My Votes for the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

The title says it all; these are my personal choices for the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards. You can vote until November 27th! So, make sure your voice gets heard, even if your voice is different than mine. And the winners will be announced on December 5th! I’m only going to be talking about the five categories that I feel strongly and passionately about. And let’s be real *looks the Romance category* some of the categories are just plain bad and not worth my time or words. Okay, onto the books and my choices:

The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin is so important to me, and is probably the best book I’ve read in the entirety of 2017. This category means the most to me, personally, because I read mostly adult fantasy, and there is nothing that will probably ever beat The Broken Earth trilogy. It’s perfect, it’s moving, and it’s so damn powerful. This fantasy trilogy has the power to change the world, and I hope it wins and more people pick it up. But let’s be real, a freakin’ screen play that isn’t nearly as good is going to beat this and break my heart in the process.

My vote is for Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor! This book is still haunting me to this day. I read this immediately after release, and it is easily one of the best thing I’ve read all year. The prose, the characters, the messages, this book has everything. I love this book with my entire soul, and even though it has some super stiff competition, I hope it wins. This book is nothing short of magic.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a modern-day masterpiece and we are so blessed to have this work of art available in bookstores. And the queen, Angie Thomas, deserves every single award this book has netted, and she deserves this one as well.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas deserves this award, too. This book is powerful, emotional, and life changing. This book is going to make people uncomfortable, but they need that uncomfortability, and they need to open their eyes and change. This book is everything, and I not only expect it to sweep both of these categories, I expect it on almost everyone’s best of 2017 lists.

Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda is my favorite graphic novel series of all time. This story is brilliant and impactful and features such a strong female main character, who also showcases some great physical disability representation. The art is beyond words magnificent. The story is something I will never forget. I love this with my whole heart, and I hope this nomination at least makes more people pick this series up.

Okay! That’s everything that I feel passionate about! I hope you guys liked this, and are enjoying the short list! And this isn’t me telling you what to vote for. Whatever you vote for is completely valid! I’m just personally letting you guys know my picks. I also feel like 2018 will have a much more inclusionary list, but I do think 2017 is a step in the right direction. Happy voting and happy reading, lovelies!

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32 thoughts on “My Votes for the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

    1. Oh my gosh, come and gush with me once you read both, BUT ESPECIALLY STRANGE THE DREAMER. I’m so unhealthy obsessed. And thank you for your kind words, always! I truly hope you enjoy both! Happy reading, love! 💛✨

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  1. This is a great idea for a post! I definitely agree with your choices too I voted for The Hate U Give in both the YA Fiction and Debut Author categories too because that book deserves every dang award, haha!

    I haven’t read Strange the Dreamer yet but I adore Laini Taylor so I’m hoping to read it before the end of the year (and I voted for it despite not having read it yet to counteract all of the Maas votes, not that I mind Maas or her fans but I feel like other YA fantasies deserve winning too).

    I adored Monstress Vol. 1 and I JUST borrowed Vol. 2 from the library and I’m super excited to read it! Glad to hear you loved it, the first volumes seriously blew me away it was fantastic! 🙂

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    1. Oh my gosh, Heather, come gush with me once you finish Strange the Dreamer! You’re going to love it so much!! 💛✨

      And yeah…. I’m hoping people’s votes get split off the two SJM novels, and Laini Taylor swoops in and wins! Hahaha! (I’m terrible 🙈)

      You should for sure make a post like this! I just couldn’t resist! And I really wanna see more of your choices, beautiful!

      Happy reading, love! ❤️😘

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    1. Yayyyyyyy! I hope Strange the Dreamer can pull ahead of a (hopefully) SJM split vote. You know? Hahahaha. And I’m hoping and praying Monstress will beat Saga, but…. ☕️🐸… we will see! Hahahaha. 💛✨

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  2. Love your votes! Laini Taylor is one of my all-time favorite authors ❤ I still have to read Strange the Dreamer tho – shame on me!!!! I've got both the uk and us hardcover copies because they were both soo pretty. I'm planning on reading it soon but I've had a lot of trouble concentrating on my books lately and a laini taylor book isn't one you should read then haha. But my god, I'm so excited!! I really think Laini deserves that Goodreads praise for her amazing writing. I'm already certain this book is nothing less than amazing!

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  3. Nice picks! 😀 I also voted for Monstress. Such a fantastic and utterly gorgeous comic. I absolutely love it. I am about halfway through Strange the Dreamer right now, and it’s such a fantastic read. Laini Taylor’s imagination and writing are just so wonderful. ❤

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