Several weeks ago, the editors of RT Book Reviews announced their selection for the best books of 2017. The awards themselves will be handed out at RT’s annual convention, which is taking place this week in Reno, Nevada.
RT Book Reviews (the RT stands for Romantic Times) was founded as a newsletter in 1981. By the 2004, the magazine, now a glossy magazine, reported a subscription of 150,000 people, and billed itself as “Romance’s premiere genre magazine.” The reviews, which covered most romance genres, as well as mystery, fiction, science fiction, thriller, and urban fantasy, were featured on book covers and websites. The conventions brought readers face-to-face with some of the most influential and beloved writers across genres.
But today, it was announced that RT Book Reviews would be closing at the end of the month, when the founder and editor of the magazine, Kathryn Falk, will be retiring. The full details of the closing have yet to be fully revealed, but you can be sure we will bring them to you when more is known.
Until then, however, we have the last round of RT Book Reviews Awards. And, since there won’t be any more, we can only assume that these books will remain the best books in their category for all eternity! We offer our heartiest congratulations to all the winners, and hope that you find some new books to savor from the list of winning titles below! For a full list of all nominated titles, see RT Book Reviews website.
CONTEMPORARY LOVE & LAUGHTER:
BEST AMATEUR SLEUTH
BEST HISTORICAL MYSTERY
BEST HISTORICAL LOVE AND LAUGHTER
BEST HISTORICAL ROMANCE / BOOK OF THE YEAR
BEST HISTORICAL FICTION
BEST YA NOVEL
BEST SCIENCE FICTION
BEST MAINSTREAM NOVEL
Thanks for all the reviews and all the love, RT Books Reviews! You’ll be missed!