Best books in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards

Posted: November 4, 2014 in Books in general
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Goodreads.com, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, has announced its nominees for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards — the only major book awards decided by readers.

Categories

Fiction

Big Little LiesThe Bone ClocksLandline

Mystery & Thriller

I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1)The Secret Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #5)The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller, #5)

Historical Fiction

Some LuckThe Invention of WingsThe Miniaturist

Fantasy

Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7)The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3)Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War, #1)

Romance

The Will (Magdalene, #1)Maybe SomedayCrashed (Driven, #3)

Science Fiction

Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch, #2)The Flight of the Silvers (Silvers, #1)Lock In

Horror

Bird BoxThe Girl with All the GiftsThe Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files, #5)

Humor

Shame on You (Fool Me Once, #1)William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5)Yes Please

Nonfiction

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the EndNo Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance StateWhat If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Memoir & Autobiography

My Salinger YearRedefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much MoreSmoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

History & Biography

Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive ArtAstoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and SurvivalKilling Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

Business Books

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy AnswersThe Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary ChangeHooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Food & Cookbooks

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside OutThe 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes for any Program LevelNom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans

Graphic Novels & Comics

Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega (Locke & Key #6)Seconds: A Graphic NovelManga Classics: Pride & Prejudice

Poetry

Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter SeriesI Wrote This For You: Just the WordsYou Can Make Anything Sad

Debut Goodreads Author

The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #1)Sweet Addiction (Sweet Addiction, #1)The Good Girl

Young Adult Fiction

Love Letters to the DeadI'll Give You the SunDon't Look Back

Young Adult Fantasy

White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

Middle Grade & Children’s

The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)A Snicker of MagicThe Crossover

Picture Books

The Scraps BookThe Girl and the BicycleThe Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend

The organizers settled on 15 different nominees in 20 categories ranging from Fiction to Fantasy to Food & Cookbooks to Young Adult Fiction? Instead of relying on experts or judges, Goodreads analyzed statistics from the 275 million books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads in 2014.

A message from the organizers:

“We’re so excited to congratulate all of the nominees! There are some epic match-ups in this year’s list. In Best Memoir, the riveting true stories range from Esther Earl, the inspiration for teen bestseller The Fault in Our Stars, to North Korean defector Jang Jin-Sung. Mystery & Thriller has heavy hitters, with Stephen King going against “Robert Galbraith” (a.k.a J.K. Rowling). In History & Biography, it’s basketball god Michael Jordan versus an unlikely opponent, President Calvin Coolidge. Best Fiction, one of our most-watched categories, is anyone’s game, with debut authors like Nadia Hashimi and Mira Jacob ready to take on established masters like Marilynne Robinson, Haruki Murakami, David Mitchell, and Margaret Atwood. And double props to our double nominees, who include Roxane Gay, Gene Luen Yang, and B.J. Novak!

“Of course, with hundreds of thousands of books published in 2014, no nominee list could cover everything. We also accept write-in votes during the Opening Round to ensure that you can vote for exactly the book you want!

“You have three chances to vote. The Opening Round lasts until November 8. Vote now to make sure your favorite books make it into the Semifinals (November 10 – 15) and Finals (November 17 – 24).

“To read more go to: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/470-announcing-the-nominees-of-the-2014-goodreads-choice-awards

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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