Top Ten Tuesday – Award Winning Books Worth a Read

July 30, 2018 Bonnie Top Ten Tuesday 22 Comments

A book is #1 on the New York Times bestseller list? I couldn’t care less. A book just won a literary award? I need a copy NOW so I can see what all the fuss is about. (That is unless your book just won the Booker Prize, then, unfortunately, I couldn’t care less.) There is a multitude of literary awards these days and I avidly await the announcement of winners. Sure, the winners aren’t always as amazing as an award would seem to merit, but sometimes those awards shine a spotlight on some real gems.

Here are just ten that I have read and loved, that have been honored with an award, and it’s clear just why that is.

Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature (2016): Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (2015): Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel (2013)American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett

Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Historical Fiction (2013): Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Hugo Award for Best Novel (2009): The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original (2008): Queenpin by Megan Abbott

Bram Stoker Award for First Novel (2007): Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2007): The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel (1987): The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (1987)Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind


22 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Award Winning Books Worth a Read”

  1. Wendy @ Falconer's Library

    These are some good books. Well, the five I’ve read are fantastic, so I’m assuming I should race out to get the rest! I think the Printz committee does a really reliable job. Great list.

  2. Jaymi Couch

    I like how you related the books to the awards they’ve won. That does make them bookworthy!

  3. Brooke Lorren

    You have an interesting take on this week’s topic. I haven’t read any of these books (although I have been interested in reading A Handmaid’s Tale for a while now), but sometimes the books that get the awards aren’t the same ones that get all of the advertising hype!
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  4. Kyra

    BONE GAP!!! That’s probably my all-time favourite book; it holds such a special place on my heart. 😻💖


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