Oscar-Style Nominations For Our Favorite Books of 2013

Oscar-Style Nominations For Our Favorite Books of 2013

The 86th Annual Academy Awards will have elegant evening gowns, inspired speeches, expensive goodie bags, and the wonderful Ellen DeGeneres hosting. While we may not have all of the flash and frills, we’d like to take inspiration from some of the Oscars’ categories and rank our favorite books of the year accordingly.

Thank you to everyone who voted. The Academy of Readers has spoken and these are this year’s winners…

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt
The Shining Girls, Lauren Beukes
And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini
Winner: Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Life After Life, Kate Atkinson
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
The Cuckoo’s Calling, Robert Galbraith
MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood
The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman

Theo Decker, The Goldfinch
Winner: Unnamed Narrator, How to Get Filthy Rich in Asia
Dan Torrance, Doctor Sleep
Clint Barton, Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon
Cree, Visitation Street

Ursula Todd, Life After Life
Reno, The Flamethrowers
Mae Holland, The Circle
Nora, The Woman Upstairs
Winner: Axie Muldoon, My Notorious Life

Winner: Levi, Fangirl
Cub Turnbow, Flight Behavior
Ulysses, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Jean-Guy Beauvoir, How The Light Gets In
David Graham, Letters from Skye

Winner: Lettie Hemstock, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Kate Bishop, Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon
Pippa, The Goldfinch
Eva, Tenth of December
Santina, This House is Haunted

Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon, Matt Fraction and David Aja
Saga Volume Two, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Winner: Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
Boxers & Saints , Gene Luen Yang
Battling BoyPaul Pope

We Need New Names
Winner:  The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
Doctor Sleep

Smoke & Pickles, Edward Lee
Winner: The Disaster Artist: My Life in The Room, the Worst Movie Ever Made, Greg Sestero
The Everything Store,
Brad Stone
Sonali Deraniyagala
Book of Ages,
Jill Lepore
Going Clear,
Lawrence Wright
Command and Control,
Eric Schlosser
Lean In,
Sheryl Sandberg
The Unwinding,
George Packer
Drinking with Men,
Rosie Schaap

The Great Gatsby
12 Years a Slave
Winner:  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Spectacular Now
The Wolf of Wall Street
Warm Bodies

Winner:  Tenth of December, George Saunders
Yoko Ogawa
The Isle of Youth,
Laura van den Berg
Rebecca Lee
Love is Power, or Something Like That,
A. Igoni Barrett



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