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Monday, April 11, 2016

TTT: For people who like to read award books, my recommendations

Hosted by Broke and Bookish
Top Ten Tuesday: 
I recommend these to people who want to read an award book.

I really enjoy reading well-written books so I try to read as many award books as I can each year, especially focusing on awards given to young adult books my students might like.

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1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
YA
National Book Award -Young People's Literature 2007
Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction 2008
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2. Looking for Alaska by John Green
YA
Printz Award 2006
3. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
YA
Printz Award 2015
Stonewall Honor 2015
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4. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Adult
Pulitzer Prize 2015
Alex Award 2015
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5. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Adult
Pulitzer Prize for fiction 2008
6. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
YA
National Book Award -Young People's Literature 2015
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7. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Adult
Pulitzer Prize for fiction 2014
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8. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Adult
National Book Award, Fiction 2009
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9. Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Adult
National Book Award, Fiction 1993
Pulitzer Prize 1994
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10. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
YA
Printz Award 2010



17 comments:

  1. Yes to Goldfinch and All the Light! I almost picked a similar topic given that the Baileys Prize shortlist was announced yesterday but when I looked at the past winners, I was struggling to list ten that I'd really loved (the main exception was Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin, a book that still haunts me).

    My TTT - https://booksaremyfavouriteandbest.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/memoir-fans-remember-to-put-these-books-on-your-reading-list/

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    1. I don't know the Baileys Prize. I am leaving this comment and going away to do a little investigating...ah, it is the most prestigious book award given to women authors in the UK. I'll keep my eye on that.

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  2. I like your unique category! I like award-winning books, and these are great choices.

    http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/04/inspiring-books-about-inspiring-people.html

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  3. Great theme choice! There are so many on your list that have been floating on my TBR for months...even years.

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    1. I know that feeling. When I read other bloggers' lists I keep adding more and more books to my TBR pile.

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  4. I've only read the first two on your list, but I am looking forward to the rest of them.

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

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  5. So many great books- a few on my shelves that I just haven't gotten to yet, but I will!

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  6. I always forget how much I love Sherman Alexie until I hear someone else talk about him. I still haven't read I'll Give You The Sun even though I've been meaning to for awhile now. Great List!

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    1. That is the way I feel, too. I recently read two other books by him and was reminded just how much I like his writing.

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  7. Great List! I LOVED reading Looking For Alaska and I'll Give You The Sun!
    My TTT.

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    1. I re-read Looking for Alaska recently and was blown away by it all over again.

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  8. I really need to read All The Light We Cannot See!

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    1. I have added the book you suggested, Whey We Jump, to my TBR pile.

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  9. Challenger Deep is on my TBR, hopefully I enjoy it.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/top-ten-tuesday-52/

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  10. Oh yes, award books. I really should seek out more because after all they won awards for a reason, right? I'll Give You the Sun is one I really want to read soon. Nice list!

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  11. I've been meaning to get to several books on this list. The only one I've read so far is All The Light We Cannot See. I really liked it.

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  12. Curious about John Green's novel since I didn't "hate" TFIOS (I'm not usually a sad-ending reader). Anyway, at some point I might be brave and give it a try. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland. :)

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