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Our 2017 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congratulations to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2017 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF IVAN ISAENKO by Scott Stambach
IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE by Diane Guerrero

See the full Alex Award list here.

2017 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore
SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS: Twelve Love Stories, edited by Stephanie Perkins
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo
AMERICAN GIRLS by Alison Umminger

See the full BFYA list here.

2017 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
IN REAL LIFE by Jessica Love
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo (a Top 10 pick)

See the full Quick Picks list here.

2017 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Reading List
THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers (Horror: Better Dead than Unread)
COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn (Mental Health: Invisible Wounds)

See the full PPYA list here.

2017 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
MOONCOP by Tom Gauld
SHIRLEY JACKSON’S “THE LOTTERY” by Miles Hyman

See the full GGNT list here.

2017 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List (best feminist books)
WE BELIEVE YOU: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino (a Top 10 pick)
STEP ASIDE, POPS: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton
AMERICAN GIRLS by Alison Umminger

See the full Amelia Bloomer list and the top 10 list here.

Stonewall Book Awards 
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo (Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award)
WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore (Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award honor book)
DESERT BOYS by Chris McCormick (Barbara Gittings Literature Award)
HIDE by Matthew Griffin (Barbara Gittings Literature Award honor book)

See the full Stonewall Book Award list here.

2017 Rainbow Book List (Honors books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)
YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
EVERY HEART A DOORWAY by Seanan McGuire (a Top 10 pick)
WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore (a Top 10 pick)
IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo

See the full Rainbow list here.

The ALA’s Reference and User Services Division (RUSA) has announced their 2017 Notable Books, Reading, and Listening Lists:


RUSA’s 2017 Notable Books List

Notable Fiction:
GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS by Max Porter
THE SPORT OF KINGS by C.E. Morgan
AN UNRESTORED WOMAN by Shobha Rao

Notable Nonfiction:
IN THE DARKROOM by Susan Faludi

See the full Notable Books List here.

RUSA’s 2017 Reading List
The Reading List is an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers selected by RUSA’s Reading List Council.

Adrenaline: ORPHAN X by Gregg Hurwitz, DAISY IN CHAINS by Sharon Bolton (shortlist), THE ONE MAN by Andrew Gross (shortlist)
Fantasy: GHOST TALKERS by Mary Robinette Kowal (shortlist)
Horror: HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest (shortlist)
Science Fiction: ARKWRIGHT by Allen Steele, TIME AND TIME AGAIN by Ben Elton (shortlist)

See the full Reading List here.

RUSA’s 2017 Listen List (Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners):
A WILD SWAN by Michael Cunningham, read by Lili Taylor & Billy Hough

See the full Listen List here.

NOTE: we will continue to update this post as more lists are announced.

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