The 2014 edition of the Goodreads Choice Awards (6th edition) is over. The winner for the Fantasy category is:
The Book of Life
All Souls Trilogy
Congratulation to the winner. My vote was for The Broken Eyes (and may have been for Prince of Fools if I had finished the book). My prediction was for Brandon Sanderson to win with Words of Radiance (finished 2nd).
The Book of Life is a novel with vampires, some say historical Fantasy, or paranormal or romance... that's not really my cup of tea but with 51,462 votes versus the 28,449 Words of Radiance received... it looks like it's quite popular and it's a vote of popularity...
I won't speak ill of the awards because of this as I've seen in several comments and I always thought that awards should be taken with a grain of salt.
I think that the Fantasy category (and maybe other categories) should be broken down. We have the David Gemmell Legends awards for the sub-genre of Fantasy I'm more interested in, but with more than 3 million votes, Goodreads can't be ignored.
Last years winners were:
2013 - The Ocean at the End of the Line by Neil Gaiman
2012 - The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
2011 - A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
2010 - Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
2009 - Dean and Gone by Charlaine Harris
What do you think?