Get ready to give us one last *book shimmy* y’all, because the final round of this year’s *Book Shimmy* Awards are here!
You guys have gone above and beyond this year, breaking all kinds of records and voting in amounts and for a range of books like we’ve never seen before! We want to thank you again for making these awards such a success and, really, so much fun for us to be a part of.
Now, we’re incredibly honored and excited to present the top four finalists in each *Book Shimmy* Awards category! If you missed it in previous rounds, a book can only be nominated in two categories, so it moved into the semi-finals in the two it received the most nominations for. If you already knew that, then you’re a return voter and we’re welcome to have you back for one last epic round! Only one book can win in each category, so make sure to vote!
This round of the *Book Shimmy* Awards will run for nearly two weeks—until December 28th—so spread the word and get going. Click below to start voting!
What are the *Book Shimmy* Awards?
The *Book Shimmy* Awards are an annual Epic Reads-run ceremony dedicated to honoring young adult titles. The awards are completely nominated by the community, voted on by the community, and guaranteed to be awesome, thanks to the community. If you want to see last year’s winners, check them out here!
The *Book Shimmy* Awards started way back in 2013, and now we’re back and better than ever! If you head here, you can see our brand new *Book Shimmy* homepage! You can vote right on the page for the FOUR books that made it through to the current final round. In the meantime, we’ll be having fun along the way over on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and more! And don’t forget—there’s a bonus award this year exclusively at Barnes & Noble called the Insta-Buy! It’s for that book that caught your eye and you just couldn’t leave the store without. You can only vote for it by going to your local Barnes & Noble store, so be sure to vote and snap us a pic!
What were the rules for nominations?
The rules are simple!
- The book must be a young adult novel—sorry middle grade and adult fans!
- The book must have been published between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018 in the United States!
- When nominating books, please be particular about your favorites! Each book could only move on to the semifinals for a maximum of two categories, so don’t go voting for your favorite in every one! We want each vote to count, and every book deserves a chance.
Let the voting begin!
Click here to start voting for your favorite books! As we said above, this round ends on December 28th, so be sure to get your votes in by then.
The votes will then be collected and the books that receive the most votes in each category will be announced as this year’s batch of *Book Shimmy* Awards winners on Monday, January 7th! And seriously, from us to all of you, thank you so much for making this such another epic year in the YA community, and thank you again for nominating and voting for all your faves for everything we know they deserve.
Stay tuned to see which titles make it to the next round, and don’t forget to tell the world that you nominated a book with #BookShimmyAwards! Let’s get those voices heard!