Another book award list was announced today, the nominees for the Orange prize. A book I recently reviewed, The Invention of Everything Else, made the list and another that I intend to read, Girl in a Blue Dress, is on there as well.
My question for you is whether book prizes really make a difference in what you choose to read. I have to say that I will use them as exposure to titles I haven't heard of but the award process itself doesn't make me more or less likely to read a book. I don't participate in challenges that are just about reading award winners. My choice process is solely about what I would find to be an entertaining or fulfilling read. How about you?
Thinking all readers should get to present their own awards,