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Each year the committee creates a list of notable fiction books of up to 25 titles. The books must be published in the current and previous year to the list to being published. (i.e. 2017 -2018 for the 2019 list). The list brings attention to outstanding fiction that merit special attention from readers.

Committee Members

Terry Roper, Retired, Chair

Cynthia Peterson, Unger Memorial LibraryVice-Chair

Lynne Craddock, Flower Mound Public Library

Miriam Thomas, Aldine ISD

Edward Kownslar, Stephen F. Austin State University

Kat Landry Mueller, Sam Houston State University

Esther Garcia, University of St. Augustine

Mindy Perez, New Braunfels Ninth Grade Center

Heather Carter, Abilene Public Library

Charge

To select a recommended fiction reading list designed for (but not limited to) adult readers of Texas from books published in the current and previous year to the list being published and to annotate said list.

Purpose of the List

The annual list of Lariat award winners is compiled for use by the general reader and librarians who work with adult readers. Its purpose is to call attention to outstanding fiction published during the year that merit special attention from readers.

History of the Lariat Reading List
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