Today, the American Library Association came out with their short list for the “outstanding genre literature” of 2010.

Here’s the description, straight from the ALA website: “The Reading List annually recognizes the best books in eight genres: adrenaline (which includes suspense, thriller, and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction, and women’s fiction.”

Guess which book made it onto the romance list?

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine!

Julia Quinn’s What Happens in London was named Best Romance, followed by a four book short list: Night Jasmine (eeeee!!!), Nora Roberts’ Vision in White, Tessa Dare’s Goddess of the Hunt, and Anthony Strong’s Chemistry for Beginners. I did not see this one coming. I’ve been bouncing off the walls with delight (and caffeine).

I also want to send a great big congrats to Michele Moran, who was listed in the Historical Fiction category for her latest book, Cleopatra’s Daughter.

Thank you, ALA!!

3 Comments

  1. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on January 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Yeah you and yeah Michele!

  2. Zoe J on January 20, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Congratulations,very well deserved, after just finishing Night Jasmine, I think it might be my new favourite of the series, so far! Still waiting on my copy of Blood Lily arriving, problem with weather and postage in UK at the moment, so I’m sitting tight and praying it turns up today!!

    Enjoy the acalade and, maybe, ease off the caffeine a tad, hehe!

  3. Georgia on January 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Congratulations!! Well deserved recognition of your work. And you are in great company — I loved both Chemistry for Beginners (so funny, especially if you know a few scientists) and What Happens in London.

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