Sunday, February 12, 2012

2012 Puddly Awards

                                                                          by Trina Boice

While I dream of having one of those cool personal libraries so large that it requires a ladder to reach the top shelves, my husband is in the anti-clutter mode, so I have been selling my old books online, using to find the best prices.

One of the companies that buys back books is Powell's, creator of the "Puddly Awards", their version of the Oscars for books.  They ask their readers to determine which titles were their favorites during the previous year.  Here are the results for their 2012 awards:

Best Fiction:   The Help by Kathryn Stockett

 You can purchase The Help on Amazon for under $12.

 Best Nonfiction: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

 Unbroken is on sale on Amazon for $11.00

Have you read either of those two books?  I have to confess that I only had time to see the movie "The Help" but I absolutely loved it.  Some of the actresses in the flick are already slated to win an Oscar.  What did YOU think of the book?  How did it compare to the movie?

How about "Unbroken"?  I haven't talked to anyone who has read it.  Have you?  What did you think?  Do I need to carve out some time to read it because it's that good?

If we were to give awards here on "The Writing Fortress", which books would YOU choose to win?