Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 Winners

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By Janice Somosot | December 6, 2013 12:19 PM EST

Goodreads, the popular site for readers and book recommendations which was launched in January 2007, recently released its list of the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 Winners. A total of 1,953,770 votes were cast from Nov 4 to 9, 2013 (Opening Round), Nov 11 to 16 (Semifinal Round) and Nov 18 to 25 (Final Round) by various readers to determine which books deserve to be called the winners.

Here are the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 winners. They are divided into 20 categories including Fiction, Young Adult Fiction and Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance, Mystery and Thriller, and Horror. The other categories are Nonfiction, Memoir and Autobiography, History and Biography, Food and Cookbooks, and Humor. There's also a special category for the Best Debut Goodreads Author. Check out the winners below:

Fiction

(Categories: Young Adult, Historical, Science, Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Romance, Mystery and Thriller, and Horror) 

  •         "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini (Fiction) - 24,686 votes
  •          "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell (Young Adult Fiction) - 21,818 votes
  •          "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson (Historical Fiction) - 17,976 votes
  •          "MaddAddam" by Margaret Atwood (Science Fiction) - 16,481 votes
  •          "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman (Fantasy) - 43,534 votes
  •          "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth (Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction) - 36,157 votes
  •          "Cold Days" by Jim Butcher (Paranormal Fantasy) - 16,666 votes
  •          "The House of Hades" by Rick Riordan (Middle Grade & Children's) - 42,877 votes
  •           "Lover At Last" by J.R. Ward (Romance) - 24,333 votes
  •           "Inferno" by Dan Brown (Mystery and Thriller) - 29,132 votes
  •           "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King (Horror) - 28,678 votes
  •           "Beautiful Creatures: The Manga" by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, visual art by Cassandra Jean (Graphic Novels & Comics) - 12,209 votes
  •           "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Picture Books) - 9,087 votes
  •           "The Fall of Arthur" by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien (Poetry) - 15,096 votes

Non-Fiction

(Categories: Memoir and Autobiography, History and Biography, Food and Cookbooks)

  •        "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum" by Temple Grandin, Richard Panek (Nonfiction) - 9,280 votes
  •        "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb (Memoir and Autobiography) - 32,926 votes
  •        "Jim Henson: The Biography" by Brian Jay Jones (History and Biography) - 16,105 votes
  •        "Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist" by Tim Federle (Food and Cookbooks) - 8,598 votes

Fiction/Non-Fiction

(Category: Humor)

  • "Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened " by Allie Brosh (Humor) - 14,309 votes

Best Debut Goodreads Author

  •  "Tangled" by Emma Chase - 13,929 votes

And there you have it. These are the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 winners. Those who have time can try to read the books listed here or give them as gifts this Christmas. Friends and loved ones will definitely love and treasure these, especially booklovers. The Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 is the only major book awards decided by readers. 


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