INSPYs 2017: Presenting the 2017 INSPY Longlists

January 30, 2017 2 Comments

G’morning my fellow book nerd friends. Today is a great day in the INSPY timeline. Today is the day we pull back the mysterious veil and reveal the books that YOU nominated for this year’s award in our 2017 INSPY longlists.

Many thanks so all of you who nominated these books, and many happy congratulations to the authors whose books have made the long list cut.

Without further preamble or rambling or hype, allow me to share with you all the 2017 longlist. Read on for our official INSPYs announcement.


INSPYs 2017: Presenting the 2017 INSPY Longlists. Sharing the longlist titles! Which of these have you read? © /

Hello fellow readers, blogger and authors. Before we announce the 2017 longlists, we first want to recap our year so far. First we welcomed our newest board member, Kara and then announced the inclusion of INDIE novels to our nomination process. Like last year, the following nomination process applied to each of our seven categories.  

To help simplify our nomination process, we made some adjustments to our awards program. To that end, instead of publicizing our long list of nominations as they poured in, the Advisory Board kept the list private since the method of nomination involved a process of popular vote. The number of books that received the most nominations (the top 15 from each category) came out as the winners, which then determined the long lists.  

Due to insufficient nominations or ineligibility, some categories fall short of the requisite 15 novels.  

From the lists below, the Advisory Board will be narrowing these respective lists down to five books per category which will become our 2017 short lists. From there, the same judging process and practices will follow.  

Grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy browsing through the books that YOU nominated, propelling them into “phase two.”

Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense
Debut Novel

General Fiction

Historical Romance

Literature for Young Adults


Speculative Fiction

We’d like to congratulate all of the nominated authors and thank all of the bloggers and readers who put forth their favorite reads of 2016. 

We’re ready to get to work and find the top five in each of these categories. ♥

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Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Katie's Cottage January 31, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    WOW! This is a great list of books! :)

    • Rissi January 31, 2017 at 5:32 PM

      Definitely. So many people nominated so many great books. :)

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