Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Best Books of 2012

Goodreads announced today its equivalent to the People's Choice Awards for books. Their readers cast more than a million votes for their favorites in twenty categories. J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy took first place as the best work of fiction for the year. Here are the other winners:

Nonfiction  Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Mystery and Thriller Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Historical Fiction  The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Memoir and Autobiography  Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
History and Biography  Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
Poetry  A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Science Fiction  The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett
Horror  The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Young Adult Fiction  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Fantasy The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Paranormal Fantasy  Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Romance  Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction  Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Humor  Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson
Goodreads Author  Veronica Roth
Food and Cookbook  The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond
Graphic Novel and Comic  The Walking Dead, Vol 16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman, Illustrated by Charlie Adlard
Children’s Book  The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Picture Book  Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer

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