ALA The Reading List

Description
Established in 2007 by the CODES section of RUSA, The Reading List Council seeks to highlight outstanding genre fiction that merits special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them. These are all the winners and shortlisted books since 2008. NOTE: I stopped updating this list for the 2021 awards and started new lists divided by genre at that time.
Type
Preset list created by sturlington
Based on bookaward
Reading List Award shortlist
Members
28 participating members
4
15,357 members
1,156 reviews
½ 4.3
8
9
6,980 members
515 reviews
4
10
16,055 members
1,170 reviews
4.1
11
6,292 members
321 reviews
4.2
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, Laura1124, Lynsey2, steller0707, gypsysmom, ahef1963, sturlington
Explanations
Score
16.66
12
11,807 members
712 reviews
4.2
13
4,627 members
250 reviews
½ 4.3
14
2,476 members
211 reviews
4.2
15
8,213 members
391 reviews
½ 4.3
16
1,769 members
111 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
merrystar, aulsmith, ahef1963, DeltaQueen50, kappasigma
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mmadamslibrarian
Score
14.23
17
4,749 members
354 reviews
4
18
2,908 members
174 reviews
4
20
5,002 members
246 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
Lynsey2, Laura1124, steller0707, RidgewayGirl, kara.shamy
Score
11.71
21
2,483 members
186 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
RidgewayGirl, DeltaQueen50, kara.shamy, ahef1963
Score
11.62
22
5,032 members
222 reviews
3.8
23
24
4,014 members
271 reviews
3.9
25
1,995 members
136 reviews
4.2
26
6,268 members
331 reviews
½ 4.3
On Member Lists
hipdeep, RidgewayGirl, kara.shamy, darylanderson
Score
10.5
27
8,536 members
423 reviews
4.2
28
3,819 members
242 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
Anansilaw, DeltaQueen50, gypsysmom, RidgewayGirl
Score
10.13
29
4,943 members
325 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
Lynsey2, kappasigma, kara.shamy, sturlington
Score
9.59
30
2,633 members
206 reviews
4.2
On Member Lists
Anansilaw, darylanderson, gypsysmom, ahef1963
Score
9.52
31
5,661 members
336 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
DeltaQueen50, merrystar, kara.shamy, sturlington
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mmadamslibrarian
Score
9.44
32
1,195 members
56 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, RidgewayGirl, ahef1963, kara.shamy
Score
9.15
33
406 members
46 reviews
4.1
34
5,436 members
326 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
darylanderson, ahef1963, RidgewayGirl, sturlington
Score
8.59
35
1,254 members
107 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
sduff222, RidgewayGirl, sturlington, DeltaQueen50
Score
8.41
36
3,093 members
222 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
dara85, gypsysmom, RidgewayGirl, ahef1963
Score
8.37
37
5,269 members
328 reviews
½ 3.7
38
763 members
66 reviews
½ 3.5
39
6,288 members
357 reviews
½ 3.7
40
1,703 members
89 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
Dreesie, RidgewayGirl, steller0707, kara.shamy
Score
7.93
41
1,595 members
140 reviews
3.8
42
3,913 members
245 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
TeriAndersonNeedham, kristenl, ahef1963
Score
7.63
43
3,828 members
221 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
steller0707, kara.shamy, gypsysmom, sturlington
Score
7.39
44
On Member Lists
steller0707, RidgewayGirl, ahef1963, sturlington
Score
7.39
45
1,588 members
91 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
hipdeep, gypsysmom, sturlington
Score
7.23
46
675 members
37 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
merrystar, gypsysmom, DeltaQueen50
Score
6.98
47
1,441 members
114 reviews
½ 3.5
On Member Lists
KimarieBee, DeltaQueen50, ManWithAnAgenda
Score
6.87
48
1,332 members
172 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
RidgewayGirl, DeltaQueen50, sturlington
Score
6.68
49
On Member Lists
RidgewayGirl, dara85, DeltaQueen50
Score
6.68
50
442 members
53 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
kara.shamy, kappasigma, sturlington
Score
6.41
51
2,639 members
182 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
rretzler, Dreesie, sturlington
Score
6.4
52
2,802 members
258 reviews
4
On Member Lists
darylanderson, gypsysmom, ahef1963
Score
6.27
53
3,163 members
244 reviews
4
On Member Lists
ahef1963, kara.shamy, gypsysmom, sturlington
Score
6.22
54
5,309 members
368 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
TeriAndersonNeedham, ahef1963, DeltaQueen50
Score
6.11
55
2,453 members
