October 30th, 2012, 09:36 PM #1
Time to Vote for Goodreads Choice Awards - Fantasy
It's that time of year again. Fifteen books have been nominated in 20 categories, including Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery, Memoir, Young Adult Fantasy, and many more. Voting is open to all 12 million Goodreads members, and winners will be announced in December.
Go vote for your favorite here.
Instead of consulting publishing experts or a judging panel, goodreads looks to readers to find the best books of the year. We analyze statistics from the 170 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2012 and nominate based on a book's number of ratings and average rating. So a nomination is truly an honor because it comes straight from the readers!
This years nominess are:
- Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
- Bridge of Dreamsby Anne Bishop
- Casket of Souls by Lynn Flewelling
- City of Dragons by Robin Hobb
- King of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
- Percepliquisby Michael J. Sullivan
- Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
- The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks
- The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind
- The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
- The King's Bloodby Daniel Abraham
- The Traitor Queen by Trudi Canavan
- The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
- The Woman Who Died A Lotby Jasper Fforde
October 31st, 2012, 02:44 AM #2
Stephen King got my vote as he's the only one I've read from that list.
October 31st, 2012, 03:20 AM #3
I was blown away when Prince of Thorns was a nominee last year (and shocked that it made the final). To have King of Thorns in there is just great!
Anyone wondering what difference it makes could look here: http://www.princeofthorns.com/kot_stats.JPG
I saw the same thing last year.
October 31st, 2012, 05:49 AM #4
October 31st, 2012, 08:20 AM #5
It's too bad Abercrombie's Red Country didn't get on the list. I think in a couple months time it probably would have qualified. I've only read two from that list (Percepliquis and Some Kind of Fairy Tale), but I plan on getting around to reading at least King of Thorns, The Killing Moon, and The Blinding Knife by the end of the year. I really wish they wouldn't hold the vote so early in the year.
As it stands, I voted for Percepliquis.
October 31st, 2012, 10:47 AM #6
October 31st, 2012, 11:47 AM #7
Without trying to flatter, I doubt that any of those three would have knocked Percepliquis off the list (outside of maybe the Jemisin). It was a great ending to a great series. I'd have to look back at my 2012 log, but I think the only book I've read that was released in 2012 that I rated higher than it was Red County. There are 2 yet to read that I expect may contend, being Sharps by K.J. Parker and The Killing Moon.
I do want to say that Some Kind of Fairy Tale was also a good read. It didn't have quite the impact on me that The Silent Land did, but it was still thought provoking for me.
October 31st, 2012, 12:36 PM #8
I voted for The Killing Moon, although I liked the second Dreamblood book better, and I will probably pick Sharps by K J Parker and King's Blood by Daniel Abraham as my 2012 favorites. But I like what N K Jemisin tries to do to fantasy and how she does it. There's a number of titles I didn't get around to yet, and a new book by Catherynne Valente that might also make it to the top.
Congratulations, Mr Sullivan for the nomination, I think I voted for you last year, so now I picked something new.
October 31st, 2012, 01:21 PM #9
October 31st, 2012, 01:24 PM #10
October 31st, 2012, 02:35 PM #11
I must admit this was a new one for me. But it is on my radar now.
Algernoninc, Abraham is one author that I haven't read that I keep telling myself I should try, along with Paul Kearney. Seems like a series that would be right up my aisle.
November 1st, 2012, 05:46 AM #12
Out of that list, I would doubt between the Graham Joyce, Robin Hobb and Stephen King. All pretty close in quality, although very little alike.
November 19th, 2012, 03:30 PM #13
Well these 5 were written in for the semi-final:
Joe Abercrombie - Red Country
Terry Brooks - Wards of Fairie
Steven Erickson - Forge of Darkness
Michelle Sagara - Cast in Peril
Brandon Sanderson - The Emperor's Soul
swelling the field to 20, which then narrowed to these 10 for the final:
•Alif the Unseen - by G. Willow Wilson
•City of Dragons - by Robin Hobb
•King of Thorns - by Mark Lawrence
•Some Kind Of Fairy Tale - by Graham Joyce
•The Blinding Knife - by Brent Weeks
•The First Confessor - by Terry Goodkind
•The Killing Moon - by N.K. Jemisin
•The Traitor Queen - by Trudi Canavan
•The Wind Through the Keyhole - by Stephen King
•The Woman Who Died A Lot - by Jasper Fforde
Down to the final round of voting!
Sadly Wheel-Mouse didn't make the picture-book final.
November 19th, 2012, 03:40 PM #14
How the hell did Goodkind get through? Well, anyway...
Goes without saying King got three votes from me over the course of the voting.
November 19th, 2012, 04:06 PM #15