The Goodreads Choice Awards are open for voting! The Fantasy category has some great picks this year, so head on down and check it out. If you don't see the book you really want to win, there's an option at the bottom to add a write-in vote.
There's been a ton of controversy over the past two years about awards and how they're voted on. Slates, boycotts, and no-confidence votes have exploded due, in part, to the ability for a person or group to incite fans to make a point by voting for a selected list of books. As disappointing as it can be, where is the line drawn? Should a book only be promoted for votes by the author? Never by the author? Only if there isn't an underlying reason for it?
It's a slippery slope and one I hope we don't go down. As rotten as it smells, the only way to combat practices that hijack votes to make a point is to stand up and VOTE. Whether it's a simple reader's choice award or electing the head of a nation, VOTE. If you care, you need to do the thing that most shows that you do: Vote.
(Please note this was actually written before I realised you folks in the US have to, like, Vote soon. This post wasn't supposed to be about that... but hey, serendipitous timing and all. GO VOTE!)