File 770 very usefully encapsulates the four SFF genre categories included in the Goodreads Choice Awards, which are of course science fiction, fantasy, horror, and YA SFF.
I did vote in some of these categories, but it’s almost surprising how few of these books I’ve actually read. Or perhaps not, considering how busy I’ve been this year. Anyway, I’ve read exactly one of the SF novels (Bujold’s, of course) and have two as samples on my Kindle.
I’ve read two of the fantasy nominees (Patricia Briggs’ and Ilona Andrews’ entries), and have one on my wishlist.
I’ve read one of the horror — Dan Wells’ book — I really like this series and thought Over Your Dead Body was a good addition to it. I’m not sure I was thinking of it as horror, though.
And I’ve read just one of the YA nominees (The Raven King) and have one on my Kindle (Rebel of the Sands).
So if you’re a Goodreads member, you might like to click through and vote. And if you’re not, you might find it interesting to click through and see what’s on the award shortlist. To me it seems like a somewhat odd blend of super-popular authors and more literary types of stories. Of course the idea that some are more literary (Too Like the Lightning; All the Birds in the Sky) is based on what I’ve read about the titles, since I haven’t actually read the books (yet).