One of the biggest readers’ choice book awards–and one that certainly captures the excitement and attention of the bookish internet–is the Goodreads Choice Awards. It’s an opportunity for Goodreads users to weigh in on the books they think were the best of the best that year.
For 2022, it’s clear that the power of BookTok has made itself known in not only the winners, but in the slate of finalists from which readers could choose.
Insights from Goodreads: “With more than 5.7 million votes cast and counted, the 14th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards are now official. Launched in 2009, the Goodreads Choice Awards honor the year’s best books as decided by you, the readers.
In 2022, we saw a bevy of returning winners, including Sarah J. Maas (who took home her seventh win with House of Sky and Breath in the Best Fantasy category) and Taylor Jenkins Reid (who won her third Best Historical Fiction award for Carrie Soto Is Back). Emily Henry, V.E. Schwab, Alice Oseman, and Amanda Gorman each won for the second time (in the Best Romance, Best Young Adult Fantasy, Best Graphic Novels & Comics, and Best Poetry categories, respectively). There were also a few landslide victories this year, notably Jennette McCurdy’s I’m Glad My Mom Died in Best Memoir & Autobiography and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow in Best Fiction.”