You’ve nominated, voted, and championed for your favorite books published in 2021, across 54 categories (breakdown: 13 fun categories & 14 genre categories for both YA and adult books). Now it’s the moment of truth: the winners of the 2021 Bookish Jazz Awards are here! 🎉
In case this is your first post of the 2021 award season, the Jazzies were designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year. You can learn more about their origins here.
You nominated a total of 187 books published between November 1, 2020 and November 30, 2021 for the 2021 Bookish Jazz Awards. (That’s amazing!) The field thinned through the three voting rounds, and we’re left with 48 winners for the 2021 Jazzies!
Check out the spreadsheet below for all of the books and the category(ies) won. Click on the book title to open the book’s Goodreads page in a new tab.
Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to cast your votes, and congratulations to all of these books & the authors! 🎉🎉🎉
Winner Award Badges
Winners | Finalists | Semi-Finalists | Nominees
For the authors of these books, we have a winners 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 about these annual awards.
The past two years have been difficult for not only each of us, but also the book industry. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate your favorite reads of the year with the Jazzies, spreading the word, and your endless support. Now more than ever, books rely on word of mouth with the shutdown of book conventions and events, and hopefully these awards will bring new books onto your TBRs, and give you new favorites.
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 2022 award season this fall!
Did your favorite book make the winner list? Let’s chat in the comments about the best of 2021!
DB @ DB's Guide to the Galaxy says
Yay! I’m glad for all the winners! Gonna try to read more frontlist books this year so I can vote in more categories!
Thank you so much for organising all of thism. You’re so talented and I love seeing all the work you do 💜💜
OMG thank you so much for your super kind comment, DB (and apologies for my super late reply)! I need to be better about frontlist too… I had a tough time voting this year, but not as bad as in 2020!
Shamefully, barely any books I’ve read are on this list haha. Even when voting I couldn’t do much because I spent most of my time reading backlist books in 2021. But, a lot of these books are on my TBR and since they won, of course, they’ll be awesome and I should get to them soon haha. Congrats to the winners, and great job on organizing this Kal!
I feel you so hard: I had a tough time nominating myself for 2021 releases because my reading has been so Sporadic and mostly backlist. But it’s a good sign many of the winners were already on your TBR… hopefully you enjoy them, too!
This was so cool, thanks for organizing Kal!
Ahhh, thanks Veronica!!
Vepsertine and Iron Widow were two favorites of 2021!
Both of those are on my owned TBR!!!!!
Mary Kirkland says
Very cool. Congrats to the winners.