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Tor Books Selected for RUSA Reading List, Alex Award, and Stonewall Award

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine AddisonMy Real Children by Jo WaltonLock In by John ScalziThe Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron

We’re pleased to announce our winners and short list selections from the 2015 RUSA Reading Lists:

From the press release: “Winners were selected by the Reading List Council whose members include up to twelve expert readers’ advisory and collection development librarians. The eight genres currently included in the Council’s considerations are adrenaline, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction.”

RUSA compiles a list of read-alike titles for each genre’s winning book: The Goblin Emperor read-alikes are The Spirit Ring by Lois McMaster Bujold, Cold Magic by Kate Elliott, and The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn.

The My Real Children read-alikes are Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, and Sliding Doors.

Two of these honorees also received other accolades:

Lock In by John Scalzi was selected for the 2015 Alex Award list which highlights the ten best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. Just a reminder that Lock In was also selected for the LibraryReads and Texas Lariat Reading Lists.

See the full 2015 Youth Media Awards list here (PDF).

My Real Children by Jo Walton was also selected as a 2015 Stonewall Honor Book in Literature by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association.

See the full list of 2015 Stonewall Book Awards winners and honorees here. Read more about the history of this award here. And see all of the other 2015 RUSA Reading List selections here.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! 

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