RUSA’s 2012 Notable Books & Reading List

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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ALA Midwinter Love and Our YALSA Award Winners!

ALA Midwinter Love and Our YALSA Award Winners!

Whew, what a conference! Midwinter was a delight this year. We're so glad we got a chance to catch up with so many of you.

Now that we're back, we want to highlight the 2012 YALSA awards winners and nominees that we publish and distribute:

Our 2012 Alex Award Winners:

SALVAGE THE BONES by Jesmyn Ward
THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY by David Levithan
BIG GIRL SMALL by Rachel DeWoskin

See the full list of 2012 Alex Award-winners here.

Our 2012 Alex Award Nominations:

AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE by Carrie Vaughn
AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton
EMORY'S GIFT by W. Bruce Cameron

See the full list of 2012 Alex Award-nominees here.

2012 Great Graphic Novels:

DAYBREAK by Brian Ralph

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Great Graphic Novels here.

UPDATE: YALSA posted more awards and lists today!

2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults:

MILES FROM ORDINARY by Carol Lynch Williams 

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers:

FALL FOR ANYTHING by Courtney Summers

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers here.

2nd UPDATE: YALSA posted their popular paperback picks!

2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Stick and Stones

SOME GIRLS ARE* by Courtney Summers

THE CHOSEN ONE* by Carol Lynch Williams

*This is the THIRD appearance on a YALSA booklist for SOME GIRLS ARE and THE CHOSEN ONE. They have each now appeared on YALSA’s Popular Paperbacks for Young Adult List (2012), Best Fiction for Young Adults (2010 & 2011) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2010 & 2011). If you haven't read them yet, now's the time!

See YALSA's full list of 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

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Dallas-Bound At Dawn

Dallas-Bound At Dawn

cowgirlsAs of 6 a.m. Thursday morning, Talia and I will be making our way South to Dallas (cue record scratch... did that girl just say 6 a.m.?!).

That's right people! We'll be rolling out of New York at an ungodly hour to get everything ready for the best ALA Midwinter Meeting that Macmillan Library has ever seen!

We won't be able to update the blog while we're gone, but we'll be updating again next Tuesday. Or, join us on Twitter to get the full ALA play-by-play.

If you're also Dallas-bound, come find us in booth #1509. Grab a galley, have a chat, and bring us coffee and donuts, cool? Cool.

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Tuesday Fun Day! (1/17/2012 Edition)

Tuesday Fun Day! (1/17/2012 Edition)

Happy Tuesday, all!

As you can probably guess, we're frantically finishing up last minute packing for ALA Midwinter. We're off to Dallas early (read: REALLY early) Thursday morning to scope out the convention hall and set up our booth (#1509)!

- Add our events to your Midwinter schedule and RSVP today for the annual BookTalk Breakfast!

And whether you're joining us in Dallas or not, we are running two contests that you'll want to take a look at.

- Enter to win a copy of A TRICK OF THE LIGHT signed by Louise Penny!

- Enter to win copies of all the books from the 2011 Featured Cover column of our e-newsletter!

And we'll leave you with a little inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr.,

"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."

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Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter (booth #1509)!

Macmillan Library @ ALA Midwinter (booth #1509)!

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Here's a quick look at our big events for ALA Midwinter

BookTalk War - Saturday, January 21st, 11:00AM - 12:00PM 

Dallas Convention Center, Room C1 

Join Macmillan's Talia Sherer & Sterling's Chris Vaccari for The Greatest Book Battle Ever

talia & chris book battle

11:00AM Sterling Children's & Teen Books 

11:15AM St. Martin's Griffin Teen 

11:30AM Sterling Adult 

11:45AM Macmillan Adult 

12:00PM Gift Basket Sweepstakes and Raffle!

*advance copies, gift baskets, and kittens may be provided 

2:00PM - 4:00PM Macmillan booth #1509: Spotlight on Adult Literature: two FULL hours of author signings and giveaways! 

And don't forget that Saturday is MYSTERY DAY in the exhibit hall at the Pop Top Stage... Check out the full schedule of author events here

BookTalk Breakfast - Monday, January 23rd, 8:00AM - 9:30AM 

Dallas Convention Center, Room A130/131 

The Association of American Publishers' Trade Libraries Committee and Library Journal cordially invite you to our annual complimentary BookTalk Breakfast featuring St. Martin's Press author, Robert Leleux (THE LIVING END, January 2012). 

Please RSVP HERE by January 18th to attend the BookTalk Breakfast. Contact Becca Worthington at bworthington-at-publishers.org or 212.255.1573 with any questions.

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