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message 1: by Zuky (last edited Feb 26, 2018 01:07AM) (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Hello everyone!

This month, you may have noticed that I left it up to you guys to pick the theme for March! This months winner won by just 1 vote! As this was such a close competition, we'll use your guys' second favourite theme for next month. But for now...

THE THEME FOR MARCH IS: AND THE AWARD GOES TO

Pick a book that has won an award!


(This theme was inspired by all the award ceremonies happening at the moment! The Oscars is on the 4th of March so I thought this made for a great excuse to use this theme!)

The award can be anything from the Pulitzer Prize to a Goodreads Choice Award. Below, I have left a few links to book award lists in case you're not sure what book to pick!

2017 Award Winning Books

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Award Winning Books Written by Women

Award Winning Books Written by Black Authors

Award Winning Books You Might Have Missed

Award Winning Horror Books

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I'll be reading:

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

I've had this novel on my TBR and bookshelves for absolutely ages! I love a good horror novel and since it won the Bram Stoker award back in 2015, it's the perfect novel to pick up for this theme!

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Let us know what book you'll be choosing to read this month, and what bookish award it won!

Also, don't forget to post your February reviews on this thread!
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message 2: by Katherine (new)

Katherine  | 24 comments will it count if the book was made into a movie and won oscars?


message 3: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Katherine wrote: "will it count if the book was made into a movie and won oscars?"

Yeah, sure! If that makes the book choice easier? :-)


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Cathy (goodreadscomwhatcathyreadnext) | 40 comments Choosing what book to read for the next month's theme is fast becoming my favourite bit of the month (apart from reading the actual book, hopefully). And I have to be happy with the theme as I'm one of the people who voted for it.

For some time I've been trying to work my way through the books that have been shortlisted for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction since it was established in 2010. I've chosen the 2016 winner, Tightrope.


message 5: by Denise (last edited Feb 27, 2018 03:26AM) (new)

Denise Baer YIKES! Maybe this will get me to start American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I haven't read any of his books, and I'm not sure if I'll finish this one since it has a lot of pages.


Misty's Book Space (mistysbookspace) I had my husband pick my TBR for this month so I was worried I wasn’t going to have a book for this months prompt. However he chose The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins which won the 2016 Audie Award for Audiobook of the year and it also won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award in the Mystery & Thriller category.


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Nora  (raccoonstudiez) | 8 comments I think I am going to start reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman, but since it is quite a long book and I also have a lot of school work to do, I decided to try to finish The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead too. (I already started it a few weeks ago)


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Jamie-Lee (jlkfraser) | 17 comments I am trying to expand my book horizons and so I am going to be ambitious and listen to two books for this theme. One: from the New York Times Bestseller 2017 list that won the National Book Award for Fiction, Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. Two: from the Goodreads 2017 awards that won Best in Fiction, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...


message 9: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Rosenlicht | 2 comments Reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Coincidently picked up this book before the start of this challenge, and currently half-way through it. May consider another award winning book soon after.


message 10: by Mayu (new)

Mayu | 2 comments For this month's challenge I am going to read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. It won National Book Award for fiction


(Mellifluous Grant) (raeallic) | 18 comments This month was a toughy, but a friend knocked it out of the park for me when he suggested I read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda! I'd been wanting to read this since seeing the movie trailer, so excited I hadn't realized it won so many awards!


message 12: by Alex (new)

Alex I’ll be reading N.K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate - it won the Hugo Award for best novel last year.


message 13: by Hafsa | حفصہ (new)

Hafsa | حفصہ (vibingwithabook) | 20 comments Mayurakshi wrote: "For this month's challenge I am going to read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. It won National Book Award for fiction"

Jamie-Lee wrote: "I am trying to expand my book horizons and so I am going to be ambitious and listen to two books for this theme. One: from the New York Times Bestseller 2017 list that won the National Book Award f..."

Sing, Unburied, Sing was one of my top 5 favourite reads of last year! Hope you both enjoy it as much as I did :)


message 14: by Magical_Bookworm (new)

Magical_Bookworm | 26 comments I will be reading George this month. It has been awarded a couple of awards and was also nominated for a few others.


message 15: by Megan (new)

Megan Mayurakshi wrote: "For this month's challenge I am going to read Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward. It won National Book Award for fiction"

I will be reading this too


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Madeline Maher | 10 comments I’m reading Song of Achilles this month!


message 17: by Hafsa | حفصہ (new)

Hafsa | حفصہ (vibingwithabook) | 20 comments I decided I was going to sit this theme out but I just realized that the book I'm reading currently won a literary award! So I'm going with One by Sarah Crossan (Won the Carnegie Medal - 2016).


message 18: by Marina (new)

Marina (marina999) | 18 comments I'm reading The Dry https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
which was the Sunday Times Crime Book of the Year 2017.


message 19: by Ali (new)

Ali (the_sunday_feeling) | 16 comments So, I had a few on my mind for this months theme. However it turns out there was one sitting on my bedside table and on my anticipated TBR for a while now. So I am about to start The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August as it won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel!


message 20: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Ali wrote: "So, I had a few on my mind for this months theme. However it turns out there was one sitting on my bedside table and on my anticipated TBR for a while now. So I am about to start [book:The First Fi..."

Great book Ali, I LOVED that one. I hope you enjoy it :-)


message 21: by Katherine (new)

Katherine  | 24 comments I read a trilogy that was up for many young awards including Goodreads, Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, Lincoln Award and Prix Elbakin.net for Meilleur roman fantasy traduit Jeunesse.

I wasnt actually as blown away as I thought Id be - possible case of too much hype and must admit that my reviews on them are not the most structured Ive ever posted. anywaaaaay

Shadow and Bone

Siege and Storm

Ruin and Rising


message 22: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (bookwyrmknits) | 22 comments I didn't intend to participate in this month's topic, as I didn't think any of my current reads or top TBR books were award winners, but I just finished reading Doomsday Book which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards in 1993.

So... accidental participation for the win! :D (I'll have my review up in the other thread shortly.)


message 23: by Nicki (new)

Nicki | 13 comments I didn't intend to join in either because I avoid prize winning books, however I listened to the audiobook of Station Eleven that won a few prizes including The Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Novel 2015.
I'll post my review in the other thread.


message 24: by Nikki (new)

Nikki | 9 comments Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

Just in time before March ends, I have read Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively. This book won the Man Booker Prize in 1987. It's brilliantly written. The main character, Claudia, is close to death and is looking back on her life, especially during the second world war and her time in Egypt.


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