10 of the Best Books of the Past Year



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Readers all over the world choose their next book based on the prizewinners announced by various organizations during the recent year. Here is a list of ten novels in the adult category to receive applause from colleagues in the genre or from readers who loved the books.

Have you read any books on the list? If so, let us know in the comment section what you enjoyed about them. 


Edgar Allen Poe Awards awarded by the Mystery Writers of America 2014:

“Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger


Hugo Awards awarded for the best Science Fiction or Fantasy 2013:

“Redshirts” by John Scalzi


Bram Stoker Awards bestowed by Horror Writers Association 2014:

“Doctor Sleep” (The Shining #2) by Stephen King


Man Booker Prize literary prize for best original English language novel 2013: 

“The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton


Pulitzer Prize in Literature administered by Columbia University 2014:

“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt


National Book Award for fiction given to U.S. authors 2013:

“The Good Lord Bird” by James McBride


Anthony Awards, literary awards for mystery writers 2013:

“The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny


RITA Award bestowed by the Romance Writers of America 2014:

“Off the Edge” by Carolyn Crane (Romantic Suspense)


Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction 2013:

“Rare Earth” by Davis Bunn (Suspense)


Goodreads Choice Awards chosen by readers 2013:

“And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini


Bravo to all the winners!


*Photo by Patti Phillips



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