Again, I am linking you to the backlist because...well if you don't know by now, you aren't paying attention to me at all.
Seriously though, award lists are a great resources, but the backlist is gold. Here is my original post where I discuss Using Awards Lists As a RA tool in general.
Now to the awards and the backlist links.
- Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
- CODES Reading List-- Adult Genre Fiction Awards
- 2019 Winners
- Archive of past winners [sorted by year and genre-- with readalikes]
- Eds note: Because I know people care what I think-- the horror award is a literary title that is excellent but basically just creepy. I know the committee has no horror experts, but seriously, there are very scary books out there that are still okay for libraries and it is your job to identify them. Horror is suppose to shake you to your core with terror, not just give you chills.
- Listen List-- Best Audio for Adults
- Notable Books
- Sophie Brody Medal- Jewish Literature
You can access all of the RUSA Books and Media award winners- including the reference winners- here. This is a website that you can use for suggestions to readers all year long. Remember, backlist winners are still just as good as current ones. They just aren't as shiny.