The Very Best! Book Awards are awarded to CanLit books we have read and reviewed within the preceding year and are announced in June. These are books that we consider exceptional in some way; books that we enjoyed reading so much that we didn’t want them to end. Or, if it was a non-fiction title, one that is well researched and the author has made it interesting to read, not just pages of facts. Those are just some of the qualities that make a book ‘special’ and worthy of being considered for the award.