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BEST BOOKS OF 2012
Announcing the winners of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!
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Fiction

The Casual Vacancy
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Mystery & Thriller

Gone Girl
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Historical Fiction

The Light Between Oceans
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Fantasy

The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5)
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Paranormal Fantasy

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)
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Science Fiction

The Long Earth (The Long Earth, #1)
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Romance

Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)
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Horror

The Twelve (The Passage, #2)
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Memoir & Autobiography

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
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History & Biography

Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
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Nonfiction

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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Food & Cookbooks

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier
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Humor

Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
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Graphic Novels & Comics

The Walking Dead, Vol. 16: A Larger World
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Poetry

A Thousand Mornings
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Goodreads Author

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
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Young Adult Fiction

The Fault in Our Stars
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Young Adult Fantasy

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
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Middle Grade & Children's

The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)
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Picture Books

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses (Olivia)
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Voting Schedule

Opening Round Oct. 31 -
Nov. 11
Semifinal Round Nov. 13 - 19
Final Round Nov. 20 - 28

Rules & Eligibility