Goodreads Choice Awards 2023 Winners

The Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Books 2023 winners have been released.

Here are the results of genre interest. Click the link to see the vote totals for all finalists in each category.

BEST FICTION 2023

  • Yellowface by R.F. Kuang — 200,722 votes

BEST FANTASY 2023

  • Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo – 75,800 votes

BEST ROMANTASY 2023

  • Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros – 397,565 votes

BEST SCIENCE FICTION 2023

  • In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune – 57.535 votes

BEST HORROR 2023

  • Holly by Stephen King – 77,993 votes

BEST YOUNG ADULT FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION 2023

  • Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross

There were 5,879,213 votes cast. (Since one could vote in every category, the number of individual voters must have been substantially smaller.)

A few notes about some of the runners up:

In the Science Fiction category, John Scalzi’s Starter Villain placed third and Martha Wells’ System Collapse came in fifth.

In the Fantasy category, Travis Baldree’s Bookshops & Bonedust, prequel to Hugo finalist Legends & Lattes, finished in fifth place.

Among Horror finalists, T. Kingfisher’s A House with Good Bones placed third, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Silver Nitrate ranked eighth.

3 thoughts on “Goodreads Choice Awards 2023 Winners

  1. “Romantasy”, as a word, gives me the same queasy feeling that Fourth Wing did when I had finished it.

  2. lol “Romantasy.” The runner-up didn’t even come close in this category. Most of the covers look the same.

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