Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Cybils Finalist Challenge!

Cybils2013SmallThe Cybils are here! The Cybils are here! Just in time too, since it's only a few days since I finished reading last year's list and discovered how closely I matched up with the judges' final verdicts (answer, not very well, although I approved of almost all the finalists). Anyway, time to start this years quest to read through all the choices.

This year the categories are separated by age, rather than by topic, and I officially approve of changing Science Fiction & Fantasy to Speculative Fiction, since I like to call it all SF anyway. Again I'm moving Book Apps to the bottom since I don't really have any way of obtaining them, so I don't count it against myself if I don't read them. Also, I'm attempting to leave the links as is, so that clicking on them leads to Amazon and I hope money for the Cybils.

Books I've read are highlighted in yellow.

Elementary & Middle Grade
  1. Count the Monkeys, Mac Barnett
  2. If You Want to See a Whale, Julie Fogliano
  3. Journey, Aaron Becker
  4. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Peter Brown
  5. Open This Little Book, Jesse Klausmeier
  6. Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller
  7. The Bear's Song, Benjamin Chaud
N, my only remaining elementary voter, has tentatively voted Count The Monkeys top while we wait for our library to acquire The Bears Song.

  1. Jinx, Sage Blackwood
  2. Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, Jonathan Stroud
  3. Rose, Holly Webb
  4. Sidekicked, John David Anderson
  5. The Rithmatist, Brandon Sanderson
  6. The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, Kathi Appelt
  7. The Water Castle, Megan Frazer Blakemore
  1. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Chris Grabenstein
  2. Prisoner B-3087, Ruth Gruener
  3. Serafina's Promise, Ann E. Burg
  4. The 14 Fibs of Gregory K., Greg Pincus
  5. Ultra, David Carroll
Young Adult
  1. Bad Machinery, John Allison
  2. Boxers & Saints Boxed Set, Gene Luen Yang
  3. Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight, Kelly Sue Deconnick
  4. Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, Tony Cliff
  5. Templar, Jordan Mechner
  6.  Uzumaki Deluxe Edition, Junji Ito
  7. War Brothers: The Graphic Novel, Sharon McKay

Nonfiction DONE!
  1. Conjured, Sarah Beth Durst
  2. Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin Trilogy), Robin LaFevers
  3. Pantomime (Strange Chemistry), Laura Lam
  4. Shadows, Robin McKinley
  5. The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson
  6. The Waking Dark, Robin Wasserman
  7. William Shakespeare's Star Wars, Ian Doescher

YA Fiction DONE!
  1. Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets, Evan Roskos
  2. Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
  3. Out of The Easy, Ruta Sepetys
  4. Rose Under Fire, Elizabeth Wein
  5. Sex & Violence, Carrie Mesrobian
  6. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, Meg Medina

  1. Disney Animated
  2. Endless Alphabet
  3. MirrorWorldwritten by Cornelia Funke
  4. To This Daywritten by Shane Koyczan
  5. Wee You-Things

77/77 (82)

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