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Recommendations for the Book-Lovers on Your List

...and for those that you'd like to convert to the reading way of life. A number of lists from RUSA provide book guidance this gift-giving season.

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."

Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

"The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year."


The Reading List

"Established in 2007 by the CODES section of RUSA, 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 Listen List

"Established in 2010 by the CODES section of RUSA, The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration seeks to highlight outstanding audiobook titles that merit special attention by general adult listeners and the librarians who work with them."

The Sophie Brody Award

"The Sophie Brody Award was first awarded in 2006 [and] ... is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature."

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