More Than 70 of Our Books are Finalists for 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards

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Finalists for the 2018  Goodreads Choice Awards have been announced and feature 72 titles published by Penguin Random House imprints as well as Penguin Random House Publisher Services (PRHPS) client publishers, across such categories as Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Horror, Humor, Nonfiction, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Science & Technology, Food & Cookbooks, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry,  Debut Author, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Middle Grade & Children’s Books and Picture Books.  This year, there is a new category, Best of the Best, where you can choose your favorite Goodreads Choice Award winner of the past ten years. Votes for the Finalists for the Goodreads Best Books of the Year can be cast through November 26.

Here are our Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Finalists:  


Mystery & Thriller

  • THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING by Bill Clinton and James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company and Knopf)
  • THE WITCH ELM by Tana French  (Viking)

Historical Fiction



Science Fiction

  • IRON GOLD by Pierce Brown (Del Rey)
  • VOX by Christina Dalcher (Berkley)
  • ONLY HUMAN by Sylvain Neuvel (Del Rey)


  • WE SOLD OUR SOULS by Grady Hendrix (Quirk Books, a PRHPS client publisher)
  • THE HUNGER by Alma Katsu (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  • DRACUL by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)



Memoir & Autobiography

History & Biography

Science & Technology

Food & Cookbooks

Graphic Novels & Comics


Debut Author

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

Middle Grade & Children’s

Picture Books

  • THE RABBIT LISTENED by Cori Doerrfeld (Dial Books for Young Readers)
  • JULÍAN IS A MERMAID by Jessica Love (Candlewick Press, a PRHPS client publisher)
  • LOVE by Matt de la Peña, Loren Long (Illustrations) (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers)

Best of the Best

View the complete list of Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Finalists here.

Posted: November 13, 2018