2013 Goodreads Choice Awards!

It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of the year again, but the first round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice awards has begun…

In case you’re new to these awards lemme give you some helpful info.


Opening round: November 4th -9th

Semifinal round: November 11-16

Final round: November 18-25

Please note! You may write in books/authors that don’t appear on the initial list, but they must meet the eligibility rules.

2013 Rules & Eligibility

The 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 03, 2013.

Opening Round: November 04 – 09

Voting open to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below).

Semifinal Round: November 11 – 16

The top five write-in votes become official nominees, bringing the total to 20 nominees in each category. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.

Final Round: November 18 – 25

The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!

2013 Eligibility

Books published for the first time in the United States in English between November 26, 2012, and November 16, 2013, are eligible for the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards. Books published between November 17, 2013, and December 31, 2013, will be eligible for the 2014 awards.

We analyze statistics from the 250 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2013 to nominate 15 books in each category. Opening round official nominees must have an average rating of 3.50 or higher. Write-in votes may be cast for eligible books with any average rating, and write-in votes will be weighted by the book’s number of ratings to determine the top five books to be added as official nominees in the Semifinal Round. A book may be nominated in no more than one genre category, but can also be nominated in the Goodreads Author category. Only one book in a series may be nominated per category. An author may receive multiple nominations within a single category if he or she has more than one eligible series or more than one eligible stand-alone book.

Some of my personal favorites aren’t eligible this year, but many are so I’m going to give a shout out to those I’m recommending. You don’t have to vote in every category.

Anyways…here are the books that are getting my personal recommendation in the first round…

In the Fiction category:

In the Romance category:


In the Debut Goodreads Author category:

In the Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction category:

Here are my personal recommendations for write ins in the Romance category (many of the authors are also eligible for debut author as well):


In the Paranormal Fantasy category:

Now that I’ve shared recommendations with you feel free to share your own in the comments.

By the way…Elena and I will be discussing the awards this Saturday along with a few other topics so we hope you’ll join us!

Tamie Xo

6 thoughts on “2013 Goodreads Choice Awards!

  1. sararrice says:

    I have read so many books this year and I thank you for your list of reminders as it will help me narrow who I want to nominate.


  2. This man by: Jodi Ellen Malpas . I love too !! And what about Ten Tiny Breaths a really great book by: K.A. Tucker !!!! Last year I voted for Gabriel’s Fire by: Sylvain Reynard !!!


  3. Wow. Thank you so much, Tamie! I’m honored to have you recommend Forged in Dreams and Magick as a write-in for Best Paranormal Fantasy and Best Debut Goodreads Author. ❤


  4. Charles E. Stebbins says:

    The book Reader by Erec Stebbins has been receiving 5 star ratings.
    It is in the science fiction category.


  5. Peter Olsen says:

    The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson; an incredible novel about the horrors and tragedy of being a North Korean under the “Dear Leader” regimes. A book of sadness, heroism and sacrifice by a people subjected to a vicious closed regime. When we see on the TV “The Dear Leaders” and the fawning hysterical crowds & we may laugh at their perceived “stupidity” but we really have no idea of the horrors the people of this nation has to endure and their daily struggles just to stay alive .


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