Tuesday, February 05, 2013

ALA RUSA Shortlist

May I take a moment to toot my own horn say how proud and happy I am to have made the shortlist for the American Library Association, Reference and User Services Association Reading List.

"The Reading List annually recognizes the best books in eight genres: adrenaline (including suspense, thriller and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction. This year’s list includes novels that will please die-hard fans, as well as introduce new readers to the pleasures of genre fiction. Librarians can use the lists as resources for reader recommendations and collection development at their own libraries, or to build their personal to-be-read lists."

The Romance winner is:

“Firelight” by Kristen Callihan (Grand Central)

Bartered as a bride to the masked nobleman Benjamin Archer, Miranda Ellis – a woman with a supernatural secret – becomes his only defender when he is accused of a series of murders. This is a dark and smoldering Victorian paranormal where love redeems two complex and damaged characters.

Short List:

“The Black Hawk” by Joanna Bourne (Berkley) (Me! Memememe)
“At Your Pleasure” by Meredith Duran (Pocket Star)
“Lucky in Love” by Jill Shalvis (Forever)
“A Lady Awakened” by Cecilia Grant (Bantam)

I am in great company.  Just great.


  1. Anonymous4:00 AM

    Congratulations! I just looked up the complete list and in each of the categories I know anything about I would have chosen one of the others on the Short List instead. And, as you say, you are in great company!

  2. I've always got a favorite or two that doesn't make it to the short list. What an agonizing decision those folk have to make.

  3. Thank you so much.

  4. Anonymous10:43 PM

    That is just wonderful and very deserved! :) Congratulations.

    1. You are so kind. I cannot tell you how honored I am by this. It's just .... I mean .... these are librarians!