GoodReads Choice Awards 2014 Finals

GoodReads Choice Awards 2014 Finalists
[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ow it’s time to vote for goodreads Choice Awards 2014 finalists. Now we have 10 books for each category. Frankly, I’ve been disappointed for the Fantasy and the Science Fiction categories. Nearly half of my favorite books has been eliminated.

Three of my favorite fantasy books could not pass to the finals, but still they are in the best of list for me. These are;

May be this is related to my personal choices on sub-genres. I mostly like epic fantasy and space opera.

To see my semi-final votes, you can check this page.

Anyway here you can find some information on the finalists and my choices. Some of them has not changed till the semi-finals.

Best Fantasy Books of 2014

[pullquote-right]Words of Radiance: The war with the Parshendi will move into a new, dangerous phase, as Dalinar leads the human armies deep into the heart of the Shattered Plains in a bold attempt to finally end it. Shallan will come along, hoping to find the legendary, perhaps mythical, city of Urithuru, which Jasnah believes holds a secret vital to mankind’s survival on Roshar.[/pullquote-right]

  1. Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Tales from Temerant) by Patrick Rothfuss
  3. Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher
  4. The Magician’s Land (The Magicians #3) by Lev Grossman
  5. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  6. The Witch With No Name (The Hollows #13) by Kim Harrison
  7. Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews
  8. The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness
  9. Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs
  10. Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) by Jeaniene Frost

Best Science Fiction Books of 2014

[pullquote-right]Lock In: Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus.[/pullquote-right]

  1. Lock In (Lock In #1) by John Scalzi
  2. Earth Awakens (The First Formic War #3) by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
  3. Influx by Daniel Suarez
  4. The Long Mars (The Long Earth #3) by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  5. The Martian by Andy Weir
  6. Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer
  7. California by Edan Lepucki
  8. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  9. Sand Omnibus (Sand #1-5) by Hugh Howey
  10. Apolonia by Jamie McGuire
Category Choice
Best Mystery & Thriller of 2014 Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy #1) by Stephen King
Best Fiction of 2014 The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Best Horror of 2014 Innocent Blood (The Order of the Sanguines #2) by James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
Best Historical Fiction of 2014 The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Best Romance of 2014 Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander #8) by Diana Gabaldon
Best Humor of 2014 William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars #2) by Ian Doescher
Best Nonfiction of 2014 The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
Best Business Books of 2014 How Google Works by Eric Schmidt
Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2014 City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
Best Middle Grade & Children’s of 2014 The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan
Best Memoir & Autobiography of 2014 Not Voted
Best History & Biography of 2014 Not Voted
Best Debut Goodreads Author of 2014 Not Voted
Best Food & Cookbooks of 2014 Not Voted
Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2014 Not Voted
Best Poetry of 2014 Not Voted
Best Young Adult Fiction of 2014 Not Voted
Best Picture Books of 2014 Not Voted

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