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In addition to our Carnegie Medal winners, we’re thrilled to announce even more titles that were honored at ALA Midwinter 2017.

 

Alex Awards

For the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences.

THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK! by Manuel Gonzales (Riverhead/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)

ARENA by Holly Jennings (Ace/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)

ROMEO AND/OR JULIET: A Choosable-Path Adventure by Ryan North (Riverhead)

THE WASP THAT BRAINWASHED THE CATERPILLAR by Matt Simon (Penguin Books)

 

Notable Books Council’s 2017 Notable Books List

Fiction

BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: A Novel by Imbolo Mbue (Random House/Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

HOMEGOING: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

THE NIX: A Novel by Nathan Hill (Alfred A. Knopf; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday/Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

Nonfiction

EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (Crown; Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

BLOOD AT THE ROOT by Patrick Phillips (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

THE FIREBRAND AND THE FIRST LADY: Portrait of a Friendship — Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott (Alfred A. Knopf)

LOUISA: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas (Penguin Press/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)

VALIANT AMBITION: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)

At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell (Other Press)

Poetry

THE RAIN IN PORTUGAL: Poems by Billy Collins (Random House)

 

The Reading List Council’s Best in Genre Fiction for Adult Readers

Winner Historical Fiction

THE LAST DAYS OF NIGHT: A Novel by Graham Moore (Random House/Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

Shortlisted Historical Fiction

Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi. (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

The Risen: A Novel of Spartacus by David Anthony Durham (Doubleday)

Winner Women’s Fiction

I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU by Terry McMillan (Crown/Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

Shortlisted Women’s Fiction

The Assistants by Camille Perri. (G. P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)

The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller. (Viking/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)

The Mothers by Brit Bennett. (Riverhead Books/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)

Shortlisted Fantasy

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay. (New American Library)

Shortlisted Horror

My Best Friend’s Exorcism: A Novel by Grady Hendrix (Quirk Books)

Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman (Berkley)

Shortlisted Science Fiction

Crosstalk by Connie Willis (Del Rey)

Zora Neale Hurston Award

Trevor Noah, author of BORN A CRIME (Spiegel & Grau/Random House) and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, as an individual who has demonstrated leadership in promoting African American literature.

 

BLACK CAUCUS OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (BCALA) 2017 LITERARY AWARDS

Honor Books in Fiction

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday/Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

The Mothers by Brit Bennett. (Riverhead Books/Penguin Audio/Books on Tape)

Winner of the Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award for 2017

How to Survive a Plague: The inside story of how citizens and science tamed AIDS, by David France (Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature Award Honor Book

Guapa, by Saleem Haddad (Other Press)

2017 Amelia Bloomer Top Ten List

The best books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old.

Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why by Sady Doyle (Melville House)

 

The Listen List Council’s Outstanding Audiobook Narration for Adult Listeners

EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Narrated by Dion Graham. (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

RAZOR GIRL: A Novel by Carl Hiaasen. Narrated by John Rubinstein. (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead. Narrated by Bahni Turpin

 

Congratulations to all of our honorees!

Congratulations to Our ALA Award Honorees

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