10/4/11

A nervous list of books I haven't read, that are (I'm pretty sure) eligible for the mg sff Cybils

I told myself that I would not get nervous about the books being nominated for the Cybils. I lied.

I am anxiously imagining that the best middle grade science fiction and fantasy book of the year is out there, unnominated, and these are the books I'm anxious about in particular--the ones that I myself haven't read, that I think (based on my own lists of new release posts) are eligible in mg sff. (I'm also nervous about some of the ones I've read, in as much as I can only nominate one of them, but that's a different story).

So if you've read one of these, and love it, and think it could be a winner, do go nominate it (before midnight on October 15...) In the meantime, I have copies of the first four, that I'll be busily reading...

(some from my original list have now been nominated...will more find champions???)

13 CURSES, by Michelle Harrison
THE SHEPHERD OF WEEDS: THE POISONS OF CAUX by Susannah Appelbaum
A WEB OF AIR: FEVER CRUMB by Philip Reeve
CITY OF LIES: THE KEEPERS by Lian Tanner
THE FIRE KING: THE INVISIBLE ORDER by Paul Crilley
THE LAST MUSKETEER by Stuart Gibbs
LIGHTS ON THE NILE by Donna Jo Napoli
THE SUMMER OF PERMANENT WANTS by Jamieson Findlay
YOU HAVE TO STOP THIS by Pseudonymous Bosch
THE DEAD KID DETECTIVE AGENCY by Evan Munday
THE OGRE OF OGLEFORT by Eva Ibbotson
TORN: THE MISSING by Margaret Peterson Haddix
RIP TIDE: DARK LIFE by Kat Falls
THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS: THE FOURTH TALE FROM THE FIVE KINGDOMS by Vivian French
RUNE WARRIORS: SHIP OF THE DEAD, by James Jennewein
DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER, by Bill Willingham
BEASTS: THE MYSTIC PHYLES by Stephanie Brockway
EMMY AND THE RATS IN THE BELFRY by Lynne Jonell
THE EMPIRE OF GUT AND BONE by M.T. Anderson
YOU'LL LIKE IT HERE (EVERYBODY DOES) by Ruth White
FLY TRAP by Frances Hardinge
GHOST MESSAGES by Jacqueline Guest
THE DOOR IN THE FOREST by Roderick Townley
SUDDENLY IN THE DEPTHS OF THE FOREST, by Amos Oz.
HERO by Mike Lupica

5 comments:

  1. Try not to be too nervous. There's too many books to read them all. And you read more of them than the rest of us if that makes you feel any better.

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  2. Thanks for the comforting words, Natalie! It is true that not all books can be read...


    I think, of all the bloggers I know, Ms. Yingling gets through the most books. Middle grade is lucky to have her!

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  3. How can we miss so much? How? That said, I have every confidence that you will make awesome progress on the list. The nervousness will compel you to read more. And sleep less! Sci fi is really lucky to have you-- I may read a lot, but you have specialized expertised.

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  4. I know a number of the authors' works, but haven't read these books on the list. I'm intrigued by Ruth White being on the list. Ms. Yingling is right-- sci-fi is lucky to have you.

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