Choice announces the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2021

Middletown, CT – The Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list for 2021 has been announced. This prestigious list, released today, reflects the best scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year, as chosen by the editors. This year’s list features 440 books and digital resources from 132 publishers.  

Bill Mickey, Choice editorial director, remarked, “Once again, we’re thrilled to present a specially-curated list representing an awe-inspiring variety of research. Congratulations to the authors, editors, and publishers on these essential titles!”   

As in previous years, Choice editors will present a weekly series of “sneak peeks” into the 2021 OAT list, providing an overview of the year’s best academic nonfiction in select subject areas.  While the Outstanding Academic Titles list in its entirety is only available to Choice magazine and Choice Reviews subscribers, these curated mini-lists continue to be available to non-subscribers as well, via enewsletter and also on the website.   

Visit the Choice website each week for a new mini-list of the 2021 OATs—featuring themes such as top 10 titles, subject-specific selections, or timely collections. If you prefer to receive a weekly list snippet in your inbox, you may sign up for the Outstanding Academic Titles enewsletter at

About Choice: 

As a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Librarians, Choice supports the work and professional development of academic librarians by providing tools and services that help them become more effective advocates for their patrons. Through its over-fifty-year history, it has established itself as an authoritative source for the evaluation of scholarly resources and as the publisher of trusted research in areas of interest to a changing academic library community. 
Today, Choice works to bring librarians, scholars, publishers, and the reading public together, facilitating a shared concern for the discovery, management, and preservation of scholarly information. Please visit Choice at for more information.  Learn more about Choice Outstanding Academic Titles at

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