Bookfinity Moodie Awards

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Our favorite Romance Picks of the Week are nominated for Bookfinity.com Moodie Awards!

It’s time for the 2022 Bookfinity Moodie Awards!

Last year, Bookfinity launched its unique book awards. The Moodie Awards are the first book awards based on how the books make you, the readers, feel.

We all know that while genres have their go-to tropes, not every horror novel is going to make readers feel scared, and not every romance is going to make readers feel happy. The Moodie Awards are ready to throw genre out the window and ask you how you really feel about these 2022 reads.

Each 2022 nominee is placed into one of six “moods.”

  • Happy – The book that boosted your mood
  • Empowered – The book that cheered you on
  • Inspired – The book that got you motivated
  • Informed – The book that taught you something new
  • Amused – The book that had you delightfully entertained
  • Scared – The book that had you sleeping with the lights on

The winners of each award will be chosen by readers. Voting for the Moodie Awards began on November 1st at Bookfinity.com/vote.

We are excited to share that some of our favorite Romance Picks of the Week are nominated across multiple categories. What’s more, one of our must-read poetry collections of 2022 is also up for an award.

Moodie Award Category: Amused

Patricia Wants to Cuddle, by Samantha Leigh Allen

Patricia Wants to Cuddle

This wild and weird romance novel will certainly put a smile on your face. Not only is the plot compelling, heartwarming, and entertaining, it is so odd that you’ll be hooked from the beginning. Who would have thought that a story about a group of reality show contestants, love letters between soulmates, and a sasquatch would be impossible to put down?

Lilly Wachowski said it best, “Well, I guess Bigfoot-Lesbian-RomCom-Mystery-Horror is my new favorite genre!”

Moodie Award Category: Empowered

The Hurting Kind, by Ada Limon

The Hurting Kind poetry collection by Ada Limon

US Poet Laureate Ada Limon is known for her use of nature in her poetry. The Hurting Kindtakes it to the next level by asking her readers to see themselves as part of the world around them, not as something separate. She connects the act of a human simply surviving with that of a garden growing or a groundhog foraging for food.

Limon put so much of herself on the pages of this collection that it gives readers the sense of empowerment they need to share their own stories and live their lives to the fullest. As she said, “Poetry is elemental, necessary, and deeply human.”



I’m Glad My Mom Died, by Jenette McCurdy

Child star Jenette McCurdy shares tales of her overbearing mother, her rise to fame, and all the problems that came with it. Full of dark humor and unflinching candor, it is an inspiring story of resilience and independence.

Moodie Award Category: Happy

Yerba Buena, by Nina LaCour

Yerba Buena

Romance novels are all about bringing you a happily ever after. So, naturally, romances make readers happy. But what makes Yerba Buena stand out is how readers get to that happy ending. It isn’t just the story that makes readers feel happy, but the way that LaCour chose to tell her story also brings a smile to our faces.

Unlike most romance novels, the plot of Yerba Buena doesn’t focus on the couple coming together. Instead, it follows the characters separately going through their own separate plots, almost as if it is two stories woven together. The characters don’t even interact much until the third act! However, it’s this unique build-up of plot and character that provides a spectacularly happily ever after.

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow

Also up for the Happy Moodie Award is one of our favorite Romance Picks of the Week, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, by Gabrielle Zevin. While this book doesn’t follow all the rules of the traditional “romance” novel, it is so full of love that it’s hard to call it any other kind of book.

The novel follows two friends through their lives. From childhood playtime to on-and-off relationships to making it big in the video game industry, Sam and Sadie have a complicated and long-lasting relationship. Through everything, their love for each other stays true, creating a heartwarming story that resonates with readers.

Of course, this is only a handful of great books up for the 2022 Moodie Awards. Here are a few more amazing books you can vote for this year.

I Kissed Shara Wheeler, by Casey McQuiston

Chloe Green has a rival at her high school, Shara Wheeler. But after Shara kisses Chloe and suddenly disappears, everything changes. A great rivals to lovers romance from one of romance’s latest superstars, it’s the perfect feel-good romance.

Moodie Award Category: Informed

In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing, by Elena Ferrante

Writing on her inspirations, struggles, and journey as a writer, Italian novelist Elena Ferrante offers a rare look into her world. These four essays offer important insight into writing and will help any writer perfect their craft.

Voting for the 2022 Moodie Awards opened November 1st on Bookfinity.com.

Make sure to vote for your favorite books and let everyone know exactly how they made you feel. VOTE NOW

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