1st Wolf Awards

These are the 1st Wolf Awards. These awards recognise the best books I read in 2014. You can see the list here. This year there are 21 categories. So here we go!

Source: Smithsonian


Best Novel:

  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.
  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.
  • The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.

Winner: The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Best Drama Novel:

  • The Book Thief (2005) – Mark Zusak.
  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.
  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.

Winner: The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Best Action/ Thriller Novel:

  • The Culling (2013) – Steven dos Santos.
  • The Death Cure (2011) – James Dashner.
  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness. 
  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.

Winner: The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.


Best Contemporary Novel:

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy (2013) – Helen Fielding.
  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.
  • The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.

Winner: Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.


Best Fantasy Novel:

  • Clockwork Prince (2011) – Cassandra Clare.
  • Clockwork Princess (2013) – Cassandra Clare.
  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.
  • The Tales of Beedle The Bard (2008) – J.K. Rowling.
  • The Vampyre (1819) – John Polidori.

Winner: Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.


Best Science Fiction Novel:

  • The Culling (2013) – Steven dos Santos.
  • The Death Cure (2011) – James Dashner.
  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.

Winner: More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.


Best Dystopian Novel: 

  • The Death Cure (2011) – James Dashner.
  • The Long Walk (1979) – Richard Bachman (Aka Stephen King).
  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.

Winner: The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.


Best Classic Novel:

  • Bertram; or The Castle of St. Aldobrand (1816) – Charles Maturin.
  • Castle Rackrent (1800) – Maria Edgeworth.
  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Vampyre (1819) – John Polidori.

Winner: The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Best Period Novel:

  • The Book Thief (2005) – Mark Zusak.
  • The City and the Pillar (1948) – Gore Vidal.
  • Clockwork Prince (2011) – Cassandra Clare.
  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Winner: The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Best Crime/ Detective Novel:

  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.
  • The Vampyre (1819) – John Polidori.

Winner: Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.


Best LGBT Novel:

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy (2013) – Helen Fielding.
  • The City and the Pillar (1948) – Gore Vidal.
  • The Culling (2013) – Steven dos Santos.
  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.

Winner: More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.


Best Romance Novel:

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy (2013) – Helen Fielding.
  • The City and the Pillar (1948) – Gore Vidal.
  • Clockwork Prince (2011) – Cassandra Clare.
  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.

Winner: The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Best Young Adult Novel:

  • The Death Cure (2011) – James Dashner.
  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.
  • The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.

Winner: The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.


Best Children’s Novel:

  • Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (2001) – J.K. Rowling.
  • Quidditch Through the Ages (2001) – J.K. Rowling.
  • The Tales of Beedle The Bard (2008) – J.K. Rowling.

Winner: The Tales of Beedle The Bard (2008) – J.K. Rowling.


Best Leading Male Character:

  • Jay Gatsby – The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Seth – More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Syd – Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • Thomas – The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.
  • Will Herondale – Clockwork Prince (2011) – Cassandra Clare.

Winner: Syd – Proxy (2013) – Alex London.


Best Leading Female Character: 

  • Bridget Jones – Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy (2013) – Helen Fielding.
  • Daisy Buchanan – The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Liesel Meminger – The Book Thief (2005) – Mark Zusak.
  • Tracey Berkowitz – The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.
  • Unnamed Old Woman from “Holy Mountain” – Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.

Winner: Tracey Berkowitz – The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.


Best Supporting Male Character:

  • Knox – Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • Max Vandenburg – The Book Thief (2005) – Mark Zusak.
  • Newt – The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.
  • Noncorpum from “Mongolia” – Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.
  • Tomasz – More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.

Winner: Noncorpum from “Mongolia” – Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.


Best Supporting Female Character:

  • Jordan Baker – The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • Marie Van Schuyler – Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • Regine – More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Rosa Hubermann – The Book Thief (2005) – Mark Zusak.
  • Salome Otterbourne – Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.

Winner: Marie Van Schuyler – Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.


Best Character Ensemble:

  • The Book Thief (2005) – Mark Zusak.
  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.
  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.

Winner: Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.


Best World Building:

  • City of Heavenly Fire (2014) – Cassandra Clare.
  • The Death Cure (2011) – James Dashner.
  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.

Winner: Proxy (2013) – Alex London.


Best Real World Setting:

  • The Book Thief (2005) – Mark Zusak.
  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.
  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.
  • The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.

Winner: Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.


Books with multiple nominations:

11:

  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.

10:

  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.

9:

  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.
  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.
  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.

7:

  • The Book Thief (2005) – Mark Zusak.

6:

  • The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.

5:

  • The Death Cure (2011) – James Dashner.

4:

  • Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy (2013) – Helen Fielding.
  • Clockwork Prince (2011) – Cassandra Clare.

3:

  • The City and the Pillar (1948) – Gore Vidal.
  • The Culling (2013) – Steven dos Santos.
  • The Vampyre (1819) – John Polidori.

2:

  • The Tales of Beedle The Bard (2008) – J.K. Rowling.

Books with wins:

5:

  • The Great Gatsby (1925) – F. Scott Fitzgerald.

4:

  • Ghostwritten (1999) – David Mitchell.

3:

  • Death on the Nile (1937) – Agatha Christie.

2:

  • More Than This (2013) – Patrick Ness.
  • Proxy (2013) – Alex London.
  • The Scorch Trials (2010) – James Dashner.
  • The Tracey Fragments (1998) – Maureen Medved.

1:

  • The Tales of Beedle The Bard (2008) – J.K. Rowling.

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