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Maine Readers’ Choice Longlist

If you missed it, the Maine Readers’ Choice Award committee released its longlist for the 2015 award. Have your favorites from 2014 made the list? The shortlist will be announced in the late spring.

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More Awards!

Check out the RITA and Golden Heart Award winners from the Romance Writers of America. Categories include Best First Book, Best Historical Romance, and Best Inspirational Romance.

While you are preparing to vote for your choice for the Maine Readers’ Choice Award, check out the winners from the New England Independent Booksellers Association Awards!

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National Book Critics Circle Award

The National Book Critics Circle Award winners were announced at the end of February. Check out the list of winners here and the list of nominees here. Happy reading!

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National Book Award Winners

And the winners are…

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

Young People’s Literature:
Goblin Secrets by William Alexander

Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations by David Ferry

Check out the other nominated titles at the National Book Award website.

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Book Award Winners from 2011

Some of the outstanding books from 2011. More to be announced in the coming months!

National Book Award
Fiction: Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
Nonfiction: The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
Poetry: Head Off and Split by Nikky Finnery
Young People’s Literature: Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Pulitzer Prize
Fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
General Nonfiction: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Biography: Washington: A Life by Rob Chernow
History: The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

Man Booker Prize
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

A Sick Day for Amos Mcgee by  Phillip Christian Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead  

Printz Award for Young Adult Literature
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

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The Best of the Best

Feel like you may have missed some great reads last year? Heere are some “best of” lists of notable books from 2009…

B0oklist Editor’s Choice (includes lists for Adult Books, Book for Youth and Adult Books for Young Adults)

Washington Post Best Books 2009

Publisher’s Weekly Best Books 2009

New York Times

NPR Best Books (several lists of the “best” available with this link)

These lists are just a sampling and not a complete listing of notable books published in 2009. Feel free to let patrons know what book you considered to be the “best of” 2009 or post a link to additional book lists by adding a comment!

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And The Winner Is…

Check out this list of recent award winners–all available at the Gray Public Library!

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