Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Final Round Nominees

Voting has begun in the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards: The Best Books 2017 and will continue through November 27.

Here is what Goodreads voters picked to advance to the finals.

VOTING SCHEDULE

Final Round: Nov 14 – 27

The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!

Winners announced: December 5

Here are links to all the categories:

[Thanks to Mark Hepworth for the story.]

8 thoughts on “Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Final Round Nominees

  1. Of the write-ins for Fantasy, SF & Horror that I listed in the last round, only one makes it to the final – Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. Perhaps not surprising given Sanderson’s fanbase, but Oathbringer is the one of the books – along with Artemis by Andy Weir – that was only actually released this week. Last year, the highest ranked SF book to fail to make the final was GJ&RQ by Lois McMaster Bujold, finishing with 2,905 votes, and in Fantasy it was The Obelisk Gate with 4,987 (over two rounds). That would imply Artemis and Oathbringer have needed at minimum a couple of thousand readers voting for them over the last two rounds to make the grade.
    Tor.com have run an extensive series of sample chapters of Oathbringer so at least its fans have read some of the book, but Artemis is apparently here on the back of just those who read it in ARC form. Admittedly that’s not totally impossible, as Artemis has 840 GR reviews right now (and a quick skim seems to confirm these are from ARC readers) but it’s rather unlikely.

    To take a random stab at predictions: last year Schwab came in second to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the year before she was second to Neil Gaiman, so this could be her year in Fantasy. (Also, it’s a great book, and if The Stone Sky hadn’t got through then I’d be voting for it).
    In SF I wouldn’t bet against a Timothy Zahn Star Wars book for fan-favourite power, but I’m going to guess that now Artemis is on general release it’s going to surge to the top.

  2. Aww, Six Wakes didn’t make it. I’ll probably stick with The Bear and the Nightingale in Fantasy. I imagine it will go to Schwab or Sanderson though.

  3. It’s rather sad that most of the write-ins have been eliminated, but perhaps not surprising: as I understand it the original list is compiled to reflect the overall standing of works on Goodreads, so the books on that list are guaranteed a lot of votes.

    The oddest thing in my view is the absence of La Belle Sauvage, but perhaps that’s my UK perspective; here its publication is the event of the year, but I’m guessing it hasn’t had the same impact elsewhere. I think it will probably do better in the not-Hugo, though.

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  5. Michael Chabon’s Moonglow is still in the running under Historical Fiction.

    Is there anything speculative about Moonglow? It wasn’t obvious from the write-up of it I saw.

  6. Is there anything speculative about Moonglow?

    Not that I recall, aside from the kind of alternate history one often finds in fiction that interest made-up people into real history. But that’s presumably why it’s listed in Historical Fiction, not SF.

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