I can’t believe it’s almost here! I swear it was just yesterday that I was casting my vote in the 3rd annual Goodreads Choice Awards!
MMSAI is going to fill you in on all the info you need to vote, tell you some predictions, and maybe even tell you who I might be voting for this year…along the way I will have some really important questions for you, so be sure to check those out and shoot me an answer in the comments section! In fact, let’s just start with a question!
TELL ME: Doesn’t it kind of feel like your heart is being ripped out when 2 (or even 3 or 4) of your favorite books are up against each other?
How do you make the final decision? What factors do you take into consideration?
Confession: I think I have spent more time weighing a vote choice between two favorite books than any mother should really admit to publically o_O
WHEN, WHERE & HOW
Visit www.goodreads.com/choiceawards on October 30th to view the 2012 nominations!
15 Nominees in 20 Categories
Fifteen books will be nominated in the following categories: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Nonfiction, Food & Cookbooks, Humor, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Middle Grade & Children's Books, Picture Books, and Goodreads Author.
Three Chances to Vote!
Three rounds of voting will be open to all 12 million Goodreads members, and winners will be announced December 4th.
Opening Round: October 30 – November 11
Voting open to 15 official nominees and write-in votes.
Semifinal Round: November 12 – November 18
The top 5 write-in votes became official nominees, bringing the total to 20 books in each category. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.
Final Round: November 19 – November 27
The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!
It’s no secret that MMSAI is primarily a YA book blog. We have ventured out into Adult Fiction and Middle Grade in the past few months, but we are by no means experts on them. Because of that I will only be picking my possible nominations for in the Young Adult Fiction and Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction categories. Even though I’m not an expert on them either..*wink*
My choices are a combination of who I think will land in the nominations, and who I want to land in the nominations! These are not official, simply by best guess. They are in no particular order.
My Top Ten Picks for the Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction Category
My Top Ten Picks for the Young Adult Fiction Category
Eligibility as explained by Goodreads: Books published for the first time in the United States in English between November 29, 2011 and November 25, 2012 are eligible for the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards. Books published in December 2012 will be eligible for the 2013 season.
TELL ME: Are any of these something you would vote for? If so, which one(s)? If not, tell me your nominations!