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[News] 2018 Goodreads Choice Winners Announced

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Post time: 5-12-2018 15:11:43
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Edited by cynic at 5-12-2018 03:14 PM

The voting is done, and Goodreads has announced the winners of their 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards. If you’re not familiar (and didn’t get to vote!), Goodreads releases nominees for the best books of the year in genres like fiction, nonfiction, poetry, romance, sci-fi, YA, and several others. Readers vote, or write-in new nominees, and a second found of finalists is released. Voting continues, and a third round of finalists is released before the big announcement comes in early December. And today is that day!

I’ve included the full list of winners below, but I want to pause and talk about a new category that Goodreads included this year. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Goodreads Choice Awards, they introduced the Best of the Best category, where readers were asked to vote on the ultimate best book from the 170 past winners in the competition. The winner is Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give. She took the top spot at an 8K+ lead over the runner up (All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr). THUG has been a Book Riot favorite, and we’re psyched to see her book chosen from such a large pool of titles.

A couple of other noteworthy wins:  Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone won in the Debut Author category. You might remember that Adeyemi’s book was the inaugural pick for Jimmy Fallon’s book club on The Tonight Show. She claimed the top spot at a whopping 35K lead over the runner up. So, she didn’t just win, she really won.

If no one has told you about The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang yet, do yourself a favor, call out of work, and read it today. Hoang’s book won for Romance in a category that boasted a diverse and exciting group of finalists. Lots of buzzy books from this year.

Speaking of diversity, Goodreads showed a bit of improvement in that category. Winners in the 2017 Awards showed 20% books by authors of color (with Angie Thomas’s THUGtaking two of those spots). This year’s awards round out to 29% books by authors of color.

See the complete list of winners below


2018 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

FICTION
Still Me by JoJo Moyes

MYSTERY AND THRILLER
The Outsider by Stephen King

HISTORICAL FICTION
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

FANTASY
Circe by Madeline Miller

BEST OF THE BEST
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

ROMANCE
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

SCIENCE FICTION
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

HORROR
Elevation by Stephen King

HUMOR
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

NONFICTION
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark:  One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

MEMOIR AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Educated by Tara Westover

HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY
The Good Neighbor:  The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs:  A New History of a Lost World by Steve Brusatte

FOOD AND COOKBOOKS
Cravings:  Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen

GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMICS
Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

POETRY
The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

DEBUT AUTHOR
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

MIDDLE GRADES AND CHILDREN’S
The Trials of Apollo:  Book Three, The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

PICTURE BOOKS
I Am Enough by Grace Byers

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Arunita + 5 great info..thanx
Rhett Bassard + 5 Thnx. Wish you linked to these titles already on CraxMe.

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Post time: 6-12-2018 12:39:11
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I have had mixed experience with award winning works but I am looking to read at least some of the
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Image divey Image 6-12-2018 12:39 PM
I have had mixed experience with award winning works but I am looking to read at least some of the

I have a better experience with Goodreads winners, maybe since these are picked by readers and not editors. Have added a few to my TBR too.
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Post time: 7-12-2018 02:08:09
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Kudos for not judging gender in your review of winners. Kindly remove reference to authors' color as pigmentation is irrelevant to quality. Thnx.

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Pedro_P + 55 Well said: «... remove reference to authors' color as pigmentation is irrelevant to quality» :)

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Post time: 7-12-2018 09:42:36
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cynic 6-12-2018 04:10 PM
I have a better experience with Goodreads winners, maybe since these are picked by readers and not ...

Have picked up a few of them hope they are as good as the review
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Post time: 7-12-2018 14:09:21
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I HAVE READ SOME BOOKS BY THE AUTHORS FROM THIS YEARS WARDS.

I FOUND SARAH J MASS BOOKS TO BE PRETTY EXCITING
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Edited by cynic at 7-12-2018 06:27 PM
Image Rhett Bassard Image 7-12-2018 02:08 AM
Kudos for not judging gender in your review of winners. Kindly remove reference to authors' color as ...

Not my words, and not my place to edit out the sentence. This is an article from Book Riot.... note the source link at the end of the article. Perhaps it needs to be more visible

I do agree, authors' color as pigmentation is irrelevant to quality.

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Post time: 7-12-2018 19:39:24
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Going to try the historical fiction one...though I suffer from indecision regarding  award winner books
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Would like to read Stephen King's books. I have enjoyed some of his earlier books and loved the atmosphere he creates.
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