There are many different criterieas for choosing what book you plan to read. Sometimes it is based on genre, author, or a recommendation by a friend. Today, we will be recommending 8 award winning books that you should read. Keep reading to find out what they are!
The hard part about choosing books to read is not knowing if you will like it or not. That is why award winning books are a great option. More likely than not, you will enjoy the book. Critics have a high standard and multiple people often have to agree that this. book deserves the award. You can see the full list below.
8 Award Winning Books That You Should Read
- The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead – Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
- Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu – National Book Award
- Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat – National Book Critics Circle Award
- Luster by Raven Leilani – Kirkus Prize, Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
- The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell – Los Angeles Times Book Prize
- Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – Edgar Award: Best First Novel
- Sea Monsters by Chloe Aridjis – PEN/Faulkner Award
- Last of Her Name by Mimi Lok – PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
Award Winning Books
All of these books were chosen as winners for the 2020 calender year. You may have seen some of them on end of year lists. I know I did.
A standout book on this list for me is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the second time Whitehead’s novel accomplished that achievement. He has become a favorite author over the years and this is one of the books that made me a fan.
Another novel on this list that I loved was Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. It won the Edgar Award for Best Debut Novel and rightfully so. It is a powerful novel about immigration, parenthood, and betrayal. Kim is a brilliant writer and I can’t wait for her second novel Happiness Falls which hits the shelves in September!
These are the 8 award winning books that you should read. The list has books from various genres and debuts from authors. How many of these have you read? Let us know in the comments below!