Reading for fun

A guide for fiction reading that includes popular literary blogs, book reviews, award winners and more.

Award Winners


For a complete list of awards go to Award Annals.


Well known and popular book awards:


Man Booker Prize for Fiction

The best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom,

the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.


National Book Critics Circle

Honors the best literature published in the United States in six

categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.


Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction

 Honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.


The National Book Awards

Recognizes the best of American literature, raising the cultural appreciation of great writing in the country while advancing the careers of both established and emerging writers.


The Womens Prize for Fiction

Celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. 


The Pulitzer Prizes

Honors excellence in journalism and the arts.


ALA Best Genre Fiction

Highlights outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention.

Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Honors the best books of the year in ten categories.


California Book Awards

Annually recognizes California's best writers and illuminates the wealth and diversity of California-based literature.


Genre Book Awards:


The Bram Stoker Award (Horror & Dark Fantasy)

The Hugo Award (Science Fiction)

The Lamda Literary Awards (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered)

The Agatha Awards (Mystery)

The Rita Awards (Romance)

Spur Award (Western)

The Nebula Award (Science Fiction and Fantasy)

Scott O’Dell Award (Historical Fiction)

The California Young Reader Medal Award (Children and Young Adult Fiction)






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