People's Choice Awards For Books Are Now A Thing, Thanks To The Reading Room

Thanks to a new partnership with The Reading Room, People's Choice Awards for books are now a thing that exists. Book nerds can vote for their favorite titles in six categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Crime & Mystery, Young Adult, Fantasy, and Romance. The nominees represent the best of what 2015 had to offer readers, and they compete in the People's Choice Awards' first-ever literary competition, simply titled "Favorite Books 2016."

Founded by former publisher Kim Anderson in 2010, The Reading Room is a book-discovery site that allows users to track their collections, read in-house and nationally-published reviews, and buy new titles. Of her website's new endeavor with the People's Choice Awards, Anderson says, "This is the beginning of a great partnership that we hope will build year on year and be a great way for viewers and readers to discover new books."

Although both the People's Choice Awards and The Reading Room list the finalists on their websites, only the latter actually allows readers to cast their ballots. Those who vote can save a whopping 40 percent off the purchase of the nominees by using promo code FAV2016 at checkout.

The nominees for "Favorite Books 2016" are:


  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  • A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  • Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee


  • Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  • Dead Wake by Erik Larson
  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

Crime & Mystery

  • The Cartel by Don Winslow
  • The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
  • Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  • X by Sue Grafton
  • Dark Corners by Ruth Rendell

Young Adult

  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


  • Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett


  • Confess by Collen Hoover
  • After You by Jojo Moyes
  • Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts
  • Grey by E.L. James
  • The Deal by Elle Kennedy

Voting for "Favorite Books 2016" closes on January 28 so you still have some time to make your opinions known.

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