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2015 National Book Awards Finalists

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It has been a busy month in the literary world. Last week they announced of the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature (we are featuring her tomorrow). Yesterday the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize was announced. Then this morning the finalists for the National Book Awards were announced. All these announcements and awards have wreaked havoc on our blog schedule as BW and I have struggled to read the variety of books and we have moved from 3 times a week to almost daily posting. We will go back to our regular post schedule (3-4 times a week) in the next couple of weeks.

The National Book Awards feature 4 primary categories including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and young people’s literature. Keep reading to see if your favorite books made it onto the list of finalists.

Fiction Finalists:

Non-Fiction Finalists:

Poetry Finalists: 

Young People’s Literature Finalists:

I have only read one: A Little Life. I actually own the Lauren Groff book, Turner House, and Between the World and Me but I have yet to read any of them.

Have you read any of these books? Which ones would you recommend. Which books should win?

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  1. I’ve read A Little Life, currently reading The Turner House, own Between the World and Me and Fates and Furies and have Fortune Smiles waiting for me at the library.

    It’s nice to see so many women shortlisted in the fiction category.


    October 14, 2015
    • I agree with seeing women on the list. Are you liking Turner House?

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      October 14, 2015
      • I’m about 100 pages in and am liking it. The writing is almost deceptively simple but in a good way. It jumps around from character to character as well as jumping around through decades but it never feels disjointed or out of place.

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        October 14, 2015

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