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Goodreads Choice 2020

Well it seems I am more out of sync than usual for the Goodreads Choice Awards. I have read even less of them this year. And usually I don’t vote unless I’ve read them. This year I broke that and voted for one I am currently reading and one that comes out late November.

Fiction

book coverI am reading this at present. I think it will hold up – it has a theme of all the choices unchosen in life and what would it look like if you had gone down that path. The heroine is depressed and with no felt sense of any purpose in her life decides to end it. Instead of ending up dead she lands in the in-between of a library that is going to enable her to examine the choices she didn’t make.

Historical Fiction

book cover I read this via audiobook and I think because I read it in this format that I fell for it. It really put me on a Jane Austen path – I loved the setting – the time … just at the end of WW2 and the various characters just took hold of my heart. The narration by Richard Armitage was superb. And that’s saying something because I am not that keen on a male narrator but he nailed it. I also voted for this one in the Debut section.

Romance

The Switch book coverI had also read Beach Read in this category but I liked The Switch a lot more. Again I think because I read it via audiobook and that aced it for me. It’s fun, interesting characters and was well narrated by two narrators. Had a great older character too.

Non Fiction

book coverWith wonderfully real examples Anne Bogel depicts the over thinking that many of us engage in (from time to time) and gives us tips to manage this little habit that robs us of energy and time. In one place it had me chuckling out loud. Anne doesn’t spare herself.

It’s a book I’ll dip into again, exploring some of her references as well.

Memoir/Autobiography

book cover Okay this is the one that I haven’t read but voted for anyway! I plan to read it and will most likely do via audiobook.

If it is as good as his wife’s book then it should be interesting, informative and most likely entertaining as well.

Have you read any of the Goodreads Choice books. Did you vote in the semi final round?

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11 thoughts on “Goodreads Choice 2020”

  1. I haven’t read many of the Goodreads Choice books this year either so I had very few to vote for. I’ll have to see if I had five. I agree about the Barak Obama book. I haven’t read it yet. It isn’t even out yet so I think that is a problem for books published in November and December each year. I didn’t read Michelle Obama’s book until the next year and it was one of my favorites for that year. I think Barak Obama’s book will also be one of my favorites when I finally get it.

    I’m going to go take a look at the books you have on your list, Kathryn, since I haven’t read any of them either!

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  2. I haven’t read any of these, although your first three are on my wish list and I am looking forward to reading them. Anne Bogel’s book is new to me, but it sounds like something I should read. I am ALWAYS overthinking everything. I haven’t decided if I will read A Promised Land. It’s so tempting though! I have Michelle Obama’s book Becoming on my TBR shelf to read, so maybe I’ll read her husband’s book too . . . Have a great weekend, Kathryn. Thank you for hosting!

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