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.
Terry Roper, Retired, Chair
Cynthia Peterson, Unger Memorial Library, Vice-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
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.
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