Monday, February 12, 2007

Best books of 2006/2007

Good books are hard to come by. There are so many books in the bookstores and we may not know which ones are good and which ones are not. If you really want to know which is worth reading, then either we'll have to buy them or get opinions from others who had read it before.

Anyway, what I have here is the list of books that were short-listed for the Costa Book Awards 2006. Costa Book Awards used to be the Whitbread Book Awards. So, I guess these books must be very good to be nominated in the first place for book awards.

Costa First Novel Award:

The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox
Cloth Girl by Marilyn Heward Mills
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney (winner)
The Amnesia Clinic by James Scudamore

Costa Novel Award:

Restless by William Boyd (winner)
Saving Caravaggio by Neil Griffiths
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Costa Children's Book Award:

Clay by David Almond
The Diamond of Drury Lane by Julia Golding
Set in Stone by Linda Newbery (winner)
Just in Case by Meg Rosoff

Costa Poetry Award:

The Book of Blood by Vicki Feaver
Letter to Patience by John Haynes (winner)
District and Circle by Seamus Heaney
Dear Room by Hugo Williams

Costa Biography Award:

George Mackay Brown: The Life by Maggie Fergusson
Donne: A Reformed Soul by John Stubbs
Nabeel's Song by Jo Tatchell
Keeping Mum by Brian Thompson (winner)

Source: Costa Book Awards

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