10 Award-Winning Books to Devour this Summer 2016


There are so many literary awards so there is something for everyone. We've pulled together a list of 10 award-winning books to add to your summer reading list so the next time someone asks what you thought of the last Man Booker Prize-winning book, you can answer "loved it!"

1. The Man Booker Prize 2015

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James


2. The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen



3. Costa Book of the Year 2015

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge 



4. Women's Prize for Fiction 2015

How to be Both by Ali Smith


5. International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016




6. The Crime Writer's Association Dagger Awards - Goldsboro Gold 2015

Life or Death by Michael Robotham



7.The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 

Svetlana Alexievich - A Belarusian journalist and author details the turbulent history of the former Soviet Union. Possibly a bit heavy for summer reading but important modern history. Find out more about the author and her work.


8. The Goldsmith Prize 2015

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry



9.The International Rubery Award - Book of the Year 2016

Echoes by Laura Tisdall



10. Oprah's Book Club Selection 2016

Not exactly an award but Oprah's Book Club is highly influential, often selecting books with challenging themes.
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead



Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer holidays and why not fit in some sport especially with the Rio Olympics to inspire you!
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