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Procedures

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

Gail Woodward, McLennan Community College Library, Chair
Jessica Jones, Bryan and College Station Public Library, Chair-Elect
Jennifer Brabston, Dr. Kirk Lewis Career & Technical High School
Arletha Ford, Houston Community College System
Kelly More, Carrollton Public Library
Ann Rector, Midland County Library
Megan Stanley, San Antonio Public Library
Eric Terry, Euless Public Library
Lisa Youngblood, Harker Heights 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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