On Failing to Read the Goodreads ‘Best Books’ of 2016


It’s happened to me again.

I can never vote in this.

I never read the books that get nominated.

Literally none of the nominated books in YA fiction or YA fantasy interested me enough in their covers, blurbs, authors, marketing/hype, or reviews by fellow, trusted reviewers to get me to actually pick them up and read them.

Obviously you cna’t tell ahead of time who’s going to be nominated, so you can’t ensure you’ve read enough books to vote.

And while I’ve enjoyed my reading this year, I’m super sad to see nothing I’ve read on the nominated list.

I know you can write in and nominate something yourself, but there’s limited time to do that.

Ah, Goodreads. I’ve failed you again.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,833 other subscribers

4 thoughts on “On Failing to Read the Goodreads ‘Best Books’ of 2016

  1. Alexandria

    I haven’t read anything published this year, so I definitely can’t vote! But now I might have to have a look at the list to see what’s on there.

  2. Ana

    I really recommend you The Captive Prince trilogy by C.S Pacat, which last book “Kings Rising” is being nominated in the romance category.
    I was skeptical at first, too, but is very good and refreshing.

    1. Nemo

      I do have the first two books in the trilogy. It’s not really my thing, but I’ll probably give them a shot eventually only to see if I feel the same way as everyone else.

Comments are closed.