announced with quite a lot less fanfare…

January 20, 2010

RUSA’s 2010 Reading List:

The Reading List annually recognizes the best books in eight genres: adrenaline (which includes suspense, thriller, and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction. This year’s list includes novels that will please die-hard fans as well as introduce new readers to the pleasures of genre fiction.

an added bonus to this award, read-alikes for the winning titles. highlights include:

Gone Tomorrow” by Lee Child
A Beautiful Place to Die” by Malla Nunn
What Happens in London” by Julia Quinn

also announced by RUSA, the 2010 Notable Books List:

Since 1944, the Notable Books Council has annually selected a list of 25 very good, very readable and at times very important fiction, nonfiction and poetry books for the adult reader. Books may be selected because they possess exceptional literary merit; expand the horizons of human knowledge; make a specialized body of knowledge accessible to the non-specialist; have the potential to contribute significantly to the solution of a contemporary problem; and/or present a unique concept.

some of the titles recognized:

The Year of the Flood: A Novel” by Margaret Atwood
Tinkers” by Paul Harding
Generosity” by Richard Powers
The Lost City of Z” by David Grann
The Photographer” by Emmanuel Guibert
The Snakehead” by Patrick Radden Keefe

posting by marin


One Response to “announced with quite a lot less fanfare…”

  1. David Says:

    “Adrenaline” — I love it! Beats the pants off of “Suspense”!

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