Did you hear? The INSPY Award results are in! For anyone unfamiliar with the INSPYs, they’re “The Bloggers’ Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature.”
I got to help out this year by serving as one of the judges for the General Fiction category, and I had a blast doing it. So much fun to read five great books and discuss them with my fellow judges. And as a bonus, I wound up getting to know some fellow bloggers better. Win-win! Hi Iola, Tia, and Stacy!
Anyway, I’m super excited to recognize some great reads among the winners, as well as some titles I haven’t read yet that I’ll be wanting to track down and read for myself.
Here’s a link to the official INSPY Awards announcement, including statements on each winner from the judges of that category. And, if you’re curious to see what I thought of a few of the winners… check out the reviews I’ve previously posted of A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker (winner in the Mystery/Thriller category) and Mark of Distinction by Jessica Dotta (winner in the Historical Romance category). And stay tuned for my thoughts on Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke (winner in the General Fiction category). That review’s still to come. Hint: I loved it!
The other four winners sound great too, to the point it could be a challenge deciding which to read first! There’s Miracle in a Dry Season by Sarah Loudin Thomas (Debut), Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade (Contemporary Romance), Storm Siren by Mary Weber (Young Adult), and Spirit Bridge by James L. Rubart (Speculative Fiction).
Congratulations to the authors of all seven of this year’s INSPY Award winning books!
So tell me, readers, which of these award winning books have you read so far? What did you think of them?