readyplayeroneIf you have not yet heard we’d like to share with you news of book awards that were announced at this year’s ALA Midwinter conference. We congratulate all of the authors who won and are especially proud of our RH authors making this year’s list.

ALA NOTABLE BOOKS

 

FICTION

 

The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips

Swamplandia by Karen Russell

 

NONFICTION

 

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood  by James Gleick

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

 

SOPHIE BRODY AWARD FOR JEWISH LIT

 

Winner:

Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

 

Honor Books:

Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Metamaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus by Art Spiegelman

 

READING LIST GENRE AWARDS

 

Adrenaline short list:

Spiral: A Novel by Paul McEuen

 

Fantasy winner:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

 

Fantasy short list:

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

 

Historical Fiction winner:

Doc: A Novel by Mary Doria Russell

 

Horror short list:

The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

The Night Strangers: A Novel by Chris Bohjalian

Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory

 

Mystery short list:

The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo

 

Science Fiction short list:

Embassytown by China Mieville

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

 

Women’s Fiction winner:

Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

 

ALEX AWARDS (Best Adult Books for YA)

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Robopocalypse: A Novel  by Daniel H. Wilson

The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland Merullo

 

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy

2012 NOTABLE CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?  by Susan Shea

Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli

Stones for My Father by Trilby Kent

Witches by Rosalyn Schanzer

 

2012 QUICK PICKS FOR RELUCTANT YOUNG READERS

Top Ten Winners:

HUMAN.4 by Mike A. Lancaster

Honorable:

Non-Fiction:

How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations by Rachel Buchholz 

Fiction:

Hooked by Catherine Greenman

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

Exposed by Kimberly Marcus

ALA Awards Announced at Midwinter!

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