We love glossing through hundreds of different lists to find novels to add to our reading list. That is why we leave no corners unturned. Which is why we decided to list 6 award winning books that you should read. Keep reading to find out which books made our list!
For this list, we visited novels that were selected as winners in 2018. And while it has been five years since these novels won the awards, they are still not that well known. Part of that reason is that there are just too many new books being released every year.
Most people read new novels based on friend recommendations or new releases from their favorite authors. Award winning books can be included in those lists but most of them aren’t. You can see the full list below!
6 Award Winning Books That You Should Read
- Less by Andrew Sean Greer – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
- Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke – Anthony Award for Best Novel, Edgar Award for Best Novel
- The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin – Hugo Award for Best Novel, Nebula Award for Best Novel
- She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper – Edgar Award-winning debut novel
- Flights by Olga Tokarczuk – Man Booker International Prize
- Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie – Women’s Prize for Fiction
Novels To Check Out
The first novel that jumps out to us on the list is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. It won the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2018. Protagonist Darren Matthews, an African-American Texas Ranger investigates the death of another African-American, a lawyer from Chicago that happened in his town of Lark.
The next novel that drew our attention was The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin. When a novel wins both the Hugo Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award for Best Novel, then it is a must read. Many of you may recognize N. K. Jemisin since has won this award multiple times and has written two popular fantasy novels The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate.
These are the 6 award winning novels that you should read. While they may be more than a half a decade old, they will feel like new novels. There are many places to look for your next amazing read!