Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Awards, Best of, and Notable

It's March and still the 2009 awards and "best of" lists keep coming.

Best of 2009 Megalist
This is an aggregated list put together by the Williamsburg Public Library. Lists from authoritative awards are put together and the one with the most awards wins their category!

General Fiction:
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore (25 votes)

Mysteries and Thrillers:
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (14 votes)

Speculative Fiction:
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (19 votes)

Historical Fiction:
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (37 votes, the top vote getter overall)

Young Adult Fiction:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (21 votes)

Graphic works:
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small (26 votes, the highest count for a nonfiction work)

C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems (6 votes)

The Good Soldiers by David Finkel and The Lost City of Z by David Grann (15 votes each)

Biography and Memoir:
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (20 votes)

Reading List Council ~ Best Adult Genre Ficiton 2009
via WebJunction - Readers Advisory by Carol Kubala on 1/29/09
Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child

Lamentation by Ken Scholes

Historical Fiction
Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Last Days by Brian Evenson

A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn

What Happens in London by Julia Quinn,

Science Fiction
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

Women’s Fiction
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani

RUSA 2009 CODES Notable Books for America's Reader's Council Book Awards
via WebJunction - Readers Advisory by Carol Kubala on 1/29/09
Too long to list here, but take a look!

Here are the finalists for the one we always look forward to each year:
Finalists for Oddest Book Title Award
The six finalists are

"Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter;"

"Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich;"

"Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots;"

"The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease";

"Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes";

"What Kind of Bean is This Chihuahua?"

Now just a darn minute here! Crochet is one of the few mediums that can visually present the idea of a hyperbolic plane. That is a OMGWANT title, you dorks. (Disclosure: I am an avid crocheter)

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