Today’s question: Awards. Do you follow any particular book awards? Do you ever choose books based on awards? What award-winning books do you have? (Off the top of your head only- no need to look this up- it would take all day!) What’s your favorite award-winning book?
LibraryThing’s Common Knowledge feature tracks awards; you can find it here.
Each year, I try to read all of the novels shortlisted for the Hugo award. I like to do it because the Hugos are supposed to be the best sci-fi novels of the year and I always find it interesting to read the five novels and then determine which one I’d vote for. (I can then express my indignation if my choice doesn’t win or at least discuss the merits of why I thought my choice should have won over the choice that did). I will also look at novels up for awards in some of the mystery categories, though I’ve found there are tons of categories there. I think every book that comes out could be nominated for some award….