Every year the good people at Goodreads ask their readers to vote in a variety of categories--culminating in early December with the announcement of the Goodreads Choice Awards winners--and every year the program seems to get bigger and bigger. During the season when anyone with any book authority (including the Amazon Editors) comes out with a Best-of list, the Choice Awards truly represent the people's choice.
Here's a look at some of the winners.
- Khaled Hosseini's wonderful And The Mountains Echoed was the top pick in fiction. For the record, the Amazon Editors ranked it at #2 in our Best Books of 2013.
- Dan Brown's Inferno was one of the top sellers of the year at Amazon, so it's no surprise that it landed at #1 in Mystery & Thrillers.
- The Choice Awards winner in Historical Fiction was another favorite of the Amazon Editors. Kate Atkinson's Life After Life was our top pick for Best Books of the Year So Far (which came out in June). It's nice to see that the people agree.
- Looking at the fantasy category, Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane took the prize. We picked it #18 overall.
- In the Food & Cookbooks category, the winner was Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, a book that gets my vote for best title of the year.
You can see all the Goodreads Choice Awards winner here.
Let us know what your favorite read of the year was.