2024 British Book Awards Book of the Year Shortlist

The British Book Awards, a.k.a. The Nibbies, is a celebration of books: it affirms, connects, and energizes the world of reading by showcasing those who create stories and everyone who plays a role in bringing those stories to life.

The Book of the Year Shortlists spotlight the titles that have stirred imaginations, started conversations, and been part of book clubs and bestseller lists. Winners will be chosen on May 13.

For more information, check out the British Book Awards website.

Here are the 2024 Book of the Year Shortlist titles that are in the TBP collection.

Book of the Year Fiction

ATLAS: THE STORY OF PA SALT by Lucinda Riley (DB 115689, en español DB 116572)
IRON FLAME by Rebecca Yarros (DB 117669, BR 25312 IN PROCESS)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang (DB 114930, BR 24934, LB 14812)

Book of the Year Pageturner

DEMON COPPERHEAD by Barbara Kingsolver (DB110786, LB 14284, en español DB 118851)
FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros (DB 115206, BR 25277 IN PROCESS)
ICEBREAKER by Hannah Grace (DB 113244)
IT STARTS WITH US by Colleen Hoover (DB 110817, LB 14258)
LOST BOOKSHOP by Evie Woods (DB 116310)
TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW by Gabrielle Zevin (DB 109032, BR 24683, LB 14018)

Book of the Year Crime and Thriller

NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell (DB 116345)
LAST DEVIL TO DIE by Richard Osman (DB 116412)
RUNNING GRAVE by Robert Galbraith (DB 116417)

Book of the Year – Début Fiction

GODKILLER by Hannah Kaner (DB 118606)
IN MEMORIAM by Alice Winn (DB 116108)
REALLY GOOD, ACTUALLY by Monica Heisey (DB 119765 IN PROCESS)

Book of the Year – Non-Fiction: Narrative

SPARE by Harry Prince, Duke of Sussex (DB 112017, LB 14392, en español DB 114176)
WOMAN IN ME by Brittany Spears (DB 116686, en español DB 117711 IN PROCESS, LB 0000121)
DIARY OF A CEO: THE 33 LAWS OF BUSINESS AND LIFE by Steven Bartlett (DB 118503)

Book of the Year – Non-Fiction: Lifestyle & Illustrated

ULTRA-PROCESSED PEOPLE: WHY WE CAN’T STOP EATING FOOD THAT ISN’T FOOD by Chris van Tulleken (DB 116723)

Book of the Year Discover

PAGEBOY: A MEMOIR by Elliot Page (DB 115140, en español DB 118092)

Book of the Year – Children’s Fiction

POWERLESS by Lauren Roberts (DB 117629)

Book of the Year – Audiobook Non-Fiction

MAKING IT SO by Patrick Stewart and narrated by the author (DB 116785)
SPARE by Harry Prince, Duke of Sussex and narrated by the author (DB 112017)
DIARY OF A CEO: THE 33 LAWS OF BUSINESS AND LIFE by Steven Bartlett and narrated by the author (DB 118503)

Book of the Year – Audiobook Fiction

NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell narrated by the author and Nicola Walker and Louise Brealey (DB 116345)
HOUSEMAID’S SECRET by Freida McFadden and narrated by Lauryn Allman (DB 117095)
RUNNING GRAVE by Robert Galbraith and narrated by Robert Glenister (DB 116417)

2024 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Comedian Kevin Hart was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on March 24 by the Kennedy Center. This award was created by the Kennedy Center to celebrate individuals who have “had an impact on American Society” in ways similar to Mark Twain. Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemmons, was chosen in recognition of his role as “a social commentator, satirist, and creator of characters, Clemens was a fearless observer of society who delighted and informed onlookers with his uncompromising perspective on social injustice and personal folly.”

The ceremony was recorded and will premiere on Netflix on May 11.

For more information check out the Kennedy Center’s Website

Here are the books written by Kevin Hart in the TBP collection.

