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Reader Reviewed Schroder
Amity Gaige
Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. Eric has kidnapped his six year old daughter and is now in prison awaiting trial. This narrative is his account of everything from childhood right up to their week on the run to explain...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March 2014 Book of the Month. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2014. Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. On the surface this is a love...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

The Undertaking
Audrey Magee
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An exceptional and totally engrossing debut novel, viewing WWII from an unfamiliar perspective. We are introduced to an ordinary family in extraordinary times; they make some perplexing and disturbing decisions, is this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013. From Subhash's earliest memories, at every point, his brother was there. In the suburban streets of Calcutta where they wandered before dusk and in the hyacinth-strewn...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2013
     

Reader Reviewed Burial Rites
Hannah Kent
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. An historical dual-narrative tale set in Iceland in 1829 where three, two women and a man, are sentenced for killing two men. We follow the narrative of the “jealous” woman as she...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
     

Walking Home
Simon Armitage
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. A uniquely charming, droll, moving,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
     

The Old Ways A Journey on Foot
Robert Macfarlane
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. The Old Ways is the stunning new book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize 2012. Following...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/05/2013
     

The Green Road into the Trees
Hugh Thomson
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. From the very centre of England - literally, as his village is furthest from the sea - he travels to its outermost...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/03/2013
     

Field Notes From a Hidden City An Urban Nature Diary
Esther Woolfson
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Against the background of austere and beautiful Aberdeen, Woolfson observes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
     

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
Eimear McBride
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
     

Badgerlands The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal
Patrick Barkham
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. Britain is the home of the badger - there are more badgers per square kilometre in this country than in any other....
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2013
     

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
     

Almost English
Charlotte Mendelson
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013 Home is a foreign country: they do things differently there. In a tiny flat in West London, sixteen-year-old Marina lives with her emotionally delicate mother, Laura, and three ancient Hungarian relatives. Imprisoned by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
     

The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards RTE Listeners' Choice Award 2013. Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2013
     

Under Another Sky Journeys in Roman Britain
Charlotte Higgins
Shortlisted for The THWAITES WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2014 - The new literary prize for Nature & Travel Writing about Britain. This is shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize. This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
     


The Book Awards category on Lovereading  will help you discover authors who are winners of, or have been in contention for, some of the most prestigious awards. By their very presence on this page, you can be sure that each of the books featured here is the 'crème-de-la-crème' of today's literature.


From the huge and prestigious literary awards like the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the Women's Prize for Fiction, the British Book Awards (Nibbies) and the Costa Awards, to those for specific genres like the Women's Prize for New Writers, the Hugo Awards  and the Nebula Awards (Fantasy and Science Fiction) and the Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards we’ll cover the whole range.

 

For each award, Lovereading will feature the shortlist of books and authors before the individual winner is announced. As with all our Featured Books, you will be able to download and print off free Opening Extracts of each book. In this way, you can choose your own winner and see if the judges agree with you!

And remember, even if the judges don't pick your favourite, all Book Award titles are available to order online at 25% off the RRP.


Member of a Reading Group? - Buy 5 or more copies of any single title and get an extra 5% discount!

A selection of other awards that will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Philip K. Dick Award (FSF)  Hawthornden Prize (Imaginative Literature)  National Book Awards (USA)  Hugo Awards (SF)  Bram Stoker Awards (Horror) Dagger Awards (Crime Fiction)  The Women's Prize for New Writers


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Last Month's Featured Books
The Month Before's Featured Books 


The Fever Tree
Jennifer McVeigh
Winner of the Epic Category Romantic Novel of the Year at the RNA Awards 2014. One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections. Contrasting polite Victorian society...
 
 
 


The Gilded Fan
Christina Courtenay
Winner of the Historical Category Romantic Novel of the Year at the RNA Awards 2014. From the author of four successful award-winning novels, this is a gorgeous historical romance and the...
 
 
 


It's Raining Men
Milly Johnson
Winner of the Romantic Comedy Category Romantic Novel of the Year at the RNA Awards 2014. Best friends May, Lara and Clare are desperate for a holiday. They have been dreaming...
 
 
 


A Night on the Orient Express
Veronica Henry
Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award at the RNA Awards 2014. One of our Books of the Year 2013. Intrigue and passion in an infamous setting. A group...
 
 
 


The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2013. It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand...
 
 
 


The Signature of All Things
Elizabeth Gilbert
5 January 1800. At the beginning of a new century, Alma Whittaker is born into a perfect Philadelphia winter. Her father, Henry Whittaker, is a bold and charismatic botanical explorer...
 
 
 


Still Life with Bread Crumbs
Anna Quindlen
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a...
 
 
 


All the Birds, Singing
Evie Wyld
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2013. Jake Whyte is the sole resident of an old farmhouse on an unnamed British island, a...
 
 
 


Eleven Days
Lea Carpenter
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Eleven Days is, at its heart, the story of a mother and a son. It begins in May 2011: Sara's son Jason...
 
 
 


The Shadow of the Crescent Moon
Fatima Bhutto
Longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Fatima Bhutto is the niece of Benazir Bhutto who publicly accused her aunt of murdering her father Murtaza while she, aged 14,...
 
 
 


Tenth of December
George Saunders
Winner of the Folio Prize 2014. A family member recollects a backyard pole dressed for all occasions; Jeff faces horrifying ultimatums and the prospect of DarkenfloxxTM in some unusual drug trials;...
 
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


Reader Reviewed Schroder
Amity Gaige
Shortlisted for the 2014 Folio Prize. How can such a simple thing like changing your surname end up with a good and likeable person and father ending up in prison? Amity...
 
 
 


Benediction
Kent Haruf
One long last summer for Dad Lewis in his beloved town, Holt, Colorado. As old friends pass in and out to voice their farewells and good wishes, Dad's wife and...
 
 
 


The Shock of the Fall
Nathan Filer
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2013. Having won the Costa First Novel award, this went on to win the overall prize for the Best Book of 2013...
 
 
 


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