The Bookish Oscars: Vote for the Best Reads of 2015

The Bookish Oscars: Vote for the Best Reads of 2015

It’s that time of year again! The dresses, the tuxes, the luminous gold statues… it can only be Oscars season. Whether or not you plan to tune into this year’s Academy Awards, we bet this event is on your radar. We here at Bookish thought we might be able to one-up the Academy (no offense, guys) by holding our own Bookish Oscars. The best part? You, the readers, get to decide who wins in each category. What are you waiting for? Vote now! And don’t forget to check back next week for the results.

The polls have closed. Our readers have spoken and picked the best reads of the year. Check out the results below.





First Place: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Second Place: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Third Place: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee





First Place: Aelin Ashryver Galathynius (also known as: Celaena Sardothien), Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Second Place: Rachel Watson, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Third Place: Louisa “Lou” Clark, After You by Jojo Moyes





First Place: Oliver Lore, Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren
Second Place: Sebastian Rudd, Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham
Third Place: Kaz Brekker, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo





First Place: Anna Watson, Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Second Place: Aunt Thea, When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
Third Place: Nesta, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas





First Place: Theodore Finch, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Second Place: Not-Joe, Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren
Third Place: Uncle Chuffy, Four Nights with the Duke by Eloisa James



Comic and Graphic novel


First Place: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Second Place: The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman and JH Williams III
Third Place: Thor: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman




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First Place: Furiously Happy written by Jenny Lawson, designed by Philip Pascuzzo
Second Place: Everything, Everything written by Nicola Yoon, designed by N. C. Sousa
Third Place: Hausfrau written by Jill Alexander Essbaum, designed by Gabrielle Bordwin





First Place: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Second Place: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Third Place: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg





First Place: The Martian by Andy Weir
Second Place: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Third Place: Room by Emma Donoghue





First Place: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
Second Place: A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
Third Place: Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny

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  1. thanks for the list i have it saved now; more for my wish list for reading — sigh never ending so glad for me lol Sadly though many of these I have not read Several I have not even heard of — and I am on several book list — maybe I need to click off the remote a bit more lol thanks for the challenge of new reads

  2. I love the book: The girl on the train . it was a good read. Looking forward to teasing some of the other books on the list especially Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham.

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