Congratulations to these 2023 Goodreads Awards Winners!

By Ericka Saira Serrano | December 8 2023 | AdultGeneral

Every year, the popular book-logging and book-reviewing platform Goodreads, owned by Amazon, releases its round of nominated books. According to Goodreads’ eligibility criteria, the site “analyzes statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads to nominate 20 books in each category.”

Nominations are assorted in categories. This year’s categories are altered from the previous year’s. Where Graphic Novels & Comics; Poetry; and Middle Grade & Children’s were recognized in the year prior, those categories are not included in this year’s. An added category this year is Romantasy, a growing hybrid genre recognizing Rebecca Yarrow’s Fourth Wing popularity.

This year, we are congratulating four Penguin Random House titles awarded this year, with Emily Henry retaining her Romance category for her work on Happy Place for the third year in a row.

Happy Place

Goodreads 2023 Romance Winner

A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college—they go together like salt and pepper, honey and tea, lobster and rolls. Except, now—for reasons they’re still not discussing—they don’t.   They broke up five months ago. And still haven’t told their best friends.   Which is how they find themselves sharing a bedroom at the Maine cottage that has been their friend group’s yearly getaway for the last decade. Their annual respite from the world, where for one vibrant, blissful week they leave behind their daily lives; have copious amounts of cheese, wine, and seafood; and soak up the salty coastal air with the people who understand them most.   Only this year, Harriet and Wyn are lying through their teeth while trying not to notice how desperately they still want each other. Because the cottage is for sale and this is the last week they’ll all have together in this place. They can’t stand to break their friends’ hearts, and so they’ll play their parts. Harriet will be the driven surgical resident who never starts a fight, and Wyn will be the laid-back charmer who never lets the cracks show. It’s a flawless plan (if you look at it from a great distance and through a pair of sunscreen-smeared sunglasses). After years of being in love, how hard can it be to fake it for one week…in front of those who know you best?

$12.50 US
Mar 05, 2024
416 Pages
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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Check & Mate

Goodreads 2023 Young Adult Fiction Winner

In this clever and swoonworthy YA debut from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, life’s moving pieces bring rival chess players together in a match for the heart.

$14.00 US
Nov 07, 2023
368 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Poverty, by America

Goodreads 2023 Nonfiction Winner

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a sweeping argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

$28.00 US
Mar 21, 2023
304 Pages
US, Canada, Open Mkt