2020 Bookish Jazz Awards Finalists!

(Last Updated On: January 19, 2021)

I can’t believe it… the finalists for the 2020 Bookish Jazz Awards are here! 🎉 In case this is your first post of the award season, the Jazzies were designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year.

🏆  Related: Read more about the history of the awards & why they were created.

The Finalists

120 young adult and adult novels are crowned finalists in the 2020 Jazzies! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to cast your votes, and congratulations to all of these books & the authors! 🎉🎉🎉

Award Badges

Finalists  | Semi-Finalists  |  Nominees

For the authors of these books, we have a finalist badge! The graphics are made by Loretta @ Laughing Listener and are free to display for the authors however they wish; feel free to link back to this page to spread the word.

Cast Your Vote

This is the final voting round of the 2020 award season, so be sure to cast your votes!


  • You are able to vote for one book in each subcategory.
  • You do not need to vote in every category.
  • Voting on books you have read is preferred.
  • Every award category has two subcategories: Adult and Young Adult.
  • The voting form closes at 23:59 on January 11, 2021.
  • The Winners will be announced on January 13, 2021.

Voting Form

Cast your votes before January 12th to help your favorite books take the top prize! The voting form is embedded below, but can also be accessed here.

Thank you

Thank you all so much for supporting the second annual Bookish Jazz Awards and celebrating your favorite books of the year!

The finalists for the 2020 Bookish Jazz Awards are here & now it's time to vote one last time to determine the top book for each ya & adult! Voting ends on January 12, 2021... who will win? Click To Tweet

Be sure to join the Goodreads Group to chat about your favorites every month with the community and follow @ReaderAwards on Twitter so you don’t miss out on the 2021 award season this fall!


Let’s go on another adventure together!


  1. Kelly Maida

    January 6, 2021 at 6:22 AM

    Hi I was wondering if you can still nominate books? I just found out about this contest today.

    1. Kal

      February 1, 2021 at 7:56 PM

      I’m so sorry about the delay in replying to your comment, but nominations ended back in November. The 2021 awards will be here around the beginning of November this year, you can follow @ReaderAwards on Twitter for notifications when if launches again. 🙂

  2. Sam || Fictionally Sam

    January 8, 2021 at 7:38 AM

    You are amazing for doing this Kal! Appreciate you and your hard work! Thank you!

    1. Kal

      February 2, 2021 at 10:19 AM

      AWAH thanks so much for this, Sam! Means a lot because I have so much guilt for my delays on running them efficiently this year

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