Adult Nonfiction

I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP: LIFE LESSONS (DB 88241, BRG 04081)

Juvenile Fiction

MARCUS MAKES A MOVIE (DB 104323) Grades 3-6

Bram Stoker Awards Finalists 2023

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the finalists for the 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® for Superior Achievement. The HWA is the premier writers’ organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, and they have presented the Bram Stoker Awards in various categories since 1987. The 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® will be announced on June 1.

For more information, see the Awards website.

Here are the finalists for 2023 that are in the TBP collection.

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

NEVER WHISTLE AT NIGHT: AN INDIGENOUS DARK FICTION ANTHOLOGY Ed. by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Last, Jr. (DB 117262)
OUT THERE SCREAMING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW BLACK HORROR Ed. by Jordan Peele (DB 116396)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

SPIN A BLACK YARN: NOVELLAS by Josh Malerman (DB 117976)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

SPITE HOUSE by Johnny Compton (DB 115899)
EVERYTHING THE DARKNESS EATS by Eric LaRocca (DB 116576)
MAEVE FLY by C. J. Leede (DB 116087)
EDENVILLE by Sam Rebelein (IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

 “Rumpus Room” (WISHING POOL AND OTHER STORIES) by Tananarive Due (DB 117607)

Superior Achievement in Long Nonfiction

BLACK GUY DIES FIRST: BLACK HORROR CINEMA FROM FODDER TO ASCAR by Robin R. Means Coleman (DB 117346)
101 HORROR BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU’RE MURDERED by Sadie Hartmann (DB 116186)

Superior Achievement in a Middle Grade Novel

FELICE AND THE WAILING WOMAN by Diana Lopez (IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in a Novel

REFORMATORY by Tananarive Due (DB 117786)
HOW TO SELL A HAUNTED HOUSE by Grady Hendrix (DB 112120, LB 14730)
LONE WOMEN by Victor LaValle (DB 114718)
BLACK RIVER ORCHARD by Chuck Wendig (DB 117649 IN PROCESS)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

FUNERAL SONGS FOR DYING GIRLS by Cherie Dimaline (DB 114346)
FIND HIM WHERE YOU LEFT HIM DEAD by Kristen Simmons (DB 117813)
HARVEST HOUSE by Cynthia Leitich Smith (DB 114339)
CAMP DAMASCUS by Chuck Tingle (DB 117023)
SHE IS A HAUNTING by Trang Tranh Tran (DB 114283)

Audie Awards Finalists 2024

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the finalists for the 2024 Audie Awards, “recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.” The full list of finalists follows. Winners were announced at the Audie Awards Gala at The Avalon in Los Angeles on March 4, 2024.

For more information, see the Awards website.

Here are the finalists for 2024 that are in the TBP collection.

Audiobook of the Year

ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby and narrated by Adam Lazarre-White (DB 115237)
SURRENDER: 40 SONGS, ONE STORY by Bono and narrated by the author (DB 111015)
TOM LAKE by Ann Patchett and narrated by Meryl Streep (DB 116555)

Audio Drama

NONE OF THIS IS TRUE by Lisa Jewell and narrated by the author Lisa Jewell with Nicola Walker, Jenny Walser, Kristin Atherton, Ayesha Antoine, Louise Brealey, Alix Dunmore, Elliot Fitzpatrick, Thomas Judd, and Dominic Thorburn (DB 116345)

Autobiography/Memoir

BEHIND THE SEAMS: MY LIFE IN RHINESTONES by Dolly Parton, Holly George-Warren, and Rebecca Seaver and narrated by the authors. (DB 117524)
MAKING IT SO: A MEMOIR by Patrick Stewart and narrated by the author (DB 116785)
SAVED: A WAR REPORTER’S MISSION TO MAKE IT HOME by Benjamin Hall and narrated by the author (DB 114606)

Best Fiction Narrator

LAST LIFEBOAT by Hazel Gaynor and narrated by Billie Fulford-Brown (DB IN PROCESS)
EYES & THE IMPOSSIBLE by Dave Eggers and narrated by Ethan Hawke (DB 116273)
LAND OF MILK AND HONEY: A NOVEL by C. Pam Zhang and narrated by Eunice Wong (DB 116953)

