Annual People's Choice Awards


The Library of Virginia established the People's Choice Awards in 2004 to give readers an opportunity to share their enthusiasm for favorite works by Virginia authors and on Virginia topics. Finalists for the People's Choice Awards are selected from the books nominated for the annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards. The People's Choice winners are selected by readers through a secure online voting portal.

The 2020 winners for the People's Choice Awards were The Substitution Order by Martin Clark for the fiction category and Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington's Mother by Craig Shirley in the nonfiction category.

Voting for the 2021 People's Choice Awards is now open and runs through August 31st.

Vote for 2021 People's Choice Awards.

This year's fiction finalists for the People's Choice Awards are:

Tile and Author
Daylight David Baldacci
Florence Adler Swims Forever Rachel Beanland
Blacktop Wasteland S. A. Cosby
Crooked Hallelujah Kelli Jo Ford
A Time for Mercy John Grisham
The House in the Cerulean Sea TJ Klune

This year's nonfiction finalists for the People's Choice Awards are:

Tile and Author
The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Revolution Lynne Cheney
You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Alexis Coe
Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions Tiffany Jana & Michael Baran
The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family Bettye Kearse
First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country Thomas E. Ricks
The Captain David Wright & Anthony DiComo




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