Fifteen books will be nominated in the following categories: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Nonfiction, Food & Cookbooks, Humor, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Middle Grade & Children's Books, Picture Books, and Goodreads Author.
There will be three rounds of voting, which will be open to all 12 million Goodreads members, and winners will be announced December 4th.Opening Round: October 30 – November 11
Voting open to 15 official nominees and write-in votes.
Semifinal Round: November 12 – November 18
The top 5 write-in votes became official nominees, bringing the total to 20 books in each category. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.
Final Round: November 19 – November 27
The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!
The best part of all of this? Nominees were chosen by looking at the reviews and ratings left by all of us Goodreads Readers! They analyzed statistics from the 170 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2012 and nominated based on a book's number of ratings and average rating.
So make sure you visit Goodreads and help choose the best reads for 2012 - just click here.
Happy voting one and all!