Best Nonfiction Narrator

ART THIEF: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, CRIME, AND A DANGEROUS OBSESSION by Michael Finkel and narrated by the author and Edoardo Ballerini (DB 115367)
KING: A LIFE by Jonathan Eig and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 115189)
WAGER: A TALE OF SHIPWRECK, MUTINY AND MURDER by David Grann and narrated by the author and Dion Graham (DB 113965)
WOMAN IN ME by Britney Spears and narrated by the author and Michelle Williams (DB 116686)

Business/Personal Development

LIGHT WE CARRY: OVERCOMING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES by Michelle Obama and narrated by the author (DB 111237)
WIN EVERY ARGUMENT: THE ART OF DEBATING, PERSUADING, AND PUBLIC SPEAKING by Mehdi Hasan and narrated by the author (DB 112685)
WISDOM OF MORRIE: LIVING AND AGING CREATIVELY AND JOYFULLY by Morrie Schwartz and narrated by Rob Schwartz and Steven Weber (DB IN PROCESS)

Español – Spanish Language

CON LUZ PROPIA: VENCER EN TIEMPOS DE INCERTIDUMBRE por Michelle Obama [traducción de Gabriel Dols Gallardo, Efrén del Valle Peñamil, Raúl Sastre Letona y Carlos Abreu Fetter] and narrated by Jane Santos (DB 112490)

Faith-Based Fiction or Nonfiction

SOUL BOOM: WHY WE NEED A SPIRITUAL REVOLUTION by Rainn Wilson and narrated by the author (DB 114163)

Fantasy

RED RABBIT by Alex Grecian and narrated by John Pirhalla (DB 116383)
STARLING HOUSE by Alix E. Harrow and narrated by Natalie Naudus (DB 116445)
TREAD OF ANGELS by Rebecca Roanhorse and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 113252)

Fiction

BIRNAM WOOD by Eleanor Catton and narrated by Saskia Maarleveld (DB 115924)
MAAME by Jessica George and narrated by Heather Agyepong (DB 112961)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang and narrated by Helen Laser (DB 114930)

History/Biography

ELON MUSK by Walter Isaacson narrated by the author and Jeremy Bobb (DB 116346)
EMPIRE OF ICE AND STONE: THE DISASTEROUS AND HEROIC VOYAGE OF THE KARLUK by Buddy Levy and narrated by Will Damron (DB 113494)

Humor

HOW TO SURVIVE HISTORY by Cody Cassidy and narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris (DB 118800 IN PROCESS)
LESLIE F*CKING JONES: A MEMOIR by Leslie Jones and narrated by the author and Chris Rock (DB IN PROCESS)
RAW DOG: THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT HOT DOGS by Jamie Loftus and narrated by the author (DB 115180)

Judges Category- UK – Produced Audiobook

ATLAS: THE STORY OF PA SALT by Lucinda Riley and Harry Whittaker. Narrated by Richard Armitage and Middleton Tuppence (DB IN PROCESS)
SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES by Jojo Moyes and narrated by Daisy Ridley (DB 112338)

Literary Fiction and Classics

MAKING OF ANOTHER MAJOR MOTION PICTURE MASTERPIECE by Tom Hanks and narrated by the author (DB 114593)

Middle Grade

BIG TREE by Brian Selznick and narrated by the author with Meryl Streep (DB 114871)
ELF DOG AND OWL HEAD by M. T. Anderson and narrated by Pete Cross (DB 115064)
SCHOOL TRIP by Jerry Craft and narrated by Dereje Tarrant, Nile Bullock, Guy Lockard, Marc Thompson, Kaian Lilien, Dan Bittner, Ron Butler, Kim Mai Guest, Miles Harvey, January LaVoy, Robin Miles, Rebecca Soler, and Phoebe Strole (DB 115050)
SIMON SORT OF SAYS by Erin Bow and narrated by Will Collyer (DB 113782)
WHAT HAPPENED TO RACHEL RILEY by Claire Swinarski and narrated by Ferdelle Capistrano, Alexandra Hunter, Karla Serrato, Gail Shalan, Reena Dutt, Caitlin Davies, Andrew Eiden, and Kirby Heyborne (DB 112718)

