2021 RUSA Awards

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

The 2021 selections of the Reading List is an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. A shortlist of honor titles, up to 4 per genre, was also announced. For the full list, please click here.

Adrenaline
Short List: BLACKTOP WASTELAND by S. A. Cosby

Fantasy
Winner: THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by TJ Klune
Short List: RING SHOUT by P. Djèlí Clark

Mystery
Short List: THE EIGHTH DETECTIVE by Alex Pavesi

Relationship
Winner: OONA OUT OF ORDER by Margarita Montimore

Science Fiction
Short List: AXIOM’S END by Lindsay Ellis

Notable Books: Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader. For the full list, please click here.

Fiction
PIRANESI by Susanna Clarke

Nonfiction
BECOMING WILD: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace by Carl Safina
JUST US: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine

Poetry
POSTCOLONIAL LOVE POEM: Poems by Natalie Diaz

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