Taken from 5 Minutes for Books:
Do you care about awards? When you’re looking for a book to read for yourself or your child, do you consult awards’ lists? Does hearing press about a book winning an award make you want to read it?
I have to say that a lot of the books that I choose to read for myself are books that are on lists or have won awards: banned books, Newbery Medal, Pulitzer, you name it. I also look at high school reading lists and college reading lists because then I can get an idea of what’s being read and for what purpose.