This new feature, Bubbly Berls Babbles (or BBB), is kind of an adaptation of my old feature, Fun Questions, back at Fantasy is More Fun. And the title tells it all. I’m Bubbly, I’m Berls, and I’m about to Babble about something! I hope you’ll babble along with me 🙂
Today Bubbly Berls is Babbling about: Goodreads Books of the Year!
So I just went on Goodreads to pick out which book(s) I’d review on the blog next and flashing at the top of the page is a reminder to vote in the 11th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards. Now I’ve read almost 120 books this year. I realize many people read a lot more than that, but its good number of books. So I figure, surely I have some books in the running.
Y’all I have only read ONE of the books in the running! ONE! I have like 2 or 3 of them on my TBR and another 2 or 3 are authors that I really like and just hadn’t gotten around to putting their books on my TBR.
Considering that I read a good number of books (admittedly plenty of older ones, but also several new releases), I find myself wondering how does Goodreads decide the books that are in the running? I feel like I should at least be familiar with most of them in the categories I read a lot of. Does anyone know? I realize I could probaby google and find some answers, but I have a new baby that will probably wake up any minute, so I’d rather let ya’ll tell me 🙂 LOL!
This also raises another question. Do you vote when you’ve only read one of the books? I mean, that one book was really good, but was it better than the others that I never even heard of? And then… do you vote for the books written by authors you love, just to support them? I go back and forth with this every year. I see an author I love and I haven’t managed to read that book yet, but I JUST KNOW I would love it and I want to see them win… but should you vote when you haven’t read it?
And another question. Does a book making into the list (or winning!) motivate you to read it? I know I’ve noticed books I otherwise might have missed thanks to the list of nominees, but I don’t think I’ve ever read a book because it was selected.