Multi-Voiced Performance

NO TWO PERSONS by Erica Bauermeister and narrated by Barrie Kreinik, Braden Wright, Carol Jacobanis, Cassandra Campbell, Gabra Zackman, George Newbern, Jesse Vilinsky, Max Meyers, Rachel L. Jacobs, and Stephen Graybill (DB 114586 IN PROCESS)
SING HER DOWN by Ivy Pochoda and narrated by Frankie Corzo, Kimberly M. Wetherell, Sophie Amoss, and Victoria Villarreal (DB 114455)

Mystery

THE GOLDEN GATE by Amy Chua and narrated by Robb Moreira, Suzanne Toren, and Tim Campbell (DB 116781)
LINE IN THE SAND by Kevin Powers and narrated by Christine Lakin (DB 115402)
MURDER YOUR EMPLOYER by Rupert Holmes and narrated by Neil Patrick Harris and Simon Vance (DB 115376)
VERA WONG’S UNSOLICITED ADVICE FOR MURDERERS by Jesse Q. Sutanto and narrated by Eunice Wong (DB 113039)
WORLD OF CURIOSITIES by Louise Penny and narrated by Robert Bathurst (DB 111297)

Narration by Author

COVENANT OF WATER by Abraham Verghese and narrated by the author (DB 114896)
IT. GOES. SO. FAST: THE YEAR OF NO DO-OVERS by Mary Louise Kelly and narrated by the author (DB 115155)

Nonfiction

FIRE WEATHER: A TRUE STORY FROM A HOTTER WORLD by John Vaillant and narrated by Alan Carlson (DB 116220)
POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond and narrated by Dion Graham (DB 113856)
PUNISHED FOR DREAMING: HOW SCHOOL REFORM HARMS BLACK CHILDREN AND HOW WE HEAL by Bettina L. Love and narrated by the author with Karen Chilton (DB 116415)

Romance

10 THINGS THAT NEVER HAPPENED by Alexis Hall and narrated by Will M. Watt (DB 118479 IN PROCESS)
TRUE LOVE EXPERIMENT by Christina Lauren and narrated by Jonathan Cole and Cindy Kay (DB 115235)

Science Fiction

DUAL MEMORY by Sue Burke and narrated by André Santana (DB 116833)
DEEP SKY by Yume Kitasei and narrated by Sarah Skaer (DB 115190)
WORLD WE MAKE by N. K. Jemisin and narrated by Robin Miles (DB 113527)
CASSANDRA IN REVERSE by Holly Smale and narrated by Kristin Atherton (DB 115359)

Thriller/Suspense

BAD CREE by Jessica Johns and narrated by Tanis Parenteau (DB 112059)

Young Adult

BEHOLDER by Ryan La Sala and narrated by Vikas Adam (DB 117571)
STOLEN HEIR by Holly Black and narrated by Saskia Maarleveld (DB 112168)
THIS WINTER by Alice Oseman and narrated by Jenny Walser, Joe Jameson, and Aaron Barashi (DB 118753 IN PROCESS)

Young Listener

SKULL by Jon Klassen and narrated by Fairuza Balk and Jon Klassen (DB 116902)
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW by Leslie Jr. Odom and Nicolette Robinson and narrated by the authors (DB 114139)

Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List 2024

Since 2009, the Texas Library Association has published the the Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List, highlighting outstanding fiction published during the past year that merits special attention from adult readers. Here are the titles from the 2024 list that are in the TBP collection.

For more information: https://txla.org/tools-resources/reading-lists/lariat/current-list/

