Hey everyone! It’s that time of year again where the Goodreads Awards are looking for votes! I voted last week in the opening round, so I fully expect the list of nominees to get longer/better this week. (In fact, the next round opens today!) So from the nominees available to me now, these are the ones I either voted for or am very curious to read.
Top Ten Goodreads Award Nominees I’m Interested In
1. Again, But Better by Christine Riccio
The main character in this, from the blurb alone, reminds me of myself in college. That alone interests me. But more than that, she goes on a semester abroad in London which would be awesome. And there’s this hint that magic might be involved in this story, which also would be pretty awesome, though I need to see how this turns out.
2. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
This reminds me a lot of an old-school rom-com. You’ve got two teenagers working the night shift at a Seattle hotel where they get to know each other over the long hours and try to unravel a mystery together. Both are a little quirky, but sweet. I’m going to have to keep this in mind this winter as I look for something to curl up to.
3. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Is it possible to not read a Ruta Sepetys novel? I don’t even care what she writes about, I’ll read it. I checked this out from the library last weekend and I’m so excited to get to it!
4. The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
I’ve had this book checked out from the library for a while. It’s been a few years since I’ve read a Dessen novel and I really need to get back to her writing.
5. The Toll by Neal Shusterman
This series…the first two books were nearly life-altering. I’m only exaggerating a little. They really are fantastically written and tremendously entertaining. I’m very very excited to read this finally, though I have the feeling it’s going to break me. I mean, do you remember how Thunderhead ended? *scream face*
6. Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
We were left on quite the cliffhanger in the last book and, while this series isn’t my favorite at this point anymore, I’m still interested in knowing what happens next. I don’t think this one probably deserves to win the award (though I haven’t read it), but I think it’s probably worth the read.
7. American Royals by Katharine McGee
I only just found this thanks to the awards and I gotta say, it appears to be a combination of two of my favorite things: George Washington (yeah, I’m not joking about him being one of my favorite things/people; he’s my spirit animal) and monarchies (though that’s really just because of the drama).
8. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
I hadn’t heard of this one before either, but it sounds interesting. It reminds me vaguely of like Before I Fall, except after. This story seems to be about a boy whose crush (girlfriend?) dies and he’ll do just about anything to get her back, including believe in time travel. And then there are supposed to be unintended consequences and all of that fun stuff. I’ll be looking for a copy of this.
The Ones That Have My Vote (So Far)
9. The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson
I love a good mystery and this series is a great one. Twists you weren’t expecting, a mystery you seriously cannot figure out ahead of time, and unique and interesting characters. I have enjoyed this series so so much and it’s only the 2nd book.
10. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
This book took me by storm. I mean, I was already certain to read it since it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but Oh. My. God. If y’all haven’t read this, you need to move it up on your TBR.