Featured Awards

Award-Winning Books for Adults

  • Agatha Award

    The Agatha Awards honor the traditional mystery--books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie. The genre is generally characterized by mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore, or gratuitous violence; usually featuring an amateur detective, they have a confined setting and characters who know one another. Visit the Malice Domestic website to learn more about the Agatha Awards and to see a complete list of winners visit.

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  • Fiction ALA Notable Books

    Selected by The Notable Books Council of the Reference and User Services Association, division of the American Library Association. For a full list of titles visit the ALA.

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  • Hugo Award

    The Hugo Award, also known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, is given annually by the World Science Fiction Society and is determined by nominations from and a popular vote of its membership. To view a complete listing of Hugo Award winners click here.

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  • Nebula Award

    The Nebula Awards are given out annually to the best Science Fiction and Fantasy works as judged by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

    To view all past Nebula Award winners visit: http://www.sfwa.org/awards/

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  • Oprah's Book Club

    Oprah's Book Club selections are chosen by Oprah Winfrey and featured on the Oprah website.

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  • PEN/Faulkner Awards

    "When William Faulkner won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1950, he gave a speech memorable for its insistence on the survival of all that is noble in the human spirit, especially the talent and inspiration of the writer. Then he gave away the prize money to establish a fund to support and encourage new fiction writers. The PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction is the successor to William Faulkner's generosity. It is an award designed to be independent of the demands of the publishing industry, free from all constraints of sales and marketing, free to flow from the judgment of a writer's peers." -- penfaulkner.org

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  • Award-Winning Books for Kids and Teens

  • ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adult Books

    The Best Books for Young Adults committee of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has chosen the following books as Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults.

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  • Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards

    First presented in 1967 and customarily announced in June, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children's and young adult literature. Winners are selected in three categories: Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction. Two Honor Books may be named in each category. On occasion, a book will receive a special citation for its high quality and overall creative excellence. The winning titles must be published in the United States but they may be written or illustrated by citizens of any country. The awards are chosen by an independent panel of three judges who are annually appointed by the Editor of the Horn Book.

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  • Great Graphic Novels

    The Great Graphic Novels/Top Ten for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA."

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