Award Winners {Monthly Motif Aug Check In}

Welcome to another month of the Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! If you haven’t yet- make sure you add your July {Vacation Reads} book reviews to the Link Up. Now, on to August {Award Winners}…

Award Winners

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

Our Choices

Tanya – Looking at The Major Book Award Calendar and the winners from last year, one of the books that I put on my reading list is The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Clare North, which was the winner of The World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

The Sudden Appearance of Hope (Book)

My name is Hope Arden, and you won’t know who I am. We’ve met before – a thousand times. But I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A slow declining, an isolation, one piece at a time. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A teacher who forgets to chase my missing homework. A friend who looks straight through me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the people I hurt, the crimes I commit – you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. But it also makes me dangerous.

[Buy The Sudden Appearance of Hope @ Amazon]


Kim – I’m trying to hit two birds with one stone on this one. I’ll be reading American Gods, Neil Gaiman because my book club is also reading it for August. It won the Hugo and Nebula awards in 2002. I actually can’t even believe I haven’t read this one yet and yes, I plan to watch the TV series spin off after I finish it.

Days before his release from prison, Shadow’s wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America. Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.

More Recommendations

Tanya is amazing at checking awards lists and staying current on them. So let me just direct you to the Book Awards tag on our blog because you’ll find post and post highlighting our very favorite award winning books and some new ones on our radar.

Award winner Reading List

Girlxoxo Recommends Award Winning Novels


Tell us what you plan on reading in the comments – and then Remember to use the linky below to link up to your reads for this month and make sure to check out the other links as well!

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5 Replies to “Award Winners {Monthly Motif Aug Check In}”

  1. Linky’s closed! My Award Winner review is for The Expats by Chris Pavone, which won the 2013 Edgar Award. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/296592856

    • @avidseriesreader No problem! I’ll add your review to the linky. I close them after a month and a half to avoid getting a bunch of spam links but I can always add you in later on. 🙂

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