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The Reading List 2014

Outstanding Genre Fiction               

outcastsSince 2007, the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA, a division of the American Library Association) has announced The Reading List in order to highlight outstanding genre fiction. A committee of twelve librarians selects one book to represent the best in each of 8 different categories. They also include read-alike suggestions and display the short lists of titles considered for each category. The categories include adrenaline (including suspense, thriller and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction.

The 2014 winners are:

ADRENALINE: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

FANTASY: Vicious by V.E.Schwab

HISTORICAL FICTION: The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent

HORROR: Last Days by Adam Nevill

MYSTERY: Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell

ROMANCE: Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

SCIENCE FICTION: Love Minus Eighty by Will MacIntosh

WOMEN'S FICTION:  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes