Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 Semifinalists

Open voting has started in the semifinal round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 and will continue until November 15. There are 20 categories overall.

Five popular write-ins have been added to the 15 books listed in the opening round. Here are the titles readers lifted onto the ballot in the primary categories of genre interest – Best Fantasy, Best Science Fiction, and Best Horror.


  • A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor (The Carls, #2) by Hank Green 
  • The Relentless Moon (Lady Astronaut #3) by Mary Robinette Kowal 
  • The First Sister (The First Sister Trilogy, #1) by Linden A. Lewis 
  • Age of Deception by T.A. White 
  • Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick (Zoey Ashe, #2) by David Wong 


  • The Trouble With Peace (The Age of Madness, #2) by Joe Abercrombie
  • Smoke Bitten (Mercy Thompson, #12) by Patricia Briggs
  • Battle Ground (The Dresden Files, #17) by Jim Butcher 
  • Age of Empyre (Legends of the First Empire, #6) by Michael J. Sullivan 
  • Wintersteel by Will Wight 


  • Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark
  • World Departed (The Cascadia Series) by Sarah Lyons Fleming 
  • The Ghost Tree by Christina Henry 
  • Houndings of Hell (a CoC spin-off Novella) by Hunter Holmes 
  • Secret Santa (A Horror For the Holidays Novel) by Andrew Shaffer 

There also are some genre works in the Best Graphic Novels and Comics, Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Best Middle Grade & Children’s categories.

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  1. I imagine The Vanished Birds is a long shot, but I’ll keep voting for it as long as it’s still there.

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