I’LL READ WHAT SHE’S READING…
Just like the lady at the next table in When Harry Met Sally, you may want to experience what others are raving about!
WHEN IT COMES TO BOOKS…
Books in photo are currently participating in the Bedside Reading Program where books are placed at the bedside in luxury hotels, as a complimentary gift to all the guests.
In addition, there are also many literary awards that recognize talent, and below are some of the latest winners.
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction published in the United States the previous year.
The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai Best Fiction 2019
*One of my recent favorites!
The Audie Award recognizes outstanding audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.
Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi Best Audiobook 2019
*chosen for the Jimmy Fallon Book Club on the Tonight Show last summer.
The Costa Book Awards recognizes books written by British and Irish authors.
The Cut Out Girl, Bart van Es Book of the Year 2018
*This one is new to me.
The Edgar Awards, Named after Edgar Allen Poe, honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theater and are presented by the Mystery Writers of America.
Bluebird, Bluebird, Attica Locke Best Novel
*Another new one for me.
The Indies Choice Award is a literary award inaugurated at BookExpo 2000.
Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward Adult Fiction Book of the Year
* I enjoyed this several years ago.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded for the best original novel published in the UK.
Milkman, Anna Burns Man Booker Prize Winner
*This has mixed reviews and is on my list.
The National Book Awards celebrates the best in American literature.
The Friend, Sigrid Nunez Fiction Winner
*Loved this one and attended an author talk.
The National Book Critics Circle Awards are awards to promote “the finest books and reviews published in English”.
Improvement, Joan Silber Best Fiction 2017
*I enjoyed this one.
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the US.
Less, Andrew Sean Greer Fiction Winner
*I did not love this one.
The Scotiabank Giller Prize is a literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story collection published in English the previous year.
Washington Black, Esi Edugyan Winner
*A great book.
The Women’s Prize for Fiction is awarded to a female author for the best original novel published in the UK.
Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie Best Novel
*I enjoyed this one.
Partake in the the joy of reading a great book and if you need a personalized recommendation, please feel free to ask me!