Golden Squirrel Indie Book Awards 2019

Book Squirrel has read and reviewed some fantastic books this year. While not every book can receive an award, Book Squirrel presented the third annual Golden Squirrel Awards to books in twenty different genres across a variety of age ranges, interests and styles on December 31st, 2019.

Just to make it clear, this is not a contest that people can vote on. This is an entirely subjective and preference-driven selection process. Book Squirrel knows what he likes, and that’s what he reads. When he reads, he always leaves a review. And here on the Book Squirrel blog, he awards gold, silver or bronze acorns instead of a star rating system. 

At the end of the year, he chooses the best of the books he has read and reviewed, and gives some nice shiny awards to the wonderful authors who entertained and enlightened him in the past twelve months. 

You can be sure that the winners of Golden Squirrel Awards are excellent reads, and worthy of recognition. 

Click on the awards below to navigate to the Book Squirrel review of each book.

And the winners are…

Book of the Year!

Best Children’s Book: 

Best YA  Fantasy:

Best YA Paranormal

Best YA Sword and Sorcery:

Best Audiobook: 

Best Contemporary:

Best Cozy Mystery:

Best Fairy Tale:

Best Fantasy:

Best Historical Fiction:

Best Holiday Themed Book:

Best Horror:

Best LGBTQ+ Book:

Best Mystery:

Best Non-Fiction:

Best Paranormal:

Best Science Fiction:

Best Short Story:

Best Steampunk:

Best Urban Fantasy:

Congratulations to all the winners!