Best Fiction Book

Despite my sporadic posting, two more categories remain in The Second Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards. Today we focus on the Best Fiction Book read in 2019. This is a big category because fiction makes up the largest chunk of what I read. I started out with a list of 15 books and have… Continue reading Best Fiction Book

Best Book by a Canadian

Welcome back to the next segment of the Second Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards! Again, this is a highly subjective award, based only on what I've read in 2019 and my own preferences. I really wanted to make today's category Best Canadian Book. Meaning, the best book that expressed something of what Canada is,… Continue reading Best Book by a Canadian

The Second Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Last year I started a new tradition of looking back over my year in reading and assigning arbitrary awards. You can check out last year's opening post here. (Again, this idea is blatantly ripped-off from FictionFan who is currently presenting her 2019 awards so you should go check those out too!) The categories, the shortlists,… Continue reading The Second Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Best Fiction Book

Since I read primarily fiction, I feel that this category is similar to picking my favourite book of the year. Which is really hard for me and is something I've pretty much avoided doing in previous years' recaps. When listing the books I've read and loved in 2018, I came up with ten so a… Continue reading Best Fiction Book

Best Non-Fiction Book

My reading list is definitely dominated by fiction. I'd go so far as to say that I'm fairly selective about what non-fiction I read. This seems to be reflected in this category because although I only read 15 non-fiction books in 2018, four of them are highlighted below. The non-fiction I read this year was… Continue reading Best Non-Fiction Book

Best Book Published in 2018

Hey there! Welcome to the next installment of The First Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards.  One of the things I like about books and reading them is that there are always more. Always something new to read! Always something new and exciting being published! I used to keep a list of books I wanted… Continue reading Best Book Published in 2018

Best Canadian Book

Initially, when I put together my (almost entirely arbitrary) categories for the First Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards, I called this category Best Book From a Canadian Author. But as I looked over the titles I had nominated I realized that a lot of them were showing up in other categories and that Warlight and Washington Black were… Continue reading Best Canadian Book

Best Book Written by Someone I Know

This category came to life when I was looking over the books I read in 2018 and realized how many were written by people I knew in real life. Having done a Writing degree and worked in the book industry I've worked, learned, and been taught by some fantastic writers. I did not include writers… Continue reading Best Book Written by Someone I Know

Best Book From an Author I’ve Read Before

Today's category is the opposite of yesterday's. These are books from authors I've read and (obviously) enjoyed previously and so searched out further writing from them. Honourable Mention: Lila- Marilynne Robinson (Harper Collins, 2014) Rules of Civility - Amor Towles (Penguin Books, 2011) Indian Horse - Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012) Washington Black - Esi Edugyan (Patrick… Continue reading Best Book From an Author I’ve Read Before

Best Book From a New-to-Me Author

Welcome to the next instalment of Karissa Reads Books 2018 Literary Awards! Today's category covers authors with an established body of work (ie: more than one published book) but someone I've never read before. Basically, if I read a book and promptly added that author's complete works to my To Read list, they get a… Continue reading Best Book From a New-to-Me Author