ALL THE SINNERS BLEED by S. A. Cosby (DB 115237)
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT KITTY KARR? by Crystal Smith Paul (DB 114592 IN PROCESS)
EMILY WILDE’S ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF FAERIES by Heather Fawcett (DB 112234, BR 24964 IN PROCESS)
FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros (DB 115206, BR 25277 IN PROCESS)
GIRL CALLED SAMSON by Amy Harmon (DB 114233)
GO AS A RIVER by Shelley Read (DB 117785 IN PROCESS)
GOOD NIGHT, IRENE by Luis Alberto Urrea (DB 114929)
HELLO STRANGER by Katherine Center (DB 115383, BR 25244 IN PROCESS, LB 14819)
HORSE by Geraldine Brooks (DB 108556, LB 14085)
INK BLOOD SISTER SCRIBE by Emma Törzs (LB 14844)
MAAME by Jessica George (DB 112961)
MOTHER-DAUGHTER MURDER NIGHT by Nina Simon (DB 116413)
NO TWO PERSONS by Erica Bauermeister (DB 114586 IN PROCESS)
QUIET TENANT by Clémence Michallon (DB 116945 IN PROCESS, LB 14512)
RIVER WE REMEMBER by William Kent Krueger (DB 116354)
ROMANTIC COMEDY by Curtis Sittenfeld (DB 113860, BR 24945 IN PROCESS, LB 14285)
SPITE HOUSE by Johnny Compton (DB 115899)
STARLING HOUSE by Alix E. Harrow (DB 116445)
SYMPHONY OF SECRETS by Brendan Slocumb (DB 114928)
TOM LAKE by Ann Patchett (DB 116555, BR 25129 IN PROCESS, LB 14828)
WHALEFALL by Daniel Kraus (IN PROCESS)
YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang (DB 114930, BR 24934 IN PROCESS, LB 14812)
YOURS TRULY by Abby Jimenez (DB 114035)

2024 Texas Topaz Youth Nonfiction Reading List

Texas Library Association has created a list that highlights outstanding nonfiction published during the past three years that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning. This list is the Texas Topaz Youth Reading List. Here are the items from the 2024 list that are in the TBP collection.

For More Information: https://txla.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Texas-Topaz-List_Youth-Annotated_final.pdf

GRADES K-2

BEAK BOOK by Robin Page (DB 115526)
CAVES by Nell Cross Beckerman (DB 111301)
CHAMPION CHOMPERS, SUPER STINKERS AND OTHER POEMS BY EXTRAORDINARY ANIMALS by Linda Ashman (IN PROCESS)
 HOW DO YOU SPELL UNFAIR?: MACNOLIA COX AND THE NATIONAL SPELLING BEE by Carole Boston Weatherford (DB 115677 IN PROCESS)
POLAR BEAR by Candace Fleming (DB 112429)

GRADES 3-5

ADVENTURES OF DR. SLOTH: REBECCA CLIFFE AND HER QUEST TO PROTECT SLOTHS by Suzi Eszterhas (DB 110554)
HOLDING HER OWN: THE EXCEPTIONAL LIFE OF JACKIE ORMES by Traci N. Todd (DB 112392)
JUST JERRY: HOW DRAWING SHAPED MY LIFE by Jerry Pinkney (DB 115908)

GRADES 6-8

AGENT MOST WANTED: THE NEVER-BEFORE STORY OF THE MOST DANGEROUS SPY OF WORLD WAR II by Sonia Purnell (DB 110047)
BUZZKILL: A WILD WANDER THROUGH THE WEIRD AND THREATENED WORLD OF BUGS by Brenna Maloney (DB 111662)
HOPE WINS: A COLLECTION OF INSPIRING STORIES FOR YOUNG READERS (DB 108650, LB 14334)
INAUGURAL BALLERS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST US WOMEN’S OLYMPIC BASKETBALL TEAM by Andrew Maraniss (DB 110512, LB 14383)
LONG TIME COMING: A LYRICAL BIOGRAPHY OF RACE IN AMERICA FROM ONA JUDGE TO BARACK OBAMA by Ray Anthony Shepard (DB 115751)
MONA LISA VANISHES: A LEGENDARY PAINTER, A SHOCKING HEIST, AND THE BIRTH OF A GLOBAL CELEBRITY by Nick Day (DB 116805)
MONKEY TRIAL: JOHN SCOPES AND THE BATTLE OVER TEACHING EVOLUTION by Anita Sanchez (DB 114312)

