The results of the voting are in, and the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2015 have been announced!
Although this is one of the most “popularity contest” awards – determined by votes of Goodreads members – it’s still a fun barometer of what can be considered a reader’s list of the best of the best. Over 3 million votes were cast in this year’s balloting.
To see the actual vote tallies (some of the races were mighty close!), check out the results at Goodreads.
Here is the list of winners, by category:
- FICTION: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
- MYSTERY & THRILLER: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- HISTORICAL FICTION: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
- FANTASY: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
- ROMANCE: Confess by Colleen Hoover
- SCIENCE FICTION: Golden Sun by Pierce Brown
- HORROR: Saint Odd by Dean Koontz
- HUMOR: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
- NON-FICTION: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
- MEMOIR & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: A Work in Progress by Connor Franta
- HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
- SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish by John Hargrove, Howard Chua-Eoan
- FOOD & COOKBOOKS: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper! by Ree Drummond
- GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS: Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Fiona Staples (Artist)
- POETRY: The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer
- DEBUT GOODREADS AUTHOR: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- YOUNG ADULT FICTION: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
- YOUNG ADULT FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
- MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDREN’S: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
- PICTURE BOOKS: The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrations)
So what do you think? Did your favorites win? How many of the winners have you read?