The voters have spoken: here are the Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 winners.
Goodreads also has posted the vote totals for the top 20 finishers in each category.
Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, placed in the Best Fiction category, came in first there, receiving more than twice as many votes as the second-place book.
BEST SCIENCE FICTION
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Pierce Brown’s Dark Age came in second, Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth, third, and Amal El-Mohar and Max Gladstone’s This is How You Lose the Time War, fourth.
Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Science Fiction Books 2019.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood came in third.
Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Fantasy Books 2019.
The Institute by Stephen King
Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Horror Books 2019.
BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and illustrator Faith Erin Hicks
Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Graphic Novels & Comics 2019.
BEST YOUNG ADULT FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION
The Wicked King by Holly Black
Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction Books 2019.
BEST MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDEN’S
The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan
Click to see the complete voting tallies for Best Middle Grade & Children’s Books 2019.
I’m kinda glad about The Wicked King, because I really liked book 1 of that trilogy. Haven’t read this one yet!
I’m also glad that This is How You Lose the Time War did so well in the rankings.
I haven’t read any of the winners yet — gotta get busy!
Not to take anything away from Blake Crouch, but Mark Lawrence’s “One Word Kill” is the first of a three-book series that also focuses on time travel. And Dungeons & Dragons. And friends.
He released all three books in the series this year. I’m not sure if any single book in the series will make in on my nomination slate, but the series is definitely going on my ballot.
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing. – Isaac Asimov
Passing note – the SF winner is in sans-serif and the Fantasy winner is in serif…
(Also yay that This Is How You Lose The Time War did so well. It’s been years since I’ve been forcing a book on people so often, although I admit that it helps that it is so short…)
The evidence mounts!