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2010 Cybils Finalists

January 1, 2011
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It’s always a lot of fun to see which books the panels picked, but *cough* if I’m being honest, the best part this year is that two of the three books I nominated made their respective shortlists.

Shortlists for all the categories are available at the Cybils site, but here are the YA-related ones.

Young Adult Fiction

  • Dirt Road Home by Watt Key
  • Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
  • I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
  • Scrawl by Mark Shulman
  • Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
  • Split by Swati Avasthi
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher

And anyone interested in serving on this panel in the future should read Kelly Jensen’s behind the scenes peek at Life on the Cybils YA Panel. I mean, I thought 120 books (or whatever the number was back in 2008) was a lot; I can’t even imagine 180+!

Fantasy & Science Fiction (YA)

  • Brain Jack by Brian Falkner
  • Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
  • Plain Kate by Erin Bow
  • Pod by Stephen Wallenfels
  • Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  • Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Wager by Donna Jo Napoli

Graphic Novels (YA)

  • Ghostopolis by Doug Tennapel
  • Mercury by Hope Larson
  • Night Owls Vol. 1 by Peter Timony
  • Twin Spica, Volume: 01 by Kou Yaginuma
  • Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri

Nonfiction (Middle Grade & YA)

  • The Dark Game: True Spy Stories by Paul Janeczko
  • The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns
  • Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery
  • The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing by Suzanne Jurmain
  • Spilling Ink: A Young Writer’s Handbook by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter
  • Under a Red Sky: Memoir of a Childhood in Communist Romania by Haya Leah Molnar
  • An Unspeakable Crime: The Prosecution and Persecution of Leo Frank by Elaine Marie Alphin
2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2011 9:05 am

    The real question is how many have you read?

    • January 2, 2011 2:01 pm

      Of the four lists above? 7.5. And I’ve got Rot & Ruin checked out from the library right now. That’s about one shortlist’s worth!

      Okay, so I still have a lot more to read.🙂

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