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Bookfinity™ Opens Voting for Second Annual "Moodie Awards"

November 1, 2022

Nashville, TENN. (November 1) — Online voting opens today for the 2nd Annual Moodie Awards hosted by Bookfinity™, a personalized book discovery platform.

The Moodie Awards are the first and only book awards dedicated to honoring a recent release based on how it impacted a reader’s mood. There are six categories: happy, empowered, inspired, informed, amused, and scared.

“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.”

This year’s nominees are:

Amused: Books readers couldn't put down and that left them delightfully entertained

“Other Birds” by Sarah Allen Addison
“Our Missing Hearts” by Celeste Ng
“Patricia Wants to Cuddle” by Samantha Leigh Allen
“The Measure” by Nikki Erlick
“Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt

Empowered: Books that cheered on readers souls
“Black Cake” by Charmaine Wilkerson
“I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jenette McCurdy
“Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus
“The Hurting Kind” by Ada Limon
“The Sentence” by Louise Erdrich

Happy: Books that boosted readers' moods and brightened their spirits
“I Kissed Shara Wheeler” by Casey McQuiston
“It Starts With Us” by Colleen Hoover
“Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow” by Gabrielle Zevin
“Yerba Buena” by Nina LaCour
“Small Things Like These” by Claire Keegan

Informed: Books that gifted readers with new perspectives
“American Demon: Eliot Ness and the Hunt for America’s Jack the Ripper” by Daniel Stashower
“Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again” by Johann Hari
“The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation” by Rosemary Sullivan
“In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading” by Elena Ferrante and Ann Goldstein
“The Trayvon Generation” by Elizabeth Alexander

Inspired: Books that motivated readers
“Finding Me” by Viola Davis
“Solito” by Javier Zamora
“How to be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question” by Michael Schur
“House of Sky and Breath” by Sarah J. Maas
“The Lady’s Mine” by Francine Rivers

Scared: Books that had readers hands shaking while turning to the next page
“Book of the Night” by Holly Black
“Daisy Darker” by Alice Feeney
“The It Girl” by Ruth Ware
“The Butcher and the Wren” by Alaina Urquhart
“The Weight of Blood” by Tiffany D. Jackson

Voting is open until December 5, 2022 at and winners will be announced on December 9, 2022.

For more information about the Bookfinity Moodie Awards or to discover your Reader Type visit

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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.