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Bookfinity Announces Winners for the "Moodie Awards"

December 12, 2022

NASHVILLE, TENN (12/9/22) Bookfinity™ is proud to unveil the winners for the second annual Moodie Awards, the only award for books based on the impact on readers’ moods.  

“Bookfinity's mission is to connect readers to books they will love,” said Brian McKinley, Vice President of Marketing and Customer Care at Bookfinity. “The Moodie Awards are unique in the book community because they are solely interested in how a book made the reader feel.”

The Moodie Awards, voted on by readers, selected the following books released in 2022 through a voting process from November 1 to December 5 as the best across six mood categories – happy, empowered, inspired, informed, amused and scared.

Happy WinnerIt Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover

New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover brought readers the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller It Ends with Us. It Starts with Us picks up where the first book left off — Lily and Atlas running into each other in the street. Post-divorce from her ex-husband Ryle, Lily is interested to see where a new old relationship may take her while navigating life with a jealous co-parent.

Empowered WinnerI'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

A #1 International Best Seller, I’m Glad My Mom Died chronicles McCurdy’s life as a child actor. She talks about her struggles with an eating disorder, addiction, and her complicated relationship with her mother as well as the journey to discovering her joy and independence.

Inspired WinnerFinding Me: A Memoir by Viola Davis  

Viola Davis’s memoir Finding Me follows Davis from her early days in a shabby apartment in Rhode Island to the stages of New York. This Harpers Bazaar Best Book of 2022 and Oprah’s Book Club Pick follows the journey of a young woman trying to find herself and her voice in a world that wasn’t always listening.

Informed WinnerThe Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation by Rosemary Sullivan

This New York Times bestseller hopes to answer the question of who betrayed Anne Frank’s family after living in the attic undetected for more than two years. Retired FBI agent Vincent Pankoke and a team of investigators worked tirelessly to crack the case and Sullivan brings it to life within the pages of her book.

Amused WinnerRemarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

Tova Sullivan’s husband has died, so what does she do? She starts working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium. Tova has kept herself busy since her son, Erik, disappeared 30 years ago on a boat in the Puget Sound. While working, Tova becomes friendly with Marcellus, an octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus typically ignores the humans and refuses to display his intelligence, but after Tova worms her way into his heart, he knows he must help her understand what happened to her son – a truth only he knows. This is Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel.

Scared WinnerThe It Girl by Ruth Ware

From the author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and One by One, Ruth Ware takes readers on another thrill. April Clarke-Cliveden and Hannah Jones are quick friends when they meet at Oxford. April is the “It Girl” and her and Hannah form tight bonds with their peers — Will, Hugh, Ryan and Emily — and by the end of the year, April is dead. John Neville, a former Oxford porter, was convicted of April’s murder, but 10 years later, a young journalist finds new evidence that Neville may have been innocent for all those years. While Will and Hannah are expecting their first child together, they find out their friends are not who they thought they were.  

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About Bookfinity |

Bookfinity™ makes the process of selecting your next read fun and easy and, in the process, aims to expand book discoverability and get more great books in the hands of readers. Users can discover their “Reader Type” through a short quiz and receive customized book recommendations in minutes. Recommendations are based on a reader’s overall personality, interests, reading behavior, and engagement with the “Like It or Lose It” rating system on the platform. Wondering what Reader Type you might fall into? There are nearly 20 Reader Types including the Trendsetter, Woke Up Like This, Lifelong Learner, Game Day Hero, Mountain Climber, and Time Traveler – just to name a few. Find more books by browsing top books in a variety of popular categories.