The wait is over, we have our winners!

Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 is set, and the best books of every genre is announced!
We've been reading some of both the winners and the nominees, so we thought we'd share our thoughts about them with you!

Best Fiction
The Winner of "Best Fiction" was Harper Lee's "Go set a Watchman". Neither Ida og Marlene has read this yet, but both of us has "To Kill a Mockingbird" in our bookshelves and we can't wait to read it.

We have, however read one of the nominated books, "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry" by Fredrik Backman.

A beautiful book that shows the modern family's challenges and the world of an eight-year old trying to understand the world when her only friend, her grandmother, dies. We swear to God, Backman is the only one who could manage to make such a theme funny. If you need a beautiful, funny book for christmas, this one is a good choice. You can read our review of the book HERE

Jojo Moye's "After You" is also a nominated book for "best fiction" and Ida can't wait to read this beauty - after being teared apart by all the feelings from "Me Before You". Marlene also has Me Before You on her to-read list.

Best Mystery & Thriller
The winner of "Best Mystery & Thriller" is Paula Hawkins's "The Girl on The Train". A book Ida finished in about three days, while sitting by the window and watch the train passing by. And a book Marlene has on her bookshelf just glaring at her every time she chooses a new book to read.

It's absolutely worth reading, and an impressive debut book. You keep wondering how the whole story will turn out, and who speaks the truth and not.
You can read our review of it HERE.

On the list of nominees is Stephen King's "Finders Keepers" which Ida and Marlene is looking forward to read! Marlene also has Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter on her to-read list! 

Best Historical Fiction
Neither Ida or Marlene has read any of the books nominated in this category, but Marlene has two of them on her to-read list, including the winner: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, and a nominee; Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner!

The winner takes on the plot of Parisians fighting the Nazis in 1939. It sounds so beautifully written just by reading the summary of the book, and Marlene wants to get her hands on this one! 

Best Fantasy
The best Fantasy book of 2015 is "Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances" by Neil Gaiman.

It is a book Ida found during a shopping spree in Gjøvik with Marlene, and have been a highlight this autumn when there barely was time to read anything at all. The book is a collection of so much exciting and fascinating, and Ida has enjoyed both reading the stories and about how the stories came to life. You can read the review of it HERE. Marlene has also felt like this is a book she needs to read because of Ida's so many recommendations of the book!

Marlene also has A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab on her to-read list, alongside The Others series by Anne Bishop and The Queen of The Tearling series by Erika Johansen. 

Best Romance
Colleen Hoover won for best romance with her new book Confess, and Marlene want to say that it's a fair win because she's been reading Ugly Love by Hoover for a few months now (She just can't seem to finish it). She also want to highlight the fact that Grey by E.L. James made the list, like what the *ugly word* is that all about? AND, Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout is also on her to-read list!

Best Science Fiction
The Winner of Best Science Fiction is "Golden Son" by Pierce Brown!

Ida actually started on this book three days ago, and can barely put it away. The first book, "Red Rising" was amazing beyond words. If you haven't read or heard about this trilogy yet, you really should! You can read the review of the first book in the trilogy, "Red Rising", HERE. Marlene also has Red Rising and Golden Son in her bookshelf, and are probably going to be two of her christmas-reads! 

Best Horror

Marlene nor Ida doesn't really know if they're supposed to be ashamed for the fact that neither of them has ever heard or read anything on this list! But Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series sounds pretty interesting! 

Best Humor
Marlene has liked Mindy Kaling ever since she saw her for the first time in some movie back in the days, and this book sounds amazing! It's been on her to-read list, and it's still there.. 

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. Marlene also feels like Binge by Tyler Oakley is something worth checking out! 

Best Science &Technology
This isn't a category Marlene often looks at or even reads for that matter, but there were two books that made she want to look at the winners again. She has a huge passion for killer-whales, and one of her all-time favorite documentaries are Blackfish, so when she saw what the winner book was all about, she wanted to check it out. Beneath the Surface by John Hargrove is a book she believes is worth reading! She also believes that its fellow nominee, Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey, is worth checking out!

Best Debut Goodreads Author
So, while Marlene was voting in this contest she was SO pleased to see Victoria Aveyard on the list, not only once, but twice! Her debut book, Red Queen is one of the most amazing dystopian books Marlene has ever read. She believes that it gives "new life" to the already existing and all-too-alike dystopian genre.

Plus, by looking at its cover, it's just amazing! Plus, she also has three other books in her to-read list amongst the nominees! Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga! 

Best Young Adult Fiction
This years best YA book, which is, in Marlene's opinion more heartbreaking than the Fault in Our Stars, All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

This book made Marlene tear up on the beaches of Crete! It's this beautiful book about love, but also about friendship, about faith, about death and about finding those small, beautiful things in life. It's so damn beautiful, and Marlene can't wait for it to become a movie in 2017!!!!

The worst part is, that Marlene has most of the books amongst the nominees in her to-read list.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han, Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen, Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella, Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand, The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West,
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy and More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. 

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Two books on this list are books that Marlene's read and loved. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and The Darkest Parts of the Forest by Holly Black! Marlene has also read all but Winter by Marissa Meyer, and is trying at this moment to get a hold of a copy! Rainbow Rowell is also an author that Marlene knows delivers in the YA genres, and Kiera Cass' The Heir series is a high priority to-read for Marlene.

Best Middle Grade and Children's
Not that Marlene has read any of these books, but she knows that Rick Riordan just delivers with his mythological stories, this time with norse myths and legends! This is something that Marlene knows her little brother would LOVE. 

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