The best books of 2014

Goodreads.com, an online social media site for book lovers, has completed and released its list of best books of 2014. The competition has been ongoing since 2009, and anyone with a Goodreads account is allowed to vote. The final results were chosen by readers, who cast more than 3 million votes to decide the best books in a broad range of categories. Here are the best books of 2014 according to Goodreads:

Fiction: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Mystery and Thriller: Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

Historical Fiction: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Fantasy: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Romance: Written in my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Science Fiction: The Martian by Andy Weir

Horror: Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

Humor: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Nonfiction: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

Memoir and Autobiography: This Star Wont Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl

History and Biography: The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport 

Business: #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso 

Food and Cookbooks: Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

Graphic Novels and Comics: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind by Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty (Penciller), Fábio Moon (Artist)

Poetry: Lullabies by Lang Leav

Debut Goodreads author: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Young Adult Fiction: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 

Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare 

Middle Grade: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Picture Book: The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems 

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