GoodReads Choice Awards 2014 Semi Finals


[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s time to choose best books of 2014. This year there are 20 categories and in each category there are 20 books. In each category 5 books are selected by write-in votes. Here are the categories and some of my favorite choices, I voted for the first ones.

I list my favorite genres at top; Fantasy, Science-Fiction and Mystery&Thriller. I could not find to vote any books for some categories. There are already more than 2M votes cast (2,061,719)

This year there are lots of books to read in fantasy genre, unfortunately I could not find any chance to read them. I hope to read first five books in the list below.

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

Best Fantasy Books of 2014

[pullquote-right]Fool’s Assassin: On a shelf in his den sits a triptych carved in memory stone of a man, a wolf and a fool. Once, these three were inseparable friends: Fitz, Nighteyes and the Fool. But one is long dead, and one long-missing.[/pullquote-right]

  1. Fool’s Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb
  2. Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson
  3. Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War #1) by Mark Lawrence
  4. The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Tales from Temerant) by Patrick Rothfuss
  5. The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3) by Brent Weeks
  6. Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher
  7. The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley

Best Science Fiction Books of 2014

[pullquote-right]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. Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch #2) by Ann Leckie
  5. The Long Mars (The Long Earth #3) by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  6. Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan
  7. The Martian by Andy Weir
  8. Cibola Burn (Expanse #4) by James S.A. Corey

Best Mystery & Thriller of 2014

[pullquote-right]Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.[/pullquote-right]

  1. Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy #1) by Stephen King
  2. The Target (Will Robie #3) by David Baldacci
  3. Missing You by Harlan Coben
  4. The Son by Jo Nesbø

Best Fiction of 2014

[pullquote-right]And then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore. It’s a small package, but large in weight. It’s that unexpected arrival that gives A. J. Fikry the opportunity to make his life over, the ability to see everything anew. It doesn’t take long for the locals to notice the change overcoming [/pullquote-right]

  1. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  2. Stone Mattress: Nine Tales by Margaret Atwood
  3. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Best Horror of 2014

  1. The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival(Purge of Babylon #1) by Sam Sisavath

Best Historical Fiction of 2014

  1. Some Luck (Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga #1) by Jane Smiley

Best Romance of 2014

  1. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (Outlander #8) by Diana Gabaldon

Best Humor of 2014

  1. William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars #2) by Ian Doescher

Best Nonfiction of 2014

  1. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

Best Business Books of 2014

  1. How Google Works by Eric Schmidt

Best Debut Goodreads Author of 2014

  1. The Emperor’s Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1) by Brian Staveley

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2014

  1. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare

Best Middle Grade & Children’s of 2014

  1. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan

Best Memoir & Autobiography of 2014

Best History & Biography of 2014

Best Food & Cookbooks of 2014

Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2014

Best Poetry of 2014

Best Young Adult Fiction of 2014

Best Picture Books of 2014

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  1. November 19, 2014

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

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