2020 Rules Eligibility

Mystery Novel Journalism
2022 Jun 02

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

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Lucy Foley ran away with this years Mystery & Thriller award by inviting us to the best wedding ever! And by best we mean most terrifying. Jules and Will have chosen to hold their wedding on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. Then the storm hits. Then the body is found. Its like the old Irish adage: Its not a party until somebody ends up dead.

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The 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 08, 2020.

Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below).

The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.

The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!

Books published in the United States in English, including works in translation and other significant rereleases, between November 16, 2019, and November 17, 2020, are eligible for the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards. Books published between November 18, 2020, and November 17, 2021, will be eligible for the 2021 awards.

We analyze statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads to nominate 15 books in each category. Opening round official nominees must have an average rating of 3.50 or higher at the time of launch. Write-in votes may be cast for eligible books with any average rating, and write-in votes will be weighted by the books Goodreads statistics to determine the top five books to be added as official nominees in the Semifinal Round. A book may be nominated in no more than one genre category, but can also be nominated in the Debut Novel category. Only one book in a series may be nominated per category. An author may receive multiple nominations within a single category if he or she has more than one eligible series or more than one eligible stand-alone book.

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