GRADES 9-12

ACCOUNTABLE: THE TRUE STORY OF A RACIAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT AND THE TEENAGERS WHOSE LIVES IT CHANGED by Dashka Slater (DB 116594)
AMERICAN MURDERER: THE PARASITE THAT HAUNTED THE SOUTH by Gail Jarrow (DB 110750, BR 24570)
FACE FOR PICASSO: COMING OF AGE WITH CROUZON SYNDROME by Ariel Henley (DB 106407, BR 24036)
FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY: THE KILLING OF VINCENT CHIN AND THE TRIAL THAT GALVANIZED THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT by Paula Yoo (DB 103862)
MONEY OUT LOUD: ALL THE FINANCIAL STUFF NO ONE TAUGHT US by Berna Anat (DB 117606 IN PROCESS)
WORK WITH WHAT YOU GOT: A MEMOIR by Zion Clark (IN PROCESS)

2024 Texas Topaz Adult Nonfiction Reading List

Texas Library Association has created a list that highlights outstanding nonfiction published during the past three years that stimulate reading for pleasure and personal learning. Here are the items from the 2024 the Texas Topaz Reading List that are in the TBP collection.

For More Information: 2024 Texas Topaz List_Adult Annotated (txla.org)

ALL THE LIVING AND THE DEAD: FROM EMBALMERS TO EXECUTIONERS, AND EXPLORATION OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE DEATH THEIR LIFE’S WORK by Hayley Campbell (DB 110278)
ART THIEF: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, CRIME, AND A DANGEROUS OBSESSION by Michael Finkel (DB 115367, LB 14518)
ATLAS OF THE HEART: MAPPING MEANINGFUL CONNECTION AND THE LANGUAGE OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE by Brené Brown (DB 106540, BR 24796 IN PROCESS, LB 13602)
BARBIZON: THE HOTEL THAT SET WOMEN FREE by Paulina Bren (DB 103460)
BEAVERLAND: HOW ONE WEIRD RODENT MADE AMERICA by Leila Philip (DB 112050)
COBALT RED: HOW THE BLOOD OF THE CONGO POWERS OUR LIVES by Siddharth Kara (DB 112317)
FATTY FATTY BOOM BOOM: A MEMOIR OF FOOD, FAT, AND FAMILY by Rabia Chaudry (DB 113084, LB 14612)
FEVER IN THE HEARTLAND: THE KU KLUX KLAN’S PLOT TO TAKE OVER AMERICA, AND THE WOMAN WHO STOPPED THEM by Timothy Egan (DB 114864)
FOREVER WITNESS: HOW DNA AND GENEALOGOY SOLVED A COLD CASE DOUBLE MURDER by Edward Humes (DB 112528)
FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THINGS by Matthew Perry (DB 110888, LB 14205)
GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM: AND OTHER HELPFUL RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO BECOME AMERICAN by Wajahat Ali (DBC 27456)
GREAT ESCAPE: A TRUE STORY OF FORCED LABOR AND IMMIGRANT DREAMS IN AMERICA by Saket Soni (DB 113144)
HIJAB BUTCH BLUES: A MEMOIR by Lamya H. (DB IN PROCESS)
HYSTERICAL: A MEMOIR by Elissa Bassist (DB 113145)
JACQUES PEPIN ART OF THE CHICKEN: A MASTER CHEF’S PAINTINGS, STORIES, AND RECIPES OF THE HUMBLE BIRD by Jacques Pepin (DB 112702, BR 24763 IN PROCESS)
LIFE IN FIVE SENSES: HOW EXPLORING THE SENSES GOT ME OUT OF MY HEAD AND INTO THE WORLD by Gretchen Rubin (DB 114675 IN PROCESS, LB 14423)
LIGHT WE CARRY: OVERCOMING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES by Michelle Obama (DB 111237, BR 24710 IN PROCESS)
MONSTER’S BONES: THE DISCOVERY OF T REX AND HOW IT SHOOK OUR WORLD by David K. Randall (IN PROCESS)
MY FIRST POPSICLE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF FOOD AND FEELINGS (LB 14504)
ROUGH SLEEPERS: DR. JIM O’CONNELL’S URGENT MISSION TO BRING HEALING TO HOMELESS PEOPLE by Tracy Kidder (IN PROCESS)
SCENES FROM MY LIFE: A MEMOIR by Michael Kenneth Williams (DB 109789)
STAY TRUE: A MEMOIR by Hua Hsu (DB 110669)
TELL ME EVERYTHING: THE STORY OF A PRIVATE INVESTIGATION by Erika Krouse (DB 108142)
UNRAVELING: WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE WHILE SHEARING SHEEP, DYEING WOOL, AND MAKING THE WORLD’S UGLIEST SWEATER by Peggy Orenstein (DB 113482)
WE SHOULD NOT BE FRIENDS: THE STORY OF A FRIENDSHIP by Will Schwalbe (DB 113625)
YOU COULD MAKE THIS PLACE BEAUTIFUL: A MEMOIR by Maggie Smith (DB 115170)

