Friday, 26 October 2012

The 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards are coming soon

The 4th annual Goodreads Choice awards are launching on 30 October 2012. The awards will showcase 15 nominees in 20 categories and will be voted on by the 12 million Goodreads members.

The winners will be announced December 4th.

So who do I think will be making it into the Opening Round? Well you would have had to live under a rock to not experience the frenzy over the Fifty Shades series and although first published in 2011 the latest book Fifty Shades Freed was published in January 2012 so I wouldn't be surprised at all if that ends up in there; whether it deserves to be is another question.

I'm sure we will also be seeing Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel's sequel to Wolf Hall which won the Man Book Prize for 2012.

Rowling's foray into the adult book world, The Casual Vacancy, is the biggest question mark for me. It was easily the most highly anticipated novel of 2012 but it seems to have polarised readers. I wouldn't be surprised if it made it into the Opening Round but didn't make it much further.

And a few others we might see scattered around the categories in the Opening Round based on what I've seen around the blog world.

  • The Time Keeper (Mitch Albom)
  • The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Jenny Lawson)
  • In One Person (John Irving)
  • The Secret Keeper (Kate Morton)
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Rachel Joyce)

The Time KeeperLet's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True MemoirThe Fault in Our Stars
The Secret KeeperIn One PersonThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Do you agree with me? Which do you think will be in the shortlist?

Visit on October 30th for the 2012 nominations.