Are you looking for something good to read?  Take a look at this post from the American Library Association:  

2016 Andrew Carnegie Medalist

Making your ‘To Be Read’ list? Checking it twice? #TreatYourShelf (or others) this holiday season with titles from RUSA’s award lists selected and reviewed by our expert librarians.

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction<http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult> recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year. A longlist<http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult/longlists> comprised of no more than 50 titles is released in September. Six finalists (shortlist)<http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult/short-lists>, three fiction and three nonfiction, are announced in October.

Notable Books List<http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/notablebooks> selected by the Notable Books Council, is a list of 25 very good, very readable and at times, very important fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for adult readers.

2016 The Listen List Selection

The Reading List<http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/readinglist>  seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction from each of the current eight different categories including adrenaline, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction.

The Listen List: Outstanding Audiobook Narration<http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/listenlist>, seeks to highlight outstanding audiobook titles that merit special attention and includes twelve titles including fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays.

The Sophie Brody Award<http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/brody> is given to encourage, recognize and commend outstanding achievement in Jewish literature. In the context of this award, Jewish literature is defined as fiction, nonfiction or poetry that has as its central purpose the exploration of the Jewish experience.


 –Susan Hoppe, Reference Services Librarian