The 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards Are Basically a Bookworm’s Utopia

The 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced. What’s notable about these recognitions is they’re 100% user selected. There aren’t really any tastemakers out there deliberating in private rooms which book is the best book. It’s just up to, essentially, what readers thought. Of course, are people more likely to give a book 5 stars when it already has 4.4 out of 5? Probably. So there’s that. That said, the winner in the fiction category probably does deserve the honor.


Goodreads breaks it down by a bunch of categories, so I’ll just cherry pick and send you to the main page to find them all. Here are the winners and runners up in five categories.




Lil Fires

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – 39,077 votes


Beartown by Fredrick Backman – 38,268 votes


Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – 32,156 votes


My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella – 29,693 votes


The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan – 27,618 votes


Mystery & Thriller


Into the Water

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – 48,247 votes


Origin by Dan Brown – 48,070 votes


Glass Houses by Louise Penny – 29,772 votes


The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter – 27,125 votes


The Dry by Jane Harper – 18,296 votes




Fan Beasts



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling – 92.611 votes


Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – 54,591 votes


A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab – 50,134 votes


The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – 24,505 votes


Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson – 23,979 votes


Young Adult Fiction


Hate u give



The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – 59,571 votes


Turtles All the Way Down by John Green – 52,517 votes


One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus – 21,394 votes


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – 20,990 votes


Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – 19,487 votes




Without MErit



Without Merit by Colleen Hoover – 32,241 votes


Come Sundown by Nora Roberts – 28,646 votes


Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas – 22,527 votes


White Hot by Ilona Andrews – 21,249 votes


Blood Vow by J. R. Ward – 18,369


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