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Book Blogger Top Picks 2014 – Winners

Book Blogger Top Picks Winners

After wide open book submissions, semifinal and final voting, we’ve narrowed down the favorites in our first shot at Book Blogger Top Picks. Thank you to all the bloggers who took time to vote and spread the word—here are this year’s winners!

Best Adult Fiction

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Best YA Fiction

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Best Adult Sci-Fi or Fantasy

The Martian by Any Weir

Best YA Sci-Fi or Fantasy

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Best Romance

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Best Memoir, Autobiography or Biography

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Best Essay or Short Story Collection (TIE)

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Best Nonfiction

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott

Best Graphic Novel or Trade Comic

Ms. Marvel Vol 1 by G. Willow Wilson

Best Middle Grade or Children’s

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson


It was really fun taking a peek at collective blogger favorites (and creating a great reading list to boot!), so I’m planning to give this a go next year. One of my goals was to keep the number of categories fairly minimal without allowing for too many books to be completely shut out. I realized early on (but, sadly, not early enough) that I should have had a thriller/mystery category, so I will be adding that for next year. If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to share!