The 2016 Inspy Awards Winners

June 29, 2016 awards 8

INSPYs Awards

I was so honored to be one of the judges for this year’s Inspy Awards! Bloggers & readers drove the long list nominations, and the advisory board selected the short list. At that point, we judges (all bloggers/reviewers) set out to determine the winner in our respective categories.  Months of reading, much dialogue, many emails later – here are the winners of the 2016 Inspy Awards!

(Please visit the official announcement from the Inspy Advisory Board to read statements from the judges for each winner/category.)

Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

2016 Shortlist

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

2016 INSPY AWARD WINNER

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Debut Fiction

2016 Shortlist

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

Irish Meadows (Bethany House) by Susan Anne Mason

2016 INSPY AWARD WINNER

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General Fiction

2016 Shortlist

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

2016 INSPY AWARD WINNER

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Historical Romance

2016 Shortlist

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

2016 INSPY AWARD WINNER

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Mystery/Thriller

2016 Shortlist

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

2016 INSPY AWARD WINNER

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Literature for Young Adults

2016 Shortlist

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

2016 INSPY AWARD WINNER

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Speculative Fiction

2016 Shortlist

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

2016 INSPY AWARD WINNER

What about you? Which of the award winners have you already read? Which are still on your TBR?

 

 

Carrie

8 Responses to “The 2016 Inspy Awards Winners”

  1. Yvette-Bookworlder

    I’m always surprised by how few I’ve read on these award lists. I’ve read Luther and Katharina & The Mistress of Tall Acre (both excellent) but have more on my shelves or kindle (Siren’s Fury, A Love Like Ours, The Wood’s Edge, Jaded, The Thorn Bearer) and the rest, well… let’s just say that my virtual TBR is an ever-growing colossus. 😉

  2. Andrea Stephens

    Wow! How exciting that must have been. I have read a couple of books on the short lists, now I must add more books to my wish list.

  3. Winnie Thomas

    Okay, so judging must be another of your Superpowers! I could absolutely not pick a winner from these books–there are just too many awesome ones and so many talented authors! I haven’t read more than 4 or 5 of them, but I have at least 17 more of them on my ever-growing, soon-to-bury-me-under TBR list, and I’ve heard so many great things about them. A lot of them are already either on my Kindle or in my pile of actual print books! I’m never going to get done–never, never, never! And all these fantastic authors just keep writing more amazing books. Must. Read. Faster. & Must. Do. Without. Sleep.

  4. Winnie Thomas

    It’s that thing you’re supposed to do at night to refresh your mind and body. I remember doing it when I was younger–before kids, grandkids, aches and pains, insomnia, etc, etc! It’s highly overrated when you have books that need to be read! 🙂

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