The Cybils Awards finalists were announced on January 1st, and I was excited to see some of my favorite books in the lists! Apparently, 1047 books nominated across all categories. Wow!
I thought I’d share all the finalists with you along with a few of my thoughts. I’d love to hear from all of you—what books would you like to see win?
I haven’t read any of the books for these first three categories, so I can’t comment on them much, but several look really cute!
I’ve read three of these and LOVED all three of them! Operation Frog Effect was actually my nomination (yay!!), but I also adored Maybe He Just Likes You and Song for a Whale. I’d actually be happy to see any of those win. If the other books are the same quality, I don’t know how the judges will pick!!
This is the category I’m judging! I’m not going to say much about this category since I’m supposed to hold off on reviews until after winners are announced, but I will say that I’ve read five of them so far and it’s been very enjoyable reading!
I don’t read much nonfiction, so it’s not surprising that I haven’t read any of the nominees from these three categories (though I have read the regular version of Born a Crime and loved it—I think it’s fabulous that they created a version for younger readers!).
Surprisingly, I haven’t read any of these either (though I did read several good MG and YA graphic novels this year). I really want to read Kiss Number 8, Mooncakes and New Kid, though!
Shout and Other Words for Home are on my must-read list, but I haven’t read any of these yet!
And, wow—I haven’t read any of these yet either. Guess I have lots of great books I need to read!!! (I do own Heroine, Aurora Rising and Sorcery of Thorns, and several of the other books have been on my radar as well—but I haven’t actually read any of them yet).
Watch for the winners to be announced on February 14th!!
Have you read any of the books that were nominated for the Cybils this year? Have any favorites that you’re hoping will win? I want to know!