Best of the Best
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Goodreads Choice Awards, we added this special category and asked readers to pick an ultimate favorite from 170 past winners. See the full list of nominees here.
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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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WINNER 68,489 votes
The Hate U Give
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Fresh off her double Goodreads Choice Award win last year (and a critically acclaimed adaptation this year), Angie Thomas returns to claim the victory in our special tenth anniversary Best of the Best category, which had readers pick an ultimate favorite from 170 past winners. Her powerful debut, The Hate U Give, follows a 16-year-old who finds her voice after her unarmed childhood best friend is fatally shot by the police.

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640,655 votes total

68,489 votes Best Debut Goodreads Author of 2017
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
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60,948 votes Best Historical Fiction of 2014
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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53,554 votes Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2016
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
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48,076 votes Best Fiction of 2009
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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47,728 votes Best Historical Fiction of 2015
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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45,604 votes Best Science Fiction of 2014
The Martian by Andy Weir
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35,988 votes Best Mystery & Thriller of 2012
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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35,710 votes Best Fantasy of 2013
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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34,854 votes All-Time Favorite of 2009
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
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33,038 votes Best Young Adult Fiction of 2012
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
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10,727 votes Best Science Fiction of 2011
11/22/63 by Stephen King
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10,713 votes Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2015
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
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8,705 votes Best Fantasy of 2011
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
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8,586 votes Best Fiction of 2017
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
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8,464 votes Best Young Adult Fiction of 2013
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
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7,798 votes Best Romance of 2016
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
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7,531 votes Best Debut Goodreads Author of 2014
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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7,220 votes Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction of 2017
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
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6,617 votes Best Historical Fiction of 2017
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
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5,949 votes Best Young Adult Fiction of 2015
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
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