Friday, December 7, 2012

Book News: 2012 goodreads Awards

This used to a be a weekly meme posted on Thursdays, but I've decided to just move it to whenever there's news. 

The news I have today is the 2012 goodreads Book Awards.  After voting in two rounds by the fans/readers the winners are:

Fiction:  The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

Mystery & Thriller: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Historical Fiction: The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

Fantasy: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King, Illustrator Jae Lee

Paranormal Fantasy: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Science Fiction: The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter

Romance: Fifty Shades Freed by EL James

Horror: The Twelve by Justin Cronin

Memoir & Autobiography: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

History & Biography: Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

Nonfiction: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Food & Cookbooks: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from my Frontier by Ree Drummond

Humor: Let's Pretend this Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

Graphic Novels & Comics: The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman, Illustrator Charlie Adlard

Poetry: A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver

Goodreads Author: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Young Adult Fiction: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction: Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Middle Grades and Children's: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Picture Books: Olivia and the Fairy Princess by Ian Falconer

Check out the website for the complete list of winners and nominees.  This is a great bunch of books selected.  While I have not read any of them (I have read a few nominees, though), there are a few on my to reads list that I will be getting to soon!

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