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All Over but the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg1998
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer1998
Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa to Slavery and Emancipation by Velma Maia Thomas1998
Only Twice I've Wished for Heaven by Dawn Turner Trice1998
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men against the Sea by Sebastian Junger1998
The Secret Family: Twenty-Four Hours Inside the Mysterious World of Our Minds and Bodies by David Bodanis1998
Snow in August by Pete Hamill1998
Sugar in the Raw: Voices of Young Black Girls in America by Rebecca Carroll1998
To Say Nothing of the Dog; or, How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis1998
What Girls Learn by Karin Cook1998
Antarctica by Kim Stanley Robinson1999
At All Costs by John Gilstrap1999
Caucasia by Danzy Senna1999
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander1999
Getting In by James Finney Boylan1999
Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger1999
Legends: Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy by Robert Silverberg by Robert Silverberg1999
Needles by Andie Dominick1999
Space by Jesse Lee Kercheval1999
When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago1999
Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child by Elva Treviño Hart2000
Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year by Esmé Raji Codell2000
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card2000
High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places by David Breashears2000
The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey by Linda Greenlaw2000
Imani All Mine by Connie Rose Porter2000
Plainsong by Kent Haruf2000
The Reappearance of Sam Webber by Jonathon Scott Fuqua2000
River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke2000
Stardust by Neil Gaiman2000
Chang and Eng: A Novel by Darin Strauss2001
Counting Coup by Larry Colton2001
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier2001
Diamond Dogs by Alan Watt2001
Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley2001
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier2001
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick2001
The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood2001
The Sand Reckoner by Gillian Bradshaw2001
Soldier: A Poet's Childhood by June Jordan2001
An American insurrection : the battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962 by William Doyle2002
Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self by Rebecca Walker2002
Gabriel's Story by David Anthony Durham2002
Kit's Law by Donna Morrissey2002
Motherland by Vineeta Vijayaraghavan2002
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich2002
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger2002
The Rover by Mel Odom2002
The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife by Kobie Kruger2002
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks2002
10th Grade by Joe Weisberg2003
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson2003
The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer2003
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde2003
The Fall of Rome by Martha Southgate2003
My Losing Season by Pat Conroy2003
One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry2003
Seeing in the Dark: How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril by Timothy Ferris2003
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka2003
The Year of Ice by Brian Malloy2003
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon2004
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere by ZZ Packer2004
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini2004
Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates2004
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear2004
Persepolis I : The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi2004
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach2004
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger2004
True Notebooks by Mark Salzman2004
Wonder When You'll Miss Me by Amanda Davis2004
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond2005
Donorboy by Brendan Halpin2005
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult2005
Project X by Jim Shepard2005
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan2005
Shadow divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson2005
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer by Lynne Cox2005
Thinner Than Thou by Kit Reed2005
Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett2005
The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers2005
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman2006
As Simple As Snow by Gregory Galloway2006
Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez2006
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls2006
Jesus Land: A Memoir by Julia Scheeres2006
Midnight at the Dragon Café by Judy Fong Bates2006
My Jim by Nancy Rawles2006
The Necessary Beggar by Susan Palwick2006
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro2006
Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon2006
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell2007
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis2007
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly2007
Color of the Sea by John Hamamura2007
Eagle blue : a team, a tribe, and a high school basketball season in Arctic Alaska by Michael D'Orso2007
Floor of the Sky by Pamela Carter Joern2007
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield2007
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen2007
The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig2007
The World Made Straight by Ron Rash2007
American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly2008
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff2008
Essex County, Volume 1: Tales from the Farm by Jeff Lemire2008
The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle2008
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah2008
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones2008
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss2008
The Night Birds by Thomas Maltman2008
The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz2008
Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden2008
City of Thieves by David Benioff2009
The Dragons of Babel by Michael Swanwick2009
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti2009
Just After Sunset: Stories by Stephen King2009
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan2009
The Night of the Mi'raj by Zoe Ferraris2009
Over and Under by Todd Tucker2009
The Oxford Project by Peter Feldstein2009
Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow2009
Three Girls and Their Brother by Theresa Rebeck2009
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba2010
The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff2010
Everything Matters! by Ron Currie Jr.2010
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson2010
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel2010
The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir by Diana Welch2010
The Magicians by Lev Grossman2010
My Abandonment by Peter Rock2010
Soulless by Gail Carriger2010
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small2010
The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To by DC Pierson2011
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray2011
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok2011
The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni2011
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton2011
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender2011
The Radleys by Matt Haig2011
The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell2011
Room by Emma Donoghue2011
The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant2011
Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin2012
In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard2012
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan2012
The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke Hauser2012
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern2012
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline2012
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson2012
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward2012
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston2012
The Talk-Funny Girl: A Novel by Roland Merullo2012
Caring Is Creepy by David Zimmerman2013
Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman2013
Juvenile In Justice by Richard Ross2013
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan2013
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf2013
One Shot at Forever: A Small Town, an Unlikely Coach, and a Magical Baseball Season by Chris Ballard2013
Pure by Julianna Baggott2013
The Round House by Louise Erdrich2013
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt2013
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple2013
Brewster by Mark Slouka2014
The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell2014
Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin2014
Help for the Haunted by John Searles2014
Lexicon by Max Barry2014
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu2014
Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas2014
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley2014
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay2014
The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence2014
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr2015
Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia2015
Bingo's Run: A Novel by James A. Levine2015
Confessions by Kanae Minato2015
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng2015
Lock In by John Scalzi2015
The Martian by Andy Weir2015
The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice by Zak Ebrahim2015
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta2015
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle2015

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The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official American Library Association (ALA) award in 2002. See ALA website.

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