The readers have spoken and they loved Go Set A Watchman. The voting readers of Goodreads, the free website where readers share their reviews and recommendations with other bibliophiles, picked Lee’s prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird as the best fiction book of 2015. Readers cast more than 3 million votes for their favorites in 20 categories for the annual awards, including fiction, science fiction, poetry, cookbooks and children’s picture books. Here are the results:
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Mystery and Thriller
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front.
Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman
In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath.
Confess by Colleen Hoover
Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies.
Saint Odd by Dean Koontz
Two years after the cataclysmic events that sent him journeying into mystery, Odd Thomas, the intrepid fry cook who sees the dead and tries to help them, has traveled full circle, back to his beloved home town of Pico Mundo and the people he loves.
Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling
In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of thepleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices.
Memoir and Autobiographical
A Work in Progress by Connor Franta
In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation so far.
History and Biography
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants.
Science and Technology
Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish by John Hargrove
Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld’s U.S. facilities.
Food and Cookbooks
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper! by Ree Drummond
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime is a beloved collection of all the scrumptious supper recipes that make their way through my kitchen in regular rotation, from main dish salads to satisfying soups to hearty casseroles to comfort food classics .
Graffic Novels and Comics
Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe.
The Dogs I Have Kissed by Trista Mateer
Known for her eponymous blog and her confessional style of writing, this is Trista Mateer’s second collection of poetry.