The Bookish Jazz Awards: My Nominations

Kal at Reader Voracious works SO hard for the bookish community and I can’t wait for this year’s Bookish Jazz Awards, so, to show my excitement, I’m going to give you all my nominations in today’s post! For more information, please go to the post which I’ve shared above this! ^

Favorite YA Villain

Val, from Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

Heart of Flames

Favorite Non-Human Villain Adult and YA

Banu Manizheh, The Empire of Gold, by S.A. Chakraborty

The Empire of Gold

Azad, Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Favorite OTP & YA OTP

Nahri and Ali, Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

The Empire of Gold

Maia and Edan, Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Unravel the Dusk

Favorite Book Setting Adult & YA

The House in Mexican Gothic (Which I now Realize is actually YA, sorry Kal!)

Mexican Gothic

The Forest of Souls in Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

Forest of Souls

Favorite Adult and & YA Sequel

Sorcery of a Queen by Brian Naslund

Sorcery of a Queen

Dokkaebi: Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho

Dokkaebi: Vicious Spirits

Favorite Adult & YA Debut

The Apparition Phase by Will Maclean

The Apparition Phase

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Cemetery Boys

Favorite Adult and & YA Book Cover

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Daughter

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Cokshi

The Silvered Serpents

Favorite Adult & YA Squad

Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

Seven Devils

The Damned By Renée Ahdieh

The Damned

The Book I Couldn’t Stop Screaming About Adult & YA

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Daughter

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Raybearer

Favorite Pet/Animal Adult & YA

Space Cats from Prime Deceptions by Valerie Valdes

Prime Deceptions

En’s Bird (hawk…falcon…something) from Night Spinner by Addie Thorley

Night Spinner

Favorite Adult & YA Book of the Year

Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The Once and Future Witches

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Harley in the Sky

Favorite Novella

Killian’s Dead by Josie Jaffrey

Killian's Dead

Instead of keeping up with all the covers, I wanted to do the ones above as they’re the first page of submissions, I’ll be listing the rest!

YA NOMINATIONS

YA Contemporary (Realistic Fiction)

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman, Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

YA Fantasy (includes all subgenres of fantasy)

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko, Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau Preto

YA Graphic Novels & Comics (any genre, including manga)

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

YA Historical Fiction

The Invention of Sophie Carter by Samantha Hastings, A Cloud of Outrageous Blue by Vesper Stamper

YA Horror

Burn our Bodies Down by Rory Power, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

YA Literary Fiction

Dear Edward by Anna Napolitano, Feathertide by Beth Cartwright

YA Mystery

All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban

YA Romance (Can be any genre romance)

A Royal Christmas Quandary by Samantha Hastings

YA Science Fiction (includes all subgenres of science fiction)

This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

YA Science & Technology

The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee

YA Thriller

The God Game by Danny Tobey

ADULT NOMINATIONS

Contemporary (Realistic Fiction)

The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain, Sharks in the Time of Saviours by Kawai Strong Washburn

Fantasy (includes all subgenres of fantasy)

The Story of Silence by Alex Myers, The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Historical Fiction

The Mercies by Kiran Millword Hargrave, This Lovely City by Louise Hare

Horror

The Apparition Phase by Will Maclean, The Souther Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Humor

Come Again by Robert Webb

Literary Fiction

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby, Black Sunday by Tola Rotimi Abraham

Memoir & Autobiography

Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl by Jeannie Vanasco, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mystery

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, The Smuggler’s Daughter by Kerry Barrett

Nonfiction

Eileen: The Making of George Orwell by Sylvia Topp

Romance (Can be any genre romance)

Whiteout by Adriana Anders, Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

Science Fiction (includes all subgenres of science fiction)

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey

Science & Technology

Atlas Alone by Emma Newman

Thriller

Dark Shadows G.R. Halliday, Rise of the Rays by Wes Markin

And there we have it! My 2020 Bookish Jazz Award Nominations! I am tired and going to go nap now lol

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