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/
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
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/
—Katie, Adult Reference