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.