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Books that the Goodreads Choice Awards reminded me I want to read

It’s that time of year again folks. It’s Goodreads Choice Awards season, where we get the chance to vote for our favourite books of the year.

Although, the awards have definite issues (they too often promote problematic books, sideline indie releases, and shortlist a disproportionate number of white authors compared to authors of colour, to name a few) it’s a great chance to support the authors you love.

And this year, I discovered an added bonus. While going through the categories and making my selections, I was reminded of a lot of books that I still want to read before 2020 is over.

I thought I’d share these books with you so you can see which nominees I’m keen to pick up.


If I Had Your Face

If I Had Your Face book cover

I bought myself a lovely signed copy of this over the summer but sadly haven’t found the chance to read it yet. Hopefully I can make time before the end of 2020.

This book is nominated for Best Fiction book.

Beach Read

Beach Read book cover

I was lucky enough to get a Netgalley ARC of this earlier in the year but the perfect season to read it in (summer) has passed me by. Hopefully I can make this an out-of-season read soon.

This book is nominated for Best Romance.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Take a Hint, Dani Brown

I read Get a Life, Chloe Brown earlier this year and loved it, so I’m really eager to read the second book in this companion series, especially because I’ve heard so many rave reviews for it.

This book is nominated for Best Romance.

Something to Talk About

Something to Talk About book cover

The publisher kindly offered me an e-ARC of this romance novel and I definitely want thank them by reading and reviewing it before the year is over.

This book is nominated for Best Romance.

Hench

Hench book cover

This is a recent release and a recent addition to my TBR, so I was excited to see it nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award. The question is, can I read it before the award winners are announced?

This book is nominated for Best Science Fiction.

The Space Between Worlds

The Space Between Worlds book cover

I have a copy of the beautiful Illumicrate edition of this novel and it’s very high up on my TBR, sitting on my bedside table waiting to be picked up soon.

This book is nominated for Best Science Fiction.

My Dark Vanessa

My Dark Vanessa book cover

This was a birthday gift from my friend Do and it sounds like a dark, intriguing read so I definitely want to get to it soon.

This book is nominated for Best Fiction.

Felix Ever After

Felix Ever After book cover

This is a book that I’ve been desperate to read for ages and I just haven’t made the time for it?? Charvi has been encouraging me to read this for months, so I definitely want to pick it up before the end of 2020.

This book is nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction.

Grown

Grown book cover

I’ve not read any of Tiffany D. Jackson’s work (shame on me) and I’ve decided that I want this to be the first of her books that I read. It’s on Scribd, so I’ll be reading it on audio.

This book is nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction.

Cinderella is Dead

Cinderella is dead book cover

I don’t generally go in for fairy tale retellings all that much but a queer f/f Cinderella retelling? Sign me the HECK up.

This book is nominated for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Legendborn

Legendborn book cover

To say that I’m interested in this book is an understatement. It’s a YA Arthurian legend retelling and I’m a massive fan of Arthurian legend stories. This one sounds fresh and exciting and has great reviews, so I’m eager to read it before 2021.

This book is nominated for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn book cover

This was (and still is) one of my most anticipated releases of 2020 and I still haven’t read it? I’m an embarrassment. But hopefully I’ll only be an embarrassment for another month or so until I’ve read it.

This book is nominated for the Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction.

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin book cover

This story has one of my favourite romance tropes in it: enemies to lovers. It’s also inspired by West African folklore and I’m looking forward to listening to the audiobook.

This book is nominated for the Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction.


That’s 13 books I want to read (ideally) before the end of 2020. Hopefully I can get to at least half of them, if not more.

Have you read any of these books? Which ones do you think I should prioritise? Did you vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards?

7 thoughts on “Books that the Goodreads Choice Awards reminded me I want to read

  1. Ooh I get another opportunity to chant READ FELIX EVER AFTER, KATE WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?!

    XD

    Other than that, I see a lot of books that I’ve been meaning to read on your list! I’ve also read Girl, Serpent, Thorn and I think you’ll love it ❤

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