Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 Semifinal Round opens

We’ve entered the second round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015! Which books are you voting for?


The opening round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 have passed and the Semifinal Round is open as of this morning!

The Goodreads Choice Awards is an annual event hosted by the reading social media platform Goodreads. Every year readers are given the chance to vote for their favorite books in a large variety of categories. The Opening Round began November 3 and closed November 8. According to Goodreads, more than 1 million votes were cast in the Opening Round.

Whereas the Opening Round had 15 nominees for each category, the Semifinal Round now features 20 nominees. This is reportedly due to the write-in feature that Goodreads tried out this year. Readers were able to write-in the name of the books they liked if they weren’t already nominated. This has added books like Samantha Shannon’s The Mime Order and Amie Kaufman’s and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae in the running.

You can click here to cast your vote. The Semifinal Round will stay open until November 15. The Final Round will open a couple days afterwards on November 17 and will continue through November 23.

The Young Adult categories are, of course, a popular section for our readers. As such, we’re providing you with a list of nominees that you’ll probably be interested in. Books that have joined the running in the Semifinal Round are denoted with an asterisk.

The books are not listed in any particular order.

Best Young Adult Fiction

  • I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Until Friday Night (The Field Party, #1) by Abbi Glines *
  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
  • More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
  • All the Rage by Courtney Summers *
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West *
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella *
  • The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
  • Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy *
  • Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road, #1) by Katie McGarry
  • Mosquitoland by David Arnold
  • Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  • P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #2) by Jenny Han
  • My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

  • Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer
  • Red Queen (Red Queen Series, #1) by Victoria Aveyard
  • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh
  • The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2) by Mary E. Pearson
  • Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles, #3) by Kresley Cole
  • The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6) by Richelle Mead *
  • Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3) by Morgan Rhodes
  • End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days, #3) by Susan Ee *
  • Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs *
  • An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black *
  • Firefight (Reckoners, #2) by Brandon Sanderson
  • Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff *
  • The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy, #2) by Marie Rutkoski
  • Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Heir (The Selection, #4) by Kiera Cass
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Best Middle Grade & Children’s

  • The Penderwicks in Spring (The Penderwicks #4) by Jeanne Birdsall
  • Rogue Knight by Brandon Mull
  • The Marvels by Brian Selznick *
  • The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium, #2) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare *
  • Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer
  • The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
  • Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina #1) by Robert Beatty
  • The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1) by Rick Riordan
  • The Hollow Boy (Lockwood & Co. #3) by Jonathan Stroud *
  • A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
  • Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate *
  • Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead
  • The Isle of the Lost (Descendants, #1) by Melissa de la Cruz *
  • The Evertree (Spirit Animals, #7) by Marie Lu
  • The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil, #3) by Soman Chainani
  • Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • George by Alex Gino
  • The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Other notable nominees that we think our readers will recognize or be interested in include:

  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith – Nominated in Best Mystery & Thriller
  • The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon * – Nominated in Best Fantasy
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – Nominated in Best Mystery & Thriller
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Nominated in Best Fantasy
  • Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) by Brandon Sanderson – Nominated in Best Fantasy
  • The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1) by Jim Butcher – Nominated in Best Fantasy
  • Golden Son (Red Rising, #2) by Pierce Brown – Nominated in Best Science Fiction


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