Monday, June 15, 2009

Musing Monday - June 15

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about award winning books…

Do you feel compelled to read prize-winning (Giller/Booker/Pulitzer etc) books? Why, or why not? Is there, perhaps, one particular award that you favour? (question courtesy of MizB)

I wouldn't use the word compelled. I don't choose my books based on their awards because I know how many wonderful books are out there that don't get recognized. I look for an author that I'm familiar with or a subject that interests me first. If an award winning books fits that criteria, then I will happily read it. The only award that I really pay attention to is the Newbery Award because I love children's literature.

I set a goal a few years back to read four classics or award winners a year. I didn't specify which award so that I'd have more variety. That being said, while I recognized that the award winners were well written books, I didn't necessarily enjoy them any more than another book.


Bluestocking said...

If a read a book that has won an award, it's by accident. mine

Oh I started a book discussion forum called Cafe Blue. Hope you can drop by for a visit. Cafe Blue

caite said...

I am not greatly moved by a book winning a prize or award. Some group may think they are great, but that is not always my experience, so it is just another small piece in my decision to pick a book to read.

Nise' said...

I am not compelled to read award winning books but did participate in a challenge to read award winning books and have enjoyed them.