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Awards Blog

May Book of the Month Award

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June 2, 2019
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Book of the Month
Ann McIlroy
The Reading Desk

The Reading Desk team will nominate 3 books each month from the many that are collectively read. The 3 nominees will be put forward on a social media poll to the wider writing community to vote for that month's winner. 

Each monthly nominated book will go forward to the Annual Awards Competition. The annual awards will be decided by a mainly external panel of globally recognised reviewers and authors, chaired by Peter Donnelly.

We have responded to a number of feedback suggestions that this feature from The Reading Desk would support authors and their activities to promote and market their books. We also hope that it is a mechanism to bring the writing community together. We hope you enjoy and support the community.

 

MAY BOOK OF THE MONTH WAS AWARDED TO CRAIG RUSSELL FOR THE DEVIL ASPECT

Awards Blog

April Book of the Month Award

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April 17, 2019
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Book of the Month
Ann McIlroy
The Reading Desk

The Reading Desk team will nominate 3 books each month from the many that are collectively read. The 3 nominees will be put forward on a social media poll to the wider writing community to vote for that month's winner. 

Each monthly nominated book will go forward to the Annual Awards Competition. The annual awards will be decided by a mainly external panel of globally recognised reviewers and authors, chaired by Peter Donnelly.

We have responded to a number of feedback suggestions that this feature from The Reading Desk would support authors and their activities to promote and market their books. We also hope that it is a mechanism to bring the writing community together. We hope you enjoy and support the community.

 

APRIL BOOK OF THE MONTH WAS AWARDED TO MAUREEN JOYCE CONNOLLY FOR LITTLE LOVELY THINGS

3 fabulous books nominated by The Reading Desk for April Book of the Month Award

Little Lovely Things – Maureen Joyce Connolly @MConnollyAuthorBook review: https://thereadingdesk.com/little-lovely-things-maureen-joyce-connolly/ Interview: https://thereadingdesk.com/1682-2/

No…

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March Book of the Month Award

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March 18, 2019
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Book of the Month
Ann McIlroy
The Reading Desk

The Reading Desk team will nominate 3 books each month from the many that are collectively read. The 3 nominees will be put forward on a social media poll to the wider writing community to vote for that month's winner. 

Each monthly nominated book will go forward to the Annual Awards Competition. The annual awards will be decided by a mainly external panel of globally recognised reviewers and authors, chaired by Peter Donnelly.

We have responded to a number of feedback suggestions that this feature from The Reading Desk would support authors and their activities to promote and market their books. We also hope that it is a mechanism to bring the writing community together. We hope you enjoy and support the community.

MARCH BOOK OF THE MONTH WAS AWARDED TO TOSCA LEE  FOR THE LINE BETWEEN

3 wonderful books nominated by The Reading Desk for March Book of the Month Award

The Scholar – Dervla McTiernan @DervlaMcTiernan

The Line Between – Tosca Lee @ToscaLee

Lust, Money &…

Romance

One Day – David Nicholls

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July 27, 2018
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David Nicholls

'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.'

He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.'

15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.

So where will they be on this one day next year?

And the year after that? And every year that follows?

If unrequited love is one of the saddest feelings we can ever experience, then imagine how much of a tragedy it is when both feel that their love for…

Literary Fiction Mystery

The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

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July 27, 2018
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My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973.

In heaven, Susie Salmon can have whatever she wishes for - except what she most wants, which is to be back with the people she loved on earth. In the wake of her murder, Susie watches as her happy suburban family is torn apart by grief; as her friends grow up, fall in love, and do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But as Susie will come to realize, even in death, life is not quite out of reach . . .

A luminous, astonishing novel about life and death, memory and forgetting, and finding light in the darkest places, Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones became an instant classic when it was first published in 2002. It inspired the film starring Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon and Saoirse Ronan.

The Lovely Bones was a beautiful book that exposed deep feelings due to its very sad backdrop. The story relates to the child murder of Susie Salmon, and how from…