2010 RUSA Reading List Award Winners

The Reference and User Services Association announced the winners of its annual Reading List awards in eight categories, including fantasy, horror, and science fiction.


  • Lamentation, Ken Scholes (Tor)
  • The Warded Man, Peter V. Brett (Del Rey)
  • Turn Coat, Jim Butcher (Tor)
  • The Red Wolf Conspiracy, Robert V.S. Redick (Del Rey)
  • Warbreaker, Brandon Sanderson (Tor)

Science Fiction

  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
  • The Empress of Mars, Kage Baker (Tor)
  • Flood, Stephen Baxter (Penguin)
  • Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress (Tor)
  • The Quiet War, Paul J. McAuley (Pyr)


  • Last Days, Brian Evenson (Underland)
  • The House of Lost Souls, F.G. Cottam (St. Martin’s)
  • The Séance, John Harwood (Harcourt)
  • The Unseen, Alexandra Sokoloff (St. Martin’s)
  • The Little Stranger, Sara Waters (Riverhead)

The winning titles were selected by a council of librarians. This year’s awards were announced at the American Library Association’s midwinter conference, held in Boston, January 15-19, 2010.

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