Teen Tuesday – Reading Lists Galore!

I love lists.  I love making them.  I really love crossing things off of them for that satisfied feeling of accomplishment.  And reading lists are no exception.  That’s why websites like Goodreads are so popular because it’s your list, dressed up as a bookshelf.  So with that in mind, here a few reading list that you may want to look into.

For the first time ever, the National Book Awards have announced a longlist of ten nominees.  This list will be whittled down to the finalists on October 16 and the winner will be announced on November 20th.  For their Young Adult category, there’s an interesting mix of both juvenile and young adult library cataloged books.  In alphabetical order by author:

Kathi Appelt, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man

Kate DiCamillo, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Lisa Graff, A Tangle of Knots

Alaya Dawn Johnson, The Summer Prince

Cynthia Kadohata, The Thing About Luck

David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing

Tom McNeal, Far, Far Away

Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone

Anne Ursu, The Real Boy

Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints

fleshandboneOctober seems a more fitting month to announce the winners of the Bram Stoker Award presented by the Horror Writers Association in June.  This year’s Young Adult winner was Jonathan Maberry’s Flesh and Bone, book #3 of the trilogy that began with Rot and Ruin.  The rest of the nominees were:

Bray, Libba – The Diviners
Lyga, Barry – I Hunt Killers
McCarty, Michael – I Kissed A Ghoul
Stiefvater, Maggie – The Raven Boys
Strand, Jeff – A Bad Day for Voodoo

Finally, the Mystery Writers of America is compiling a list of potential nominees for the Edgar Awards in May.  It’s a huge list, but if you’re a mystery/horror fan, then you’ll want to take a peek here.


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