Goodreads Choice Awards
2020 Winners

The voters have spoken: here are the Best Books 2020 — Goodreads Choice Awards winners.

Goodreads also has posted the vote totals for the top 20 finishers in each category. There were in aggregate 5,674,480 votes cast in all rounds.

BEST FANTASY

  • House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas 
  • Second: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Scwab
  • Third: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  • Fourth: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson

Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Fantasy.

BEST SCIENCE FICTION

  • To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini 
  • Second: Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #2) by Tamsyn Muir 
  • Third: Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells 
  • Fourth: The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson

Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Science Fiction.

BEST HORROR

  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia 
  • Second: If It Bleeds by Stephen King 
  • Third: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix 
  • Fourth: The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson 

Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Horror.

BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

  • Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman
  • Second: Fangs by Sarah Andersen 
  • Third: I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider 
  • Fourth: Fangirl, Vol. 1: The Manga by Sam Maggs 

Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Graphic Novels & Comics.

BEST YOUNG ADULT FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION

  • The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black 
  • Second: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0) by Suzanne Collins
  • Third: Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1) by Cassandra Clare 
  • Fourth: Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5) by Stephenie Meyer

Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction.

BEST MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDREN’S

  • The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan 
  • Second: The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
  • Third: Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson 
  • Fourth: One True King (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years, #3) by Soman Chainani 

Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Middle Grade & Children’s.

4 thoughts on “Goodreads Choice Awards
2020 Winners

  1. Well, the only one of those I voted for was Holly Black, but I’m glad to see that it won. If you can stand lots of angst, that trilogy was really very good. Don’t be put off by the stupid titles.

  2. The winner of the Fiction category, The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, is also a SFF book that has been shelved in the literary fiction section of book stores.

  3. Oseman’s Heartstopper is awesome! (I read it online.) Congrats to Oseman!

    Hmm, my spouse reads Riordan’s “Trials…” series, but The Tower of Nero doesn’t ring a bell. I’ve probably been fallen behind in my job as “speaker-to-internet-ordering,” whoops.

    (I’ve also fallen behind in reading File 770, as you can tell by my necromantic comment here.)

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