Book Blogger Top Picks 2015 – Semifinal Voting


A big thank you to everyone who submitted responses in the first round of open voting for Book Blogger Top Picks 2015! It’s been really exciting to see how the semifinalists turned out. There are definitely books that parallel the Goodreads Choice Awards, but also some great titles that many of us really championed throughout the year.

Voting for the semifinals will be open through November 23rd, when each category will be narrowed down to three for final voting. If you can, please spread the word to other bloggers so we can hear as many voices as possible!

Voting is closed, but you can see the winners!


Literary Fiction

Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

The Shore by Sara Taylor

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara



The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich

The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson


Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips


YA Fiction

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon


YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma



The Song of David by Amy Harmon

Confess by Colleen Hoover

Give Me Your Answer True by Suanne Laqueur

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner



Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Dead Ladies Project by Jessa Crispin

Missoula by Jon Krakauer

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson


Graphic Novel/Trade Comic

Thor, Vol: 1 by Jason Aaron

March: Book Two by John Lewis

Saga, Volume Five by Brian K. Vaughn

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson


Middle Grade/Children’s

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

George by Alex Gino

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead


Historical Fiction

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart