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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:

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Our 2016 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

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

2016 Alex Awards (the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences):
BONES & ALL by Camille De Angelis
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES by Brandon Stanton

See the full Alex Award list here.

2016 YALSA William C. Morris YA Debut Finalist
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

2016 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore

See the full BFYA list here.

2016 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers
DUPLICITY by N.K. Traver

See the full Quick Picks list here.

2016 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Reading List, Unreliable Narrators: Don’t Believe a Word category
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn (a Top 10 pick)

See the full PPYA list here.

2016 YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
HAVEN’T YOU HEARD, I’M SAKAMOTO, VOL. 1 by Nami Sano
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

See the full GGNT list here.

2016 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell, read by Euan Morton (Macmillan Audio)

See the full Amazing Audiobooks list here.

2016 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Book List (best feminist books)
ALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
HEADSCARVES & HYMENS by Mona Eltahawy

See the full Amelia Bloomer list here.

2016 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.)
ABOUT A GIRL by Sarah McCarry
CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY by Jillian Tamaki

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2013 RUSA Notable Books, Listen List, & Reading List

Thank you to the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) who share their fine reading and listening lists with us every year!

Below are the excellent titles published and distributed by Macmillan that were honored with a place on one of the 2013 lists.

Congratulations to all!

RUSA’s 2013 Notable Books List:

Outstanding fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adult readers.

Fiction:

HALF-BLOOD BLUES by Esi Edugyan

Nonfiction:

LEONARDO AND THE LAST SUPPER by Ross King

Poetry:

"Inferno" by Dante, Trans. Mary Jo Bang., Illus. Henrik Drescher

See all of the RUSA Notable Book winners here!

RUSA’s 2013 Listen List highlights:

Audiobooks that provide extraordinary listening experiences.

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel, Narrated by Simon Vance

THE INQUISITOR by Mark Allen Smith, Narrated by Ari Fliakos

MR PENUMBRA'S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan, Narrated by Ari Fliakos

See the full Listen List here!

RUSA’s 2013 Reading List:

Top picks in adrenaline, mystery, romance, sci-fi, women’s fiction and other genres.

Adrenaline:

THE SURVIVOR by Gregg Hurwitz (short list) 

THE INQUISITOR by Mark Allen Smith (short list) 

Historical Fiction:

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel (WINNER) 

Horror:

THE RITUAL by Adam Nevill (WINNER) 

THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS by David Wong (short list)

Mystery:

THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY by Louise Penny (short list)

DON'T EVER GET OLD by Daniel Friedman (short list)

See the full Reading List here!

Again, thank you to RUSA and to all of the hard-working librarians on their selection committees!

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RUSA’s 2012 Notable Books & Reading List

The 2012 RUSA reading list is in!

Between the noshable hors d'oeuvres, the wine, and the charming company, we had a riotous time at the announcement ceremony in Dallas. Yes, we were whooping and hollering when they listed books we love!

Don't believe me? Boom: proof.

Library Journal reported, "Some of the announcements were greeted by quite a bit of excitement, especially from Robin Nesbitt (on Twitter, @robnesb) of Columbus Metropolitan Library; Alene Moroni (@surlyspice) of King County Library System, WA; Talia Sherer (@macmillanlib) of Macmillan Library Marketing; and Stephanie Chase (@acornsandnuts) of Mutnomah County Library." So, yeah, we were excited.

RUSA ladiesNow, on to the books!

2012 Reading List

ADRENALINE
Shortlisted:

NOW YOU SEE ME by S. J. Bolton
YOU'RE NEXT by Gregg Hurwitz

MYSTERY
Winner:

THE DEVOTION OF SUSPECT X by Keigo Higashino 

Shortlisted:

KILLED AT THE WHIM OF A HAT by Colin Cotterill 
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny 

SCIENCE FICTION
Shortlisted:

THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi 

See the complete list of RUSA winners, short lists, and read-alikes here.

2012 Notable Books List

NONFICTION:

THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman 

See RUSA's complete list of Notable Books here.

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Macmillan’s Adult Titles Get Serious Love @ ALA Midwinter!!

Let's not forget that our adult titles got some serious love this weekend at ALA Midwinter in the beautiful San Diego!


2011 Reading List:


Adrenaline
The Nearest Exit” by Olen Steinhauer, Minotaur Books


Short List:


Crashers” by Dana Haynes, Minotaur Books & “They’re Watching” by Gregg Hurwitz, St. Martin’s Press 


Mystery


Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny, Minotaur Books


Women’s Fiction


Solomon’s Oak” by Jo-Ann Mapson, Bloomsbury


2011 Notable Books List:


FICTION:


“Freedom” by Jonathan Franzen. Farrar, Straus and Giroux


“Skippy Dies” by Paul Murray. Faber and Faber


“The Lotus Eaters” by Tatjana Soli. St. Martin’s Press


NONFICTION:


“The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss” by Edmund de Waal. Farrar, Straus and Giroux


“Travels in Siberia” by Ian Frazier. Farrar, Straus and Giroux


POETRY:


“Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty: Poems” by Tony Hoagland. Graywolf Press


“Wait: Poems” by C.K. Williams. Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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