Hello book bugs! I am Osheen Jain and today I am going to talk about Goodreads choice awards, as you already know from the title.
For those of you who don’t know what it is, here is some information on it.-
First, what is Goodreads?
Goodreads is a booknerd’s dream come true. In this website we can catalog our books. For cataloging there are mainly 3 categories – want to read, currently reading and read, but you can add more if you like. Not only this but you can find New books, give them star ratings, write reviews, follow authors, make New booknerd friends and much more. If you love books and don’t know about goodreads then what are doing? Go join Goodreads right now!
Now what is this choice awards?
Goodreads choice awards are conducted anually by Goodreads (obviously). In this this the users of this website can vote for their favourite books. There are 10 books from 20 catagories that are nominated. This started in 2009. The conditions for the books to be nominated are that they should belong to the particular category and should have been released the same year.
The results were anounced yesterday i.e. 1st december, 2015. This year 3,007,743 votes were cast in total. The winners are the best of the best (in nominations) even if you like it or not. But well the books we love are our favourites no matter what right? So without any further ado let’s see the winners of 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards!
1. Fiction- Go set a watchman by Harper Lee (31,093 votes)
2. Mystery and Thriller- The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins (106,149 votes)
3. Fantasy- Trigar warning: short fictions and disturbances by Neil Gaiman (33,tow votes)
5. Romance – Confess by Colleen Hoover (35,264 votes)
6. Science Fiction- Golden son by Pierce Brown (32,225 votes)
7. Horror – Saint odd by Dean Koontz (17,644 votes)
8. Humour- Why not me? By Mindy Kaling (32,224 votes)
9. Non-Fiction- Modern romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric klinenberg (19,895 votes)
10. Memoir and Autobiography- A work in progress by Connor Franta (15,992 votes)
11. History and biography- Dead wake: The last crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larson (22,427 votes)
12. Science and technology- Beneath the surface: Miller whales, SeaWorld and the truth behind blackfish by John Hargrove and Howard Chua-Eoan (8,097 votes)
13. Food and Cookbooks- The Pioneer women cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort classics, freezer food, 16 minute meals and other delicious ways to solve supper by See Drummond (12
14. Graphic novels and comics- Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan (writer) and Fiona Staples (artist) (18,578 votes)
15. Poetry- The dogs I have kissed by Trista Mateer (8,725 votes)
16. Debut Hoodreads author- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (46,698 votes)
17. Young Adult Fiction- All the bright places by Jennifer Niven (31,978 votes)
18. Young Adult Fantasy- Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (35,770 votes)
19. Middle grade and children’s- The sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (43,363 votes)
20. Picture book- The day the crayon came home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffer (illustrator)