Do you like to read award winners? What drives your next reading choice? Word of mouth, suggestions from friends, or best seller lists? Recently several award winners were announced.
“All the Light We cannot see” by Anthony Doerr won the 2015 Pullitzer Prize for fiction. The Drake Public Library does have a copy of this book. The Pullitzer prize is awarded in the spring of every year. Joseph Pullitzer established the award for writing excellence. Previous winners include “The Goldfinch” and “The Orphan Master’s Son”.
The Iowa Association of School librarians recently announced their winners. “Creepy Carrots” won the Goldfinch Award. The Iowa Children’s Choice Award was presented to “The Ghost of Greylock” by Dan Poblocki. “The Lost Hero” by Rick Riordan won the Iowa Teen Award. Iowa High School Book Award was presented to “Eleanor and Park”.
If you need help finding something to read, look for an award winner or visit your local library and ask a staff member for a recommendation. Nothing pleases a librarian more than offering a reading suggestion to a patron!