The Coveted Nancy Awards for 2013

Piled on the reading to beat the ball drop in Times Square, plus spent some quality time in airport terminals lately. There were good late entries into the competition, and as usually happens I had to redefine the categories for the 2013 Coveted Nancy Awards.

For the Most Creative Book to Share with Your Favorite Child of Any Age:

For the Most Likely to Show Up in Your Dreams we have a tie between

  • Beetles, by Bernard Durin
  • Skulls, by Simon Winchester/Nick Mann
For Most Addictive Series in Audio Books
  • Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole books beat out
  • Hilary Mantel's Cromwell novels
In the category Way More Interesting than Dave Egger's Hologram for the King
  • Care of Wooden Floors, by Will Wiles
  • Greg Baxter's The Apartment
Entertaining Cookbook with lots of photos and pretty easy recipes:
  • This is a Cookbook:  Recipes for Real Life, by Max and Eli Sussman (two guys who like to cook)
Picture book most likely to inspire art class projects:
  • Over and Under the Snow, by Kate Messner/Christopher Silas Neal
Never be quite the same again nonfiction book:
  • The World Is a Carpet
Current issues fiction:
  • Tale for the Time Being 
  • Flight Behavior

[I am a failure in the poetry category, but I read more poems online in 2013, and none of them were bawdy limericks.]

Cornucopia of Fascinating Historical Fiction:

  • Elixir of Immortality
  • Girl You Left Behind
  • Light Between Oceans
  • Last Runaway

I always appreciate your reading suggestions. I check them out, but I don't always get them read!

© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder

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