MP! Bookish Awards: it’s only been 5 days and these 6 books have taken the leader board by storm…

5 days ago we launched the first ever MP! Bookish Awards and hundreds and hundreds of you have already voted for your favourite books of the past year. THANK YOU.


We’re not going to lie, we were DYING of curiosity about which books are in the lead so far, and we figured we might just share the results with you…

Topping the polls for Fantasy/Sc-Fi Book of the Year is…


VE Schwab’s latest story is of a world where violence breeds monsters and a city is divided – it also has zero romance! Super cool.

Vote for Fantasy/Sc-Fi Book of the Year HERE

Striding ahead for the Debut of the Year is…


Alwyn Hamilton’s mish-mash of the Arabian Nights and a Western has a kick-ass protagonist, danger and a swoony romance. What more could you want?!

Vote for Debut of the Year HERE

Fighting to be Feminist Book of the Year is…


Kiersten White’s ‘And I Darken’ is a brutal, badass, gender-flipped re-telling of Vlad the Impaler set back in the Ottoman Empire.

Vote for Feminist Book of the Year HERE

Topping the charts for Diverse Book of the Year is…


Simon Snow is the most powerful magician the world has ever seen, but he’s way to preoccupied with his vampire roommate, Baz, and the evil that’s getting closer and closer to think about that…

Vote for Diverse Book of the Year HERE

Out-prettying all the rest for Cover of the Year is…


The pretty doesn’t stop at the cover of ‘The Girl of Ink and Stars’. There are illustrations on every page, French flaps on the jacket and deckled edges. It’s basically a dream come true.

Vote for Cover of the Year HERE

Finally, sailing ahead for the coveted Book of the Year is…


‘When We Collided’ is a beautifully written story of first love against the messy backdrop of mental health issues and grief. It’s a stunner.

Vote for Book of the Year HERE

Is your fave not yet in the lead? There’s still time to vote!

Your votes are the only ones that count, so if you want your faves to win you need to get behind them! And some of these votes are seriously close at the moment – everything could change in the next 10 days…


Don’t forget to keep up with your fave authors on Snapchat!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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