It is once again that time of the year — the Goodreads Best Books of the Year awards have returned to the Web for 2014. They of course contain a lot of really rad books (Annihilation! The Girl With All The Gifts! Cibola Burn!) Alongside some great authors (Marko Kloos, John Scalzi, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Sigler, Laini Taylor, Laurie Halse Anderson, Stephanie Perkins, Richard Kadrey, Ann Leckie!).
For my mileage, it’s also missing some super-good books, too.
Where is Kameron Hurley’s Mirror Empire?
Or Lauren Beukes’ Broken Monsters?
Or Cherie Priest’s Maplecroft?
So, this is also your annual reminder that during this first round (which runs until November 8th), you can write in candidates across the many categories.
And this can also serve as your annual shameless tap-dancing by me where I casually elbow you in the throat and remind you that, hey, I might have some books that are eligible for said write-ins, including The Cormorant, and Blightborn. No pressure, of course. Except the pressure that reminds you that I actually physically die if I don’t get onto the Goodreads Awards every year, and my resurrection is always an ugly, viscera-caked mess, and nobody wants that. NOBODY.
What I mean is, go vote for cool books.
Because yay, books.
*rises from the gore pit, screaming*