‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ wins big at 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads has announced the winners of the 8th annual Goodreads choice awards. The reader-driven award ceremony, which aims to recognise the year’s stand-out novels, saw an astounding 3.5 million votes from book-lovers this year.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child took home the prize for the Best Fantasy category, generating a phenomenal 128,543 votes, more than any other title in Goodread’s history.

Meanwhile, Stephen King and son Joe Hill both took top spots in this year’s awards for their spooky novels. King received the top prize for Best Mystery & Thriller with his novel End of Watch, and Hill took the top spot in the category Best Horror for his novel The Fireman.

Goodreads is an Amazon company which features an extensive database of books, boasting 55 million members, 1.5 million books and 50 million book reviews.

Check out the full list of Winners, recognised across twenty categories:

Fiction – Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty9781250069795

Mystery & Thriller – End of Watch – Stephen Kingend-of-watch-9781501129742_hr

Historical Fiction – The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead30555488

Fantasy – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorneharry_potter_and_the_cursed_child_special_rehearsal_edition_book_cover

Romance – It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover27362503

Science Fiction – Morning Star – Pierce Brownmorning-star-cover

Horror – The Fireman – Joe Hillimages

Humor -The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer51j10qkqfsl-_sy344_bo1204203200_

Non-Fiction – Hamilton The Revolution – Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter51pk6v0aiol-_sx258_bo1204203200_

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