2019 Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards Finalists!

(Last Updated On: January 1, 2020)

Welcome to the inaugural year of the Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards! 🎉 Designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year, the goal of these awards is to recognize all of the amazing stories we got to read this year!

🏆  Related: Read more about why the awards were created!

Congratulations to the Finalists

🎉🎉🎉 113 books across 50 categories have advanced to the final round of the Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards, which is so amazing!


Winners  |  Finalists  |  Semi-Finalists  |  Nominees

For the authors of these books, we have award buttons! The graphics are made by Loretta @ Laughing Listener and are free to display for the authors however they wish. I’ve linked the images above to their respective posts. Congratulations to all 395 books of 2019!

I created a spreadsheet with all of the finalists (click the titles to be taken to the Goodreads page for the book) that you can see below.

Voting Rules

After much consideration and consulting with my patrons, I’ve decided that there will be a total of three voting rounds. This was the final of three voting rounds.

1) The top 4 books in each category have moved on to the finals round. Some categories have more options due to ties.
2) You are able to vote for one book in each subcategory.
3) You do not need to vote in every category.
4) Voting on books you have read is preferred.
5) Every award category has two subcategories: Adult and Young Adult.
6) The voting form closes at 23:59 on December 29, 2019.

The winners for the 2019 Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards have been announced, check out this post to see which of these books won in each category!

Thank you

Thank you all so much for helping to make the first Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards such a success! Be sure to join the Goodreads Group and follow @ReaderAwards on Twitter so you don’t miss out on the 2020 award season!

Thank you so much to Loretta @ Laughing Listener for the award graphics & Lauren @ Northern Plunder for helping me tally up votes in the early phases.

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  1. Evelyn

    December 23, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    I’m very curious to the final results!


    1. Kal

      December 31, 2019 at 7:44 PM

      They were just announced, I hope your faves win!

  2. Heather @ The Frozen Library

    December 28, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Ooh, Romanov is a finalist? I have to read it soon!

    1. Kal

      December 31, 2019 at 8:17 PM

      It is, it is! I also need to read it someday…

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