We love to cover books here at Reel Life With Jane, because so many end up being adapted into films and TV projects.
Goodreads just announced the winners of their 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards. The fun thing about these awards is that they’re chosen by Goodreads members. No secret committees, no panel of insiders, no lobbying committees involved here. More than one million readers made their choices, and they have spoken.
Here’s a round-up of winners in a few categories:
Best Fiction: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (her first adult fiction novel)
Best Nonfiction: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Best Mystery: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Best Goodreaders Author: Veronica Roth
Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Best Historical Fiction: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman (narrowly beating Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies)
Best History & Biography: Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
Best Memoir: Wild by Cheryl Strayed (also a finalist in the nonfiction category for her book of advice, Tiny Beautiful Things)
Best Humor: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Best Food & Cookbooks: The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond
Best Romance: Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
The oldest winner is 77-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver for her latest collection of poems, A Thousand Mornings, “which reminds us to not let a regular old day pass you by without noticing and being grateful for the wonder and the splendor,” a review wrote.