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Don’t Forget to Nominate Your Favorite Books for the 2011 Indie Lit Awards!

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I suppose my post title says just about everything I wanted to mention in this post, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me for adding just a little bit more.

The Indie Lit Awards, which are in their second year, are awards given to books that have been recommended and voted on by independent literary bloggers. Nominations are open to all readers, and are then voted upon by a panel of bloggers who are familiar with the genre they represent.

Nominations opened in September and will stay open until December 31, 2011 at midnight PST. There are also many categories to nominate books in:

Nominated books must be published in 2011, and you can nominate up to five books in every category. Really, there’s not excuse not to click on each of the links above and nominate at least one book that you read this year that was great (unless you don’t read that genre, which is ok too).

This year I’m leading the nonfiction panel with a group of other fantastic bloggers, and I’ve also been working on figuring out what books I’m going to nominate in the other categories. It’s been fun. I hope you’ll click on the links above (which will take you to the nomination forms) and nominate some of your favorites!

What has your favorite nonfiction book of 2011 been?

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  • Andi December 21, 2011, 9:55 am

    Thanks for the reminder, Kim! My fave non-fic of the year was Tout Sweet by Karen Wheeler — a girly travel memoir about moving to France. Light and lots of fun for the summer months.

    • Kim December 22, 2011, 3:04 pm

      That does sound like fun! There’s always a time for a good, girly travel story. Be sure to nominate for the biography/memoir category!

  • Leeswammes (Judith) December 22, 2011, 3:46 am

    I’ve nominated my selection last week. Except in the Spec Fict genre, because I’m a voting member myself for that one.

    I hope more people nominate books, at least in the Spec Fict genre we have too many different books – would like to be able to have a top 5 that really jumps out. 🙂

  • Kim December 22, 2011, 3:05 pm

    We had that situation in nonfiction last year — a couple books jumped out, but the rest was pretty uneven and we ended up doing some culling and voting to get the list down to five. I’ve got a couple to nominate for Spec Fic this year, so I hope that will help!

  • Vasilly December 22, 2011, 6:19 pm

    Moonwalking with Einstein is one of my favorite non-fiction books of the year. There’s a few more NF books that I’m hoping to read before the end of the year.

    I wish more people would nominate books in the poetry section. So far, there’s been a whole lot of nothing special.

    • Kim December 29, 2011, 9:09 pm

      I don’t think I’ve read any new poetry this year! That’s sad.