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Authors Pierce Brown, Amy Schumer, and Stephen King are some of the winners of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. (Photos via Goodreads)
Authors Pierce Brown, Amy Schumer, and Stephen King are some of the winners of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards. (Photos via Goodreads)

If you’re looking for a holiday read or you want to gift a great book to a loved one, consider a crowd-sourced recommendation.

Goodreads, Amazon’s online book recommendation community, collected more than 3.5 million votes in 20 categories — and the results are in.

Liane Moriarty’s bestseller Truly Madly Guilty, a story that traces the implications of one event on six lives, won the fiction category.

harry-potterHarry Potter and the Cursed Child, Amazon’s best-selling book of 2016, scored the fantasy award.

Pierce Brown’s Morning Star landed the science fiction award and in humor, Amy Schumer’s memoirThe Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo clinched the most votes.

Biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal’s exploration of animal intelligence, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? won in the science and technology category.

Continue reading for the top book in each category.

Fiction: Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty

Mystery and Thriller: End of Watch, by Stephen King

Historical Fiction: The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead

Fantasy: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Romance: It Ends With Us, by Colleen Hoover

Science Fiction: Morning Star, by Pierce Brown

Horror: The Fireman, by Joe Hill

Humor: The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, by Amy Schumer 

Nonfiction: Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Memoir and Autobiography: When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi

History and Biography: Leonard, by William Shatner

Science and Technology: Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans De Wal

Food and Cookbooks: Cravings, by Chrissy Teigen

Graphic Novels and Comics: Adulthood is a Myth, by Sarah Andersen

Poetry: The Princess Saves Herself in This One, by Amanda Lovelace

Debut Goodreads Author: Rebel of the Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton

Young Adult Fiction: Salt to the Sea, by Ruta Sepetys

Young Adult Fantasy: A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas

Middle Grade and Children’s: The Trials of Apollo, by Rick Riordan

Picture Books: The Thank You Book, by Mo Willems

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