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.
- 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
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- 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
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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
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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.