There are thousands of books to read and not enough time to read as many books as you would like. Choosing your next read can be difficult but we will make it easy with these 11 award winning books that you should read!
You might be asking why you should choose an award winning novel to read? There are a bunch of reasons. The first one being why was this novel chosen as the winner of thousands of other novels. These awards are given by a board and there are often multiple rounds. Only books deemed worthy are chosen and many great novels fall short of such accolades as a result.
Ultimately, it comes down to if you enjoy the book or not, regardless of any awards. But by choosing an award winning novel, the chances of it being a great novel are increased. It has been reviewed by professionals and a majority of them agreed that is was the best novel in that category for that year. You can see the full list below.
11 Award Winning Books That You Should Read
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
- A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1) by Madeleine L’Engle
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1) by Frank Herbert
- Wonder by R. J. Palacio
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Amazing Books That You Should Read
The first book we chose on the list is a children’s book. Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are was recently voted as the best children’s book of all time. The second novel we chose is another well-regarded book, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. If you haven’t read these novels, then these are the first novels you should read after reading this list.
Ender’s Game is a brilliant novel that was ahead of its time. It still holds up decades later and the best part is that is has a sequel that is also worth checking out. Another sci-fi novel that made this list is Dune and if you haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, then you are missing out.
Cormac McCarthy recently passed away and he will be missed. His novels are unique and his writing style is recognizable. The Road is a great novel to read if you aren’t familiar with his work. That will be the first of many McCarthy novels you end up reading before you know it.
These are the 11 award winning books that you should read. How many of these novels have you read? Let us know in the comments below!