Alternative Choice Awards 2020: The Results

It’s finally time! The results are in! Six weeks of voting and over 1000 votes cast, and we finally have the winners right here.

Last year, we included the top five (or more, since there were a lot of ties) in each category but this year, we can have a distinct top three in every category bar one, so that’s what we’ve gone with. However, if you do want to know how the numbers worked out, there’ll be a link below to the results (as of tomorrow, probably, thanks to internet connectivity and slow computer issues).

See the breakdown of results here!

Otherwise, happy scrolling!

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FICTION

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

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ADULT MYSTERY & THRILLER

Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders by Aliette de Bodard
Slippery Creatures by K. J. Charles
Firewatching by Russ Thomas

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ADULT HISTORICAL FICTION

The Care and Feeding of Waspish Widows by Olivia Waite
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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ADULT FANTASY

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

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ROMANCE

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
Meet Cute Club by Jack Harbon
Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner

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ADULT SCIENCE FICTION

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

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NONFICTION

If These Ovaries Could Talk by Jaimie Kelton & Robin Hopkins
Non-binary Lives ed. by Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker & Kat Gupta
To Make the Wounded Whole by Dan Royles
Female Husbands: A Trans History by Jen Manion

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MEMOIR & BIOGRAPHY

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
Confessions of a Gay Priest by Tom Rastrelli
Gay Like Me by Richie Jackson

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GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

Check, Please!: Sticks & Scones by Ngozi Ukazu
Heartstopper, Vol. 3 by Alice Oseman
The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson

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POETRY

So Dark the Gap by Rob Colgate
Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie DΓ­az
Even the Milky Way is Undocumented by Amy Shimshon-Santo

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DEBUT NOVEL

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

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YA FICTION

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

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YA MYSTERY & THRILLER

Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass
Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp
Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

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YA SCIENCE FICTION & DYSTOPIA

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
A Phoenix First Must Burn ed. by Patrice Caldwell

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YA FANTASY

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

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MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDREN’S

King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender
The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by LD Lapinski
In the Role of Brie Hutchens… by Nicole Melleby

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Did your faves make it? What else would you rec?

charlotte

5 Replies to “Alternative Choice Awards 2020: The Results”

  1. Just added all these to my tbr list. I’m listening to the Get A Life Chloe Brown audiobook and can’t wait for Take a Hint Dani brown. It’s made me laugh out loud so much. Great post!!!

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