The Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and Welcome to the Fifth (yes, fifth!) Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards! This is my annual, very rigorous, very competitive, highly esteemed way of looking back at what I've read over the past year and rating it by a merit system known only to myself. Eligible books must have been read by me… Continue reading The Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Best Classic: The 2021 Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Today's category is Best Classic. Classics can be hard to define and it isn't uncommon for books to be labelled as "modern classics". Personally, I tend to think of books as classics if they are 1) widely known even by people who have never read them (ie: most people have heard of Pride and Prejudice,… Continue reading Best Classic: The 2021 Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Best Canadian Book: The 2021 Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

I'm Canadian. (Surprise!) I'm also of the opinion that there are some great books coming out of Canada and from Canadian writers. Much of our media (movies, music, television) in Canada tends to be dominated by the United States but a lot of our book industry (not all) still stands as independent from our neighbours.… Continue reading Best Canadian Book: The 2021 Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Best Translated Work: The 2021 Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Reading more work translated from other languages into English is a goal of mine every year. I never seem to read as many as I hope to but I'm determined to keep making an effort. Since I only speak and read one language, reading translations is the best way to access an entire other world… Continue reading Best Translated Work: The 2021 Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

The Fourth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

It's that time of year! I am once more presenting my own Annual Literary Awards. I thought this was the third year of doing so until I checked last year's posts and learned that I've been doing this since 2018. As ever, credit for the idea goes to the inimitable FictionFan who is running her… Continue reading The Fourth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Best Fiction – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Fiction being what I read the most of, I always feel like the Best Fiction category is the best reflection of my favourite books of the year and I would say this year is no exception. So far this year I've read 62 novels. I narrowed the least down to sixteen, then down to five,… Continue reading Best Fiction – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Best Memoir – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hi there! Thanks for following along with my Third Annual Literary Awards! I'm having a lot of fun reading comments and hearing your thoughts. Today's category started out as non-fiction but when I looked over what I'd read and what I'd enjoyed, it made more sense to make the category simply Memoirs. These are books… Continue reading Best Memoir – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Best Christian Writing – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and welcome back! Christian writing is a new category for the Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards and not one that everyone will be that interested in. It does, however, make up a not insignificant portion of my reading and it's one of the categories that I really did make an effort to continue to… Continue reading Best Christian Writing – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Best Young Adult Novel – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and welcome back! Today we are delving into the world of young adult literature. I'll be honest, this isn't a category I read a lot of and it isn't one I seek out. Much of what I read in young adult novels is because I'm searching for books for my nieces and nephews, so… Continue reading Best Young Adult Novel – The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and welcome! This is the Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards. It's a literary award that I made up and means essentially nothing. I choose the categories and assign the winner. The winner receives nothing. As I said, essentially meaningless, but I have fun doing it and it's a way to look back… Continue reading The Third Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards