The winners of the Good Reads Best Books of 2016 have been announced – did your favourite win?
Categories included: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Horror, Humour, Non Fiction, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Science & Technology, Food & Cookbooks, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry, Debut Goodreads Author, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Middle Grade & Children’s, and Picturebook.
HINT – Click on the category below to see the winner and shortlisted books and click on the title to reserve your copy of the winner now. The Library has all of the winning books and many of the shortlisted ones.
Best Fiction Winner 30, 154 votes Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Best Mystery & Thriller Winner 42, 382 votes End of Watch by Stephen King
Best Historical Fiction Winner 24, 175 votes The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Best Fantasy Winner 128, 543 votes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne & John Tiffany, based on a story by J.K. Rowling
Best Romance Winner 59, 546 votes It ends with us by Colleen Hoover
Best Science Fiction Winner 45, 353 votes Morning Star by Pierce Brown
Best Horror Winner 23, 289 votes The Fireman by Joe Hill
Best Humour Winner 41, 082 votes The girl with the lower back tattoo by Amy Schumer
Best Non Fiction Winner 52, 925 votes Hamilton: the revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Best Memoir & Autobiography Winner 26, 085 votes When breath becomes air by Paul Kalanithi
Best History & Biography Winner 16, 477 votes Leonard: my fifty year releationship with a remarkable man by William Shatner
Best Science & Technology Winner 12, 370 votes Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? by Frans De Waal
Best Food & Cookbooks Winner 23, 867 votes Cravings by Chrissy Teigen
Best Graphic Novels & Comics Winner 32, 937 votes Adulthood is a myth by Sarah Andersen
Best Poetry Winner 22, 560 votes The princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
Best Debut Goodreads Author 24, 445 votes Rebel of the sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Best Young Adult Fiction Winner 29, 122 votes Salt to the sea by Ruta Sepetys
Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction Winner 57, 776 votes A court of mist and fury by Sarah J. Maas
Best Middle Grade & Children’s Winner 46, 348 votes The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Best Picturebook Winner 16, 433 votes The Thank You Book by Mo Willems