2016 Inspy Award Shortlists

2 May

Congrats to all the authors who have been named to the shortlists of the 2016 Inspy Awards. What a wonderful bunch of books!

Recognizing the need for a new kind of book award, the INSPYs were created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith. (from the Inspy website).

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE/ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

London Tides (David C. Cook) by Carla Laureano

The Dandelion Field (Zondervan) by Kathryn Springer

Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Howard) by Beth K. Vogt

A Love Like Ours (Bethany House) by Becky Wade

The Wonder of You (Tyndale House) by Susan May Warren

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DEBUT FICTION

The Thorn Bearer (Vinspire Publishing) by Pepper D. Basham

Jaded (David C. Cook) by Varina Denman

A Noble Masquerade (Bethany House) by Kristi Ann Hunter

Love’s Rescue (Revell) by Christine Johnson

Irish Meadows (Bethany House) by Susan Anne Mason

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GENERAL FICTION

A Cup of Dust (Kregel) by Susie Finkbeiner

The Art of Losing Yourself (Waterbrook Press) by Katie Ganshert

Secrets She Kept (Tyndale House) by Cathy Gohlke

Water From My Heart (Center Street) by Charles Martin

The Brontë Plot (Thomas Nelson) by Katherine Reay

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HISTORICAL ROMANCE

The Wood’s Edge (WaterBrook) by Lori Benton

Not by Sight (Bethany House) by Kate Breslin

The Mistress of Tall Acre (Revell) by Laura Frantz

Luther and Katharina (Waterbrook Press) by Jody Hedlund

Through Waters Deep (Revell) by Sarah Sundin

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MYSTERY/THRILLER

The Last Con (Thomas Nelson) by Zachary Bartels

A.D. 33 (Center Street) by Ted Dekker

Vendetta (Revell) by Lisa Harris

Falcon (Shiloh Run Press) by Ronie Kendig

The Bones Will Speak (Thomas Nelson) by Carrie Stuart Parks

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LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Season of Fire (Blink) by Lisa T. Bergren

Shades of Doon (Blink) by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

The Choosing (Tyndale House) by Rachelle Dekker

An Uncertain Choice (Zondervan) by Jody Hedlund

Siren’s Fury (Thomas Nelson) by Mary Weber

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SPECULATIVE FICTION

The Methuselah Project (Kregel) by Rick Barry

Heir of Hope (Enclave Publishing) by Morgan L. Busse

The Shock of Night (Bethany House) by Patrick W. Carr

The Curse of Crow Hollow (Thomas Nelson) by Billy Coffey

Embers (Enclave Publishing) by Ronie Kendig

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2 Responses to “2016 Inspy Award Shortlists”

  1. Valerie S. May 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    This is an amazing time to be a Christian fiction reader! The volume of outstanding books far exceeds my available reading time – what a wonderful dilemma. 🙂

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    • rbclibrary May 2, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

      A dilemma indeed! I just need to figure out how to add more hours to my day. Reading hours, that is.

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