180 reviews
4
On Member Lists
darylanderson, gypsysmom, ahef1963
Score
6.08
56
2,337 members
143 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
darylanderson, gypsysmom, ahef1963
Score
5.98
57
1,716 members
127 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
darylanderson, ahef1963, sturlington
Score
5.91
58
2,300 members
153 reviews
½ 4.3
On Member Lists
darylanderson, gypsysmom, ahef1963
Score
5.76
59
880 members
67 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
merrystar, rretzler
Score
5.67
60
17,977 members
731 reviews
½ 4.4
61
8,652 members
572 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
Dreesie, ahef1963, DeltaQueen50
Score
5.33
62
1,401 members
88 reviews
4
On Member Lists
darylanderson, kara.shamy, sturlington
Score
4.91
63
1,106 members
56 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
dara85, DeltaQueen50
Score
4.67
64
2,794 members
217 reviews
4
On Member Lists
DeltaQueen50, RidgewayGirl
Score
4.49
65
On Member Lists
TeriAndersonNeedham, sturlington
Score
4.41
66
3,097 members
208 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
Dreesie, sturlington
Score
4.36
67
576 members
43 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
KimarieBee, kara.shamy
Score
4.35
68
348 members
25 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, kara.shamy
Score
4.35
69
1,940 members
96 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
gypsysmom, sturlington, kara.shamy
Score
4.29
70
4,219 members
289 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
sturlington, darylanderson, DeltaQueen50
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ahef1963
Score
4.26
71
6,530 members
315 reviews
4
On Member Lists
ahef1963, sturlington, darylanderson
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ManWithAnAgenda
Score
4.21
72
On Member Lists
Anansilaw, gypsysmom
Score
4.14
73
2,440 members
138 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, kara.shamy
Score
4.12
74
5,751 members
458 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
ahef1963
Score
4
75
165 members
8 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
KimarieBee
Explanations
KimarieBee: Each book is Stand Alone - only linked by the author
Score
4
76
On Member Lists
Dreesie, kara.shamy
Score
3.95
77
1,370 members
129 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, kara.shamy
Score
3.85
78
704 members
26 reviews
½ 3.6
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, kara.shamy
Score
3.78
79
3,684 members
187 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, kara.shamy
Score
3.77
80
5,320 members
358 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
gypsysmom, DeltaQueen50
Score
3.72
81
273 members
22 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
kara.shamy, sturlington
Score
3.64
82
635 members
55 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, gypsysmom
Score
3.63
83
782 members
47 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
ManWithAnAgenda, sturlington
Score
3.61
84
2,147 members
150 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
RidgewayGirl, sturlington
Score
3.6
85
5,596 members
281 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
kara.shamy, ahef1963
Score
3.56
86
950 members
52 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
steller0707, kara.shamy
Score
3.54
87
655 members
60 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
kara.shamy, sturlington
Score
3.47
88
On Member Lists
DeltaQueen50, sturlington
Score
3.44
89
266 members
15 reviews
½ 3.6
On Member Lists
sturlington, DeltaQueen50
Score
3.44
90
1,275 members
122 reviews
½ 3.6
On Member Lists
kara.shamy, DeltaQueen50
Score
3.39
91
986 members
76 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
steller0707, kara.shamy
Score
3.37
92
333 members
27 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
sduff222
Score
3.36
93
929 members
52 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
steller0707, kara.shamy
Score
3.33
94
767 members
54 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
kara.shamy, DeltaQueen50
Score
3.33
95
809 members
105 reviews
½ 3.7
On Member Lists
sturlington, DeltaQueen50
Score
3.24
96
1,101 members
77 reviews
4.1
On Member Lists
kara.shamy, sturlington
Score
3.24
97
282 members
20 reviews
½ 3.5
On Member Lists
gypsysmom, sturlington
Score
3.11
98
758 members
49 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
gypsysmom, sturlington
Score
3.08
99
3,778 members
269 reviews
3.9
On Member Lists
DeltaQueen50, sturlington
Score
3.07
100
1,623 members
228 reviews
3.8
On Member Lists
ahef1963
Score
3.04