Popular Books?

I got an email today from an author inviting me to vote in the latest Goodreads Choice Awards 2015. As I’ve read over 150 books so far in 2015 I thought that would put me in a pretty good position to be able to vote in a lot of the categories this year. Nah, not so much.

Is it just me or has the Goodreads Awards changed over the past couple of years? It doesn’t seem to include many of the books that I know that I enjoyed and that I heard my friends talking about? Do I really have such a narrow range of reading that I’ve never even heard of many of the books listed?

I’ve had a scan through most of the categories and it seems to average out that I’ve read about 2 or 3 out of about 15 in each category. Even in areas like Mystery & Thriller, Young Adult or Horror that I tend to read most often I’ve still only read a maximum of 4/15. Is this really a good representation of what people are actually reading? What do you think?



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  1. I’ve noticed this too, you’re not alone! I added books into the write in nominations but there were so many books I hadn’t heard of nominated and very few of the books I’ve read/heard buzz about this year included!


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