‘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_

Memoir and Autobiography – When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese41jfvzl72yl-_sx336_bo1204203200_

History and Biography – Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man -William Shatner and David Fisher51xv7tyve3l-_sy344_bo1204203200_

Science and Technology – Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are? – Frans De Waal51pjamwjpl-_sx327_bo1204203200_

Food and Cookbooks – Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat – Chrissy Teigen51hguoyiozl-_sx258_bo1204203200_

Graphic Novels and Comics – Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Andersen5151gqtpqgl-_sx258_bo1204203200_

Poetry – The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Amanda Lovelace31eo3lmnvcl

Debut Goodreads Author – Rebel of The Sands – Alwyn Hamilton24934065

Young Adult Fiction – Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetysdownload

Young Adult Fantasy – A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J.Maas17927395

Middle Grade and Children’s – The Trials of Apollo – Rick Riordanthe_hidden_oracle

Picture Books – The Thank You Book – Mo Willems510oaysl4al-_sy344_bo1204203200_

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