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Let’s Talk Goodreads Choice Award Finalists [The 2017 Edition]

Goodreads Choice Awards

The Goodreads Choice Awards. Every year the competition is fierce – and for the second year in a row, we’re highlighting the books we’ve read (and want to read) in each category + predicting who we think will win.

Best Horror

Tanya – I’ve read 4 of the 10 books that made it to the final round …

  • Final Girls, Riley Sager
  • The Boy on the Bridge, M.R. Carey
  • The Changeling, Victor Lavalle
  • Sleeping Beauties, Owen King and Stephen King

The book I loved the most of the 4 is ♥ The Boy on the Bridge ♥ – it was full of action and suspense – so I hope it wins. But I think the competition will be between Final Girls (which has the most ratings) and Sleeping Beauties, because Stephen King is so popular.

Kim – I’ve only read 1 of the books in this category… ♥ The Meddling Kids ♥ – I really loved this one but I don’t think I’d pick it as the winner. It could have used a bit more character development. I haven’t read The Boy on the Bridge, but judging from how much I liked The Girl With All the Gifts, I think it’s probably pretty amazing.


Best Mystery/Thriller

TanyaThe Girl Before, J.P. Delaney and Into the Water, Paula Hawkins. are the 2 books I’ve read in this category, Both were awesome reads, but ♥ Into the Water ♥ is my pick to win. This book grabbed me with the intrigue and it’s mystery and held me with the portrayal of the characters. I was vested, I was enthralled, I couldn’t put it down.

Kim – I’ve read Into The Water, Paula Hawkins, The Dry, Jane Harper, and Glass Houses, Louise Penny. I loved The Dry but I am a die hard Louise Penny fan and her newest Inspector Gamache did not disappoint. So ♥ Glass Houses ♥ is my pick for the win.


Best Young Adult Fiction

Tanya – The only book in this category I’ve read is ♥ The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas ♥ and this book should go on everybody’s reading list. It’s my pick to win. This book is also nominated in the Best Debut Goodreads Author.

Kim – I read One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus and it was a great read but again, probably not the winner for me.


Best Science Fiction

Kim – I’ve read Artemis, Andy Weir, Babylon’s Ashes, James S.A. Corey, and The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi. This was an incredibly hard category for me because I enjoyed them all so much. In the end I went with ♥ Babylon’s Ashes ♥.


Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

Tanya – I’ve only read 1 book in this category – ♥ Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor ♥ – Laini Taylor wrote one of my favorite series, Daughter of Smoke & Bone – and she hit it out the park with this book too.


Have you read any of the finalists in these categories of the Goodreads Choice Awards? Who’s your pick to win?

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Kim and Tanya
Kim is a librarian | life hacker | ancient history nerd | mom to 2 little boys | Utah native | digital archivist | British comedy/British detective show junkie | outdoor lover. Tanya is a digital lifehacker | Food Science guru | teenage boy wrangler | husband tamer | adventure seeker | avid reader.
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