props to the genres

January 14, 2011

among the ALA award fanfare this week, RUSA announced its 2011 Reading List which highlights the best of the best in 8 genres:  adrenaline (including suspense, thriller and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction.  what’s extra special about this list is the inclusion of read-alikes and the short list, making for a great display and tool in reader’s advisory.

Adrenaline
The Nearest Exit” by Olen Steinhauer
Fantasy
Under Heaven” by Guy Gavriel Kay
Historical Fiction
The Invisible Bridge” by Julie Orringer
Horror
The Dead Path” by Stephen M. Irwin
Mystery
Bury Your Dead” by Louise Penny
Romance
A Matter of Class” by Mary Balogh
Science Fiction
The Dervish House” by Ian McDonald
Women’s Fiction
Solomon’s Oak” by Jo-Ann Mapson

posting by marin whose pile of books to read just got bigger

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