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Award Winners {Monthly Motif Apr. Check In}

Four months in and we are moving right along!! I hope you’re having as much fun with the challenge as we are! April’s theme is award winners and it’s been my goal to read more award winning books this year, so here we go…

Award Winner

“Read a book that has won a literary award or a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.”

Here are some ideas to get you started…

All the Books

Let’s Talk Goodreads Choice Awards Nominees

Several of the books we mentioned won their categories.

Goodreads Readers Choice Book Awards

3 Favorite Award Winning Novels From Last Year

Award Winning Reads

Stay tuned for a couple more recommendation posts coming your way in April!

Be sure to comment on this post all month long with your award winning book review links!



Kim and Tanya
Kim is a librarian | life hacker | ancient history nerd | mom to 2 little boys | Utah native | digital archivist | British comedy/British detective show junkie | outdoor lover. Tanya is a digital lifehacker | Food Science guru | teenage boy wrangler | husband tamer | adventure seeker | avid reader.


  1. For this month’s challenge I read 1) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, which has won a ton of awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award: http://kingmagu.blogspot.no/2017/05/cbr9-book-36-handmaids-tale-by-margaret.html
    2) Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas, which won a RITA: http://kingmagu.blogspot.no/2017/04/cbr9-book-35-devil-in-winter-by-lisa.html
    3) Weird Girl and What’s His Name by Meagan Brothers, which won the Gold INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for YA fiction: http://kingmagu.blogspot.no/2017/05/cbr9-book-43-weird-girl-and-whats-his.html

  2. I read ‘The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson for this month. It won the Newbery Medal. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1986816612?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

    1. I’ve always liked that book!

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  4. I am adding the best selling amazing And Then There Were Nine by Agatha Christie!


    1. Such a good book!

  5. I read “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides. It won the Pulitzer prize for literature in 2003

    1. Great choice!

  6. I read Death Turns A Trick by Julie Smith. If I recall correctly it won a Poe award in mystery. Interesting read,she’s a Jewish feminist lawyer who helps out a client that runs a bordello and after nearly getting busted, goes home to find a dead prostitute in her house. It wasn’t a long book. Just seemed to take me a while to read it. Looking for suggestions on any other books I may be able to download for cheap or free :3 https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1960094326

    1. Sounds like an interesting book!

  7. I read The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave as it won the Waterstones Children’s book prize this year. One of my all time favorite books, Half Bad by Sally Green, was also a category winner for this prize back in 2015 so I believe the judges make good choices! It was a close one though as I was tempted by Glorious Heresies from last years Baileys’ Women’s prize 🙂
    Here’s my review:

    1. I should have read a middle grade or children’s book as part of this month too! Great idea.

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  9. My book was Trader by Charles de Lint. Sure, the award was given out in 1998, but the book was wonderful and I loved it!


    1. It counts!

  10. I read A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro #1) by Dennis Lehane. It won these Literary Awards: Anthony Award Nominee for Best First Novel (1995) and Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel (1995).


    1. I have a Dennis Lehane book I need to get to! Glad to see you liked it.

  11. My selection this month was the Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Mystery & Thriller (2016) and it has been a A New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” and Best Seller; Entertainment Weekly — Thriller Round-Up; The Wall Street Journal — 5 Killer Books for 2016; Hollywood Reporter — Hot Summer Books…16 Must Reads. So, it is “a book written by an author who has been recognized in the bookish community.”


    1. I read All the Missing Girls a few months ago. I thought it was a solid read. Not the most amazing mystery but I still liked it. Did you like it?

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