2018 Goodreads Choice Awards

Winners of the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards for the “best books of 2018” as chosen by users of the site, were announced December 4, 2018. There are several winners of genre interest:

Best Mystery & Thriller

    The Outsider, Stephen King (Scribner) 62,170 votes

Best Science Fiction

    Vengeful, V.E. Schwab (Tor) 49,563 votes

Best Fantasy

    Circe, Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) 78,733 votes

Best Horror

    Elevation, Stephen King (Scribner) 39,616 votes

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

    Kingdom of Ash, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) 68,782 votes


Best Middle Grade & Children’s

    The Burning Maze, Rick Riordan (Disney/Hyperion) 42,529 votes

Best Debut Author

    Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt) 70,984 votes


Goodreads reported 5,027,741 total votes cast, up from 3,887,625 total votes in 2017 and 3,564,098 in 2016. For the full list of categories and nominees, see the official website.


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