Friday, August 7, 2009

Distinguished Books: The Reading List 2008

Established in 2007 by RUSA (Reference and User Services Association), The Reading List highlights outstanding genre fiction that "merits special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them." The list has eight categories which are chosen by librarians who are experts in readers' advisory and collection development. See the great books that the RUSA (a division of the American Library Association) Reading List Council chose from last year:

Adrenaline (Suspense, Thrillers, & Action Adventure)
Blue Heaven by C. J. Box

Fantasy
Veil of Gold by Kim Wilkins

Historical Fiction
The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara

Horror
Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

Mystery
The Garden of Evil by David Hewson

Romance
The Spymaster's Lady by Joanna Bourne

Science Fiction
Hunter's Run by George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, & Daniel Abraham

Women's Fiction
Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy

For more about RUSA: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/index.cfm

For more great genre fiction on our website: http://www.wclibrary.info/goodreads/readinglists.asp

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