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Our 2018 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!

2018 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells
DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire
A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming

See the full Alex Award list here.

2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
DREAMIN’ SUN v.1 by Ichigo Takano, illustrated by the author
DREAMIN’ SUN v.2 by Ichigo Takano, illustrated by the author
DREAMIN’ SUN v.3 by Ichigo Takano, illustrated by the author
THE GIRL FROM THE OTHER SIDE: Siúil, A Rún Vol. 1 by Nagabe, illustrated by the author
HANA & HINA AFTER SCHOOL, v.1 by Milk Morinaga, illustrated by the author
HANA & HINA AFTER SCHOOL, v.2 by Milk Morinaga, illustrated by the author
THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne, illustrated by Veronica Fish

See the full GGNT list here.

2018 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List (best feminist books)
GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS by Melissa Bashardoust
DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire
A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming

See the full Amelia Bloomer list here.

2018 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.)
DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire

See the full Rainbow list here.

Over the Rainbow Reading List (Honors adult books with significant LGBTQ content)
BESTIARY: Poems by Donika Kelly
DON’T CALL US DEAD: Poems by Danez Smith
THE END OF EDDY by Edouard Louis
ENIGMA VARIATIONS by Andre Aciman
FEVER IN THE DARK by Ellen Hart
INSOMNIAC CITY: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes
NO ONE CAN PRONOUNCE MY NAME by Rakesh Satyal (a Top 12 pick)
THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel (a Top 12 pick)

See the full Over the Rainbow (adult) list here.

The ALA’s Reference and User Services Division (RUSA) has announced their 2018 Notable Books, Reading, and Listening Lists, as well as the winner of the Sophie Brody Medal:

RUSA’s 2018 Notable Books List

Notable Nonfiction:
THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris

See the full Notable Books List here.

RUSA’s 2018 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.

Fantasy (winner): DOWN AMONG THE STICKS AND BONES by Seanan McGuire, WINTER TIDE by Ruthanna Emrys (shortlist), PASSING STRANGE by Ellen Klages (shortlist), A GATHERING OF RAVENS by Scott Oden (shortlist)
Horror: ARARAT by Christopher Golden (shortlist)
Mystery: THE DRY by Jane Harper (shortlist)
Science Fiction: THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi (winner)
Women’s Fiction: THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR by Yewande Omotoso (shortlist), LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK by Kathleen Rooney (shortlist)

See the full Reading List here.

RUSA’s 2018 Listen List (Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners):
LILLIAN BOXFISH TAKES A WALK by Kathleen Rooney, read by Xe Sands
SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan, read by Therese Plummer

See the full Listen List here.

The Sophie Brody Medal (for achievement in Jewish literature)
IF ALL THE SEAS WERE INK by Ilana Kurshan (winner)
HERETICS by Leonardo Padura, translated by Anna Kushner (honorable mention)

See the full Sophie Brody Medal list here.

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

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