Goodreads 2023 Choice Awards Announced

The social cataloging website for book lovers, Goodreads, has just announced their readers’ Choice Awards for 2023. The Texas Talking Book Program has a good number of them in our collection. Are you looking for a new author? Goodreads members chose WEYWARD by Emilia Hart (DB 113239, BR 24933 IN PROCESS) as their debut novel for this past year. Are you more interested in non-fiction? POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond (DB 113856, LB 14415) was chosen as the best non-fiction book.  Perhaps you’ve had a busy holiday season and don’t want to read anything too heavy. Readers selected HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry (DB 114742, BR 24897 IN PROCESS) as their favorite romance novel.  No matter which genre you enjoy, the bibliophiles at Goodreads have chosen a favorite book published this year. Contact us and we can help you find your next favorite book.

For more information: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2023

Best Fiction

YELLOWFACE by R. F. Kuang (DB 114930, BR 24934 IN PROCESS)

Best Historical Fiction

WEYWARD by Emilia Hart (DB 113239, BR 24933 IN PROCESS)

Best Romance

HAPPY PLACE by Emily Henry (DB 114742, BR 24897 IN PROCESS)

Best Romantasy

FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros (DB 115206)

Best Fantasy

HELL BENT by Leigh Bardugo (DB 112194, BR 24761 IN PROCESS)

Best Science Fiction

IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS by T. J. Klune (DB 114494)

Best Horror

HOLLY by Stephen King (DB 116600 IN PROCESS, BR 25169 IN PROCESS)

Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

DIVINE RIVALS by Rebecca Ross (DB 116476 IN PROCESS)

Best Debut Novel

WEYWARD by Emilia Hart (DB 113239, BR 24933 IN PROCESS)

Best Nonfiction

POVERTY, BY AMERICA by Matthew Desmond (DB 113856, LB 14415)

Best Memoir & Autobiography

WOMAN IN ME by Britney Spears (DB 116686 IN PROCESS)

Best History & Biography

WAGER: A TALE OF SHIPWRECK, MUTINY, AND MURDER by David Grann (DB 113965, LB 14399)

Best Humor

BEING HENRY: THE FONZ…AND BEYOND by Henry Winkler (DB IN PROCESS)

2023 Awards Finalists

There are so MANY literary awards. It can be easy to forget about some of the smaller or more niche honors amidst the big ones like the National Book Awards and the Nobel Prize for Fiction. So, we took this opportunity to showcase some of the award finalists in our collection from some of those less well-known literary prizes.

