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La Retama Central Library

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Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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Recommended Booklists and Award Winners

For Adult Readers

Booker Prize

British award for contemporary fiction

Christy Awards

Award for Christian fiction

National book Awards

National Book Critics Circle

General non-fiction, Criticism, Poetry, Biography/Autobiography, Fiction; also includes links to book review sources

New York Times (Book Section)

Random house the Modern Library

Best 100 novels

Pulitzer Prize

Stoker Awards

Horror Writers Association

Spur Award

Award for Westerns


Agatha Award

Edgar Award

Science Fiction

Hugo Award

Nebula Award

Adult Summer Reading Book Lists

Great Discoveries, Voyages, and Adventures!

UC Berkeley has created a summer reading list suggested by Berkeley profs. The site also included lists from previous years.

NPR Books

National Public Radio has suggestions for summer reading including comics, cooking, and some suggestions for children as well.

Oprah's Reading

Discover "What We're Reading Now" on Oprah!

For Young Adult Readers

Christian Fiction Booklist for Young Adults

Lonestar Reading List

Young Adult Round Table, Texas Library Association

Michael L. Printz Award

Award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature

Tayshas High School Reading List

Young Adult Round Table, Texas Library Association


Reviews, guides, and news on latest teen titles


Best books for young adults, American Library Association

For Children


Guide to children's literature and books

Caldecott Medal

Best picture books

Coretta Scott King Award

Best books for children by African-American authors

Newberry Medal Awards

Best children's books

Pura Belpre Award

Best books for children about the Latino experience

Texas Bluebonnet Award
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