Each year, we leave the last slot in each DABWAHA category for the readers to nominate a book that they believe belonged in the tournament. Today we are announcing the the reader nomination winners and the complete slate of 2012 DABWAHA nominees. Head on over to DABWAHA to view the seedings and the full slate. Once you’ve done that, feel free to head on over and start filling out your brackets.
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The YA Reader Nominee is:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
An interesting pick, and definitely one of the best books of 2012.
The Contemporary Reader Nominee is:
About That Night by Julie James
Julie James was the runner up to last year’s tournament, and with reader support behind her she may go equally far this year.
The Historical Reader Nominee is:
This book won by a good margin, so this book clearly also has some fan support behind it. Excellent!
The GLBT Reader Nominee is:
Stars & Stripes by Abigail Roux
This book took the lead early in the reader nominations, and stayed permanently ahead of the other books in the results. But I also wanted to point out that one of the second place books, Country Mouse, by Amy Lane and Aleksandr Voinov, collected a good number of votes in the last few days, too.
The PNR/SF Reader Nominee is:
Blade Song by JC Daniels
Never doubt that enthusiastic campaigning can work in a book’s favor – this book had nearly twice as many votes as the others behind it.
The Series Reader Nominee is:
The Oil Tycoon and Her Sexy Sheikh by Ros Clarke
Again, many more votes than the next runners-up, likely a result of campaigning online.
The Novella Reader Nominee is:
Turning Up The Heat by Laura Florand
This one was a very close race – a lot of good novellas with a lot of reader support!
The Crossover/SRE Reader Nominee is:
A Risky Proposition by Dawn Addonizio
Campaigning: it does a DABWAHA book good.