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 2021 winners for the People's Choice Awards were Daylight by David Baldacci for the fiction category and The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family by Bettye Kearse in the nonfiction category.

The 2022 fiction finalists for the People's Choice Awards are:

Title and Author
Razorblade Tears: A Novel S. A. Cosby
Yellow Wife * Sadeqa Johnson
My Monticello: Fiction Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
Rhapsody Mitchell James Kaplan
The Mother Next Door Tara Laskowski
The Matzah Ball Jean Meltzer
All the Little Hopes: A Novel Leah Weiss

The 2022 nonfiction finalists for the People's Choice Awards are:

Title and Author
The Words That Made Us Akhil Reed Amar
Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru Catherine Baab-Muguira
Going There Katie Couric
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Mari K. Eder Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II * Mari K. Eder
Liberty Is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution Woody Holton
Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy Nathaniel Philbrick
The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic SlaveTraders Shaped America Joshua D. Rothman

[ * 2022 People's Choice Winners ]

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