goodreads choice awards | my thoughts on the winners

Welcome to my post about the Goodreads Choice Awards, where I share my reaction to some of the winners and the nominations.


Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Best fiction goes to Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow! It was the most voted by over 30 000, and I think it deserves it. I’ve seen so many people gushing about it and recommending it, and I think it’s a book I’d also enjoy even if I’m not the biggest gamer ever. I haven’t read any nominations from fiction and no other ones are on my TBR yet.

Historical Fiction

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto Is Back wins the historical fiction category with over 100 000 votes, and I’m not very surprised since it’s Taylor Jenkins Reid and because it’s set around the 90s. The only book I read from this category was Violeta by Isabel Allende but sadly I only gave it a 3 and looking back that was quite generous. The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell is the only book that’s properly on my TBR because I loved Hamnet.


House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

I think everyone predicted that Sarah J Maas’ book would be the winner. I have no desire to read her books so I can’t comment on it, but I am glad to see Babel in second place. Atlas Six was fourth and that’s on my TBR. The other books I’ve read are Daughter of the Moon Goddess (sixth), The Very Secret Society of Witches (seventh), and the book I actually voted for because I wanted to give it more love, which is Elektra (eleventh). There’s more on my TBR, like Kaikeyi, Legends and Lattes, and Nettle and Bone, so at least I know a lot in this category!

Science Fiction

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

I actually forgot this came out this year, but Sea of Tranquility won the sci-fi category. At some point I will read Emily St. John Mandel’s books because I think I’d like them, but for this round I voted for the runner up The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. I hadn’t seen a ton of people talking about it so I’m quite surprised it was that high. I thought something like Upgrade would top it. The other book on my TBR for sci-fi is Dead Silence which I think is horror too and I’ve heard pretty good things about it.


Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

Horror was a much closer category but the winner ended up being Hidden Pictures. I keep hearing about this but not knowing what it is so I might have to look it up. The only nominee I have read so far is Spread by Iain Reid which was pretty low but I mostly enjoyed it. There’s so many books I want to read in this section though, especially Our Wives Under the Sea and House of Hunger.

YA Fantasy and Science Fiction

Gallant by V.E. Schwab

Again, not surprised that V E Schwab won but I hadn’t heard amazing things about Gallant. I’ve read The Girl Beneath the Sea (fifth), but I wasn’t a big fan of it. The book I actually voted – The Sunbearer Trials – for was very far down (thirteenth) which is sad, but it has only been out since September so it makes sense.

Those are my thoughts on the Goodreads Choice Awards winner and nominees! So I haven’t actually read any of the winning books which is quite funny, but there aren’t many surprising winners.

Thanks for reading! What do you think of the winners and who did you vote for?


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