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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.

 

Fiction

 

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

 

Fantasy

 

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

 

Romance

 

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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