Awards Round-up: December 2016

by Jocelyn Welcome to the December Awards Round-up! We are covering two different awards this month. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize The “First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1st and December 31st of the award year. The author of the winning book is awarded $10,000 and […]

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16 in ’16: Read a New Book Feedback

by Jocelyn We’re halfway through our final Reading Resolution, and I’m checking in to see how it’s going. What 2016 title(s) are you reading? Do you have any recommendations for us? I just finished reading When All the Girls Have Gone by Jayne Ann Krentz. She’s one of my favorite authors, and I eagerly anticipate […]

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16 in ’16: Read a New Book

by Jocelyn Congratulations! You’ve made it to the final challenge in the Reading Resolutions: 16 in ’16 contest. For the next three weeks, we challenge you to read…a book published in 2016 (also known as a “New” book). With about 300,000 books published in the United States every year, that gives you A LOT of […]

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Awards Round-up: August 2016

by Brian Welcome to The Biblio Files’ August Awards Round-up!  We are covering two award categories this month. Both bring a certain measure of spectacle and controversy. The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award.  Since 2013 the nomination process has been in a bit of turmoil.  Author George R.R. Martin discusses the impact […]

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LibraryReads List July 2016

by Marina Hello July! Geez, it’s about time that we’ve finally get some humor injected into the LibraryReads list here. Enough already of all that dark, dreary, murder-y stuff. Well, not entirely. We’ve still got a bunch of those making the cut. But some funny ones, too! So, the book that came out on top for the […]

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Awards Round-up: June 2016

by Liz Welcome to The Biblio Files’ June Awards Round-up. This month’s awards are quite the eclectic mix! A little something for everyone, as the saying goes!  First up this month, we have the BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction. One of the UK’s most prestigious literary awards, the WPFF is awarded annually and celebrates the best full-length fiction […]

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Awards Round-up: May 2016

by Marina Welcome to a new feature here on The Biblio Files! The Awards Round-up! In this, and each of the following posts we’ll gather together the book, movie, television and music winners for that month. We’ll also take this chance to highlight a few lesser known items. Be ready to know more about awards than you ever thought […]

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16 in ’16: Read an Award Winner Feedback

by Jocelyn We are officially halfway through our current challenge, Read an Award Winner! What titles have you read? And what did you think of them? Here’s what a few of our readers have already shared with us. Marina M.:  I read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. She is such a great story-teller! The most horrific things […]

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16 in ’16: Read an Award Winner

by Jocelyn It’s time to Read an Award Winner (or an Honor or shortlisted title)…the next 16 in ’16 Reading Challenge. The book you choose can be fiction or nonfiction, literary or genre, or even an audiobook. If you’re looking for national award winners, take a look at the Man Booker Prize, National Book Award, […]

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The Reading List Selections 2016

by Marina The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), established the Reading List in 2007 to bring attention to some of the outstanding genre fiction. The Reading List Council, a group of twelve librarians, all experts in readers’ advisory and collection development, collaborate to select one book from each […]

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