Best Books 2016 Choice Award

Top Best Books in 2016. Announcing the winners of the 2016 Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!

Best Fiction Books 2016

Truly Madly Guilty
by Liane Moriarty
The Girls
by Emma Cline
The Nest
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Small Great Things
by Jodi Picoult

Best Historical Fiction Books 2016

The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
Lilac Girls
by Martha Hall Kelly
America's First Daughter
by Stephanie Dray
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
The Wonder
by Emma Donoghue

Best Romance Books 2016

It Ends with Us
by Colleen Hoover
Storm and Silence
by Robert Thier
The Obsession
by Nora Roberts
The Beast
by J.R. Ward
One with You
by Sylvia Day

Best Horror Books 2016

The Fireman
by Joe Hill
The Butterfly Garden
by Dot Hutchison
The City of Mirrors
by Justin Cronin
Ink and Bone
by Lisa Unger

Best Nonfiction Books 2016

Hamilton
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Girls & Sex
by Peggy Orenstein
Adnan's Story
by Rabia Chaudry
Evicted
by Matthew Desmond

Best History Biography Books 2016

Leonard
by William Shatner
The Romanovs
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
First Women
by Kate Andersen Brower
Rise of the Rocket Girls
by Nathalia Holt
All the Single Ladies
by Rebecca Traister

Best Poetry Books 2016

The Universe of Us
by Lang Leav
Then Come Back
by Pablo Neruda
Graffiti
by Savannah Brown
Quarter Life Poetry
by Samantha Jayne

Best Young Adult Fantasy Books 2016

A Court of Mist and Fury
by Sarah J. Maas
Lady Midnight
by Cassandra Clare
Empire of Storms
by Sarah J. Maas
Crooked Kingdom
by Leigh Bardugo
The Raven King
by Maggie Stiefvater

Best Picture Books 2016

The Thank You Book
by Mo Willems
They All Saw a Cat
by Brendan Wenzel
Are We There Yet?
by Dan Santat
Ida, Always
by Caron Levis

Best Food Cookbooks 2016

Cravings
by Chrissy Teigen
Outlander Kitchen
by Theresa Carle-Sanders
EveryDayCook
by Alton Brown
Layered
by Tessa Huff

Best Mystery Thriller Books 2016

Best Fantasy Books 2016

The Bands of Mourning
by Brandon Sanderson
Feverborn
by Karen Marie Moning
Fire Touched
by Patricia Briggs

Best Science Fiction Books 2016

Morning Star
by Pierce Brown
Dark Matter
by Blake Crouch
Bloodline
by Claudia Gray
The Long Cosmos
by Terry Pratchett
A Murder in Time
by Julie McElwain

Best Humor Books 2016

Scrappy Little Nobody
by Anna Kendrick
Where Am I Now?
by Mara Wilson
Mother, Can You Not?
by Kate Friedman-Siegel
You Can't Touch My Hair
by Phoebe Robinson

Best Memoir Autobiography Books 2016

When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanithi
The Only Pirate at the Party
by Lindsey Stirling
The Rainbow Comes and Goes
by Anderson Cooper
Love Warrior
by Glennon Doyle Melton
Born to Run
by Bruce Springsteen

Best Graphic Novels Comics 2016

Adulthood Is a Myth
by Sarah Andersen
Saga, Vol. 6
by Brian K. Vaughan
Ghosts
by Raina Telgemeier
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5
by G. Willow Wilson
Orange
by Ichigo Takano

Best Young Adult Fiction Books 2016

Salt to the Sea
by Ruta Sepetys
The Problem with Forever
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Thousand Boy Kisses
by Tillie Cole

Best Childrens Books 2016

The Hidden Oracle
by Rick Riordan
Pax
by Sara Pennypacker
The Hammer of Thor
by Rick Riordan
An Author's Odyssey
by Chris Colfer
Furthermore
by Tahereh Mafi

Best Science Technology Books 2016

The Gene
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Grunt
by Mary Roach
The Genius of Birds
by Jennifer Ackerman
The Big Picture
by Sean Carroll