I was a preliminary judge again for the Minnesota Book Awards, and I loved it as much this year as I did last year. What a great task – to read 25 books! My category was Genre Fiction, of which I am a particular fan.
The judges assembled on Saturday to choose the finalists. It was a tough decision, as there were a number of terrific reads. We could only choose four, however. The finalists in Genre Fiction are:
- Code Black by Philip Donlay (ibooks)
- Maiden Rock by Mary Logue (Bleak House Books/Big Earth Publishing)
- Protect and Defend by Vince Flynn (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
- Thunder Bay by William Kent Krueger (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster)
They’re all terrific reads and I recommend them all. If you’re interested in learning which books were chosen as finalists in the other categories, you can visit the Minnesota Book Awards site.