Article published on November 22, 2017.
The winners of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards for 2017 were announced last night!
“The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are one of a kind. They’re the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops – and the only major awards voted for by booklovers.
Launched in 2016, the awards include categories which celebrate fiction, non-fiction, beautiful books, breakthrough authors and books written for children and young adults, with shortlists chosen by booksellers across the UK and Ireland. The Readers Choice Award – nominated and voted for entirely by booklovers – completes the set.”
The winners are:
Popular Fiction: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Non-Fiction: This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
Novel: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Middle Grade (7-11): Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll
YA (12-18): The Hate U Gave by Angie Thomas
Breakthrough Author: Kate Tempest for The Bricks that Built the Houses
Beautiful Book: The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
Reader’s Choice: This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay
Congratulations to all the winners!