Episode 59: Our favorite award-winning books and exciting 2020 literary award nominations

Curtis has often mentioned his love of award-winning books, so today we’re taking a deep dive into our reading logs and TBR lists to recommend award-nominated or award-winning books. In today’s episode, we’re discussing various literary awards, sharing some of our favorite award-winning books, and taking a look at some of this year’s big nominations. 

To find a list of every title we mention in today’s episode, go to hereadsheread.org/podcast for show notes. 

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Books mentioned:

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

The River by Peter Heller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by P.W. Singer

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier 

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward 

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Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll 

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds 

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card 

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Circe by Madeline Miller

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

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