Thursday, January 6, 2011

More Recognition for Rebecca Skloot

It's been a year of recognition -- richly deserved -- for Portland-raised Rebecca Skloot for her astounding book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. And now yet another recognition, this one by the reading public. The website Goodreads has just announced their 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards. More than 150,000 votes were cast, in a variety of categories, and Rebecca's book came out on top in two categories: Nonfiction and Debut Author. Congratulations, Rebecca!! [You can read more about her book on our blog.]

There were a bunch of categories, so I won't list all of them here (you can read them all on the Goodreads website), but here are some of the other books recognized by the members of Goodreads:
  • Picture Book: It's a Book, Lane Smith (LOVE this, for obvious reasons!)
  • Historical Fiction: Fall of Giants, Ken Follett
  • Humor: Bite Me, Christopher Moore
  • Fiction: Room, Emma Donoghue
  • Mystery/Thriller: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson
  • Fantasy: Towers of Midnight, Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson
  • Favorite Book: Mockingjay (Book Three in the Hunger Games trilogy), Suzanne Collins
I must concur that the Goodreads readers came up with some pretty darned good books!

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