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Reading Lists for Adults
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction
Recognizes the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.
Brody Medal list of recipients
The complete list of winners and honorable mentions from 2006 to present. The Sophie Brody Award from RUSA (Reference and User Services Association, a division of ALA) is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature.
Notable Books List
Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader.
Over the Rainbow List
The bibliography features quality fiction and nonfiction books for adults that are recognized by Over the Rainbow Project, an ad hoc committee for GLBTRT, for their authentic expression of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experiences. Each year, the Over the rainbow Project releases its annotated bibliography to aid librarians and patrons in selecting quality books released over the past 18 months.
The Reading List
The Reading List seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them. The eight genres currently included are adrenaline titles (suspense, thrillers, and action adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction.
Stonewall Book Awards list
he Stonewall Book Awards of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of ALA are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience, This is the complete list of all Stonewall Book Awards winner and honors, for fiction, nonfiction, children's and young adult literature from 1971-present.
W.Y. Boyd list of winners
List of all winners from 1997 to present. This is an award honoring the best fiction set in a period when the United States was at war. It recognizes the service of American veterans and military personnel and encourages the writing and publishing of outstanding war-related fiction for young adults or adults.