Its that time again, for the Maine Readers’ Choice Awards! Below is the short list. Please click here for the full list of titles considered.
The Maine Readers’ Choice Award, officially established in 2013 by the Maine State Library and the Maine Library Association, recognizes the best in adult fiction published in the United States the previous year. The aim of this award is to increase awareness and reading of literary fiction. The Maine Readers’ Choice Award honors books that exhibit exceptional writing and a compelling story that encourages reading and conversation among individuals and in Maine’s communities.
To be considered for the Maine Readers’ Choice Award, books must be:
- Published in the United States the previous year
- Well written
- Compelling story – you want to continue reading
- Appealing to a wide audience
Recommendations for consideration for this award will come from the library and booksellers’ communities across the state of Maine throughout the year. All genres are accepted as long as they meet the above requirements.
The following titles have been selected by the committee to the 2014 Shortlist for the Maine Reader’s Choice Award. The Finalists will be announced this summer…so stay tuned. Happy Reading!(Click on the links below to learn more about the books and their authors.)
Benediction by Kent Haruf
The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Hired Man by Aminatta Forna
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
The Tenth of December by George Saunders
TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda