Congrats to all the winners this year! There were some impressive slates and stiff competition. Honestly, I feel like as the Goodreads community grows, the Choice Awards get better and more interesting.
Now, I’m coming off 30 days of frenzied writing and while I’m eager to continue, I’m reestablishing a balance with blogging, exercise, and everything else in my life. I’ve said a lot of the nominees, so I thought I’d change it up and throw some GIFs in here. Enjoy!
Won: Go Set a Watchman
I’ve made my peace with this one.
Mystery & Thriller
Predicted: The Girl on the Train
Guaranteed victory still requires a victory dance. Just look at the vote count: 105K for this one. Second place was Stephen King with a third of that. Hot. Damn.
Will Win: A God in Ruins
Won: The Nightingale
Not even on my radar. Guess I’ll have to check it out now?
Predicted: Trigger Warning
Won: Trigger Warning
“Neil Gaiman be like…”
Also: Sorry, Jenny.
Won: Golden Son
Wait, what? This is the second book in a series?
Predicted: The Night Sister
Won: Saint Odd
I’m not a Koontz fan, but yeah, okay.
Predicted: Between the World and Me
Won: Modern Romance
So, full disclosure: I am not thrilled about this. I wanted to find a frumpy-face Tom Haverford gif and this popped up initially and with a book like Modern Romance it seemed too perfect not to share. So, there you go. But also, this:
Graphic Novels & Comics
Predicted: Ms. Marvel
Or: This is not what I expected but it is awesome.
Also, I was a huge Saga supporter for last year’s Choice Awards and surprised at the loss, so a year later this feels great if not overdue. See you next year, Kamala.
YA Fantasy & Science Fiction
Predicted: Carry On
Won: Queen of Shadows
How do you feel about the winners? Drop a note in the comments!