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:
Meg Rosoff, Picture Me Gone
Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints
October 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:
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.