Goodreads Choice Awards Announce Their “Best Books of 2013”

The winners of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards are in! Each year Goodreads hosts “the only major book awards decided by readers,” with books chosen from 20 categories including Paranormal Fantasy, Debut Goodreads Author, and Young Adult Fantasy. This year 1,953,770 votes were cast from Goodreads 20 million members. Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane won for Best Fantasy, Jim Butcher’s Cold Days was named Best Paranormal Fantasy, Margaret Atwood’s follow up to Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, Maddaddam, took Best Science Fiction, and J.R.R. Tolkien won for Best Poetry with the collection The Fall of Arthur. Click through to see the choices and get some great book recommendations.

Congratulations to all the winners!

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Bloomsbury)

Mystery and Thriller
Inferno by Dan Brown (Bantam Press)

Historical fiction
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Doubleday)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Headline)

Paranormal Fantasy
Cold Days by Jim Butcher (Orbit)

Science Fiction
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury)

Lover at Last by J. R. Ward (Piatkus)

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)

Memoir and Autobiography
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)

History and Biography
Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones (Virgin Books)

The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Food and Cookbooks
Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle (Running Press)

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (Square Peg)

Graphic Novels and Comics
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Cassandra Jean (Penguin)

The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien (HarperCollins)

Debut Goodreads Author
Tangled by Emma Chase (Gallery Books)

Young Adult Fiction
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Orion)

Young Adult Fantasy
Allegiant by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Middle Grade and Children’s
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (Puffin)

Picture Books
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children’s Books)


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