Rubina Reads Awards 2017

Hey Everyone!

2017 was another amazing year for me as a reader. My goal for 2017 was to read 45 books. I am happy to inform you that I read 46 books and DNF 6 books. (DNF = did not finish) So, in total, I went through 52 books! That’s a major achievement for me!

Just as last year, I hosted Rubina Reads Awards (*second edition*) over at my Instagram and it was an absolute success. So many of you loved my idea of hosting an award show and so many of you told me you read a book because I recommend it over on Instagram. Seriously, all your comments and chats make my day and I am happy that I am able to make so many of you pick up a book. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Speaking of the Awards this year, here were the nominees, i.e., books I read in 2017 –

Fallen Angel by John Ling

– Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban By J.K. Rowling

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson

My Girl by Jack Jordan

Marked For Life by Emelie Schepp

– Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

– Die Trying by Lee Child

Death in Holy Orders by P.D.James

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

– Structuring Your Novel by K. M. Weiland

Stalker by Lars Kepler

– Outlining Your Novel by K. M. Weiland

– The Lodger by C. L. Taylor

– Avon Calling! Episode 1: A Woman’s Work is Never Done by Hayley Camille

– First Watch by V. M. Giambanco

– Day of the Vikings by J. F. Penn

White Gold by Rachel Amphlett

Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

On a Small Island by Grant Nicol

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

– How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

– The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett

– Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

Kill Alex Cross by James Paterson

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Sirens by Joseph Knoxx

– A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

– The Highway Man by J.Alchem

Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett

– The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Friday on my Mind by Nicci French

Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett

Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett

– Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

– Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

– Night Film by Marisha Pessl

– The Library Ghost of Tanglewood Inn by Gigi Pandian

– When Serpent Bites by Nesly Clerge

– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K.Rowling


And here are the winners –

  1. Best Book (Fiction) – My Girl by Jack Jordan ; Stalker by Lars Kepler
  2. Best Book (Non-Fiction) – How To Be A Bawse by Lilly Singh ; Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  3. Author of the Year – Rachel Amphlett
  4. Promising Author – Jack Jordan
  5. Best Protagonist (Male) – Vito Corleone (from The Godfather, Mario Puzo)
  6. Best Protagonist (Female) – Jana Berzelius (from Marked for Life, Emelie Schepp)
  7. Best Antagonist – *Sorry can’t name, Spoiler!* (from Stalker, Lars Kepler)
  8. Best Supporting Cast Kay Hunter series by Rachel Amphlett
  9. Best Plot – Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp ; And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  10. Re-Read Worthy Book – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  11. Best Writing – Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp
  12. Most Surprising Book – Stalker by Lars Kepler
  13. Quick Read – My Girl by Jack Jordan
  14. Best Buy – A Work in Progress by Connor Franta
  15. Best Gift – My Girl by Jack Jordan (from the author) ; Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen (from the author)
  16. Must Follow Bookstagrammer – Gare Indeed Reads ; Coffee By The Novel
  17. Best Movie – Murder On The Orient Express ; Wonder Woman ; Death In The Gunj
  18. Precious One – Gone Without A Trace by Mary Torjussen
  19. Fictional Buddy – Adam (from the Kay Hunter series, Rachel Amphlett)
  20. Wish I Was There Book – The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  21. Best Kindle Read – White Gold by Rachel Amphlett
  22. Best Cover – The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton



Best reads of 2017 –

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