Congratulations to all of the amazing Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for RUSA’s various reading lists this year!
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.
Winner: NETTLE & BONE by T. Kingfisher
Short List: IN THE SHADOW OF LIGHTNING by Brian McClelland
Winner: LEECH by Hiron Ennes
Short List: NOT GOOD FOR MAIDENS by Tori Bovalino, DEAD SILENCE by S.A. Barnes, WHAT MOVES THE DEAD by T. Kingfisher
Winner: DRUNK ON ALL YOUR STRANGE NEW WORDS by Eddie Robson
Short List: THE MOUNTAIN IN THE SEA by Ray Nayler, MICKEY7 by Edward Ashton
The Sophie Brody Medal was first awarded in 2006 and includes a medal for the winner. It is funded by Sophie and Arthur Brody Foundation and is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. For the full list, please click here.
Honorable Mention: THE LATECOMER by Jean Hanff Korelitz
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.
ELSEWHERE by Alexis Schaitkin
THIS BODY I WORE: A Memoir by Diana Goetsch
THE RUPTURE TENSE: Poems by Jenny Xie
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002. For the full list, please click here.
Winner: THE KAIJU PRESERVATION SOCIETY by John Scalzi