The American Library Association and several of its divisions and councils have announced their annual book awards.
Andrew Carnegie Medals
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were awarded to The Great Believers (by Chicago's own Rebecca Makkai) for Fiction and Heavy by Kiese Laymon for Nonfiction. (Both were also selected for Chicago Public Library's 2018 Top Ten.)
Notable Books: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
The annual Notable Books List chooses 26 of the best titles in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. This year's selections include Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, There There by Tommy Orange, High-risers by Ben Austen, Educated by Tara Westover and If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar, plus 21 more.
Reading List: Genre Fiction
Focusing on genre fiction, the annual Reading List selects winners and honors in each of eight fiction genres. Winners include Safe Houses in the Adrenaline category, Foundryside in Fantasy, The Widows of Malabar Hill in Mystery, Intercepted in Romance and The Calculating Stars in Science Fiction, as well as winners in three more categories.
Kids and Teens
And for kids and teens, we have the 2019 ALA Youth Media Award Winners listed for you as well.