Book Blogger Top Picks – Final Voting


We’ve reached the final round of Book Blogger Top Picks! Thank you so much for voting and spreading the word—there was a great response to the semifinal round. The entries have been narrowed down to three books in each category and voting will be open until December 6th.

Head on over to vote!

Voting is closed, but you can check out the winners!

Adult Fiction Finalists

FIC Euphoria by Lily King
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

YA Fiction Finalists

YA We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy Finalists


The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
The Martian by Andy Weir

YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Finalists


Cress by Marissa Meyer
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Steifvater

Romance Finalists

ROM Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Short Story/Essay Finalists

SS Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

Memoir, Autobiography or Biography Finalists

Mem Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff

Graphic Novel/Trade Comic Finalists

GN This One Summer by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki
Saga Volume 3 by Brian K Vaughan
Ms. Marvel Volume 1 by G. Willow Wilson

Nonfiction Finalists

NF Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg

Middle Grade/Children’s Finalists

Mid The Book With No Pictures by BJ Novak
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Kim Ukura

    Thanks for organizing this, Shannon. I’m excited to see the results (even if I have been lousy at participating so far). I think it’ll be so great!

    • It’s been so exciting to see the way they go each round, so I’m looking forward to see it in the end, too.

  • This is fun! Are you going to do side by side comparisons of how the bloggers’ picks stack up against various other lists (Amazon, GR, Pub Weekly, etc)? That would be fun to see!

  • My adult fiction vote was always AJ Fikry, but I’m halfway through Station Eleven right now and it could give Fikry a run for its money!

    • My favorite was out this round, but I’m planning to start Station Eleven this week, too and very, very excited about it!

  • Amy Sachs

    I’m happy to see Ms. Marvel made it this far, especially since it’s not in the final round on Goodreads! It’s so hard to pick between Bad Feminist and The Opposite of Loneliness, though, they’re two of my favorites this year!

  • I love lists like this because they cover genres I don’t read, but might pick up once in a while if I feel like something in that area – and now I know what’s good, like Kristan Higgins if I ever venture down the romance road.

    • That’s totally how I feel, too. It’s definitely encouraging to know so many people really like the same titles.

  • So I goofed and missed the semi-finals but glad to make my opinion known for the finals!

  • AnnabelSmith

    So pleased to see Station Eleven and Annihilation on this list – two of my fave books of the year.

  • Woohoo, Station Eleven! And I have to say, this whole process has been hell on my TBR list. :p

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  • Sarah Says Read

    I am just realizing how not-great I am at reading the current stuff – I was lucky to see one book in a whole category that I read, lol. On the plus side, these finalists are really great. The Martian, Bad Feminist, Station Eleven, Ms. Marvel… all sorts of fantastic!