Adults Book Lists

Love romance, science fiction, and non-fiction books? Check out these lists of the newest titles and award-winning books.

Award Winners

ALA Book, Print, and Media Awards a complete list of the awards given by the American Library Association and associated divisions. The book and media awards are announced each year at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in January.

The Hugo Award is an annual literary award for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year, given at the World Science Fiction Convention and chosen by its members.

The James Beard Media Awards honors food authors, broadcast producers, hosts, journalists, podcasters, and social media content creators.

Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys) - Created over 30 years ago to recognize the crucial role LGBTQIA+ writers play in shaping the world, the Lammys celebrate the very best in LGBTQIA+ literature.

Man Booker Prizes The prizes "aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland."

National Book Awards is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation. The four award categories include: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature.

National Book Critics Circle Awards annually to honor outstanding writing Awards include fiction, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, criticism, and poetry.

Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction. Given for lifetime achievement in literature.

PEN/Faulkner Award For Fiction is an annual award that honors the best published works of fiction by American citizens in a calendar year.

PEN/Malamud Award is awarded annually and established by Bernard Malamud’s family to honor excellence in the art of short fiction.

Poetry Society of America Annual Awards offers several awards annually to emerging and established poets.

Pulitzer Prizes are Awards for American achievements in letters and music. Awards include categories for journalism, letters (fiction, drama, nonfiction, etc.), and music.

Women's Prize for Fiction (Orange Prize) is awarded to any full-length novel, written in English by a woman of any nationality, provided that the novel is published for the first time in print form the United Kingdom.