Goodreads Announces 2015 Choice Award Winners

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Goodreads Announces 2015 Choice Award Winners

The success of this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards is testament to the fact that readers love to share their thoughts on books they love. After two rounds and more than three million votes, the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award winners have been announced.

It’s probably no surprise to most that Paula Hawkins’ mega-bestseller The Girl on the Train won in a landslide for Best Mystery & Thriller, but some readers are expressing shock that Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman took away honors for Best Fiction. Whatever your thoughts are on that scenario, here is a list of this year’s big winners:

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

Young Adult: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Memoir & Autobiography: A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

Poetry: The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer

Humor: Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling

Nonfiction: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

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

Romance: Confess by Colleen Hoover

Science Fiction: Golden Son (Red Rising Trilogy #2) by Pierce Brown

Fantasy: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman

Horror: Saint Odd (Odd Thomas #7) by Dean Koontz

Graphic Novels & Comics: Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Food & Cookbooks: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction: Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) 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 and Oliver Jeffers

Debut Goodreads Author: Victoria Aveyard (author of Red Queen)

Do you think voters got it right? Or did your favorite 2015 read get the shaft?

Riki Cleveland

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Riki has a long-standing love affair with all things books and writing. She indulged her love for all things literary with a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University and is currently studying at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. Although she is well past her own teen years, Riki’s reading passion lies with Young Adult literature where she devours books that handle the “firsts” in life. When not reading and writing she can be found yelling at the television while watching sports.

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AngelaEmy December 3, 2015 - 4:28am

Congratulations to all of you, winners and those nominated. Check out this great resource.