Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2009 American Library Association READING LIST COUNCIL AWARDS

2009 READING LIST COUNCIL AWARDS - for the best in genre fiction in eight genre categories:

ADRENALINE: "Blue Heaven" by C.J. Box
Shortlist: "The Dirty Secrets Club" by Meg Gardiner; "Hold Tight" by Harlan Coben; "L.A. Outlaws" by T. Jefferson Parker; and "Rules of Deception" by Christopher Reich;

FANTASY: "Veil of Gold" by Kim Wilkins
Shortlist: "The House of the Stag" by Kage Baker; "Ink and Steel" by Elizabeth Bear; "Shadowbridge" by Gregory Frost; and "Small Favor" by Jim Butcher;

HISTORICAL FICTION:"The Steel Wave" by Jeff Shaara
Shortlist: "Dreamers of the Day" by Mary Doria Russell; "The Given Day" by Dennis Lehane; "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows; and "The Whiskey Rebels" by David Liss;

HORROR: "Sharp Teeth" by Toby Barlow
Shortlist: "Coffin County" by Gary A. Braunbeck; "Infected" by Scott Sigler; "The Killing Circle" by Andrew Pyper; and "The Wolfman" by Nicholas Pekearo;

MYSTERY: "The Garden of Evil" by David Hewson; shortlist: "The Black Tower" by Louis Bayard; "The Calling" by Inger Ash Wolfe; "The Cruelest Month" by Louise Penny; and "Vienna Blood" by Frank Tallis;

ROMANCE: "The Spymaster's Lady" by Joanna Bourne
Shortlist: "My Lord and Spymaster" by Joanna Bourne; "Private Arrangements" by Sherry Thomas; "The Seduction of the Crimson Rose" by Lauren Willig; and "Your Scandalous Ways" by Loretta Chase;

SCIENCE FICTION: "Hunter's Run" by George R.R. Martin
Shortlist: "The Automatic Detective" by A. Lee Martinez: "City at the End of Time" by Greg Bear; "Matter" by Iain M. Banks; and "A World Too Near" by Kay Kenyon;

WOMEN'S FICTION: "Every Last Cuckoo" by Kate Maloy
Shortlist: "Belong to Me" by Marisa de los Santos; "Certain Girls" by Jennifer Weiner; "The Sugar Queen" by Sarah Addison Allen; and "Thank You for All Things" by Sandra Kring.

4 comments:

Doc said...

I am nearly done with a second reading of The Given Day; damn but Lehane can write.

Reader said...

I read Every Last Cuckoo. Kate Maloy's writing is brilliant and warm. This may have been my favorite book of 2008.

M. L. Kiner said...

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www.StrategicBookPublishing.com/TheHongKongConnection.html

Nuke said...

Wow, I suck at keeping up. Only book I read on the whole list was "Small Favor". and I like many of these genres.