Monday, June 3, 2024

The 2023 Libby Book Awards - Genre Fiction


Libby is the digital platform Forsyth County Public Library uses to provide patrons with free access to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

In March, the Libby Book Award winners were officially announced at the first-annual Libby Book Awards. The ceremony was presented on YouTube by podcast duo, the Professional Book Nerds. Books in 17 categories were chosen by voters from over 1,700 librarians and library workers across the country.

Here are a few of the winners of the 2023 Libby Book Awards in various genre categories.

Winner for Best Fantasy

by Rebecca Yarros

Twenty-year-old Violet Sorrengail was supposed to live a quiet life among books and history. Now, the commanding general—also known as her mother—has ordered Violet to join the dragon riders . But when you're smaller than everyone else and your body is brittle, death is only a heartbeat away...because dragons don't bond to "fragile" humans. They incinerate them.

Winner for Best Romantasy

by Rebecca Yarros

In this sequel to Fourth Wing, everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College—Violet included. But Threshing was only the first impossible test meant to weed out the weak-willed, the unworthy, and the unlucky.
Winner for Best Science Fiction

by Martha Wells

Everyone's favorite lethal SecUnit is back in the next installment in Martha Wells's bestselling and award-winning Murderbot Diaries series.
Winner for Best Historical Fiction

by Jesmyn Ward

From “one of America’s finest living writers” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “heir apparent to Toni Morrison” (LitHub)—comes a haunting masterpiece about an enslaved girl in the years before the Civil War that’s destined to become a classic.

With this year’s awards in the books, who will be a finalist in the next Libby Book Awards? 

Which books do you think should be nominated for the 2024 Libby Book Awards and which of the 2023 titles are currently on your reading list? 

See the full announcement and watch the video recap here

Ask your librarian for details on how to access eBooks and eAudiobooks for free in Libby!

Jessica Dillard
Information Specialist - MLIS


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