Best Books 2012 Choice Award

Top Best Books in 2012. Announcing the winners of the 2012 Choice Awards, the only major book awards decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year!

Best Fiction Books 2012

The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling
Where We Belong
by Emily Giffin
Home Front
by Kristin Hannah
The Age of Miracles
by Karen Thompson Walker

Best Historical Fiction Books 2012

Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel
The Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton
The Snow Child
by Eowyn Ivey
Death of Kings
by Bernard Cornwell

Best Romance Books 2012

Fifty Shades Freed
by E.L. James
Bared to You
by Sylvia Day
Lover Reborn
by J.R. Ward
The Witness
by Nora Roberts
Once Burned
by Jeaniene Frost

Best Horror Books 2012

The Twelve
by Justin Cronin
Odd Apocalypse
by Dean Koontz
On Demon Wings
by Karina Halle
by Mira Grant
by Scott Sigler

Best Nonfiction Books 2012

by Susan Cain
The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg
Steal Like an Artist
by Austin Kleon

Best History Biography Books 2012

Elizabeth the Queen
by Sally Bedell Smith
by Rachel Maddow
Killing Kennedy
by Bill O'Reilly
by Bob Spitz
Escape from Camp 14
by Blaine Harden

Best Poetry Books 2012

A Thousand Mornings
by Mary Oliver
Alien vs. Predator
by Michael Robbins
Love, an Index
by Rebecca Lindenberg
by Sarah Kay
The Unwords
by Non Nomen

Best Young Adult Fantasy Books 2012

by Veronica Roth
City of Lost Souls
by Cassandra Clare
The Golden Lily
by Richelle Mead
by Marissa Meyer
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Best Food Cookbooks 2012

The Homemade Pantry
by Alana Chernila
Paris, My Sweet
by Amy Thomas
Food in Jars
by Marisa McClellan

Best Mystery Thriller Books 2012

Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn
Celebrity in Death
by J.D. Robb
11th Hour
by James Patterson
Defending Jacob
by William Landay
The Beautiful Mystery
by Louise Penny

Best Fantasy Books 2012

The Woman Who Died A Lot
by Jasper Fforde
The First Confessor
by Terry Goodkind
King of Thorns
by Mark Lawrence
The Blinding Knife
by Brent Weeks

Best Science Fiction Books 2012

The Long Earth
by Terry Pratchett
Wool Omnibus
by Hugh Howey
by John Scalzi
Darth Plagueis
by James Luceno
Shadows in Flight
by Orson Scott Card

Best Humor Books 2012

I am a Pole
by Stephen Colbert
How to Be a Woman
by Caitlin Moran
Sacré Bleu
by Christopher Moore

Best Memoir Autobiography Books 2012

by Cheryl Strayed
Paris in Love
by Eloisa James
No Easy Day
by Mark Owen
Mrs. Kennedy and Me
by Clint Hill

Best Graphic Novels Comics 2012

The Walking Dead, Vol. 16
by Robert Kirkman
by Gene Luen Yang
by Richelle Mead
Hush, Hush
by Becca Fitzpatrick
Batman, Volume 1
by Scott Snyder

Best Young Adult Fiction Books 2012

by Tammara Webber
by Colleen Hoover
Barely Breathing
by Rebecca Donovan

Best Childrens Books 2012

The Mark of Athena
by Rick Riordan
The Third Wheel
by Jeff Kinney
by R.J. Palacio
The Last Guardian
by Eoin Colfer
The Wishing Spell
by Chris Colfer

Best Picture Books 2012