Below you will find the beginning of each announcement with a link to the full information, except for the Reading List-- the genre awards-- which I will repost here in their entirety because of all of the awards announced last night, these are the ones you are going to use the most.
- The American Library Association (ALA) announced “Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan, published by Scribner, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir,” by Sherman Alexie, published by Little, Brown, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. [Link here]
- The Reference and User Services Association’s Notable Books Council, first established in 1944, has announced the 2018 selections of the Notable Books List [link will take you to old lists], an annual best-of list comprised of twenty six titles written for adult readers and published in the US including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The list was announced today during the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Link to 2018 list is here.
- The Listen List Council of the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has announced the 2018 selections of the Listen List, selected for both avid listeners of audiobooks and those new to the pleasures of the fastest-growing format in publishing. This juried list of twelve newly-released titles features extraordinary narrators and listening experiences that merit special attention by a general adult audience and the librarians who advise them.
- And finally, The Reading List. Click here for the full press release, but the winners [with readalikes], and short list are posted below. I cannot stress enough how useful this list is as you help readers and keep yourself in genre shape. These are key titles in each genre from the past year. And don’t forget there is an archive of lists from the past few years.