It's time to vote for the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards!

Wow, Goodreads is really making us make some TOUGH choices in this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards.

The 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards show just how many amazing books were published this year, across all genres. I hope you’ll all vote for your favourites. Here are a few of ours…

BEST FICTION

Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
Canada by Richard Ford
Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain

What an impossible decision… You have one of our summer favourites (Beautiful Ruins) versus a very bookish, fun debut novel (Penumbra) versus the new book from an amazing, amazing author (Kingsolver) versus an important novel about Rwanda (Running the Rift), versus a powerful novel about human trafficking (A Walk Across the Sun), versus two literary masters (Chabon & Ford), versus a nominee for the National Book Award (Billy Lynn)…  What an amazing year for Fiction!  VOTE HERE.

BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER

Bloodline by James Rollins
The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva

Two gripping stories featuring two casts of characters we’ve come to love (The Sigma Force and Gabriel Allon). VOTE HERE.

BEST HISTORICAL FICTION

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
Death of Kings by Bernard Cornwell
The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Nope, too hard. Can’t decide! Which will you vote for? VOTE HERE.

BEST FOOD & COOKBOOKS

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond
Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach
French Kids Eat Everything by Karen LeBillon

So many delicious dishes! VOTE HERE.

BEST HUMOR

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
I Suck at Girls by Justin Halpern
How to Be Black by Baratunde Thurston

Four hilarious books, one hilarious category. Which will you choose? VOTE HERE.

BEST YOUNG ADULT FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

What a year for YA. This list just scratches the surface of all the amazing YA reads that came out this year. VOTE HERE.

BEST PICTURE BOOK

Extra Yarn by Mar Barnett & Jon Klassen
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham & Paul O. Zelinsky

Who doesn’t love a good picture book? This year’s Goodreads list features one of our favourite groovy characters, the hilarious retelling of a beloved story, a charming tale about sharing and kindness, and… I feel like I’m forgetting one… Oh right! That crazy moose. VOTE HERE.

The opening round ends November 10th. Make sure you vote!

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