Southwest Books of the Year

Southwest Books of the Year

Southwest Books of the Year considers titles published during the calendar year that are about Southwest subjects, or are set in the Southwest.

The Southwest Books of the Year panel of reviewers—subject specialists and voracious consumers of Southwest literature all—are pleased to offer up their personal favorite titles of the year, complete with brief reviews to whet your appetite and leave you wanting more.

Books selected by two or more panelists become Southwest Books of the Year Top Picks, our designation for the best of the best. Their choices are published in our annual publication, Southwest Books of the Year.

For more information, contact Margie Trujillo-Farmer, margie.farmer@pima.gov.

This Year's Picks

Southwest Books of the Year 2022: Ann Dickinson's Kids Picks

Ann Dickinson, a retired librarian, is an avid reader of books for children & teens. Here are her picks for Southwest Books of the Year 2022

Southwest Books of the Year 2022: Bruce Dinges' Picks

Bruce Dinges is retired Director of Publications at the Arizona Historical Society. Here are his picks for Southwest Books of the Year 2022.

Southwest Books of the Year 2022: Gregory McNamee's Picks

Gregory McNamee is a writer, editor, and photographer. Here are his picks for Southwest Books of the Year 2022.

Southwest Books of the Year 2022: Helene Woodhams' Picks

Helene Woodhams is a retired librarian. She has been affiliated with Southwest Books of the Year since 2006. Here are her picks.

SW Books of the Year 2022: Mary Margaret Mercado's Picks

Mary Margaret Mercado a bilingual librarian, specialist in children’s and Latinx services and programing, and professional book critic.

Southwest Books of the Year 2022: Margie Trujillo-Farmer

Margie Trujillo-Farmer is the Literary Arts Librarian and the project coordinator for the Southwest Books of the Year publication.

Southwest Books of the Year 2022: Vicki Ann Duraine's Picks

Vicki Ann Duraine is a librarian. Her passion for SW literature grew from her ranching background and, when not reading, she is horseback.

All 2022 Nominated Titles

Past Years

Acknowledgments

Southwest Books of the Year is made possible by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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