The only major book awards decided by readers. See a complete list of winners and nominees at The Goodreads Choice Awards. (2014)

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MaddAddam: A Novel
Margaret Atwood

ATWOOD

Best Science Fiction – 2013
The compelling conclusion to Atwood’s post-apocalyptic trilogy.


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Inferno
Dan Brown

BROWN

Best Mystery & Thriller – 2013
Harvard professor Robert Langdon is drawn into one of history’s most mysterious literary masterpieces—Dante’s “Inferno”—as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.


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Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files
Jim Butcher

SF BUTCHER

Best Paranormal Fantasy – 2013
Back in the mortal world, Harry Dresden is expected to kill an immortal, as he begins to realize there is a serious threat to countless innocent victims unless he finds his way out of eternal subservience.


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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
Neil Gaiman

SF GAIMAN

Best Fantasy – 2013
Presents a modern fantasy about fear, love, magic, and sacrifice in the story of a family at the mercy of dark forces, whose only defense is the three women who live on a farm at the end of the lane.


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And the Mountains Echoed
Khaled Hosseini

HOSSEINI

Best Fiction – 2013
Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.


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Doctor Sleep: A Novel
Stephen King

HORROR KING

Best Horror – 2013
After decades as an alcoholic, Dan Torrance uses his powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a girl being tortured by a tribe of paranormals.


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Lover At Last: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
J.R. Ward

ROM WARD

Best Romance – 2013
Disavowed from his family and ostracized by the aristocracy, vampire soldier Qhinn must deal with Blay’s love of a Chosen female and the young they are having together.


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Jim Henson: The Biography
Brian Jay Jones

BIOGRAPHY HENSON

Best Biography – 2013
A portrait of the iconic cultural figure includes coverage of his childhood and early Muppet TV projects to his years with “Sesame Street” and “The Muppet Show” and his considerable achievements in non-Muppet productions.


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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai

BIOGRAPHY YOUSAFZAI

Best Memoir/Autobiography – 2013
Describes the life of the young Pakistani student who advocated for women’s rights and education, survived a Taliban assassination attempt, and became the youngest nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.


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Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Tim Federle

COOKING BEVERAGES FED

Best Food and Cookbooks – 2013
65 excellent cocktail recipes for the lovers of wit and classic novels.


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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Allie Brosh

HUMOR BRO

Best Humor – 2013
New material from the author of the hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half.


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The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum
Temple Grandin, Richard Panek

MEDICAL AUTISM GRA

Best Nonfiction – 2013
Offers the latest research on autism, including new theories on what causes autism spectrum disorders as well as new ways to treat and diagnose them.


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The Fall of Arthur
J.R.R. Tolkien

POETRY TOL

Best Poetry – 2013
Presents the legend of King Arthur in an epic, but unfinished, poem written in Old English alliterative meter.


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Beautiful Creatures: The Manga
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

GRAPHIC TEEN BEAUTIFUL

Best Graphic Novel/Comic – 2013
Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.


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The House of Hades
Rick Riordan

SF TEEN RIORDAN

Best Middle Grade and Children’s – 2013
Greek and Roman demigods from the Prophecy of Seven must work together to seal the Doors of Death—and help Percy and Annabeth escape the Underworld in the process.


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Allegiant
Veronica Roth

SF TEEN ROTH

Best Young Adult Fantasy – 2013
The conclusion to the trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world and the consequences of a fateful decision.


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Eleanor & Park
Rainbow Rowell

TEEN ROWELL

Best Young Adult Fiction – 2013
Set during one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.


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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt

E DAYWALT

Best Picture Book – 2013
When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.


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