Since 4 Novemeber, Goodreads members have been voting in their thousands for their favourite books of 2013. The books were whittled down into 20 categories, with almost 2 million people casting votes across the world. Finally after a month of waiting, Goodreads have published the final results.
The Winning Books
Fiction – And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Mystery & Thriller – Inferno by Dan Brown
Historical Fiction – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Fantasy – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Paranormal Fantasy – Cold Days by Jim Butcher
Science Fiction – Madd Addam by Margaret Atwood
Romance – Lover at Last by J.R Ward
Horror – Doctor Sleep – Stephen King
Memoir & Autobiography – I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
History & Biography – Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones
Non-Fiction – The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum by Temple Grandin & Richard Panek
Food & Cookbooks – Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle
Humour – Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
Graphic Novels & Comics – Beautiful Creatures: The Manga by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl & Cassandra Jean
Poetry – The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R Tolkien
Debut Goodreads Author – Tangled by Emma Chase
Young Adult Fiction – Eleanor Park by Rainbow Rowell
Young Adult Fantasy – Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Middle Grade & Children’s – The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Picture Book – The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywatt, illustrations by Oliver Jeffers
This is the 5th annual Best Book roundup by Goodreads since they first began the event in 2009.
What do you think of the winning books? Were you surprised by any of the results?