Book Choice Awards

January 7, 2022

If you’re a long time Goodreads player like me, you know exactly what these awards are all about. If you’re not, it’s very simple. Each year Goodreads hosts a Choice Awards where readers can vote for their favorite book in different categories. This idea is great, however, so many amazing books are excluded – even in the preliminary rounds. Since many of my own faves were missing this year, I decided to simply have my own little award show.

I have chosen one book among my 2021 reads to take the crown in each of the categories below. Yes, it was hell to choose!

Here are My Book Choice Awards for 2021:


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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Historical Fiction

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Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid


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Darien (Empire of Salt) by C.F. Iggulden


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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren



The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker


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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

Graphic Novel

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Debut Novel

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Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

Middle Grade

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Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Young Adult Fantasy

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Young Adult Fiction

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Grown by Tiffany Jackson

Young Adult Sci-Fi

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The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He

YA Thriller

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Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson


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Boys Run the Riot by Keito Gaku

Series of the Year

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Author of the Year

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Rory Power (Wilder Girls, Burn Our Bodies Down)

And there we have it!

I know that none of the involved authors will give a hoot about my little award ceremony. However, I’m happy to sprinkle some love over books I think deserve more attention. Throne of Glass is probably the exception here since this series is already ridiculously popular. I read all eight books as a buddy read with some great girls from Bookstagram. I hated the first book and loved the last one. It was quite the ride – and quite the number of pages consumed.

2021 was also the year I discovered just how dark and twisted I like my books. I read more thriller and horror than usual and I’m going to continue this trend in 2022.

How was your reading experience in 2021 – any surprises or new fandoms? let me know in a comment or find me on Goodreads, Insta or Twitter where we can talk more books!

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