Divergent won the best book of 2011 award!!! Congratulations to Ms Roth!
Voting has concluded for the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards, the only major book awards chosen by readers, for readers. Thank you to everyone who voted, and a big round of applause for our winners!
In a result that reinforces the crossover power of Young Adult titles, Divergent, the debut novel by Veronica Roth, won Favorite Book of 2011. The critically-acclaimed 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, a 900-page masterpiece of mystical realism won Best Fiction of 2011. Definitely not in the loser category is the winner of Best Nonfiction—The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins, which demonstrates how outcasts thrive after high school. Our other big winners include The Paris Wife, Steve Jobs, Two Kisses for Maddy, and many more—see all the winners here!
Finally, we’re thrilled to share this video from 2011′s big winner, Goodreads Author Veronica Roth, newly decorated with both Favorite Book of 2011 and Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction for Divergent, her debut novel. That’s right; the first-time novelist beat out heavy hitters like George R.R. Martin and Tina Fey. Kudos to Veronica for a huge year—first book published, movie deal, and now two Goodreads Choice Awards!