2023 Award Finalists in the NLS Collection:

BIRNAM WOOD by Eleanor Catton (DB 115924)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Fiction
DEMON COPPERHEAD by Barbara Kingsolver (DB 110786, LB 14284)
2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction Finalist
EXTRAORDINARY DEATHS OF MRS. KIP by Sara Brunsvold (DB 110658)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for First Novel
FACTORY GIRLS by Michelle Gallen (DB 115059)
2023 Encore Award Finalist for Fiction
HEAVEN & EARTH GROCERY STORE by James McBride (DB 115655)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Fiction
HIDDEN PRINCE by Tessa Afshar (DB 111756)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for Historical Novel
HOW NOT TO KILL YOURSELF: A PORTRAIT OF A SUICIDAL MIND by Clancy Martin (DB 114679)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
IF I SURVIVE YOU by Jonathan Escoffery (DB 110662, BR 24735)
2023 Booker Prize Finalist
JOAO BY A THREAD by Roger Mello (DB 113457, BR 24950)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Younger Readers
JULIA AND THE SHARK by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (DB 114633)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Middle Grades
LAST SUMMER ON STATE STREET by Toya Wolfe (DB 109023)
2023 PEN Open Award Finalist
MARRIAGE PORTRAIT by Maggie O’Farrell (DB 110129, BR 24589, LB 14174)
2023 Women’s Prize in Fiction Finalist
MASTER SLAVE HUSBAND WIFE: AN EPIC JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM by Ilyon Woo (DB 112758)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
MR. B: GEORGE BALANCHINE’S 20TH CENTURY by Jennifer Homans (DB 111898)
2023 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
SHUTTER by Ramona Emerson (DB 112989)
2023 PEN Open Award Finalist
SOUND OF LIGHT by Sarah Sundin (DB 113572)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for Historical Romance
THIS OTHER EDEN by Paul Harding (DB 113243, BR 24845)
2023 Booker Prize Finalist
TO WIN A PRINCE by Toni Shiloh (DB 110386 IN PROCESS)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for Contemporary Romance
TRESPASSES by Louise Kennedy (DB 114416)
2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction Finalist
WONDERLAND TRIALS by Sara Ella (DB 112298)
2023 Christy Award Finalist for Young Adults

For more information on:

The Booker Prize www.thebookerprizes.com/booker-prize/about-the-booker-prize
The Christy Awards: www.christyawards.com/index.html
The Encore Awards: www.rsliterature.org/the-encore-award/
The Kirkus Awards: www.kirkusreviews.com/prize/
The PEN Open Book Award: www.pen.org/pen-open-book-award/
The Women’s Prize for Fiction: www.womensprizeforfiction.co.uk/

National Book Award Nominees 2023

The National Book Awards were established in 1950 to celebrate the best writing in America. Since 1989, they have been overseen by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. Although other categories have been recognized in the past, the Awards currently honor the best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature published each year.

For more information on the National Book Awards: https://www.nationalbook.org/

The longlist of nominees were announced on September 13-15, the finalists were chosen on October 3, and the winners will be selected on November 15, 2023.

The nominees for this year’s National Book Awards in the TBP Collection:

Fiction

THIS OTHER EDEN by Paul Harding (DB 113243, BR 24845 IN PROCESS)
LOOT by Tania James (DB 115153 IN PROCESS)
CHAIN-GANG ALL STARS by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (DB 114336)

Nonfiction

REDISCOVERY OF AMERICA: NATIVE PEOPLES AND THE UNMAKING OF U.S. HISTORY by Ned Blackhawk (DB 115217 IN PROCESS)
KING: A LIFE by Jonathan Eig (DB 115189)
LILIANA’S INVINCIBLE SUMMER: A SISTER’S SEARCH FOR JUSTICE by Cristina Rivera Garza (DB 115091)
ORDINARY NOTES by Christina Elizabeth Sharpe (DB 114934 IN PROCESS)
FIRE WEATHER: A TRUE STORY FROM A HOTTER WORLD by John Valliant (IN PROCESS)
I SAW DEATH COMING: A HISTORY OF TERROR AND SURVIVAL IN THE WAR AGAINST RECONSTRUCTION by Kidada E. Williams (DB 114200 IN PROCESS)

Translated Literature

THIS IS NOT MIAMI by Fernanda Melchor
Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes (IN PROCESS)
ABYSS by Pilar Quintana
Translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman (DB 115593 IN PROCESS)

Poetry

HOW TO COMMUNICATE: POEMS by John Lee Clark (DB 113879 IN PROCESS, BR 24891 IN PROCESS)
PROMISES OF GOLD / PROMESAS DE ORO by José Olivarez (DB 114551 IN PROCESS)

Young People’s Literature

SIMON SORT OF SAYS by Erin Bow (DB 113782)
FORGET ME NOT by Alyson Derrick (DB 115486 IN PROCESS)