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 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