THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Dominates in Best Young Adult Category for Goodreads Choice Awards 2012


Congratulations to John Green for another outstanding book that really resonates with many a reader, as can be seen by this “People’s Choice Awards of books”.  His latest novel dominated in the Young Adult Fiction category, with Easy by Tammara Weber a far, far second.  The Fault in Our Stars in first place is well deserved, and yes I’m biased, but hey, I’m just agreeing with 37, 437 other voters.

Users of the literary social network voted on their favorite books of the year in 20 categories, and this year, there were some surprises — J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy as best novel? — and some slam dunks (Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl for Best Mystery, John Green for Best Young Adult, and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild for Best Memoir). Once again, Veronica Roth proved that she’s pretty much unbeatable when it comes to reader-voted prizes, winning the Best Goodreads Author award for the first time and the Best Young Adult Fantasy award for the second time with Insurgent, sequel to Divergent.

I’d like to also congratulate Veronica Roth for getting both Best Goodreads Author and Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction for her Divergent sequel, Insurgent, as well as Rick Riordan for getting Best Middle Grade & Children’s for the outstanding third book of his Heroes of Olympus series, Mark of Athena.

See the entire list of winners below:

Best Fiction
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Best Nonfiction
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Best Goodreads Author
Veronica Roth

Best Mystery
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Best Historical Fiction
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Best Memoir
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Best History & Biography
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

Best Fantasy
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Best Paranormal Fantasy
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Best Romance
Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

Best Science Fiction
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett

Best Horror
The Twelve by Justin Cronin

Best Young Adult Fiction
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Best Humor
Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson

Best Poetry
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver

Best Food & Cookbook
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond

Best Graphic Novel & Comic
The Walking Dead, Vol 16: A Larger World by Robert Kirkman, Illustrated by Charlie Adlard

Best Children’s Book
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan


By Nat, the Geek Girl

Southern California native who likes movies, books (Shadowhunter Chronicles, NA, YA fantasy, Red Rising series), TV shows (The Sandman), and San Diego Comic-Con. I also like to write, but don't get to do much of that aside from on here. I fell into the BTS rabbit hole, and I refuse to leave.