Friday 7 December 2012

The Winners of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards

The Winners of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards have been annouced - "the only major book awards decided by readers", voted by the public.

J.K. Rowling claimed the Best Fiction prize for her grown-up book 'The Casual Vacancy', with 11,525 votes, proving that critical receptions don't necessarily dictate the opinions of readers.

Gillian Flynn topped the Mystery and Thriller category for her immensely popular third novel 'Gone Girl'; Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter's 'The Long Earth' lead in Science Fiction; and 'Fifty Shades Freed', the third part of the trilogy from E.L. James Grey dominated Romance, receiving over 22,000 votes.

And the Winners Are ...
  •     Best Fiction: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  •     Best Mystery & Thriller: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  •     Best Historical Fiction: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  •     Best Fantasy: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King, Jae Lee illustrator
  •     Best Paranormal Fantasy: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
  •     Best Science Fiction: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
  •     Best Romance: Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
  •     Best Horror: The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  •     Best Memoir & Autobiography: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by    Cheryl Strayed
  •     Best History & Biography: Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
  •     Best Non-fiction: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  •     Best Food & Cookbooks: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond
  •     Best Humor: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
  •     Best Graphic Novel & Comics: The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, illustrator
  •     Best Poetry: A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
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