Today closes the opening round of the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2014. If you’re a member of Goodreads, you’ve already received your email notification and most likely already placed your vote(s) in the opening round to be part of the more than 1 million votes cast thus far. I’ve been busy and just got to mine tonight.
I feel bad, because even though I have already read 49 books thus far this year, only one of them was a book that was published this year and placed in nomination. That one book, which I obviously voted for, was “Skin Game” by Jim Butcher in the Fantasy category.
So as not to find myself in the same situation next year, I have already set a goal of reading at least one book published in 2015 in the following (bolded) categories before voting rolls around next November. As you can see, out of the 20 categories normally presented for voting, I’ll be trying to read something in 14 of them.
Mystery & Thriller
Memoir & Autobiography
History and biography
Food & Cookbooks
Graphic Novels & Comics
Debut Goodreads Author
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Middle Grade & Children’s
Even if you haven’t voted by today’s deadline in the opening round, you can still vote in the semi-final round from November 10th to the 15th and the final round from November 17th to the 24th.
And hey, if you’re a member of Goodreads, come look me up.