novel, so well written and so genuinely funny!

Do you vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards? Have you done any write-in nominations this year? Tell me what you voted for!

6 thoughts on “My write-in nominations for the 2019 #GoodreadsChoice Awards!

  1. acquadimore says:

    I wrote in The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics too – I don’t think I’ve ever seen f/f romance on that list, and that should change.
    And I agree so much about the first round always being disappointing (…I would like to know who how they choose which books are going to be there), but I was surprised by this years’ adult fantasy selection as well. There were so many great books in it (I ended up voting for Middlegame, which I’m currently reading and love.)

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  2. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books says:

    I actually never think about doing write-in votes. I only vote in the categories where I’ve actually read a book (or books) so that limits what I actually have for consideration. I was a little surprised at a few in the romance category this year. I loved Verity by Colleen Hoover but it certainly wasn’t. Romance. It belongs in the mystery/thriller category. And The Flatshare was good, but again, not what I would consider a romance.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books


  3. Lisa says:

    I voted (but skipped certain categories — cooking, poetry, picture books — that I just have no connection to). I didn’t think about doing write-ins, and I should have! Especially since you were on the ball enough to write in a book I recommended! (Thanks for the shout-out <3) And now that the opening round is over, I wish I'd given it more thought!

    I do love the Goodreads Choice Awards 🙂

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