There are a lot of amazing books out there to read. And some of them have received awards, labeling them as the best of the best. That is why we decided to list award winning books that you should read.
Winning an award is no easy task. That is why there are often panels and multiple rounds before the winner or winners are announced. Even if you don’t win but make the final selections, people will take notice. This helps the authors by ensuring that people want more books from them as well as financial awards.
Award Winning Books That You Should Read
- Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
- Trust by Hernan Diaz
- Himawari House by Harmony Becker
- When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar
- Bliss Montage by Ling Ma
- Seven Empty Houses by Samantha Schweblin
- The Rabbit Hutch, by Tess Gunty
Co- Pulitzer Prize Award Winners
The co-winners of the Pulitzer Prize Award this year are Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver and Trust by Hernan Diaz. One tackles opioid addiction while the other focuses on the 1929 financial stock market crash. Writing about these topics is not easy and a lot of research goes into it. And to write amazing stories that let us experience these moments deserves recognition.
Kirkus Review’s 2022 Young Readers’ Literature Prize
Himawari House by Harmony Becker is a graphic novel that won Kirkus Review’s 2022 Young Readers’ Literature Prize. It tells the story of Nao who visits Japan during a gap year to get in touch with her Japanese heritage but struggles to do that once she arrives there. Instead, she meets strangers who are on their own journey and grasp with love, friendship, and healing.
Carol Shields Prize for Fiction
The winner of the Carol Shields Prize for Fiction – an inaugural award that is given to an English-language fiction by an American or Canadian woman or non-binary writer was When We Were Sisters. Fatimah Asghar also received $150,000 for winning. The novel is about three Muslim American siblings that have to raise each other after the unexpected deaths of their parents.
2022 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
Ling Ma’s Bliss Montage was the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The novel tackles issues such as loss, love, motherhood, and friendship. She also wrote the popular novel Severance which is centered around a global pandemic.
2022 National Book Award for Fiction
The Rabbit Hutch was the 2022 National Book Award for Fiction which is centered around a midwestern town and its destruction. Gunty’s amazing characterization skills have made her a favorite of many.
These are the 7 award winning books that you should read. How many of them have you read or plan to read? Let us know in the comments below!