Summer Reading: Award Winning Lists

Award-winning books

Have you signed up for the summer reading program already, but aren’t sure where to start on some of the challenges? Keep an eye on the blog, where I’ll be posting reading suggestions and helpful links over the course of the summer to get you started.

First up in the summer reading series is “Award-Winning Books,” which probably feels like an overwhelming number of suggestions.  But don’t worry.  We picked some of our favorite resources and organized them by reading interest to help you figure out exactly what you want. I’ve also included a few specific titles that are available at the Waukegan Public Library, so if you see something that catches your eye, click on the book cover to place a hold in our catalog.

General Fiction & Nonfiction

American Library Association (ALA) Notable Books: http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/notablebooks
Man Booker Prize: http://www.themanbookerprize.com/
National Book Award: www.nationalbook.org/
Pulitzer Prize: http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-year/

the sympathizer

ALA Notable Book, 2016

a brief history of seven killings

Man Booker Prize, 2015

between the world and me

National Book Award, 2015

Pulitzer Prize, 2015

Pulitzer Prize, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Adult

Abraham Lincoln Award: https://www.islma.org/lincoln.htm
Alex Awards: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/alex-awards
Printz Award for Young Adult Literature: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz-award
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Notable Books List: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook

Abraham Lincoln Award, 2015

Abraham Lincoln Award, 2015

Alex Awards, 2015

Alex Awards, 2015

Printz Award, 2016

Printz Award, 2016

YALSA Best Fiction for Teens, 2015

YALSA Best Fiction for Teens, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genre Fiction

Bram Stoker Awards (horror): http://horror.org/awards/stokers.htm
Edgar Awards (mystery): http://www.theedgars.com/
RITA Awards (romance): https://www.rwa.org/ritaaward
Nebula Awards (science fiction & fantasy): http://www.sfwa.org/nebula-awards/

 

 

 

 

Bram Stoker Award, 2015

Bram Stoker Award, 2015

wicked girls

Edgar Awards, 2014

RITA Awards, 2014

RITA Awards, 2014

Nebula Awards, 2015

Nebula Awards, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy reading!

—Katie, Adult Reference