Winners of the 2016 Goodreads Choice awards for the “best books of 2016,” as chosen by users of the site, were announced December 6, 2016. There are several winners of genre interest.
Best Mystery & Thriller
- End of Watch, Stephen King (Scribner) 42,382 votes
Best Historical Fiction
- The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) 24,175 votes
Best Science Fiction
- Morning Star, Pierce Brown (Del Rey) 45,353 votes
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, & John Tiffany (Little, Brown UK) 128,543 votes
- The Fireman, Joe Hill (Morrow) 23,282 votes
Best Debut Goodreads Author
- Rebel of the Sands, Alwyn Hamilton (Viking) 24,445 votes
Best Young Adult Fantasy
- A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury Children’s) 57,776 votes
Best Middle Grade & Children’s
- The Hidden Oracle, Rick Riordan (Disney/Hyperion) 46,348 votes
Goodreads reported 3,564,098 total votes cast, up from 3,007,748. For the full list of categories and nominees, see the official website.