Goodreads Choice Awards Winners 2012

They’ve been announced!!! Congratulations!!!

Best Fiction was JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy — no surprise there. Gillian Flynn’s best-seller Gone Girl won Best Mystery & Thriller. Of course, Fifty Shades Freed by EL James won for Romance, and Veronica Roth defended her title by winning both Goodreads Author and Best Young Adult Fantasy for Insurgent. The winners for Best Young Adult and Best Paranormal Fantasy makes my heart flutter: John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Deborah Harkness’s Shadow of Night!

I have a few predictions for next year! Is it too early? Regardless, I’m sending out my opinion.

Although not every author posts about a book they have due out in the following year, especially a first-time author, I do believe that Cassandra Clare and Lauren Oliver will have to fight for “Young Adult Fantasy” (since apparently dystopians are also called fantasy). Clare will publish her final in the Infernal Devices series, Clockwork Princess, and with the upcoming movie for her Mortal Instruments series there will be plenty of talk about her Shadowhunter world throughout 2013. Oliver is quite successful as well, and her final book in the Delirium trilogy, Requiem, is due out in March.

And I bet, in the Children’s category, some version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid will appear. It just has to. That series is through the roof with children.

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