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.
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Check out the full list of Winners, recognised across twenty categories:
Fiction – Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
Mystery & Thriller – End of Watch – Stephen King
Historical Fiction – The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
Fantasy – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Romance – It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover
Science Fiction – Morning Star – Pierce Brown
Horror – The Fireman – Joe Hill
Humor -The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer
Non-Fiction – Hamilton The Revolution – Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Memoir and Autobiography – When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese
History and Biography – Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man -William Shatner and David Fisher
Science and Technology – Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are? – Frans De Waal
Food and Cookbooks – Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat – Chrissy Teigen
Graphic Novels and Comics – Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Andersen
Poetry – The Princess Saves Herself in This One – Amanda Lovelace
Debut Goodreads Author – Rebel of The Sands – Alwyn Hamilton
Young Adult Fiction – Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys
Young Adult Fantasy – A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J.Maas
Middle Grade and Children’s – The Trials of Apollo – Rick Riordan
Picture Books – The Thank You Book – Mo Willems