2019 Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards Nominees!

(Last Updated On: December 31, 2019)

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!

I am so excited to reveal the nominations to you all! And now YOU get to vote for YOUR favorites – which ones will make it to the semi-final round? It is up to you!

The Nominees

A total of 66 nomination forms were submitted, nominating 395 books – isn’t that incredible?! Congratulations to all of these books & the authors! 🎉🎉🎉


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 nominations (click the titles to be taken to the Goodreads page for the book) that you can see below.

Books that were ineligible because they were published outside of the eligibility window (November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019) are highlighted in red. If a book was nominated for the wrong age category, I moved the nominations where appropriate.

I am sorry if your favorites are not included; I left nominations open for 3 weeks to allow as many people to find out about and participate in the awards but my circle of influence is limited. There are no doubt many amazing books that weren’t nominated and for that, I’m sorry!

Voting Rules

After much consideration and consulting with my patrons, I’ve decided that there will be a total of three voting rounds. This ensures that all eligible nominees have the option to be voted for in general voting; there will also be a semi-final and final round.

1) You are able to vote up to three books for each subcategory.
2) You do not need to vote in every category.
3) Voting on books you have read is preferred.
4) Every award category has two subcategories: Adult and Young Adult.
5) The voting form closes at 23:59 on December 10, 2019.
7) Semi-finals voting will begin on December 12, 2019.
8) Finals voting will begin on December 23, 2019.

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.

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. Haley

    December 5, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    You are a beautiful creature for putting this all together and I. was so excited to nominate and I was also as excited to go do my voting, There are so many good books that it’s so hard to decide!!

    1. Kal

      December 8, 2019 at 12:16 PM

      Awww, I was more than happy to do it! Thanks so much for participating and good luck to your faves…

  2. Jenna @ Falling Letters

    December 9, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    Just cast my votes! I’m impressed by how you set up the voting form. Even though I don’t really read YA, I enjoyed browsing the categories and nominees.

    1. Kal

      December 22, 2019 at 10:19 AM

      Thanks for casting your votes, Jenna!

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