Goodreads? More Like Greatreads…The 2019 Book of the Year Winners

By Chris Manson

 

The wildly popular social media site Goodreads announced the 2019 winners for its 11th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards in December. With over three million votes cast, you’re sure to find a few titles to add to your New Year’s reading list.

 

FICTION

Margaret Atwood, The Testaments. Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

 

MYSTERY & THRILLER

Alex Michaelides, The Silent Patient

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six. This account of a ‘70s rock band was also chosen as the Book of Month Club’s book of the year.

 

FANTASY

Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

 

ROMANCE

Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue

 

SCIENCE FICTION

Blake Crouch, Recursion

 

HORROR

Stephen King, The Institute. A must, and another career milestone for our pal Steve.

 

HUMOR

Ali Wong, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, and Advice for Living Your Best Life

 

NONFICTION

Rachel Hollis, Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

 

MEMOIR & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Jonathan Van Ness, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love

 

HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY

Hallie Rubenhold, The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

 

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Caitlin Doughty, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death

 

FOOD & COOKBOOKS

Antoni Porowski & Mindy Fox, Antoni in the Kitchen

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks, Pumpkinheads

 

POETRY

Laurie Halse Anderson, SHOUT

 

DEBUT NOVEL

Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue

 

YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis, Five Feet Apart

 

YOUNG ADULT FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION

Holly Black & Kathleen Jennings, The Wicked King

 

MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDREN’S

Rick Riordan, The Tyrant’s Tomb

 

PICTURE BOOKS

Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers & Josie Carey, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers

 

Discover more at goodreads.com.

 

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