A round of applause for our semifinalists! Readers flocked to the polls to nominate the best books of the year in the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards, casting 623,800 votes for more than 11,000 books. We have now added the top five write-ins in each category as official nominees, bringing the total to 20 nominated books in each of 20 categories.
The Best Fiction category has gained some heavy hitters with the addition of J.K. Rowling and Michael Chabon. Best Science Fiction nominee Hugh Howey also racked up a second nomination in a different category, Best Horror. Ken Follett and Philippa Gregory join the highly competitive category of Best Historical Fiction. And, of course, the Goodreads Choice Awards aren’t the only number-crunching event making headlines this fall, as shown by U.S. presidential forecaster Nate Silver scoring a nomination in Best Nonfiction. Neil Young and Stephen Colbert also add some star power to Best Memoir and Best Humor. View all the semifinalists »
You have two more chances to vote. Remember, the Semifinal Round closes November 17, and next week we will cut the field in half. Only 10 books in each category will make it into the Final Round, beginning November 19. Vote now to make sure your favorite books are safe from elimination!