2019 Goodreads Choice AwardsSemifinal nominees for the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards were announced on Tuesday, with 5 additional books joining 15 prior nominees in each of the 20 categories, including Best Graphic Novels & Comics. As noted in our coverage of the opening round nominees, there are tons of eligible books missing from this impeccable list, but the readers have spoken, and the new write-in nominees have arrived.

Without further ado, here are the write-in candidates nominated in the semifinal round for Best Graphic Novels & Comics:

  • The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch (First Second)
  • Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron Gillen, Stephanie Hans, and Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
  • Fence, Vol. 3 by C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad, Joana Lafuente, and Jim Campbell (BOOM! Box)
  • Monstress, Vol. 4: The Chosen by Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda, and Rus Wooton (Image Comics)
    • 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards winner for Best Writer, Best Painter/Multimedia Artist, Best Continuing Series, Best Publication for Teens, and Best Cover Artist; 2018 Harvey Awards winner for Book of the Year; 2018 Hugo Awards winner for Best Graphic Story and Best Professional Artist; 2018 British Fantasy Awards winner for Best Comic/Graphic Novel; 2019 Hugo Awards nominee
    • Named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Best Comic Books of the Year in 2015, 2016, and 2018; Named one of Newsweek‘s Best Comic Books of the Year 2018; Named one of The Washington Post‘s 10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year 2018; Named one of Barnes & Nobles Best Books of the Year 2018; Named one of YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2018; Named one of Thrillist‘s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year 2018; Named one of Powell’s Best Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Graphic Novels of the Year 2018
  • The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 9: “Okay” by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Dee Cunliffe, and Clayton Cowles (Image Comics)
    • 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards nominee for Best Continuing Series

During last week’s opening round voting, readers had the opportunity to vote for one of the 15 titles selected by Goodreads, or to write-in their own nomination based on criteria listed here. Here’s how that process works:

We analyze statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads to nominate 15 books in each category. Opening round official nominees must have an average rating of 3.50 or higher at the time of launch. Write-in votes may be cast for eligible books with any average rating, and write-in votes will be weighted by the book’s Goodreads statistics to determine the top five books to be added as official nominees in the Semifinal Round.

In case you missed it, here are the other 15 nominees for Best Graphic Novels & Comics:

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The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards chosen 100 percent by readers. The semifinal round runs from Nov. 12—Nov. 17, followed by a third and final round of voting featuring the top 10 books from each category. Voting in the final round opens Nov. 19 and closes Dec. 2; winners will be announced Dec. 10.

What are your thoughts on the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards semifinal nominees? Let us know in the comments!

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