Hi everyone! All the ALA committees have made their decisions! And now we would like to congratulate this year’s Random House Inc. award-winning books and all those who worked on them. Here is a list of what brought home the shiny stuff this year.

Random House Inc.’s ALA Notable Books 2010


Year of the Flood by Maraget Atwood
Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon
A Mercy by Toni Morrison
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann


The Snake Head by Patrick Radden Keefe
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

(Full List)

2010 Alex Award Winner

The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir by Diana, Liz, Amanda, and Dan Welch

BCALA Literary Award Winners

Fiction Honor Book

Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

Nonfiction Winner

The Breakthrough by Gwen Ifill

Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation

In Search of Our Roots by Henry Louis Gates

2010 RUSA Reading List Picks (full)


Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
Short List:
The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
Shatter by Michael Robotham


Short List:
The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V. S. Redick
The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett

Historical Fiction

Short List:
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran
Etta by Gerald Kolpan
The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland


Short List:
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley


Short List:
Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

Women’s Fiction

Short List:
After You by Julie Buxbaum

2010 Sophie Brody Awards


Book of the Unknown: Tales of the 36 by Jonathon Keats

Honor Book

The Jewish Body by Melvin Konner

YALSA 2010 Best Books for Young Adults

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens

Bayou, Vol. 1 by Jeremy Love
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld

2010 Stonewall Book Awards

Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

Honor Book
Daddy, Papa and Me/Mommy, Mamma and Me by Leslea Newman

Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award

The Greeks and Greek Love by James Davidson

ALA Awards!

Category: Reviews

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