I was surprised by the runaway volume of the winners in some of the categories.
That is really odd. I wonder how that happens.
I think they add together all the votes from each voting period. But I was expecting the voting to be a bit closer for 1st and 2nd. Like the Ninth House beating Starless Sea by almost 20k votes is wild!
I was annoyed that The Testaments got another award (also got the Booker Prize), because it really was just not even on the same playing field as the original Handmaid's Tale. I was ok with The Silent Patient, though I thought The Lost Man should have won. I was really surprised by Ninth House winning, and by such a large margin, considering I DNF'd that book and was head over heels in love with the Winternight Trilogy (The Winter of the Witch is the third book). Recursion winning for SF I was not surprised by, even though I only kind of liked it. Rachel Hollis winning over Ronan Farrow for non-fiction was some crazy shit. I really wish Know My Name would have won Autobiography. I really thought Miracle Creek should have won Best Debut. I wanted to throw things at The Wicked King winning YA Fantasy, Call Down the Hawk was a million times better.